MSc / PG Dip Housing Studies (with internship)

Thinking about a career in housing? Our PgDip and MSc Housing Studies (with Internship) offers a unique combination of academic study and professional work experience.

Housing Studies (with internship)

Key facts

  • Award Masters / MSc, Postgraduate Diploma, Postgraduate Certificate
  • Start date September 2021
  • Duration MSc full-time: 12 months, MSc part-time: 24 months
  • Mode of study Part-time, Full-time, Stand-alone modules, Mixture of online and classroom delivery

Accreditations

Chartered Institute of Housing

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This MSc/PgDip Housing Studies (with internship) course fully integrates all of the academic and practice components of the professional qualification of the Chartered Institute of Housing. This includes a 10-week structured, assessed work experience internship, which sets up graduates for a ‘fast track’ into a career with housing organisations in the social, voluntary and private sectors.

You’ll be introduced to the most up-to-date ideas and debates in housing and offered the opportunity to learn about the cutting edge of housing practice.

Accredited by the Chartered Institute of Housing, the course provides you with a comprehensive academic and professional qualification with structured work experience and, upon completion, offer you a direct route into employment in the housing sector.  The Diploma internship can also form the output necessary to achieve a Masters qualification.

This route blends occasional teaching sessions on campus with a significant element of online study giving you the ideal learning experience in a format which is accessible and engaging.

You’ll be taught by a team of academics who comprehensively cover the multi-disciplinary nature of housing, research, policy and practice. Our research-led teaching draws on our specialist expertise in policy analysis, homelessness and housing rights, social theory, housing and land market analysis.

 

Top reasons to study with us

The course covers all of the academic and practice components of the professional qualification of the Chartered Institute of Housing. Upon successful completion of the Diploma, you’ll be eligible for corporate membership of the Chartered Institute of Housing.

Work placements are an integral part of this course, culminating in 50 days housing experience where you can teach your chosen specialism.

If you’re interested in studying a module from this course, the Postgraduate Certificate or the Postgraduate Diploma then please email Graduate Admissions to discuss your course of study.

All core teaching staff on the Housing Studies course are active in housing research. In the Research Excellence Framework (REF2014), 75 percent of the research in Applied Social Science at Stirling was assessed as ‘Internationally Excellent' with the top 24 percent of that judged as ‘World-leading'.

What our students said

Laura Breeze
Laura Breeze
Scotland
Postgraduate Diploma in Housing Studies
Studying part-time meant I could remain in my current role, while also pursuing a qualification which would help me develop my career, and hopefully move in to a management role. With the academic knowledge I’ve gained, I want to make real changes to the housing sector.
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Doug Webster
Doug Webster
Scotland
Postgraduate Diploma in Housing Studies with Distinction
I wanted to complement and enhance my understanding of housing to the betterment of myself and my organisation. The Postgraduate Diploma offers those of us working in this profession the opportunity to advance our skills and knowledge.
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Ashley Duffy
Ashley Duffy
Scotland
Postgraduate Diploma in Housing Studies
My six years at Stirling has shaped me into the young professional I am today and has also advanced my personal development. Balancing work, study, and life was challenging at times but the support and encouragement from staff was instrumental in helping me achieve my ambitions.
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