University of Portsmouth
We have been delivering property courses for over 35 years and are one of the longest established Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS)-accredited centres. This course specifically aims to develop your practical skills for the efficient construction, law and financial management of the built environment. Overall, it provides sound preparation to become a professional in the construction business.
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.
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.
|Qualification||Study mode||Start month||Fee||Course duration|
|MSc||Full-time||September 2018||GBP 15,100 per (Year 1)||1 Years|
|MSc||Full-time||September 2018||GBP 6,500 per (Year 1)||1 Years|
|MSc||Part-time||September 2018||GBP 7,550 per (Year 1)||2 Years|
|MSc||Part-time||September 2018||GBP 3,250 per (Year 1)||2 Years|
|Campus name||Town||Postcode||Region||Main campus||Campus||Partner|
|Main Site||PO1 2UP||South East|
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