Quantity Surveying, M.Sc.

  • N/A
    Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
  • Tuition Fee
    12600 GBP/year
    Tuition fee
    8400 GBP/year
    Tuition fee
  • English
    Language
University rank #601 (WUR) ,
Study the MSc Quantity Surveying at Glasgow Caledonian University and gain the skills you need to manage the costs of construction projects both in the UK and overseas. Capable professionals with skills in commercial management and quantity surveying are always in high demand in the construction industry.

About

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'll find employment in areas such as project management and economics, dispute resolution and international construction.

What you will study

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.

The Quantity Surveying programme is offered at Glasgow Caledonian University.

Accreditation

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

Programme Structure

Courses included:
  • Construction Economics and Procurement
  • Development and Project Economics
  • Sustainable Design and Construction
  • Construction Contracts and Disputes
  • Construction Financial Management
  • Risk and Value Management
  • Quantification and Costing of Works

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    For new international students, particular care is taken around our induction events which begin on 22 January and 14 September.

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
    • Duration description

      Part Time: 2 Years

  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
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English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Lower Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Lower Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

  • UK Honours degree 2:2 (or equivalent) in any subject.
  • Academic IELTS score of 6.0 (or equivalent) with no element below 5.5.

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  • You are considered ineligible for admission
  • You need to improve your academic, study, research or language skills
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Tuition Fee

  • International

    12600 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12600 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    8400 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8400 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • RUK: £8400
  • EU: £8400

Living costs for London

684 - 830 /month
Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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 £2.5 million per year.

StudyPortals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.