University of Glasgow

Housing Studies [PgDip]

  • 24 months
  • Part Time
  • Regular

Program Description

WHY THIS PROGRAMME

  • The Housing Studies programme has recently been redesigned to reflect the rapidly changing nature of the field and the changing demands faced by housing professionals in a post-pandemic policy landscape. The programme delivers a highly regarded professional education in housing and has been developed in conjunction with the Chartered Institute of Housing to deliver their professionally accredited postgraduate qualification.
  • The programme is suitable for people working in housing who wish to develop their career, or people who are new to the sector and wish to enhance their skill set. In 2020/21 the programme will be delivered on a part-time basis only. On successful completion of the first year of the part-time programme students may, subject to performance, transfer on to the MSc and produce a dissertation.
  • In addition to a set of core housing studies courses, students have the opportunity to select from a range of additional courses in: regeneration, international comparative housing, housing and sociology, policy analysis, urban conservation and urban design.
  • The programme is intended to help you develop your career as a housing professional, providing an accredited education that is endorsed by the Chartered Institute of Housing (re-accreditation scheduled for Summer 2020).
  • Students on the programme will benefit from being part of a world-class, research driven community of scholars who are passionate and enthusiastic about housing.
  • The vastly experienced staff who deliver the programme are innovative in their award-winning approach to teaching and learning. In addition to being taught by members of the Urban Studies team in the School of Social and Political Science, students can expect to learn from experienced housing professionals in the private and public sectors who also teach on the programme.
  • A unique feature of the programme is the connection with the internationally acclaimed UK Centre for Collaborative Housing Evidence (CaCHE). CaCHE researchers who also teach on the programme are at the cutting edge of research into post-pandemic housing policies, housing markets and governance, affordability, housing finance and homelessness. This ability to learn, first-hand about ongoing cutting-edge research will benefit students on the programme.
  • The programme is delivered via a combination of face-to-face and blended learning in lectures, workshops, seminars, on-line activities and field trips.
  • The programme will provide you with a theoretical and practical appreciation of housing and will develop your learning and critical thinking skills vital to becoming an innovative and world changing housing practitioner.
  • On completion of the programme you will join our widely respected community of University of Glasgow world-changing alumni. Graduates from the programme have gone on to develop successful housing careers in Scotland and throughout the world with may former students now occupying senior roles.

PROGRAMME STRUCTURE

The PgDip is taken part-time over 24 months. There will be the option to transfer to an MSc based on your performance at the end of Year 1.

Core courses

Year 1 (40 credits)

Semester 1

Semester 2

Year 2 (40 credits)

  • MANAGEMENT OF HOUSING BUSINESSES

Optional courses

The remaining 40 credits needed to achieve the PG Diploma must be selected from the list of courses below. Optional courses are taken in year 1 or year 2 up to a maximum of 30 credits per year.

Note that the Urban Studies Research and Dissertation course is compulsory for students intending to proceed to the MSc and is taught over semester 1 and 2. The availability of options is dependent upon timetable design. The programme director will counsel each student individually on their elective choices.

Semester 1

Semester 2

Programme alteration or discontinuation
The University of Glasgow endeavours to run all programmes as advertised. In exceptional circumstances, however, the University may withdraw or alter a programme. For more information, please see: Student contract.

CAREER PROSPECTS

On successful completion of the programme graduates will be in possession of a qualification recognised by Chartered Institute of Housing which will enable you to develop your career as a housing professional.

Working in housing is not just about bricks and mortar. The COVID-19 pandemic has demonstrated that a career working in housing is about providing decent homes and a decent environment for people to live in. 

Exciting opportunities exist to work in housing management, property development, resident engagement, community regeneration, housing and health promotion and policy analysis and development. There are opportunities to work in the private and the public sector. 

Admission Description

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

2.1 Honours degree or non-UK equivalent. Applications are considered on an individual basis, with particular consideration given to the applicant's practical experience.

Additional documents required for application

You are required to complete and submit a question-based personal statement explaining why you want to undertake this programme at Glasgow.

Applicants are invited to discuss their application and their qualifications and experience with the course director, Craig Gurney: [email protected]

International students with academic qualifications below those required should contact our partner institution, Glasgow International College, who offer a range of pre-Masters courses.

English language requirements

For applicants whose first language is not English, the University sets a minimum English Language proficiency level.

International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic module (not General Training)

  • 6.5 with no subtests under 6.0. 
  • Tests must have been taken within 4 years 5 months of start date. Combined scores from two tests taken within 6 months of each other can be considered.

Common equivalent English language qualifications

All stated English tests are acceptable for admission to this programme:

TOEFL (ibt, my best or athome)

  • 90 with minimum R 20, L 19, S 19, W 23. 
  • Tests must have been taken within 4 years 5 months of start date. Combined scores from two tests taken within 6 months of each other can be considered.

PTE (Academic or home)

  • 60 with minimum 59 in all sub-tests.
  • Tests must have been taken within 4 years 5 months of start date. Combined scores from two tests taken within 6 months of each other can be considered.

Cambridge Proficiency in English (CPE) and Cambridge Advanced English (CAE) 

  • 176 overall, no subtest less than 169
  • Tests must have been taken within 4 years 5 months, combined scores from 2 tests sat within 6 months of each other can be considered.

Glasgow International College English Language (and other foundation providers)

  • 65%.
  • Tests are accepted for academic year following sitting.

University of Glasgow Pre-sessional courses

  • Tests are accepted for 2 years following date of successful completion.

Alternatives to English Language qualification

  • Undergraduate degree from English speaking country (including Canada if taught in English)
  • Undergraduate 2+2 degree from English speaking country
  • Undergraduate 2+2 TNE degree taught in English in non-English speaking country
  • Masters degree from English speaking country
  • Masters degree (equivalent on NARIC to UK masters degree) taught in English in non-English speaking country.

For international students, the Home Office has confirmed that the University can choose to use these tests to make its own assessment of English language ability for visa applications to degree level programmes. The University is also able to accept UKVI approved Secure English Language Tests (SELT) but we do not require a specific UKVI SELT for degree level programmes. We therefore still accept any of the English tests listed for admission to this programme.

Pre-sessional courses

The University of Glasgow accepts evidence of the required language level from the English for Academic Study Unit Pre-sessional courses. We also consider other BALEAP accredited pre-sessional courses:

 


Other Details


  • Program Type: Part Time


  • Study Type: Regular


  • Key Point: Housing Studies


  • Category: Housing Studies


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University of Glasgow

Program level:
24 months
Application fee: $33.57 USD
Tuition: $18148.59 USD
Cost of Living: $25,000 USD
Starting Date: Submission deadline Status
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