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MSc / PG Dip / PG Cert Quantity Surveying

Course Description

This course has been designed to equip you with the knowledge you’ll need to become a skilled quantity surveyor.

During your time with us, you’ll develop a sound understanding of procurement and financial management, plus you’ll learn to appreciate the significance of process, technology and people to the success of projects.

Upon graduation, you’ll be confident in critiquing existing practice by implementing process measurement and by evaluating alternative strategies for process improvement. You’ll also learn how to take measures to improve teamwork on construction projects.

Key benefits:

• The full Masters degree is accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors
• Follow a programme of study developed for professionals or graduates who want to specialise in the field
• Learn how to organise and plan the procurement and financial management of projects

Visit the website: http://www.salford.ac.uk/pgt-courses/quantity-surveying

Suitable for

Construction professionals or graduates from other built environment disciplines, including building surveying, construction management or architecture. You should want to specialise in quantity surveying.

Programme details

You will learn how to organise and plan the procurement and financial management of construction projects, effectively manage and administer construction contracts and to lead and work effectively with project teams.


On-campus study is comprised of lectures, tutorials and project work.

Lectures introduce the core knowledge for each module and include guest lectures from experts in various fields. Tutorials provide a forum for discussion and debate with personalised instruction from tutors, and project work is your chance to use research and other techniques to develop solutions to prescribed tasks.

If you’re studying by distance learning, you’ll enjoy access to an internet-based learning environment backed up by intensive tutor support. Weekly online tutorials are led by tutors with student interaction. Our online repository of learning material enables you to undertake self-directed study at your own convenience. Learning is driven by real-world problems with application to your workplace and job role.

Module titles

• Procurement in Construction and Property
• Quantity Surveying in Construction
• Process and Project Systems
• Financial and Risk Management
• Dissertation


You will be assessed through:

• Written coursework (100%)
• Continuous informal assessment by your tutors

*Certain modules for full-time students have a small amount of assessment through presentations

Career potential

A career in quantity surveying is diverse and exciting, giving you the chance to travel and shape the world that we live in, with the role of the surveyor to measure, value, protect and enhance the world's physical assets. With the increased focus on the environment and sustainability in the planning of construction projects there has developed a strong demand for and short supply of quantity surveyors to provide a cost management service, both financially and environmentally to the construction industry.

This course has been designed to help you plan and organise the procurement and financial management of projects whilst also giving the skills to administer and manage construction contracts. Our course will equip you with the skills to critically examine existing construction practices while evaluating alternative strategies to set in motion a process for improvement in construction. This course will provide you with the skills demanded by clients who rely on the quantity surveyor's knowledge and judgement to keep a project running smoothly.

How to apply: http://www.salford.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/applying

Visit the MSc / PG Dip / PG Cert Quantity Surveying page on the University of Salford website for more details!

Entry Requirements

Applications for this course must have a minimum of a second class undergraduate honours degree in a relevant discipline, or a minimum of a second class undergraduate honours degree in an unrelated discipline and significant work experience within the built environment, or a recognised appropriate professional qualification such as RICS or CIOB.

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