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What is Housing ?
BA (Hons) Housing Studies

awarded by Leeds Beckett University, UK (Reg. No.: 252355)

Introduction to the Course

The BA (Hons) Housing Studies (top-up) is a part-time course addressing both academic and practitioner perspectives. It is in response to an increased demand for courses that meet the needs of practitioners with critical knowledges of a broader array of interlinked professional disciplines and the skills necessary to practice in them. Graduates can work for housing organisations and facilities and property management enterprises.

Housing is a professional discipline that is increasingly influential on policy aimed at developing sustainable communities. This course is for prospective students who work in housing organisations either in a professional or voluntary capacity, wanting to progress as a housing professional, develop understanding of housing and public policy, make a contribution to communities or want to develop your academic skills.

Course Features
  • 1.5-year part time top-up degree course delivered over 4 consecutive semesters
  • Articulation of Foundation Degree of Art in Housing (FdA Housing)
  • All assessments are completed by reflective portfolio and no examination is required
  • All assessments set by home country to assure the quality standard
  • This course is closely linked with Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH). Students will be guided to complete the PER accordingly
  • For more details, please visit: http://www.cih.org.hk/English/Join/Courses/courses.html
  • Graduates of this course shall have met the academic requirement for either Ordinary or Fellow Membership of Great China Institute of Property Management (GCIPM)
  • Course Structure

    Each module worths 20 credit points except dissertation. The whole top up course comprises 120 credits. Each 20 credit points module spans over a semester. There are three semesters per year:

    Semester A : September to December
    Semester B : January to April
    Semester S : May to August

    The following modules are offered:

    1. The Housing Professional
    2. Contemporary Housing Policy
    3. Housing Imaginations
    4. Housing Difference and Diversity
    5. Dissertation (40 credits)

    • Holder of Foundation degree in Arts in Housing (FdA degree); or
    • Completion of Higher Diploma in Housing or related study; or
    • Completion of other qualification and experience within the industry e.g. Higher Diploma in Real Estate Management, Professional Diploma in Practical Property and Facilities Management plus relevant working experiences, e.g. working experience in Housing, Facilities Management, Property Management, Real Estate; or
    • Any form of certificated learning which is at HKQF Level 4 will be deemed acceptable, e.g. professional body membership (Member of Chartered Institute of Housing, Member of Hong Kong Institute of Housing, Member of the British Institute of Facilities Management, etc.) plus relevant working experience; or
    • Mature students of at least 21 years of age with working experience who can show evidence of project undertaken, roles, duties and responsibilities in relevant industries (e.g. housing, property management, facilities management, real estate management, building services, etc.) will be considered on case-by-case basis. Applicants will normally be interviewed and applicants should pass the interview.
    • AND English language proficiency requirement: HKALE Grade E; or IELTS 6.0 with no skills below 5.5 or equivalent; or Applicants whose first language is not English with certificated qualifications, professional qualifications and/or appropriate work experiences will be considered and accepted e.g. a Certificate or Diploma at HKQF Level 4 or above wholly delivered in the English language.


It is a matter of discretion for individual employers to recognize any qualification to which this course may lead.