University of Portsmouth

University of Portsmouth

Quantity Surveying

Overview Quantity surveying is an important business asset - sound professional advice in the area is essential in a number of industries, from construction to law. If you want to be progress your career in this highly sought-after field, this MSc Quantity Surveying course will give you the expertise and practical experience you'll need to succeed. You'll develop your skill in efficient construction, law and the financial management of built environments. You'll get the knowledge and confidence required of professionals in the construction business - and follow in the footsteps of our past graduates, many of whom now hold senior positions in the industry. We've been delivering property courses for over 35 years, we're one of the longest established Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS)-accredited centres, and this course has been recognised by both the construction profession and the national press. What you'll experience On this course, you'll: Visit sites and study locally based case studies that will introduce you to the professional markets and environments Attend and contribute to current debates by visiting guest speakers Gain a solid understanding of contemporary issues in the construction sector Be taught by staff from a wide range of commercial, construction and quantity surveying practice, including quantity surveyors, architects, project managers, construction lawyers and structural engineers Work experience and career planning We'll help you to identify internships, voluntary roles and opportunities that will complement your studies. When you finish the course, our Careers and Employability service can help you find a job that puts your skills to work. After you leave the University, you can get help, advice and support for up to 5 years from our Careers and Employability service as you advance in your career. Careers and opportunities This course will prepare you to take senior positions in the industry. As a RICS accredited professional with interdisciplinary management skills for land and property, your skillset will be in demand. Previous graduates have gone on to work for employers such as Turner & Townsend and Transport for London. Specific roles that previous students have taken include: quantity surveying property development project management consultancy Professional accreditations This course is professionally accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). Following successful completion of this course and a period of work-based experience, you can apply for the designated title Chartered Surveyor.

Entry requirements

MSc: A good honours degree or equivalent academic qualification in a technical or analytical discipline. Exceptionally, applicants from non-technical/analytical disciplines but with proven and substantiated experience in the property or construction fields will be considered. English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.0 with no component score below 5.5.

Course modules

You will be taught by staff from a wide range of commercial, construction and quantity surveying practice, including quantity surveyors, architects, project managers, construction lawyers and structural engineers. Their hands-on experience is reflected in the modern and diverse nature of this course, which provides you with a flexible degree programme that allows you to tailor the course to your own interests, whilst acquiring a range of skills and experiences that will be of direct benefit in the workplace. Here are the units you will study: Construction Law, Contracts and Dispute Resolution: This unit provides a systematic understanding and critical awareness of the background to and working of the legal system in England and Wales relevant to the practice of a quantity surveyor. Construction Management and Safety: This unit will prepare the student for the commercial environment of construction and will develop a critical awareness of the commercial and environmental context within which the Project Manager operates. Construction Technology, Measurement and Tendering: This unit provides a comprehensive understanding of how buildings and their services are designed and specified in order to formulate an Architect's or Structural Engineer's intentions. Pre-Contract and Post-Contract Quantity Surveying Practice: This unit will provide a systematic understanding of the pre-contract and post-contract roles of the Quantity Surveyor. Dissertation: There gives you the chance to carry out and complete an independent dissertation project during the final stage of the course. You will be able to choose a subject area of particular personal interest, within the broad scope of the built environment.

Assessment methods

The classroom element of teaching will be via lectures, seminars and tutorials. However, the very nature this course requires a proactive and hands-on approach to learning that also incorporates site visits and field work. Alongside the more traditional forms of assessment, this course is assessed in a variety of different ways that will provide you with valuable skills and experience in activities such as teamwork, report production, making presentations and web authoring. You will also be expected to complete a dissertation project, in a subject of your own choice, which will be developed and conducted with the advice and guidance of a personal tutor.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2019 15,900 per Year 1 (International) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 7,500 per Year 1 (Channel Islands) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 7,500 per Year 1 (EU) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 7,500 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 7,500 per Year 1 (England) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 7,500 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 7,500 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 Years
MSc Part-time September 2019 3,750 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 Years
MSc Part-time September 2019 3,750 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 Years
MSc Part-time September 2019 7,950 per Year 1 (International) 2 Years
MSc Part-time September 2019 3,750 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 Years
MSc Part-time September 2019 3,750 per Year 1 (Channel Islands) 2 Years
MSc Part-time September 2019 3,750 per Year 1 (England) 2 Years
MSc Part-time September 2019 3,750 per Year 1 (EU) 2 Years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Main Site PO1 2UP South East

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