Taught course

Quantity Surveying

University of Portsmouth · School of Civil Engineering and Surveying

Entry requirements

A second-class honours degree or equivalent academic qualification in a technical or analytical discipline. Exceptionally, applicants from non-technical/analytical disciplines but with proven and substantiated experience in the property or construction fields will be considered.

English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.0 with no component score below 5.5.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content


Work towards being a Chartered Quantity Surveyor with this RICS-accredited Master's course. You'll build your skills in efficient construction, law and financial management, while proving you meet a globally recognised standard in quantity surveying.

You'll be studying with an academic team of experts drawn from the breadth of the construction industry, in a university that's been delivering courses to the property sector for over 50 years. Our Professional Advisory Board, chaired by a past president of RICS, keeps your learning relevant to the needs and best practices of the industry.

As a successful graduate, you'll be set to follow many of our past students into senior positions in the construction industry, with all the professional knowledge and confidence you need to build a career of your own.

Course highlights

  • Pursue your Chartered Quantity Surveyor status on an established course recognised by RICS and by the industry
  • Explore professional markets and environments with construction site visits and local case studies
  • Grasp contemporary issues in the construction sector as you study with staff from a wide range of practice, including quantity surveyors, architects, project managers, construction lawyers and structural engineers
  • Convert your undergraduate learning or industry experience into a professional qualification

Careers and opportunities

As a successful graduate of this course, you'll have a RICS-recognised postgraduate qualification in quantity surveying on your CV, proving your expertise in the sector. This puts you on the path to chartership as a quantity surveyor, opening the way to careers in the construction and built environment sector.

You'll also have the interdisciplinary management skills, in areas like research, communication and flexibility, that careers in land and property are seeking.

Fees and funding


Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    12-16 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24-28 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

12 months full-time (September intake), 24 months part-time (September intake), 16 months full-time (January intake), 28 months part-time (January intake)

Course contact details

Admissions Team
023 9284 5566