Local Government

The Certificate in Housing Studies, which is delivered online, provides housing practitioners, students of public policy and anyone with an interest in housing with a comprehensive introduction to housing services and policy in Ireland. A part-time, accredited programme, it responds to a palpable need among staff working in local authorities and in voluntary and co-operative housing organisations for a greater understanding of the major issues in public/social housing.   

Certificate in Housing Studies

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Key Facts

Delivery Method

This year’s programme is delivered online, so students do not need to travel to the IPA campus in order to study toward a third-level qualification. They will be connected with the course components, IPA staff, and fellow learners no matter there they live.

Via the IPA’s online learning portal, students will access comprehensive course material and attend regular live webinars, where lecturers will present material, engage with student questions and enable discussion. Students will be able to virtually meet their fellow classmates on forums and exchange experiences and views.

Accessing and using the online content will be a straightforward affair; students will not anything beyond standard ICT skills. The IPA will provide comprehensive guidance and support.

Entry Requirements

Applicants require a Leaving Certificate with a minimum of grade C in two higher level papers and grade D in four other subjects. However, applicants that are over 21 on the calendar year of entry may also enter the programme without that requirement. 

Duration

One academic year

Accreditation

NUI

Place on NFQ

Level 6 (Minor award) what is this?

Commences

September 2020

Application Deadline

September 2020

Fees

The programme fee is €990. This includes all matricualtion and examination fees. 

Note: Fees may increase slightly from year to year. Where this occurs, students will be charged the increased fee.

 

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The Programme

The Certificate in Housing Studies, which is delivered online, provides housing practitioners, students of public policy and anyone with an interest in housing with a comprehensive introduction to housing services and policy in Ireland. A part-time, accredited programme, it responds to a palpable need among staff working in local authorities and in voluntary and co-operative housing organisations for a greater understanding of the major issues in public/social housing.   

Is This Programme for you?

The Certificate in Housing Studies is of huge benefit to housing practitioners, in both generalist and technical positions, in local authorities and approved housing bodies. It provides a system-wide induction to public/social housing—an area of huge national importance—in a practical and applied manner. The programme will also appeal to anyone working in related areas who would like to understand the evolution of housing policy in Ireland and the work of those bodies responsible for the delivery of housing services.  

Subjects

The Certificate in Housing Studies includes seven modules:

  1. Housing Studies: Statutory Framwwork
  2. Access to Supported Housing
  3. Affordable Housing and Social Housing Investment
  4. Housing Management
  5. Sustainable Communities
  6. Regulation of Housing Sector: AHBs and Private Rental
  7. Housing Policy: Future Directions
Assessment

Assessment is based on course work and a final examination. 

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Prospectus

Undergraduate Prospectus 2020 / 2021

Full details of IPA undergraduate programmes are also available in our prospectus, which can be viewed or downloaded by clicking on the cover to the left.

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