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University of Glasgow: Housing Studies

Institution University of Glasgow View institution profile
Department School of Social & Political Sciences View department profile
Web glasgow.ac.uk/socialpolitical
Study type Taught

Summary

The Housing Studies programme at the University of Glasgow provides students with an insight into the development of housing systems, policies and practices, as well as a framework for discussing the development, financing and management of housing. The programme also provides students with a range of skills and knowledge needed by housing professionals.

  • The Housing Studies programme has recently been redesigned to reflect the rapidly changing nature of the field and the changing demands faced by housing professionals in a post-pandemic policy landscape. The programme delivers a highly regarded professional education in housing and has been developed in conjunction with the Chartered Institute of Housing to deliver their professionally accredited postgraduate qualification.
  • The programme is suitable for people working in housing who wish to develop their career, or people who are new to the sector and wish to enhance their skill set. In 2020/21 the programme will be delivered on a part-time basis only. On successful completion of the first year of the part-time programme students may, subject to performance, transfer on to the MSc and produce a dissertation.
  • In addition to a set of core housing studies courses, students have the opportunity to select from a range of additional courses in: regeneration, international comparative housing, housing and sociology, policy analysis, urban conservation and urban design.
  • The programme is intended to help you develop your career as a housing professional, providing an accredited education that is endorsed by the Chartered Institute of Housing (re-accreditation scheduled for Summer 2020).
  • Students on the programme will benefit from being part of a world-class, research driven community of scholars who are passionate and enthusiastic about housing.
  • The vastly experienced staff who deliver the programme are innovative in their award-winning approach to teaching and learning. In addition to being taught by members of the Urban Studies team in the School of Social and Political Science, students can expect to learn from experienced housing professionals in the private and public sectors who also teach on the programme.
  • A unique feature of the programme is the connection with the internationally acclaimed UK Centre for Collaborative Housing Evidence (CaCHE). CaCHE researchers who also teach on the programme are at the cutting edge of research into post-pandemic housing policies, housing markets and governance, affordability, housing finance and homelessness. This ability to learn, first-hand about ongoing cutting-edge research will benefit students on the programme.
  • The programme is delivered via a combination of face-to-face and blended learning in lectures, workshops, seminars, on-line activities and field trips.
  • The programme will provide you with a theoretical and practical appreciation of housing and will develop your learning and critical thinking skills vital to becoming an innovative and world changing housing practitioner.
  • On completion of the programme you will join our widely respected community of University of Glasgow world-changing alumni. Graduates from the programme have gone on to develop successful housing careers in Scotland and throughout the world with may former students now occupying senior roles.

The PgDip is taken part-time over 24 months. There will be the option to transfer to an MSc based on your performance at the end of Year 1.

Core courses

Year 1 (40 credits)

Semester 1

  • UNDERSTANDING HOUSING MARKETS
  • HOUSING CONTEXTS

Semester 2

  • SUSTAINABLE HOUSING DEVELOPMENT (10 CREDITS)

Year 2 (40 credits)

  • MANAGEMENT OF HOUSING BUSINESSES

Optional courses

The remaining 40 credits needed to achieve the PG Diploma must be selected from the list of courses below. Optional courses are taken in year 1 or year 2 up to a maximum of 30 credits per year.

Note that the Urban Studies Research and Dissertation course is compulsory for students intending to proceed to the MSc and is taught over semester 1 and 2. The availability of options is dependent upon timetable design. The programme director will counsel each student individually on their elective choices.

Semester 1

  • URBAN STUDIES RESEARCH: DESIGN, METHODS & ETHICS

Semester 2

  • EVIDENCE, EVALUATION AND POLICY
  • HOUSING, INEQUALITY AND SOCIETY (10 CREDIT)
  • INTERNATIONAL HOUSING POLICY
  • PRIVATE RENTED SECTOR
  • URBAN CONSERVATION
  • URBAN DESIGN POLICY AND PRACTICE
  • URBAN STUDIES RESEARCH: DESIGN, METHODS & ETHICS

On successful completion of the programme graduates will be in possession of a qualification recognised by Chartered Institute of Housing which will enable you to develop your career as a housing professional.

Working in housing is not just about bricks and mortar. The COVID-19 pandemic has demonstrated that a career working in housing is about providing decent homes and a decent environment for people to live in.

Exciting opportunities exist to work in housing management, property development, resident engagement, community regeneration, housing and health promotion and policy analysis and development. There are opportunities to work in the private and the public sector.

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University of Glasgow
School of Social & Political Sciences

 



















The University of Glasgow’s School of Social & Political Sciences  links core social science disciplines to deliver high-quality teaching and cutting-edge research. We offer a wide variety of programmes for those interested in the development and impact of economies and societies globally.

Founded in 1451, the University of Glasgow is the fourth oldest university in the English-speaking world. The University has a history of changing the world and the School of Social & Political Sciences is committed to nurturing the people who make it happen.

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