Taught course

Building Surveying

University of Salford · School of the Built Environment

Entry requirements

Applicants for of this course must have a minimum of a lower second class honours degree (2:2).

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

Building surveyors are specialists in all aspects of existing buildings. Working either in professional practices or for a range of property owning organisations, they advise on a vast range of professional, technical, legal, and managerial aspects of the nation’s building stock. This includes condition surveys, building refurbishment projects, energy performance issues, landlord and tenant negotiations, as well as the conservation of historic buildings.

Throughout your time with us you will study the core technological skills that underpin the building surveyor’s particular expertise in the fabric of existing buildings, including how buildings are constructed and how they can deteriorate and fail. You will also learn how buildings can be brought back into use at the end of their lives through refurbishment, conservation and adaptation. As a student on a professional course, you will also learn about the legal, professional and statutory context of the building surveyor’s role, including requirements relating to planning permission, construction contracts, and professional conduct.

Information for international students

International applicants will be required to show a proficiency in English. An IELTS score of 6.0 (no element below 5.5) is proof of this.

Qualification and course duration


distance learning
32 months
full time
16 months
part time
32 months

Course contact details

Course Enquries
0161 295 4545