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MRes in Affordability, Housing Markets and Private Renting

Heriot-Watt University

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  • Qualification

    MRes - Master of Research

  • Location

    Edinburgh Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP

  • Duration

    2 years

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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University information

Heriot-Watt University

  • University League Table

    23rd

  • Campus address

    Heriot-Watt University, Riccarton, Edinburgh, Edinburgh, City Of, EH14 4AS, Scotland

Highly regarded around the world with a strong focus on business, engineering, design and the physical and life sciences.
Culturally diverse, warm and welcoming, Heriot-Watt is one of Scotland's most international universities with a global footprint.
Global companies actively seek out Heriot-Watt graduates due to the nature of the university's research-informed education.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    5th out of 92

  • Entry standards

    / Max 200
    183 96%

    2nd

  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    75.0 75%

    30th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.99 80%

    47th

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