You are normally required to have a good undergraduate honours degree (or equivalent from a university outside the UK). If you have other qualifications and a number of years’ relevant work experience then you may also be eligible to apply.
Months of entry
The University of Reading is one of the world’s leading centres of excellence dealing with the challenges of the built environment. We are ranked third in the UK for the impact of our research in the category of architecture, built environment and planning, and 83% of our research in this area is rated world-leading or internationally excellent.1 The School of the Built Environment is highly interdisciplinary in nature, covering a range of diverse subject areas including architecture, construction management, energy and environmental engineering. Our staff have extensive experience as advisers, consultants and visiting lecturers to companies, governments and universities globally. Our MSc programmes focus on ensuring an excellent student experience. The curriculum extends beyond accepted models of best practice to incorporate the latest findings from research. Choose to study over two years to fit around your work commitments, applying what you learn immediately, or study more intensively over one year. Both the full-time and flexible part-time modes of the programmes are delivered on a modular basis with teaching arranged in block weeks. Our excellent facilities include a dedicated computer lounge for use by our students, equipped with the latest digital technology and software, including building information modelling (BIM), 3D laser scanning, building energy simulations and urban microclimate simulations. Additionally, most of our master’s programmes are accredited by professional bodies, and we have a track record of active engagement with the professions. So you can be confident of a programme which is professionally relevant and directed towards maximising your career potential.
• Accredited by the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) and the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS)
• Gain the skills to build a successful career in quantity surveying or construction cost management, through a programme informed by world-class research
• Engage with the principles, tools and techniques of financial and cost management from inception of a project, through to design and construction
• Develop an understanding of management principles, alongside the legal and contractual aspects of project delivery
Depending on the programme, graduates may follow careers in a wide range of disciplines in the built environment and energy sectors. Examples include: cost management, quantity surveying, architectural and engineering design, project management, construction management, business management, environmental engineering, facilities management, building energy operation, green building assessment, BIM and CAD management, design management, energy management and energy policy.
Information for international students
IELTS: 6.5 overall with no element scoring less than 5.5 (or equivalent)
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Professor Will Hughes