Birmingham City University

Birmingham City University

Building Surveying

The global built environment is a dynamic marketplace offering challenging opportunities in both existing and developing economies. The increasing complexity of buildings coming under the remit of the building surveyor means that they must become a more reflective and proactive practitioner if they are to manage, maintain and develop these buildings and ensure they continue as successful buildings into the future. This programme responds to this changing employment market. Its aim is to give students a broad yet rigorous grounding in the fundamentals of organising and managing existing buildings. It seeks to provide students with the knowledge and skills that will meet the challenges in the globally evolving marketplace. The course focuses on furthering the knowledge and understanding of existing practitioners and will require you to challenge your existing ideas and experiences. Students are also able to add value to their decisions through a thorough analytical approach and be able to better implement them as a competent project manager.

Entry requirements

We normally expect candidates to hold at least an upper 2nd Class Honours degree or equivalent in an appropriate discipline. Candidates also need to be proficient in written and spoken English as well as numerate and IT literate. We also consider other qualifications and suitable work based experience on an individual basis. Candidates may be asked to attend a selection interview.

Course modules

Modules include: Construction law and contract, business management; building surveying and practical studies; commercial surveying studies; people and organisation; innovation in construction; facilities management; project and maintenance management and dissertation.

Assessment methods

A wide variety of assessment methods are employed to provide both a challenging and stimulating experience and are tailored to the learning outcomes of each module. These include group reports and presentations; time constrained or role playing exercises, literature reviews, portfolios and reflection on the learning experience.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 7,225 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 10,500 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 7,225 per Academic year (EU fees) 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
City Centre Campuses Birmingham B4 7XG West Midlands

Key information

Course Enquiries Team
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0121 331 5595