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TCP2005 : Houses and Homes

Semester 1 Credit Value: 20
ECTS Credits: 10.0


An introduction to the UK housing system and the historic development of housing policy including current housing issues. The module has a particular emphasis on the role of different housing tenures (home ownership, social housing, private renting) and on the current political debates around housing and on housing and equal opportunities issues in relation to young people, minority ethnic groups, and the elderly. The course is lecture based, and assessment takes the form of coursework focusing on current policy issues.

Outline Of Syllabus

This module provides a concentrated block of lectures exploring the development of housing policy in the UK including tenure issues, gentrification, responses to homelessness, housing and the lifecourse. These lectures are complemented by student seminars, day visits to housing developments and talks from external speakers.

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion155:0055:00N/A
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture112:0022:00N/A
Guided Independent StudyDirected research and reading155:0055:00N/A
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesSmall group teaching71:007:00Seminars
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesFieldwork18:008:00N/A
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study153:0053:00N/A
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

Knowledge and awareness through lectures inputs and reading.

Assessment Methods

The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners

Description Length Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Oral Presentation151M30Group Prezi Presentation.
Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Report1M70Individual report Analysing Local Housing 2,500 words
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

Essay tests awareness of issues and ability to interpret relevant statistical data. Prezi tests group work together with ability to research, synthesise and select material to support arguments.

Reading Lists