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Develop the skills required to be a quantity surveyor for private or public clients or construction organisations. The course is accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and by the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB and we aim to produce graduates who meet the academic, professional and ethical standards required by the professional bodies.

  • Develop the knowledge and skills to measure, cost, plan, procure, develop and manage construction projects.
  • Strengthen your knowledge of theory, contracts and practice through study of case studies and simulations.

'The teaching is fantastic, and the lecturers go the extra mile to make sure you're supported in your development. I'm still in touch with some of my lecturers, who continue to offer me guidance.'

Edwin Chomer, MSc Quantity Surveying, 2018 graduate 

How you learn

Areas studied on the course include economics in relation to the construction industry, construction law and dispute resolution methods, measurement of construction works, and building technology and sustainability. You study and appraise the financial management and cost planning of projects, the procurement methods used in the industry and gain knowledge to be able to advise and evaluate on the contract administration requirements and choices for a wide range of different projects.

You learn through:

  • lectures
  • tutorials
  • seminars
  • presentations
  • dissertation
  • site visits
  • client-focused activities

Applied learning

The course includes an international field trip, placing you in a challenging and unfamiliar environment where you complete a development project. On this task, you work with students from across related subjects to increase understanding of the other roles in the profession that interact on a day-to-day basis and how the role of a quantity surveyor fits in with these roles. It also develops the skills and knowledge that are essential to becoming an effective professional practitioner. These have previously taken place in Shanghai and Toronto, with assistance from international surveying firms.

Future careers

Practical quantity surveying knowledge and skills improve your career prospects in the UK and global public and commercial sectors. Opportunities range from fund manager to specialist subcontractor. Our graduates have an outstanding employment record. Recent graduates have joining leading firms such as Rider Levett Bucknall, Gleeds, Sheffield City Council and many more

Employability is embedded throughout the course, and modules have been designed to reflect the demands of both the professional body and relevant industry employers. This is supported by the University Employment and Careers Service, departmental employment advisors and departmental initiatives, such as the department careers day.

Accreditation

This course is accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors(RICS) and the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB).

Where will I study?

You study at City Campus.

City Campus is located in the heart of Sheffield, within minutes of the train and bus stations.

City Campus map

Adsetts Library is located on our City Campus. It's open 24 hours a day, every day.

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Equipment and facilities

On this course you work with:

  • virtual learning environment including Blackboard
  • software packages such as Excel
  • industry databases including BCIS
  • specialist software

Modules

The modules for 2019/20 may vary to those given below, which are for academic year 2018/19

Compulsory modules:

  • Applied International Project - 15 credits - Coursework 
  • Applied Research Methods And Dissertation - 45 credits - Coursework 
  • Construction Law & Professional Context - 15 credits - Coursework 
  • Economics And The Built Environment - 15 credits - Exam 
  • Financial Management And Cost Planning - 30 credits - Coursework/Exam 
  • Measurement Of Construction Works - 15 credits - Coursework 
  • Project Procurement And Contract Administration - 30 credits - Coursework 
  • Sustainable Building Technology - 15 credits - Exam 

How do I apply?

You apply for this course via our online application form.

Apply for September 2019


Visit the Quantity Surveying (MSc) page on the Sheffield Hallam University website for more details!

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