Taught course

Quantity Surveying and Commercial Management

Liverpool John Moores University · Department of the Built Environment

Entry requirements

Entry requirements (Home)

An Honours degree in a relevant subject with a minimum 2.2 classification or a professional qualification of equivalent standing together with such relevant professional experience as deemed appropriate by the School.

Non-UK applicants will be expected to have demonstrated competence in English language equivalent to a minimum of IELTS 6.5. Applicants who have studied and successfully achieved a UK degree within 24 months of the start of the MSc are exempt from this requirement.

Entry requirements (International)

LJMU welcomes applications from international students. In addition to normal entry requirements, you will be expected to demonstrate a very good level of English language competence, for example an IELTS score of 6.0-6.5 or equivalent. Please note: specific courses may require higher levels of English language competence. If you have applied to study a full-time taught Masters, MRes, MPhil or PhD at LJMU, MPhil/PhD at LJMU, you should check if you require an Academic Technology Approval Scheme or ATAS certificate. It can take four to six weeks to receive an ATAS certificate, so please make sure you apply as early as possible. You can find out more on the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) website. Alternatively, contact LJMU’s International Admissions Team for guidance. Please note: international students entering on a Tier 4 visa cannot study part time. Students entering the UK on alternate types of visa may be in a position to study part time. Please contact LJMU’s International Admissions Team for further details before making your application. In order to obtain a visa you will also need to show evidence that the money required to cover your tuition fees and living expenses has been in your bank account for at least 28 days prior to submitting your visa application. So please make sure that your finances are in place before applying. For more details, go to our international website.

For advice on any aspect of the application process, please contact LJMU’s International Admissions Team.

Months of entry


Course content

Fast track your career with this RICS accredited Quantity Surveying and Commercial Management Masters. Liverpool John Moores University offer part time day release on this postgraduate course aimed at preparing you for a senior management role.

  • Course available to study full time (1 year) and part time (2 years)
  • Supported by industrial partners such as Carrillion and Lovell, and Professionally accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS)
  • Internationally recognised research in our Built Environment and Sustainable Technologies (BEST) Research Institute
  • Part time, day release study option if you are already in employment
  • Career opportunities in areas such as contractors, supply chain, consultants and within QS client organisations
LJMU has adopted an innovative and flexible approach for the delivery of this course which is designed to meet the evolving needs of the industry.

The programme will develop your knowledge and practical skills and enable you to undertake a variety of quantity surveying and commercial management roles in the construction sector.

During the degree you will:

  • develop an advanced understanding and knowledge of the theory and practice of procurement, construction contracts, cost management, information technology and project management in the wider business and built environment sectors

  • have opportunities for the critical appreciation and understanding of the significant factors impacting on the effective management and development of the built environment, e.g. physical, legal, economic and technological considerations

  • study current and emerging theories and practice of quantity surveying and commercial management
  • complete both collaborative and individual student-centred study that will develop your analytical, critical and problem solving skills
  • gain abilities to lead, champion and develop new organisational processes that improve the quantity surveying and commercial managers practices.

The programme team has extensive links with both professional bodies and industry that facilitate guest lectures and seminars by leading practitioners.

Information for international students

International applicants are required to demonstrate equivalent qualifications to the standard requirements for entry when applying for courses at LJMU.

Students must also demonstrate a proficiency in communicating through English, for example via an IELTS tests or equivalent.

Please note: UK visa restrictions mean that international students are only permitted to study on a full-time basis.

Please contact LJMU’s International Team for more information and advice.

Fees and funding

Please see the course page for more information.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Course Enquries
0151 231 5090