MSc Quantity Surveying

Available in London and Glasgow

Capable professionals with skills in commercial management and quantity surveying are always in high demand in the construction industry. With these valuable skills, you'll play an essential role in managing costs for construction projects in the UK and overseas.

GCU's MSc Quantity Surveying is accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB). The programme is available at both the London and Glasgow campuses for full-time, part-time and distance learning.

The curriculum is practical and career-focused, making you a more competitive candidate for leadership roles in construction.

  • Expand your frame of reference and your understanding of construction economics and project management
  • Explore topics like risk and value management, quantification and costing of work, financial management and construction economics
  • Investigate sustainable design and construction
  • Learn how to handle construction contracts and disputes
  • Connect your expertise to the real world with industrial case studies
  • Complete a dissertation to integrate your knowledge and develop subject expertise

As the University for the Common Good, GCU's community emphasises real ways to make a positive impact. We work hard to excel at what we do so we can drive change in our communities and in our world. We're doers and builders. We hope when you graduate, you'll take that spirit with you, no matter where you go.

As a construction professional, you'll help build cities, businesses and homes; you also have the power to build the common good.

Graduate prospects

The MSc Quantity Surveying degree will prepare you for a surveying profession at a strategic level. You might find employment in areas such as project management and economics, dispute resolution and international construction.

The programme utilises a range of new and proven modules designed to enhance the skills set of construction professionals. It provides students with an opportunity to develop their abilities, frame of reference and a common understanding of construction economics and project management to work more effectively within industry. 

Choose from a range of potential electives that reinforce the professional requirements of the modern construction industry and help develop competencies in a range of appropriate specialist areas.

Module list

Design Economics and Cost Planning, Construction Economics and Procurement, Construction Technology (MSc), Construction Contracts and Dispute Management, Risk and Value Management, Construction Financial Management, Construction Project Management, Quantification and Costing of Works and Dissertation.

Download the Programme Specification for a detailed breakdown of its structure, what you will learn and other useful information.

Study Options

  • 2020/21

Award

Mode of study

Duration

Start date

Location

 

MSc
Distance Learning
2 - 5 Years
18 Jan 2021
GCU Glasgow
MSc
Full Time
16 Months
18 Jan 2021
GCU Glasgow
MSc
Part Time
2 Years
18 Jan 2021
GCU Glasgow
MSc
Distance Learning
2 - 5 Years
29 Sep 2020
GCU Glasgow
MSc
Full Time
1 Year
29 Sep 2020
GCU Glasgow
MSc
Part Time
2 Years
29 Sep 2020
GCU Glasgow
Award Mode of study Duration Start date Location  
MSc Distance Learning 2 - 5 Years 18 Jan 2021 GCU Glasgow Enquire Apply
MSc Full Time 16 Months 18 Jan 2021 GCU Glasgow Enquire Apply
MSc Part Time 2 Years 18 Jan 2021 GCU Glasgow Enquire Apply
MSc Distance Learning 2 - 5 Years 29 Sep 2020 GCU Glasgow Enquire Apply
MSc Full Time 1 Year 29 Sep 2020 GCU Glasgow Enquire Apply
MSc Part Time 2 Years 29 Sep 2020 GCU Glasgow Enquire Apply

Entry requirements

UK honours degree 2:2 (or equivalent).

English language

English language requirement: IELTS score of 6.0 (or equivalent) with no element below 5.5.

Please note: if you are from a majority English speaking country, you may not be required to provide further proof of your English Language proficiency.

All entry requirements listed here should be used as a guide and represent the minimum required to be considered for entry. Applicants who are made a conditional offer of a place may be asked to achieve more than is stated.

Additional information

Other academic and vocational qualifications

Each application to GCU is considered on an individual basis. If you do not have the typical academic entry qualifications, but can demonstrate relevant work experience and/or credits from recognised professional bodies, you may be eligible to enter this course via the University's Recognition of Prior Learning scheme.

International pathways

Entry options for international applicants

If you are an international applicant and do not meet the academic requirements above you may be eligible for an International Graduate Diploma at INTO Glasgow. Based in our Glasgow campus, successful completion of an INTO course with the required grades provides you with a guaranteed conditional offer of a place on this degree.

Join GCU in September 2020

We are looking forward to welcoming you to what will be a great new academic year at GCU and we hope you choose this as your study destination. Your experience as an applicant and new student remains our priority. We will be doing everything we can to make sure you enjoy learning through our blended approach of online and face-to-face teaching and to give you as many opportunities to create new friendships and experience everything the GCU community has to offer you!

The health, safety and wellbeing of our students and staff will continue to be our highest priority as rules around social distancing are eased. For more information on the things what you can expect from your first term at GCU, visit our Frequently Asked Questions pages or make an enquiry today.

The tuition fees you pay are mostly determined by your fee status. What is my student fee status?

Tuition fees 2020/21

Home: £6,000
RUK: £6,000
EU: £6,000
International: £13,500

Part-time and distance-learning tuition fees

View our part-time and distance-learning fee schedules

Fees are subject to change and published here for guidance only. Fees and refund policy.

Additional costs

As a student at the University, there are additional fees and costs which may or may not apply to you, but that you should be aware of.

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Scholarships

We provide high-quality education for a fair price; as the University for the Common Good, we are committed to offering accessible higher education for talented students by keeping our tuition fees low and providing a generous scholarship package of over £2 million per year.

View our Postgraduate scholarships.

In partnership with HM Forces, GCU has identified this programme is being particularly suited to military and ex-military men and women. Visit the HM Forces Careers Zone for more information on the services we provide.

The programme is accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB)

Combination of coursework, online discussions and a presentation. The university has a policy of using the Blackboard web-based virtual learning environment to complement face-to-face tuition.

Quantity surveying students taking the distance learning option require their own computer and internet access. A high level of technical knowledge is not required, however you should be comfortable using a word processor package, email and have some experience of searching the web.
This course offers routes to chartered status.
This course offers professional networking opportunities for students.
This course has been designed with industry input.