Taught course

Quantity Surveying

College of Estate Management · College of Estate Management

Entry requirements

Entrants to this programme are normally* required to have attained one of the following: A Bachelor's Degree with honours at lower second standard (2:2), or equivalent A Bachelor's Degree, or equivalent, plus three years' experience in a relevant field A Level 5 qualification as defined by the Framework for Higher Education Qualifications for England, Wales and Northern Ireland (FHEQ) plus five years' relevant experience in a senior position A professional qualification plus five years' relevant experience in a senior position. Students may apply to enter the programme in either semester. * Applicants who do not meet the requirements stated above, but who wish to be considered for this programme, should still apply. In these cases selection for an offer of a place may include consideration of the following information as part of the candidate's application: Personal statement Relevant work experience/employer support Performance at interview (either by telephone or Skype)

Months of entry

August, February

Course content

This is a postgraduate conversion programme designed to align your skills to the educational requirements of the industry's professional bodies. The course gives you an informed view of the key areas of knowledge required to develop your quantity surveying (QS) skills including cost management, contract practice and procedures, procurement and building economics. The course also includes a research project which will provide an in-depth assessment of a topic of your choice.

This is one of a suite of MSc conversion programmes that enable graduates from disciplines unrelated to Real Estate and Construction to obtain an RICS/CIOB accredited degree, giving access to professional membership.

  • Study an RICS accredited course whilst working towards your APC (for those in relevant employment)
  • Access to RICS Graduate Route 1
  • Allows entry to CIOB* Chartered membership
  • Enrich your CV with MSc designatory letters
  • Build your career by specialising in quantity surveying and contract cost management.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
distance learning
24 months
full time
18 months

Course contact details

+44 (0) 118 921 4696