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.
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 syllabus covers all aspects of housing services, including:
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.
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.
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'.