MSc Quantity Surveying

The College of Estate Management CEM

Program Description

MSc Quantity Surveying

The College of Estate Management CEM

MSc Quantity Surveying

This is a postgraduate conversion programme designed to align your skills to the educational requirements of the industry's professional bodies. The course gives you an informed view of the key areas of knowledge required to develop your quantity surveying (QS) skills including cost management, contract practice and procedures, procurement and building economics. The course also includes a research project which will provide an in-depth assessment of a topic of your choice.

Next intake:

Apply by 02 Feb 2015 to start 02 March 2015

Why study this course?

This is one of a suite of MSc conversion programmes that enable graduates from disciplines unrelated to Real Estate and Construction to obtain an RICS/CIOB accredited degree, giving access to professional membership.

  • Study an RICS accredited course whilst working towards your APC (for those in relevant employment)
  • Access to RICS Graduate Route 1
  • Allows entry to CIOB Chartered membership
  • Enrich your CV with MSc designatory letters
  • Build your career by specialising in quantity surveying and contract cost management.


Award: MSc Quantity Surveying

Duration: 2 years (standard route)

An accelerated route is available (18 months): please contact the Course Leader if you are interested in this.

Time commitment: 15-20 hours a week

Application and start dates: Apply by 02 Feb 2015 to start 02 March 2015

Fees: £950* per module x 8 modules = total course fee of £7,600

*The module fee is reviewed annually, but any increases are subject to CEM's price cap promise. Visit Fees and Supplements for further details.

Award Details

The MSc Quantity Surveying will be awarded by the College of Estate Management.

Entry requirements

Entrants to this programme are normally* required to have attained one of the following:

  • A Bachelor's Degree with honours at lower second standard (2:2), or equivalent
  • A Bachelor's Degree, or equivalent, plus three years' experience in a relevant field
  • A Level 5 qualification as defined by the Framework for Higher Education Qualifications for England, Wales and Northern Ireland (FHEQ) plus five years' relevant experience in a senior position
  • A professional qualification plus five years' relevant experience in a senior position.

Students may apply to enter the programme in either semester.

*Applicants who do not meet the requirements stated above, but who wish to be considered for this programme, should still apply. In these cases selection for an offer of a place may include consideration of the following information as part of the candidate's application:

  • Personal statement
  • Relevant work experience/employer support
  • Performance at interview (either by telephone or Skype)


Assessment is by coursework and examinations.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated November 2, 2015
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Mar. 2017
2 years
Full time
7,600 GBP
Start date Mar. 2017
United Kingdom Reading, England
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Duration 2 years
Price 7,600 GBP
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