Architecture, Design and the Built Environment

Nottingham Trent University

Quantity Surveying

Our MSc Quantity Surveying course develops the contract and cost management skills needed to become a professional construction cost manager; a role that sits at the heart of the construction process. Quantity surveyors aim to minimise the costs of a project and enhance value for money, while still achieving the required standards and quality. You'll learn about the various procurement options available in the UK and overseas, and develop approaches that seek to maximise client value, while reducing cost for construction projects. This course is aimed at professionals and graduates wishing to pursue a career in quantity surveying. It is also suitable for those wishing to ultimately pursue a career in construction project management, or construction management, through a quantity surveying route. It is suitable for prospective students who don't necessarily have a background in construction. This course can act as a route into quantity surveying or construction management for non-cognate professionals and graduates wishing to make a career change, or with a non-construction related qualification. **Key features** - Have the option of taking a professional or industrial internship, which counts towards your Masters qualification. - Benefit from our team of expert academic staff who have established links to industry and significant experience of working in practice. - Hear from visiting industry and academic experts, some of whom are NTU alumni, who will be teaching parts of the modules, providing a 'real life' perspective on the topics you will be studying. - Study trips to live sites in the UK and abroad are included in your course fees, designed to help develop your understanding of theory in practice. Previous study trip destinations have included Vienna, Frankfurt and Prague.

Entry requirements

MSc: 2:2 honours degree in a subject unrelated, or partially related, to real estate and construction; or corporate membership of an appropriate professional body which has been approved for this purpose by the University, preferably alongside business, commercial or industrial experience at managerial level; or, an alternative approved professional qualification, together with appropriate business, commercial or industrial experience at managerial level. Applicants with non-standard entry qualifications and/or relevant experience at a senior managerial level in business, commerce or industry will be considered on an individual basis. Assessment of your experience will confirm that you have achieved the necessary skills in the course of your general experience.

Course modules

A wide range of teaching and learning methods are used to deliver the course content. In most modules, you'll take part in intensive sessions of key point lectures, supported by study guides and other literature. Many modules include presentations by external industry specialists, to provide a real life perspective on the module content. Non-contact hours include direct out-of-classroom reading and activities, and independent learning and reading is deemed necessary to achieve the learning outcomes for the course. Study trips to live sites in the UK and abroad are included in your course fees, designed to help develop your understanding of theory in practice. Previous study trip destinations have included Vienna, Frankfurt and Prague. Core modules - Law for Construction - Construction Business and Enterprise - Advanced Construction Technology - Introduction to Construction Technology, Measurement and Cost - Procurement and Cost - Professional Practice and Procedure for Quantity Surveying Optional modules - Postgraduate Research Project - Industrial or Professional Internship

Assessment methods

Assessment methods vary from module to module, however assignments and case studies form a significant part of the assessment process. You may also be required to develop reports and present portfolios for assessment. Assignments are investigative in nature, enabling you to develop principles, analyse, critically appraise and evaluate relevant issues, demonstrating your creativity and sustainable thinking.

Sponsorship information

There are numerous sources of funding available for postgraduate students, both from external sources such as the Government and funding bodies, and from the University.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2019 14,500 per Year 1 (International) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 9,500 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 9,500 per Year 1 (England) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 9,500 per Year 1 (EU) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 9,500 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 9,500 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 Years
MSc Part-time September 2019 4,750 per Year 1 (EU) 2 Years
MSc Part-time September 2019 7,250 per Year 1 (International) 2 Years
MSc Part-time September 2019 4,750 per Year 1 (England) 2 Years
MSc Part-time September 2019 4,750 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 Years
MSc Part-time September 2019 4,750 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 Years
MSc Part-time September 2019 4,750 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 Years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
City Campus NG1 4FQ East Midlands

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