Quantity Surveying Pathway

- part of the MSc
Surveying/Construction
programme MSc

COURSE INFORMATION (2014 ENTRY)
2 years distance learning
Engineering and Environment
This Professional Masters Programme is aimed at graduates wanting to pursue a
career in either the Property or Construction sector.

This incorporates a wide range of career opportunity such as;
 commercial property management, investment and agency
 property development
 commercial management of construction
 quantity surveying
 building surveying
 construction management
 project management.
It will provide an opportunity for those wishing to commence a career in the built
environment sector from a non-cognate base. Employers are seeking out graduates
who can provide added value in the form of a non-vocational first degree to go with
the vocational Masters qualification. As a result, graduate employment levels are very
high.

What you will study
 Construction Technology
 Introduction to Law
 Sustainable Futures
 Economics and Business Environment
 The Management and Value of Risk
 Project Management
 Work based project.
In addition to the above generic modules you will also study further modules from
your chosen specialism.

Our Professional Masters programmes commence in September and are designed to
be completed in two years. They are delivered over the following semester based
structure;

Year 1
Semester 1 - September to January (15 week schedule)

Semester 2 - February to June (15 week schedule)

Semester 3 - June to September (10 weeks study time)

Year 2
Semester 4 - September to January (15 weeks schedule)

Semester 5 - February to June (15 weeks schedule)

Semester 6 - June to September (10 weeks study time)

LEARNING AND TEACHING METHODS
Modules will be assessed by approximately 50% Coursework and 50% Examination.
Coursework will be submitted on-line at well managed intervals during the
programme. Where examinations are the form of assessment, suitable locations will
be identified which will be determined by student demand and place of residence.

CAREERS
The programme accommodates students who wish to begin employment as soon as
possible at graduation and provides a means of efficient access to a career beyond
their undergraduate academic subject area. Because of the recognised benefits of
recruiting from a high quality postgraduate base, the programme has the support of
employers. In addition to employers, the programme also fulfils the longstanding
aspiration of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and the Chartered
Institute of Building (CIOB) to attract motivated and high quality 'non-cognate' as well
as 'close-cognate' graduates into the profession. The School has entered into a
partnership with the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) to promote
excellence in teaching and the surveying profession. On enrolling on the programme
students will be eligible to begin the RICS Assessment of Professional Competence.

OTHER INFO
International Support Centres
In some international locations, local support centres are being established in order
to:
 Provide a regional focal point and learning base
 Depending on location, provide additional academic and pastoral support from
locally based staff