Education Courses

Certificate in Housing Studies (IPA) ***Application deadline Sept 2020***

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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.

Delivered by:

Institute of Public Administration

57-61 Lansdowne Road
Dublin 4
D04 TC62

Telephone: (01) 2403666
Web site:


1 academic year

Application Deadline
September 2020

Key Facts

The Certificate in Housing Studies includes seven modules:

- Housing Studies: Planning and Housing Strategies
- Social Housing Support: Determining Need
- Housing Supply and the Social Investment Programme
- Housing Administration
- Sustainable Communities: Local Authorities and Good Estate Management
- Regulation and Management of the Housing Sector
- Housing Policy: Future Directions

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.

Evaluation Method(s)

Assessment is based on course work and a final examination.


National University of Ireland (NUI) accredited (Level 6 on NFQ)

Lunch provided

Parking available

Handout/Notes Provided

Note On Costs

The programme fee is €900. This includes all matriculation and examination fees.

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