Masters degrees in Building Surveying provide postgraduate training in all aspects of property management and performance, from design and construction, to maintenance and repair. Courses usually explore these topics on local, national, and international scales.
Specialisms in this field include topics such as Built Environment, Environmental Surveying or Building Evaluation. Entry requirements normally include an undergraduate degree in a relevant field, or sufficient professional experience.
Postgraduate study in surveying is an effective route into professional practice as a chartered surveyor, construction consultant or building engineer. Many courses are professionally accredited and entitle graduates to work within regulated professions.
You will develop academic and vocational skills in a variety of practices for property design, analysis and renovation. This could include fieldwork utilising technology such as thermal imaging or moisture analysis to assess a building’s efficiency. Or you may undertake activities such as data collection, computing and modelling to compare property issues in commercial and urban contexts.
Traditional career options include chartered surveying and building engineering. You may however wish to branch into roles in property management such as facilities or operations administration. Your experience would also make you suitable for roles within governing bodies and charities, tackling issues such as sustainable housing.