Quantity Surveying Graduate Diploma


Key information

Qualification type

Graduate Diploma

Subject areas

Quantity Surveying

Course type


Course summary

This course is designed to deliver a structured and professionally-accredited programme of study, which primarily provides graduates of a non-associated degree with the core technical knowledge and skills to practice as competent Quantity Surveyors, who aspire to become Chartered members of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors. The course also allows students to study professional development in the practice of competent Quantity Surveyors and is for those who aspire to become Chartered members of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.

Different course options

Full time | Frenchay Campus | 1 year | SEP-16

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date



Construction Technology and Building Services (30 Credits)

This module will take the basic principles of domestic construction into the area of more complex buildings, such as offices and warehousing, in multi-storey and wide span construction. You'll then look at the specification and performance requirements of the finished building elements, as well the process of construction, including sustainable construction and health and safety issues.

QS Project (30 Credits)

This module covers the basic knowledge and skills required to begin work as a QS using the lifecycle of a medium-sized construction project as a case study. You'll cover project-based skills in budget estimating, basic cost-planning, bill production, tender estimating, interim valuations and final accounts.

Strategic Cost Planning (30 Credits)

This module introduces you to large projects, often characterised by uncertainty and complexity, where you'll need to evaluate strategic options over extended time periods to maximise value. The module is linked to a European Study visit in November, which exposes you to European practice and culture in construction practice.

Tuition fees

UK fees

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees

For this course


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

1st degree of 2.2 or above, or substantial relevant experience.

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