Master of Housing Studies (MHousSt)

Develop specialist knowledge and skills in housing, including papakāinga, affordable housing and housing at increased densities.

Programme overview

Aotearoa New Zealand suffers from ongoing issues of housing shortage and unaffordability.

This interdisciplinary programme is for professionals and aspiring professionals who seek to identify housing issues and formulate appropriate responses, processes and solutions. Your background and interest may be in architecture, engineering, environmental science, law, population health, property, urban planning or a related field.

You will learn the theory and practice of housing design, sustainability, policy, economics, affordability, regulation, procurement and management, all with a focus on the Aotearoa New Zealand situation.

Upon graduation, you will be ready to apply your knowledge to the public, private or community housing sector and help address New Zealand’s housing problems.

This programme is subject to final regulatory approval and is therefore subject to change.

Quick facts

Programme type Postgraduate
Taught options available
Points 120 or 180
Duration Full-time: Varies
Part-time: Varies
Location City Campus


The MHousSt will be offered for the first time in 2022.

For more information, contact Associate Professor Julia Gatley.


If you'd like to be notified when more information about this degree is available and applications are open, please fill in the expression of interest form below.