Taught course

Commercial Management and Quantity Surveying

Heriot-Watt University · School of Energy, Geoscience, Infrastructure and Society

Entry requirements

Minimum of 2:2 honours degree or equivalent academic qualification in cognate and semi-cognate subject area. For PG conversion programmes, non-cognate degrees will be considered. Corporate (or chartered) membership of relevant professional institutions will also be considered.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

The need for quantity surveyors is vital for the efficient financial management of construction projects. The Commercial Management and Quantity Surveying programme is designed using principles that are applicable in many quantity surveying and financial management industrial sectors. It provides students with a solid theoretical base coupled with current and future approaches to practical quantity surveying practice.

As a partner university of Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), Heriot-Watt University is instrumental in meeting the educational needs of such graduates by building on their previous education and experience to prepare them for the demands of this profession.

This programme is available at both Edinburgh and Dubai campuses and via Independent Distance Learning (IDL), ideal for those in employment or with other commitments, providing flexible study options that fit around work or family. As an IDL student you will not be required to attend any lectures, tutorials or other events at any of Heriot-Watt University’s campuses.

Information for international students

Overseas qualifications considered on an individual basis. The minimum requirement for English language is IELTS 6.5 or equivalent. We offer a range of English language courses to help you meet the English language requirement prior to starting your masters programme:

Fees and funding

UK students
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International students
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Please visit our Scholarships web pages for more information on scholarships and funding.

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months
distance learning
24-84 months


full time
9 months
distance learning
24-84 months
part time
21 months


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written/ formal examinations35
Written coursework / continuous assessment15
Dissertation50 (20000 words)

Course contact details

Prof. Fiona Grant
+44 (0)131 451 4662