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  • Accredited by RICS
  • (Sept intake): Completion in 2 years and 4 months; (Jan intake): Completion in 2 years and 8 months
  • 100% Course work
  • Part-time by pure distance learning
  • Application deadline: 31 Aug 2019
  • *Please contact us at 23761933 for more details.


MSc Quantity Surveying

(Pure Distance Learning)
awarded by The Univeristy of Salford, Manchester

Introduction to the Course

A career in quantity surveying is diverse and exciting, with opportunities to travel and shape the world that we live in. With the increased focus on the environment and sustainability in the planning of construction projects, there is high demand for, and short supply of, quantity surveyors to provide  a  cost management service, both financially and environmentally to the construction industry.

Quantity surveyors must be able to organise and plan the procurement and financial management of construction projects, as well as effectively manage and administer construction contracts. They must lead and work successfully with project teams, taking measures to improve teamwork.

This course will provide you with the skills demanded by clients who rely on a quantity surveyor’s knowledge and judgement to keep a project running smoothly. You will develop a sound understanding of procurement and financial management, as well as learning to appreciate the significance of process,  technology  and people to the success of projects.

As this full masters degree is accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), you will be educated to the highest industry standards and are granted exemption from RICS academic entry requirements.


Course Structure

The course is delivered by distance learning (DL). The whole course comprises 180 credits. Two 15 credit taught modules are studied per semester. Assessment of these modules is driven by real-world problems aligned to your workplace and job role. Teaching is based around a virtual learning environment supported by interactive online sessions. In the final two semesters you undertake a dissertation which is also delivered online and incorporates extensive tutor engagement and support.

The following modules are offered:

1. Procurement (15 credits)
2. Contracts Management and Practice (15 credits)
3. Process Management in Construction (15 credits)
4. Sustainable Construction Process and Technology (15 credits)
5. Quantity Surveying Practice (15 credits)
6. Financial and Commercial Management (15 credits)
7. Value and Risk Management (15 credits)
8. Building Information Modelling for the Built Environment (15 credits)
9. Dissertation (60 credits)



Applicants should either have:

  • an honours degree of at least class 2:2 ; or 
  • students who may not have formal/traditional entry criteria but who have relevant experience or the ability to pursue the course successfully could apply via Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL) process.

AND English language proficiency

  •  IELTS 6.0 with no band below 5.5 or an equivalent qualification are proof of this.


Application Method & Course Fee (2019 / 20)

£1,815 for 30 credit module, total £10,890 for the entire master course.


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It is a matter of discretion for individual employers to recognize any qualification to which this course may lead.