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Key information

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

Study mode

Full time


18 months

Start date



This is aimed at giving you the valuable experience of advanced independent enquiry, working at the boundaries of current knowledge, and linked to research expertise within UWE Bristol. You'll submit a research proposal and present it at a progress seminar before completing a 16,000-20,000-word dissertation.

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

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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 a leading public university based in the centre of Bristol. The university offers a wide range of postgraduate study options, including taught and research courses, and online programmes. Students also have plenty of opportunities to gain work experience as well as connecting with employers. The university's postgraduate courses open up student’s career options and fast track them into new...more

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