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MSc, PGDip

Building Surveying


Designed for non-construction or real estate graduates, this course is accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), leading to Chartered Surveyor status and exciting and lucrative employment opportunities.

Entry requirements: Please see the Applying section
Starting: September
Course length: One year full-time or two years part-time
Study location: City site

Fees and funding:

Please visit our fees page for full details.

Why choose this course?

This is a fast-track conversion course for graduates from disciplines unrelated to construction and real estate, which leads to Chartered Surveyor status.

The course offers:

  • the MSc route is accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS)
  • optional international field trip, included in fees (recent destinations have included Budapest, Prague and Ireland)
  • part-time, full-time and continuing professional development (CPD) study options
  • opportunity for a mentor from industry (recent companies have included Cushman and Wakefield and Laing O'Rourke)
  • the chance to opt to take an internship or work placement as part of your modules.

This is one of a suite of MSc courses which provide the academic foundation for holders of first degrees in an unrelated subject area to obtain an accredited route into the real estate and construction industries.

MSc Building Surveying develops the skills needed to become the equivalent of a building doctor. It has a building performance and pathology focus and looks at inspection, evaluation, maintenance, remediation and refurbishment of existing buildings. It also focuses on the management of building works.

Modules can also be studied as CPD.

Students from the course recently joined students from other postgraduate courses on a week-long visit to Prague. Read their behind-the-scenes blog.

Postgraduate scholarships

The School will be offering a number of scholarships for students commencing their studies on one of our postgraduate courses. Find out more about these scholarships.

Postgraduate open evenings

Our postgraduate open events are a great opportunity to meet our postgraduate teaching staff and students, visit the University, find out about the courses we offer, bursaries and funding opportunities.
Find out more and book your place.

Any questions?

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