University of Westminster

University of Westminster

Housing Practice

This course allows students to fulfil the professional requirements for membership of the chartered institute of housing; the MA is a professionally-oriented course that examines both theoretical and practical issues relevant to housing policy; it offers students a challenging and reflective course of study, which considers the context and background to key debates surrounding housing, regeneration and sustainability; for the Postgraduate Diploma students take all core modules from the MA list except the dissertation; for the Postgraduate Certificate, students take: housing management practice; housing law; housing and public finance; housing and regeneration.

Entry requirements

Students normally hold a 1st degree or appropriate equivalent qualification awarded by a recognised institution; applications from candidates with non-traditional academic backgrounds are encouraged; applicants from such backgrounds would be expected to have significant work experience at the appropriate level; mature students are considered favourably; if their 1st language is not English students need an IELTS score of 6.5.

Course modules

Core modules; dissertation/project; housing and public finance; housing and regeneration; housing law; housing management practice; reflective practice; research methods; urban policy and strategy. Optional modules: environmental policy and climate change; public participation and engaging communities; public realm: significance, design, experience; tackling anti-social behaviour.

Assessment methods

Assessment is based upon a mixture of: coursework; presentations; in-class tests and the dissertation.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MA Part-time day £ 725 per Credit module (home fees) 2 years
MA Part-time day £ 1,300 per Credit module (overseas fees) 2 years
PgCert Part-time - 12 months
PgDip Part-time - 18 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Marylebone Camden NW1 5LS South East
Cavendish Street Westminster W1W 6UW South East

Key information

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