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Housing Practice MA

University of Westminster

35 Marylebone Rd, Marylebone, NW1 5, London
Tel.+44 (0) 20 7911 5000

Current Status: Terminato
Course Type: Master Level:
Available Financing:
Tuition: 725 £ Duration y/mm: 0/24
Places Available: Credits:
Application Deadline: 16/01/2017 Admissions:
Start Date: 16/01/2017 End Date: 20/08/2018


This Housing Practice MA course allows you to fulfil the professional requirements for membership of the Chartered Institute of Housing.
The Housing Practice course is a professionally-oriented programme that examines both theoretical and practical issues relevant to housing policy. Based at our Central London Marylebone Campus, it offers you a challenging and reflective course of study which considers the context and background to key debates surrounding housing, regeneration and sustainability.

For more information on how this course is taught and assessment methods, please refer to full course document on the master website.

If you are unable to study for a full Masters, we also offer a Housing Practice Postgraduate Diploma and a Housing Practice Postgraduate Certificate. Please push the bottom of this page for information on these courses. In addition, you can also study individual modules from this Housing Practice MA course as stand alone short courses.


The following modules are indicative of what you will study on this course. For more details on course structure and modules, and how you will be taught and assessed, see the full course document on the master website.

Core modules

  • Dissertation/Project (40 credits)
  • Housing and Public Finance (20 credits)
  • Housing and Regeneration (20 credits)
  • Housing Law (20 credits)
  • Housing Management Practice (20 credits)
  • Reflective Practice (10 credits)
  • Research Methods (10 credits)
  • Urban Policy and Strategy (20 credits)

Option modules

Choose one from:

  • Public Participation and Engaging Communities (20 credits)
  • Public Realm: Significance, Design, Experience (20 credits)



You will normally hold a first 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.
If your first language is not English you will need an IELTS score of 6.5.


Career Prospects

Most students will be working for local authorities or other registered providers. Other students work for voluntary or private sector housing agencies. Employers need reflective staff with a critical appreciation of the issues surrounding and affecting housing practice, and the course therefore offers important transferable skills applicable to a range of occupational environments.


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