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Postgraduate Certificate Built Environment Studies

Postgraduate Certificate Built Environment Studies

Key information

Qualification type

Postgraduate Certificate

Subject areas

Built Environment (General)

Course type


Course Summary

This programme is designed for experienced graduates wishing to achieve chartered status and to extend their theoretical knowledge. Using a range of modules from our accredited postgraduate programmes, you can choose subjects to help you study for your selected RICS APC pathway.

You are able to study any combination of three modules shown in the programme outline under the relevant subject heading. On successful completion of these three modules you will be awarded a UCEM Postgraduate Certificate Built Environment Studies and may then choose to proceed to one of our MSc or MBA programmes if you so wish.

Award details

Postgraduate Certificate Built Environment Studies awarded by University College of Estate Management.


The programme will be assessed by a combination of just coursework or coursework and examinations.

All changes to the programme will be implemented in consultation with relevant students and other stakeholders, setting out the reasons for the proposed amendment(s), and compliance with the requirements of the UCEM Code of Practice on Programme Monitoring, Amendment, Review and Discontinuation. Should such an eventuality occur during the admissions and registration process, applicants will be informed immediately of any change and the alternative arrangements that have been put in place. Existing students will be informed of when the changes will be effective from, which will usually be the next academic year (commencing the 1st September).

Different course options

Study mode



1 year

Start date



This programme currently comprises selected modules in different areas of specialism from our postgraduate programmes. You must choose an area of specialism and then complete three modules from that same area, i.e. all should come from the same specialism. Specialism incluedes: Quantity Surveying; Construction Management; Building Surveying; Real Estate.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For fee 2019/20 academic year: £1,125 per module (x 3 modules); total programme fee: £3,375.

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For fee 2019/20 academic year: £1,125 per module (x 3 modules); total programme fee: £3,375.

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Entrants to this programme are normally required to have attained one of the following: A bachelor’s degree with honours at lower second standard (2:2), or equivalent; or A bachelor’s degree, or equivalent, plus experience in a relevant field; or A Level 5 qualification as defined by the Framework for Higher Education Qualifications for England, Wales and Northern Ireland (FHEQ) plus five years’ relevant experience; or A professional qualification plus five years’ relevant experience.

University information

University College of Estate Management (UCEM) is the UK’s only institution dedicated to providing supported online learning in the construction and real estate industries. UCEM provides a variety of RICS and CIOB accredited degrees which offer a route to Chartered status, offering industry-accredited qualifications through accessible and flexible means. Supported online learning is delivered through UCEM’s Virtual Learning Environment (VLE),...more