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5758 GBP/year
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About

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.

Visit the official programme website for more information

Overview

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 structured, assessed work experience internship, spanning 50 days over the academic year, and which sets up graduates for a ‘fast track’ into a career with housing organisations in the social, voluntary and private sectors. This internship is not eligible for sponsorship to study in the UK.

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 provides you with a comprehensive academic and professional qualification with structured work experience and, upon completion, offers you a direct route into employment in the housing sector.  The Diploma internship can also form the output necessary to achieve a Masters qualification.

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

Accreditation

Chartered Institute of Housing

Programme Structure

Courses include:

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

Key information

Duration

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

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

International applicants requiring a student visa are advised to apply at least eight weeks in advance of the start date.

Language

English
IELTS admission requirements IELTS
6.5
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT
80

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

Blended

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS
6.5
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT
80

Student insurance

Make sure to cover your health, travel, and stay while studying abroad. Even global coverages can miss important items, so make sure your student insurance ticks all the following:

  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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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.
  • Potential applicants who are already working can apply for the MSc Housing Studies course on a part-time basis over two years, without having to do an internship.
  • As attendance on campus is required sporadically across the year this study route is not eligible for sponsorship to study in the UK.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    5758 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5758 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    2733 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2733 GBP per year during 12 months.

Full-time:

  • Postgraduate Diploma (120 credits) - UK: £5,467 / Overseas: £11,517
  • Masters Dissertation (60 credits) - UK: £2,733 / Overseas: £5,758

Living costs for Stirling

660 - 1140 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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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