School of Built Environment & Development Studies

New POSTGRADUATE PROGRAMMES in Housing offered in the School of Built Environment & Development Studies


1. Bachelor of Housing Development Honours (BHousDevHons) –1-year programmeBrief description:The Bachelor of Housing Development Honours aims to produce graduates withspecialized knowledge in the area of housing and well- developed critical thinking andproblem- solving skills. While the focus is on preparing students for the South African jobmarket, the programme also draws on international best practices and thus preparesstudents for practice in the human settlement eld globally. The Bachelor of HousingDevelopment Honours programme will also prepare students for study at Master’s level.This is achieved by the inclusion of a research methodology module and a research project.

Entry requirements:

Curriculum (128 Credits)
Candidates must have been previously awarded an undergraduate qualification at
NQF level 7
in Housing; Human Settlements or a cognate NQF level 7 qualification with
majors such as Geography, Development Studies, Community Development,
Architecture, Town and Regional Planning, Law and Environmental Studies.

Curriculum (128 Credits)

Semester 1

  • HOUS701 Advanced Housing Theory and Practice (16C)
  • HOUS702 Advanced Housing Implementation (16C)
  • HOUS703 Advanced Housing Policy and Finance (16C)
  • HOUS7RM Research Methods in Housing (16C)

Semester 2

  • HOUS704 Advanced Project Management & Evaluation (16C)
  • HOUS705 Residential Layout and Subdivision (16C)
  • HOUS7RP Housing Research Project (32C)

Master of Housing Development (Master by research)
1-year Programme

Brief description:
The Master of Housing Development is a Master by research programme which targets
Honours graduates who wish to develop specialised knowledge and advanced research
skills in the discipline of housing. Masters graduates will be well placed to engage in
leadership and decision- making positions in the eld or to pursue an academic career,
thus engaging in on-going knowledge production and the education of future housing

Entry requirements:

Candidates must have previously been awarded a post-graduate qualification at NQF
level 8
in Housing or Human Settlements or other Built Environment disciplines such as
Architecture, Town & Regional Planning, Quantity Surveying, Construction Management,
or other cognate elds including Development Studies, Community Development, Law
and Environmental Studies

Curriculum 192 credits

(candidates might qualify for fee remission)
HOUS8MD Research dissertation


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