MSc / PG Dip Housing Studies (part-time)
Already working in the housing sector? Our accredited Housing Studies Masters course covers all aspects of housing services and will help you develop your career further.
- Award Masters / MSc, Postgraduate Diploma, Postgraduate Certificate
- Start date September 2021
- Duration MSc part-time: 24 to 36 months
- Mode of study Part-time, Stand-alone modules, Mixture of online and classroom delivery
Aimed at those already working in the housing sector, our Housing Studies course will help you develop your career further. Accredited by the Chartered Institute of Housing, the course covers all aspects of housing services.
With a focus on achieving better housing for all, you’ll acquire the front-line knowledge and competencies needed to tackle issues in housing and homelessness in Scotland and throughout the UK. You’ll be introduced to the most up-to-date ideas and debates in housing.
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. Everything is online and available at all times, and we have students from Scotland to Jamaica, who learn in their own time and at their own pace.
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.
The course fully integrates all of the academic and practice components of the professional qualification of the Chartered Institute of Housing. We’ll help you to develop the skill set required to further your career with housing organisations in the social, private and voluntary sectors in a highly competitive age. Our graduates usually find relevant work very quickly after completing their studies.
Already have your postgraduate diploma?
We can happily cater for anyone who wants to come back and extend their qualification to an MSc here at the University of Stirling. There are also options to do a standalone module to complete your MSc Housing Studies.
The Chartered Institute of Housing is the professional body for housing and validates the Stirling Housing Studies course. On successful completion of the Diploma, you will have satisfied the requirements for corporate membership of the Chartered Institute of Housing.
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
Postgraduate Diploma in Housing Studies
Read Laura's storyStudying 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.
Postgraduate Diploma in Housing Studies with Distinction
Read Doug's storyI 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.