Glasgow Caledonian University

Glasgow Caledonian University

Quantity Surveying

There is a continuing high demand from industry for graduates equipped to carry out commercial management and quantity surveying functions within construction; there are also many in the industry from disciplines related to construction who require their skills to be enhanced; the new programme equips construction professionals with the skills necessary to manage the costs of construction projects both in the UK and overseas; students have the opportunity to develop the abilities, frame of reference and a common understanding of construction economics and project management to work more effectively within the industry. The programme uses the Blackboard web-based virtual learning environment to deliver the learning and teaching.

Entry requirements

The programme is intended to be accessible to applicants from a wide range of backgrounds; the normal entry qualification is an Honours degree (2:2 and above) or an equivalent overseas qualification; applicants with appropriate professional experience are also considered; it is expected that part-time and distance-learning students would be in employment in a post relevant to the content of the degree. International students whose 1st language is not English shall be required to demonstrate evidence of satisfactory competence by completing an IELTS test with a score of at least 6.0 (with no element of the score less than 5.5) or by holding another recognised qualification.

Course modules

Core modules include: Risk and value management; quantification and costing of works; construction financial management; construction economics and procurement; sustainable design and construction; construction contracts and disputes; development and project; economics; dissertation. Electives modules may include: Project management; international construction project finance.

Assessment methods

Assessment methods include a combination of coursework, online discussions, case studies, professional project.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Part-time £ 750 per Module (home fees) 2 years
MSc Part-time £ 1,075 per Module (overseas fees) 2 years
MSc Part-time £ 750 per Module (rest of UK fees (Scottish courses)) 2 years
MSc Full-time £ 4,200 per Academic year (home fees) 12 months
MSc Full-time £ 10,400 per Academic year (overseas fees) 12 months
MSc Full-time £ 4,200 per Academic year (rest of UK fees (Scottish courses)) 12 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Glasgow Caledonian University Glasgow G4 0BA Scotland

Key information

Postgraduate Admissions Team
Telephone number: 
0141 331 8630