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Quantity Surveying MSc

Course Description

Choose Kingston's Quantity Surveying MSc

Quantity surveyors play a key role in the construction industry, ensuring that development costs are appropriately and accurately managed. Kingston University is a long-established Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors partnership university, and this course will equip you with the skills and knowledge to start you on a career that offers enormous scope for team working, travel and financial rewards.

The course is accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).

What will you study?

The course provides an opportunity to graduates from disciplines other than surveying to convert their transferable skills and extend their abilities in a critical way to the quantity surveying profession. You will develop in-depth knowledge and understanding of procurement, construction contracts and their administration. You will acquire sound knowledge of construction economics and cost planning. The curriculum further places emphasis on the EU and UK legal framework relating to construction, sustainable construction technology and project management. In addition to the core taught modules, you will receive training on research methodology and undertake a dissertation.


Examinations, individual/group assignments involving reports and projects, dissertation, presentation at the annual masters conference.

Course structure

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.


Applied Sustainable Construction Technology and Measurement
Contract Law Administration and Practice
Design Economics and Cost Planning
Management Consultancy
Research Principles and Application
Research Project

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.

What this course offers you

This course develops the core competencies required of the Chartered Quantity Surveyor and prepares you for a career in this area.

There is an emphasis on project and team work.

The dissertation/project allows you to focus on an area of interest to yourself and gain valuable research skills.

You also have the chance to attend a week-long European field trip.

The course is accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). Find out more about the professional recognition for this course.

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.

We offer a part-time study option to help you fit your MA around other commitments.

Visit the Quantity Surveying MSc page on the Kingston University website for more details!

(Student Profile)

Chris Legg

"I'd had a positive experience on my undergraduate course at Kingston (Civil Engineering) so Kingston University was an obvious choice when I wanted to enhance my career prospects by taking a RICS-accredited course. I now work for TfL, a job that Kingston helped me get."


Entry Requirements

Applicants should normally have a 2:1 or first-class degree. This can be in any discipline, although a related subject is an advantage.Some experience of working in the industry would also be useful.

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