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Course summary

This is an innovative course aimed at those who already hold a degree in another subject and who wish to follow a Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) accredited route to qualification as a Chartered Building Surveyor. The course was established following extensive consultation with local and national employers. It is not a 1 year quick fix but a comprehensive programme of study that builds on knowledge and skills developed through the course.


Analysis of building defect; building surveys and professional consultancy; residential refurbishment and maintenance; building surveying integrating project; estates and strategic management; building information management in operation and maintenance; dissertation.

Assessment method

Assessment is through a balance of coursework and examinations. Examinations are held in either January or May/June. Coursework comprises a variety of essays, reports, surveys, design projects, teamwork, progress tests and a dissertation.

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • Chartered Surveyors, Royal Institution of

Entry requirements

1st degree of 2.2 or above, or substantial relevant experience.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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Building Surveying at Bristol, University of the West of England - UCAS