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.
The MSc Quantity Surveying degree will prepare you for a surveying profession at a strategic level. You'll find employment in areas such as project management and economics, dispute resolution and international construction.
Module listDesign 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; Dissertation.
Download the Programme Specification for a detailed breakdown of its structure, what you will learn and other useful information.
|Award||Mode of study||Duration||Start date||Location|
|MSc||Full Time||1 Year||Sep 2022||GCU London||Enquire|
|MSc||Part Time||2 - 3 Years||Sep 2022||GCU London||Enquire|
|MSc||Full Time||16 Months||Jan 2023||GCU London||Enquire Apply|
|MSc||Part Time||2 - 3 Years||Jan 2023||GCU London||Enquire Apply|
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.
Minimum academic requirementUK honours degree 2:2 (or equivalent) in any subject.
Academic 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.
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.
Full details of the alternative English language tests we accept are available on this page.
If you do not meet the English language requirements, you may be eligible for the pre-sessional online English programme.
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Annual full-time tuition fees
Home (UK including Scottish): £8,700
Part-time and distance-learning tuition fees
For details of part-time and distance-learning fee rates, please make an enquiry today.
Fees are subject to change and published here for guidance only.
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.
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 £2 million per year.
In partnership with HM Forces, GCU has identified this course 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 exams, 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.