Taught course

Quantity Surveying

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

Entry requirements

Applying with prior qualifications

  • 2:2 honours degree in a subject unrelated, or partially related, to property and construction, or
  • Corporate membership of an appropriate professional body which has been approved for this purpose by the University, preferably alongside industry experience at managerial level, or
  • An alternative approved professional qualification, together with appropriate industrial experience at senior managerial level in business, commerce or industry.

Applying with non-standard entry qualifications/experience

  • Applicants with non-standard entry qualifications and/or relevant experience at a senior managerial level in business, commerce or industry will be considered on an individual basis. Assessment of your experience will confirm that you have achieved the necessary skills in the course of your general experience.

Months of entry


Course content

Quantity surveyors manage the commercial aspects of building and civil engineering projects, including finances, procurement and contracts.

On this course, we’ll equip you with the skills to specialise in this field – preparing you for roles that sit at the heart of the construction process.

You'll learn about the various procurement options available in the UK and internationally, and develop approaches that seek to maximise client value, minimise costs and deliver construction projects to the required standards. Through module and project work, you’ll explore construction law, technology and management and have the opportunity to source and gain real work experience on our Industrial or Professional Experience optional module.

Who is this course designed for?

This course is aimed at professionals and graduates wishing to pursue a career in quantity surveying. It is also suitable for those wishing to ultimately pursue a career in construction project management, or construction management, through a quantity surveying route.

It is also suitable for prospective students who don't necessarily have a background in construction. This course can act as a route into quantity surveying or construction management for non-cognate professionals wishing to make a career change, or with a non-construction related qualification.

Key Features:

  • The course is accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) and the Chartered Association of Building Engineers (CABE), ensuring quality and relevant course content and representing your first step towards becoming Chartered.
  • 100% of our postgraduates from this course are in work or further study within 15 months of finishing their degrees (latest Graduate Outcomes Survey, 2019/20).
  • Our graduates are highly regarded by employers and enjoy excellent career prospects. Previous students have gone on to work for companies such as Rider Levett Bucknall, Wates Group, Next, the NHS and Faithful + Gould.
  • In the last Research Excellence Framework (REF 2021) – the UK’s system for assessing the quality and impact of research in universities – 100% of research submitted by the Centre of the Built Environment was assessed to be either world-leading or internationally excellent.

Course Accreditations:

This degree is accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB), and the Chartered Association of Building Engineers (CABE), providing an accredited route towards Chartership with each body. These accreditations represent seals of approval that the course delivers the highest standards of teaching, and signify the quality and relevance of the course content.

Fees and funding

Please visit the course page for latest course fees and funding opportunities.

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

+44 (0)115 848 2999