Choose Kingston's Building Surveying MSc
This course is ideal if you did not study building surveying at the undergraduate level but would like to enter the profession and require a 'conversion' course (see entry requirements). The course draws on the strength of project work, which is a particular speciality of the School, and on the developing sustainability agenda.
This course is fully accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB).
What will you study?
You will gain knowledge of building materials, construction technology and pathology; specialist legal and regulatory issues; the design of simple structures; and the preparation of schemes for the rehabilitation of buildings. The course focuses on the core competencies of the building surveyor and professional builder operating at local, regional and national levels. It takes into account the developing sustainability agenda with which construction professionals must increasingly engage, together with multidisciplinary requirements specific to building surveying. While centred around the discipline requirements necessary for the UK-based building surveying professional, the course also contains European and global perspectives appropriate to the requirements of international consultancies.
Exams, essays, projects, portfolio, dissertation.
Please note that this is an indicative list of modules and is not intended as a definitive list. Those listed here may also be a mixture of core and optional modules.
- Building Appraisal Maintenance and Renewal
- Law and Practice for the Built Environment
- Sustainable Construction Technology
- Specification – Design and Analysis
- Research Principles and Application
- Research Project
Learn a language
You will have the opportunity to study a foreign language, free of charge, during your time at the University as part of the Kingston Language Scheme. Options currently include Arabic, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish.
Cost & Fees
Home and European Union 2016/17
- MSc full time £7,700
- MSc part time £4,235
Overseas (not EU) 2016/17
- MSc full time £14,100
- MSc part time £7,755
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