Northumbria University

Northumbria University

Surveying (Housing)

Are you interested in gaining a master's qualification that will equip you for a professional career inhousing? This RICS accredited course includes a specialist pathway in managing and developing housing. The first stage of this course will introduce you to key concepts and frameworks related to built environment disciplines. The second stage is specific to housing and will develop your ability to plan and develop housing developments, manage rented housing, ensure compliance with planning policy frameworks, and understand contemporary issues affecting the providers and users of housing. The final stage will be a master's dissertation that investigates an aspect of how housing professionals operate in complex and unpredictable environments. The course is accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and by the Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH). You'll study by flexible distance learning. Many of our students combine their studies with jobs in property, construction or a wide range of other industries.. We welcome people from a variety of academic backgrounds, not just surveying.

Course modules

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Assessment methods

Your tutors will use a variety of teaching methods, which may include lectures, seminars, problem-based workshops, case discussions, practical activities, group work and tutorials. Teaching is backed up by a well-designed support system that will underpin your learning journey. You will have access to a Guidance Tutor with whom you can discuss any academic issues. Extensive feedback from both tutors and peers is built into the course.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Distance learning September 2018 - 2 Years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
City Centre Campus NE1 8ST North East

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