FdSc. Management of Social and Affordable Housing, Pre-Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
  • English (schedule IELTS)
University rank #301 (WUR) Online
Earn a qualification to help your career thrive with the ONLY online degree in social housing accredited by the Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH).


The Housing Courses are currently under review and so we are not currently offering the Foundation Degree in Management of Social and Affordable Housing. If you would like to know more about our housing courses, please contact us.

The housing sector is a rapidly changing arena that calls for you to boost your skills in order to keep up and climb the career ladder.

The FdSc Management of Social and Affordable Housing can help.

Designed following comprehensive consultation with the housing sector, this two-year Foundation Degree is perfect for ambitious people like you working in social and affordable housing.

Created to benefit individuals and organisations, the course will take you on a journey to boost your capabilities and ensure you’re equipped with the skills to drive the organisation forward.

And it's the ONLY online university course accredited by the CIH.


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Programme Structure

Higher Education and the Work Environment 
This introductory module builds the key knowledge, skills and understanding for the course, covering: learning about work (further developing your knowledge and understanding of your workplace), learning through work (examining the acquisition of practical skills in the workplace) and learning for work (your knowledge and skills are developed in a way that is directly relevant to the workplace).

Context of Social Housing Provision
This module looks at the ever-changing context of social housing provision in the UK, focusing on national and local policy making processes and the legal and regulatory framework. It also examines the strategic relationships between the various agencies involved in regulating and delivering social housing provision and explores how all these factors impact upon on operational practice.

Customer Service Management
Key issues in the management and delivery of excellent customer service, including the rights and obligations of all stakeholders, conflict resolution and dealing with anti-social behavior.

Work Based Project 1
This module introduces students to the concept of research, specifically Action Research. Action Research is primarily concerned with how we introduce change within the workplace; change that will benefit service users and staff. A variety of staged activities, and the assignment itself, will take you through the necessary steps so that you can develop a real plan for change for your organisation.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

    Schedule IELTS

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Academic Requirements

The entry requirements offer you the opportunity to prove that you can complete the course, through either academic achievement or experience at work.

As a guide, we recommend you meet the following requirements:

  • Currently employed in the social housing sector.
  • Two passes at ‘A’ level or two years relevant work experience.

Each case, however, will be assessed on an individual basis.

As a distance learner, you’ll also need a suitable computer with internet connection, together with sufficient IT competence to make effective use of word processing, internet and email.

If English is not your first language, you will be expected to demonstrate a certificated level of proficiency of at least IELTS 6.0 or equivalent.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    4700 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4700 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    4700 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4700 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.
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