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 programme
Brief description:
The Bachelor of Housing Development Honours aims to produce graduates with specialized knowledge in the area of housing and well-developed critical thinking and problem-solving skills. While the focus is on preparing students for the South African job market, the programme also draws on international best practices and thus prepares students for practice in the human settlement field globally. The Bachelor of Housing Development 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:
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)

2. 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 field or to pursue an academic career, thus engaging in ongoing 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 fields 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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