This course is ideal if you did not study building surveying at undergraduate level but would like to enter the profession and require a 'conversion' course (see entry requirements). The course draws on the strength of project work, which is a particular speciality of the School, and on the developing sustainability agenda.
This course is fully accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB).
What will you study?
You will gain knowledge of building materials, construction technology and pathology; specialist legal and regulatory issues; the design of simple structures; and the preparation of schemes for the rehabilitation of buildings. The course focuses on the core competencies of the building surveyor and professional builder operating at local, regional and national levels. It takes into account the developing sustainability agenda with which construction professionals must increasingly engage, together with multidisciplinary requirements specific to building surveying. While centred around the discipline requirements necessary for the UK-based building surveying professional, the course also contains European and global perspectives appropriate to the requirements of international consultancies.
Exams, essays, projects, portfolio, dissertation.
Please note that this is an indicative list of modules and is not intended as a definitive list. Those listed here may also be a mixture of core and optional modules.
Building Appraisal Maintenance and Renewal Law and Practice for the Built Environment Sustainable Construction Technology Specification – Design and Analysis Research Principles and Application Research Project
What this course offers you
Founded on the research and teaching strengths of the academic team, this MSc course focuses primarily on the core competencies of the building surveyor and the professional builder at the local, regional and national levels.
In particular it draws on the strength of project work, which is a particular speciality of the School, and the developing sustainability agenda with which construction professionals must increasingly engage.
The curriculum focuses on United Kingdom practice requirements but also contains European and global perspectives appropriate to the requirements of international consultancies.
The course is accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). Find out more about the professional recognition for this course.
You will have the opportunity to participate in a week-long field trip to a European capital.
Throughout the course, you will study alongside others preparing for different roles within the built environment, enabling you to develop an understanding of the role of the building surveyor within the team.
Many members of staff are research active or professional practitioners, which keeps your learning cutting-edge.
The taught modules aim to hone your professional skills. Alongside your academic studies, you improve your skills in: problem solving and organisation; data collation, review and synopsis; communication (oral, written and electronic); time management; computing; and co-operation and teamwork.
English language requirements
All non-UK applicants must meet our English language requirement, which is Academic IELTS of 6.5 overall, with no element below 5.5. Make sure you read our full guidance about English language requirements, which includes details of other qualifications we consider.
Applicants who do not meet the English language requirements could be eligible to join our pre-sessional English language course.
Applicants from a recognised majority English speaking countries (MESCs) do not need to meet these requirements.