Housing Studies (with internship)

University of Stirling

Master Online
12 months
5083 GBP/year
2333 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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Thinking about a career in housing? The Housing Studies (with internship) programme at University of Stirling offers a unique combination of academic study and professional work experience.


The MSc Housing Studies (with internship) programme at University of Stirling fully integrates all of the academic and practice components of the professional qualification of the Chartered Institute of Housing. 

This includes a 10-week structured, assessed work experience internship, which sets up graduates for a ‘fast track’ into a career with housing organisations in the social, voluntary and private sectors.

You’ll be introduced to the most up-to-date ideas and debates in housing and offered the opportunity to learn about the cutting edge of housing practice.

Accredited by the Chartered Institute of Housing, the course covers all aspects of housing services, sustainable communities, governance and law, housing organisations, and health and wellbeing.

It will also provide you with a comprehensive academic and professional qualification with structured work experience and, upon completion, offer you a direct route into employment in the housing sector.

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.

Career opportunities

Stirling graduates have a strong track record of making rapid career progress on completion of the Masters or Diploma. 

Potential career opportunities include management in housing organisations, specialist research, policy and strategy work. Increasingly, there are opportunities linked to key government initiatives and policy areas.

Studying Housing Studies online at the University of Stirling enables you to:

  • carry out your current job with greater confidence and effectiveness
  • have a comprehensive knowledge of how your job links to the rest of your organisation and the work of other agencies in Scotland
  • be well prepared to take advantage of opportunities for promotion or new directions in your work
  • gain a professional qualification in a crucial policy area
  • build a network

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Providing Housing Services 
  • Sustainable Communities
  • Housing Finance and Strategy
  • Contemporary Housing Practice
  • Organisational Behaviour
  • Healthy Housing

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 36 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines




180 alternative credits



Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
Upper Second Class

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A minimum of a second class honours degree (2.1 preferred) or equivalent.  Applicants without these formal qualifications but with significant appropriate/relevant work/life experience are encouraged to apply.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    5083 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5083 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2333 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2333 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • Full-time Postgraduate Diploma (120 credits) UK/EU£4,667 / International: £10,167
  • Full-time : Masters Dissertation (60 credits): UK/EU £2,333 / International: £5,083
  • Part-time Year 1 (60 credits) UK/EU: £2,334 / International: £5,084


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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Housing Studies (with internship)
University of Stirling


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