University of Stirling

University of Stirling

Housing Studies

This course is geared to the specific strengths and study needs of those already working in housing, who are seeking a professional qualification in Housing Studies. Housing Studies (with internship) offers a unique combination of academic study and professional work experience for those seeking to enter a career in housing. The course covers all aspects of housing policy, development, finance and service delivery in the interests of providing better housing for all. The course is taught intensively over two academic semesters, with the professional practice element (internship) running June to September.

Entry requirements

A minimum of a 2nd Class Honours degree (2.1 preferred) or equivalent in a relevant subject. Applicants without these formal qualifications but with significant appropriate/relevant work/life experience are encouraged to apply.

Course modules

Semester 1: Providing housing services; sustainability and housing development; policy and law; strategic use of information. Semester 2: Paying for housing; organisational behaviour; housing renewal and community regeneration; housing, health and well-being.

Assessment methods

Assessment is continuous and takes a variety of forms including essays, reports, group work and a seminar presentation.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
PgCert Part-time £ 2,000 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
PgDip Part-time £ 2,000 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Stirling Campus Stirling FK9 4LA Scotland

Key information

Student Recruitment, Admissions and International Affairs
Telephone number: 
01786 467046