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MRes in Affordability, Housing Markets and Private Renting

MRes in Affordability, Housing Markets and Private Renting

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Study mode

Full time

Duration

2 years

Start date

SEP

Key information
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Qualification type

MRes - Master of Research

Subject areas

Housing Management / Development Marketing

Course type

Research

Course Summary

Overview

In this theme we address the big economic issues manifested in the housing market and the way these impact on social outcomes at national, regional and local levels. Booming housing markets created a trail of affordability problems, to be succeeded by Credit Crunch and recession which have compromised established means of financing and accessing housing. Policies to boost supply (following the Barker 2004 Review) have had disappointing outcomes and are now replaced by a radical experiment in decentralized planning in England. After nearly a century of decline private renting is the only tenure to display significant growth – how far does this offer solutions to housing need and affordability, or does it only complicate the situation?

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Entry requirements

Self-funded or externally-funded prospective students can apply for a place of study at any time throughout the year, with decisions being based on the experience and potential of the applicant and the fit of the research proposal to the School's strategic priorities.

University information

Heriot-Watt University has a 200-year history, and over that time has cultivated an outstanding reputation for its quality of teaching and research. Despite being one of the oldest learning institutions in the UK, it offers a contemporary, research-driven approach to learning that ensures students are always benefiting from the very latest in global knowledge. The university is primarily based in Edinburgh, although courses are also...more