Education Courses

IPA: Certificate in Housing Studies ***Commences September 2018***

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The Certificate in Housing Studies provides housing practitioners, students of public policy and anyone with an interest in housing with a comprehensive introduction to housing services and policy in Ireland. A part-time, accredited programme, it responds to a palpable need among staff working in local authorities and in voluntary and co-operative housing organisations for a greater understanding of the major issues in public/social housing

Delivered by:

Institute of Public Administration

57-61 Lansdowne Road
Dublin 4
D04 TC62

Telephone: (01) 2403666
Web site:


1 academic year

Application Deadline
Mid-August 2018

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.

Who Is It For?

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.

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.


National University of Ireland (NUI)

Lunch provided

Parking available

Other Notes / Information

Place on NFQ: Level 6 (Minor award)

Note On Costs

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

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