M.Sc. Quantity Surveying

Glasgow Caledonian University

Application deadline: There is no formal closing date for applications, but early application is advised.
Tuition fee: Not specified
Start date: September  2014
Credits: 60 ECTS
Languages:
  • English
Location:
Delivery mode: On Campus
Educational variant: Full-time

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The new MSc Quantity Surveying programme equips construction professionals with the skills necessary to manage the costs of construction projects both in the UK and overseas. Students have the opportunity to develop the abilities, frame of reference and a common understanding of construction economics and project management to work more effectively within the industry.

The programme utilises a range of new and proven modules designed to enhance the skill set of the construction professional, integrating core modules to include:

* Quantification and Costing of Works
* Sustainable Construction
* Construction Economics
* Construction Markets and Procurement
* Development and Project Economics
* Construction Project Finance
* Contract Administration
* Construction Financial Management

Over and above these core modules, the programme embodies a wide range of potential electives that reinforce the professional requirements of the modern construction industry and help develop student competency in a range of appropriate specialist areas including:

* Project and Development Risk
* Project Management
* International Construction Dispute Resolution
* The Management of Health and Safety in Construction
* Value Management
* International Construction Project Finance

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Compulsory modules:

* Trimester 1: Construction Economics, Development and Project Economics and Sustainable Construction.
* Trimester 2: Contract Administration, Construction Financial Management, Quantification and Costing of Works and Construction Markets and Procurement.

Elective Modules (two to be selected each Trimester)

* Trimester 1: International Construction Dispute Resolution, Research Methods, Management of Health and Safety in Construction, Construction Dispute Resolution.
* Trimester 2: Project Management, Project and Development Risk.

MSc: In addition to requirements for PgD; students must also complete a Professional Project.

Assessment
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.

Requirements

The programme is intended to be accessible to applicants from a wide range of backgrounds. The normal entry qualification is an Honours degree (2:2 and above) or an equivalent overseas qualification. Applicants with appropriate professional experience are also considered.

English Language

International students whose first language is not English shall be required to demonstrate evidence of satisfactory competence by completing an Academic IELTS test with a score of at least 6.0 (with no element less than 5.5) or by holding another recognised qualification.

English Language Requirements

IELTS band: 6
CAE score: 60 (Grade C)

Funding

RICS accreditation pending

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