A degree that's safe as houses

London Met gets seal of approval from Chartered Institute of Housing with new course validations

Date: 23 May 2014

A suite of courses in the School of Social Sciences and Humanities is to receive full validation from the Chartered Institute of Housing, offering a professional boost for students.

The BSc Health and Social Policy, BSc Health and Social Care, BSc Community Development and Leadership and MA Housing and Inclusion courses – all of which feature specialist housing modules - will receive the Institute’s validation.

Two new courses, MSc Social Policy and MSc Social Policy and Evaluation, starting this September at London Met will also carry the validation.

Patrick Mulrenan, the course leader for the MA Housing and Inclusion, said: “We are delighted to have this professional endorsement of our courses in the School of Social Sciences and Humanities.

“The Institute was particularly positive about the enthusiasm and commitment of the students they met at the validation event. This professional recognition of our courses will boost the employability of our students in a competitive jobs market.”

The Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) is the professional body of the housing industry. The validation not only highlights the professionalism of the courses at London Met, but is also good news for students, who will benefit from the opportunity to join the CIH and the networking possibilities that come with it.

The positive news reflects London Met’s position at the cutting edge of industry thinking when it comes to vocational courses, with many of today’s social policy jobs requiring a cross-over of housing, health and social care skills.

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