London South Bank University

Course Introduction

Good quality housing is one of the most basic necessities in producing thriving communities and ensuring the health and wellbeing of individuals, so the job market around housing provides plenty of opportunities to graduates. Currently there is a national shortage of qualified town and environmental planners so the demand for our postgraduate courses is particularly high. If you're interested in housing as a career you could find yourself working in private and social housing or the maintenance and management of public, private and commercial buildings.

Course Modules

Year 1: housing in context; explanations in housing histories; society and welfare; funding social housing; producing the built environment; law for housing professionals. Year 2: organisations; housing management and maintenance; housing development; policy development and evaluation 1; policy development and evaluation 2; European housing and study visit (includes study visit to Amsterdam). Year 3: managing the new housing; dissertation (double module); housing economics; neighbourhood management and renewal (includes three'day field trip to Manchester/Liverpool). One option from: advanced housing law; housing in developing countries. Part'time = four modules a year for four years and then a dissertation in Year 5.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
3 years
Full Time
BA (Hons) £9,000  Academic year. First year home fees
5 years
Part Time
BA (Hons)

Qualifications required:

  • Tariff 104-112
  • International Baccalaureate 24
  • GCE AS-level
  • GCE A-level
  • SQA Higher
  • SQA Advanced Higher
  • GCSE/SQA Standard Grade
  • OCR National Certificate (6 Units)
  • OCR National Diploma (12 Units)
  • OCR National Extended Diploma (18 Units) M2
  • BTEC Scottish Higher National Certificate
  • BTEC Scottish Higher National Diploma
  • BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma
  • BTEC Level 3 Diploma D*D*
  • BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma MMD
  • BTEC Level 3 National Certificate

Key Course Information

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73% Overall, I am satisfied with the quality of the course

The course is well organised and is running smoothly 45%
I have been able to access general IT resources when I needed to 68%
The library resources and services are good enough for my needs 75%

75% Go on to work and/or study

In work 55
Studying 15
Studying and working 5
Unemployed 15
Unknown 5

21% Total study time lectures

Total Written: 1%

Total Coursework: 92%

Total Practical: 7%

£4,480 - £5,226
Typical cost of university accommodation

£4,940 - £6,396
Typical cost of private accommodation