Glasgow Caledonian University

Glasgow Caledonian University

Quantity Surveying

The programme equips you with skills necessary to manage the costs of construction projects both in the UK and overseas. The programme utilises a range of new and proven modules designed to enhance the skills set of construction professionals. It will provide you with an opportunity to develop your abilities, frame of reference and a common understanding of construction economics and project management to work more effectively within industry.

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: Construction economics and procurement; development and project; economics; sustainable design and construction; construction contracts and disputes; construction financial management; risk and value management; quantification and costing of works; dissertation. Electives modules may include: Project management; international construction project finance; building information modelling for management of construction.

Assessment methods

Combination of exams, coursework, online discussions and a presentation. The university has a policy of using the Blackboard web-based virtual learning environment to complement face-to-face tuition.

Sponsorship information

Some students are eligible for tuition fee support. The fees and financial support that are relevant to you depend on where you lived before coming to university. Scholarships of £1,000 are available to all international students; there are no special application forms for scholarships and decisions will be made on the basis of the information provided with the application forms.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Part-time September 2016 - 2 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 - 12 months

Campus details

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

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Key information

Postgraduate Admissions Team
Telephone number: 
0141 331 8630