Taught course

Quantity Surveying

Institution
Birmingham City University · Faculty of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

We would normally expect you to hold at least an Upper Second Class Honours degree or equivalent in an appropriate discipline. You will also need to be proficient in written and spoken English as well as numerate and IT literate. We will also consider other qualifications and suitable work based experience on an individual basis. You may be asked to attend a selection interview.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

Overview

On this course, you will learn how to add value to projects through demonstrating excellent knowledge and skills in managing cost and information, advancing practices and procedures, and managing risk effectively.

You will develop your skills of critical thinking, problem-solving, business development, team collaboration, cost management and awareness of sustainability in the built environment. You will learn how to ensure construction projects are delivered to the satisfaction of the client and other construction professionals and influence a better future in the built environment.

You will develop knowledge and skills to meet the challenges presented by change and innovation in the sector.

The course provides opportunities for graduates from diverse backgrounds including students from the UK and international students, students with limited exposure to the built environment, as well as students looking for mid-career development in a quantity surveying specialist area.

The course is designed to challenge you to question your current thinking and practices in the face of a rapidly changing global construction industry, and develop your ability to be innovative and creative in solving unique problems.

It will encourage you to engage in life-long learning and become an independent professional learner through a range of modern interactive teaching.

Key Facts

  • The course is fully accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and is seeking accreditation by the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB). Successful completion of the programme enables you to pursue Professional Membership of RICS.
  • You will take part in workshops with students from other built environment postgraduate courses. This leads to genuinely multi-professional learning and develops your understanding of all aspects of this exciting industry.
  • Strong industry links help you make vital contacts and gain practical experience to back up theory.
  • Specialised modules deliver the latest knowledge and skills in cost management and quantification including advanced whole life costing approaches, probabilistic risk modelling and BIM cost management.

Fees and funding

UK students
£5,900 (2018) FT
International students
£12,000 (2018) FT

Qualification and course duration

MSc

part time
25 months
full time
13 months

Course contact details

Name
Course Enquiries Team
Email
courseenquiries@bcu.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)121 331 5595
Fax
+44 (0)121 331 7994