Taught course

Quantity Surveying

Institution
London South Bank University · Property, Surveying and Construction
Qualifications
MScPGDip

Entry requirements

Conversion

  • A minimum of a 2:1 Honours degree, the subject area does not matter as number of students undertake the course as part of a career change

For Surveying graduates/professionals

  • A minimum of a 2:1 Honours degree in a Surveying subject, or
  • Corporate membership of a professional body concerned with property or construction, for example, CIOB, RIBA, RTPI, CIOH or other relevant body of equal standing.

APEL/APL

An applicant who is offered a place on the course may seek credit for recent prior academic qualification or professional experience. The applicant should expect to demonstrate to the satisfaction of the Course Director and Module Coordinator substantial relevant knowledge and skills at least equivalent to Level 6 or Level 7 as appropriate to those modules for which credit is being sought. Applications should be made before the commencement of the semester in which the particular modules are being offered.

Please note however, that if you are granted any APEL/APL which allows you module exemption you will be ineligible for a Student Finance England Postgraduate Loan. If you have already started to receive loan instalments and you are then granted module exemption, the University has a duty to inform SFE that you are no longer eligible for the loan and no further loan payments will be made.

Part-time additional requirements

The P/T mode requires the student to be in employment related to Building Surveying (a reference from the employer will be required).

Admissions based on experience

Applicants who do not meet this requirement will be considered for entry on the basis of the length and quality of their employment experience in areas cognate to surveying and construction. Evidence of this will be required in support of any application made.

Months of entry

September

Course content

The course is intended for graduates working, or intending to work, in the construction industry offering advice on project feasibility, methods for financing and procuring construction work and financial management of the design and construction process within consultant firms, client organisations or contracting companies.
Applicants should have an interest in construction cost management and the motivation to pursue an intensive route to professional qualifications. Course content covers the skills required of the practicing quantity surveyor.
Three supplementary modules at the beginning of the course bring you up to speed in relation to construction technology, law and contract documentation and administration before you embark on the masters level modules. These supplementary modules are a distinguishing feature of the course and are highly valued by students and their employers.

Information for international students

Applicants are expected to have competency in spoken and written English. Oral presentations are an integral part of the course. Written English should be at the British Council/Cambridge IELTS Level 6.5 or above.

Fees and funding

Please see the postgraduate funding page for more details.

Qualification and course duration

MSc

full time
12-27 months
part time
27 months

PGDip

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Name
Course Enquiries Office
Email
course.enquiry@lsbu.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0) 20 7815 6100