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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Quantity Surveying

Course type


Course Summary

The MSc Quantity Surveying course is for graduates with a minimum of three years' professional experience or a qualification in a closely related discipline. designed to offer varied and flexible patterns of study, so you can fit studies and experience around your personal and professional commitments. They reflect and address the needs of professional practice and help you develop the skills and knowledge to become an effective professional surveyor in the construction industry. You'll cover construction technology, measurement, law, economics, procurement and contract management. You can follow the RICS accredited route as a Quantity Surveyor or the Graduate Diploma route. The Graduate Diploma and the MSc in Quantity Surveying are fully accredited with the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) to provide acceptance on the Assessment of Professional Practice, and qualification as a Chartered Quantity Surveyor.

It is academically challenging, and encourages independent, analytical and reflective thought and judgement that applies equally to the workplace and professional ethics. You'll also develop a range of transferable skills, such as investigation, problem-solving, logical and systematic data analysis, information management, sustainable decision-making and effective communication. On graduation from the MSc or Graduate Diploma routes you will be well equipped to meet the challenges posed by changes to the quantity surveying profession and the wider construction industry and to exploit the opportunities these changes offer.

Different course options

Full time | Frenchay Campus | 18 months | SEP-20

Study mode

Full time


18 months

Start date



As a counterpoint to the previous module, we focus on the contractorsperspective, covering contract and sub-contract management, preliminaries costing and apportionment, payment and claims applications, and cost-value reconciliation. Your coursework looks at new markets for construction services and existing barriers to entry.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (overall cost)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (overall cost)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Students normally require an honours degree of 2.2 or above in Quantity Surveying, Construction Management, Civil Engineering or a closely related subject. You also need two years' professional experience in Construction, which you should outline in your application.

University information

UWE Bristol, (University of the West of England) is one the largest providers of higher education in the UK. It’s a progressive and supportive university where collaboration with industry helps them to identify skills shortages, develop courses and provide employment enhancing opportunities for their students. Its wide range of postgraduate study options are designed to open up student’s career options and fast track them into new professions...more

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