Taught course

Building Surveying

Nottingham Trent University · School of Architecture, Design and the Built Environment

Entry requirements

A good honours degree in a subject unrelated or partially related to construction and property. Applicants with non-standard qualifications and/or suitable employment experience will also be considered.

Months of entry


Course content

Accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and the Chartered Association of Building Engineers (CABE), the course is recognised for the quality and relevance of its course content. The course develops the skills you need to become a professional building surveyor, providing you with the academic foundation for a career in industry.

This course is designed as a fast-track conversion course for graduates from disciplines unrelated to construction and property management. By studying the course you’ll be on an accredited route into the construction and real estate industries, with the opportunity to progress to chartered surveyor status.

The course focuses on the two key areas of a building surveyor’s work, building performance and pathology, and project management. The building performance and pathology strand involves inspections, evaluations, maintenance and remediation of defects in existing buildings. The management element covers the essentials of construction and building works, with an emphasis on extension and regeneration projects.

Fees and funding

Please take a look at our postgraduate funding page for information about sourcing grants, bursaries and scholarships, and much more.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

School of Architecture, Design and the Built Environment Postgraduate Office
+44 (0)115 9418 418