Kingston University

Degree level: Postgraduate

Building Surveying (Taught)

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Course summary

Reasons to choose Kingston – This course is ideal if you are looking to further your building surveying qualification and gain entry into the construction industry. – Your learning will reflect the developing sustainability agenda with which construction professionals must engage. – You will have the opportunity to participate in a trip to a major national/international destination. About this course** This course focuses on the skills of the building surveyor operating within the construction industry. It centres on the requirements of the UK-based building surveying professional (as identified by RICS). It also offers European and global perspectives appropriate to the requirements of international consultancies. You will develop professional skills and examine the multidisciplinary requirements specific to building surveying, such as building information modelling. You will gain knowledge of building materials, construction technology and pathology, legal and regulatory issues, such as party wall issues, the design of simple structures, and the preparation of schemes for the rehabilitation of buildings Example modules – Building Appraisal Maintenance and Renewal – Law and Practice for the Built Environment – Sustainable Construction: Technology and Practice Career opportunities Many of our students qualify as chartered surveyors. They work in organisations such as the Royal Palaces, housing associations and building surveying consultancy firms.

Course details


Example core 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/dissertation.

Assessment method

Assessment typically comprises exams (eg test or exam), practical (eg presentations, performance) and coursework (eg essays, reports, self-assessment, portfolios, dissertation).

Professional bodies

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

  • Chartered Surveyors, Royal Institution of

Entry requirements

A 2:1 or above honours degree or equivalent in any discipline. Candidates with non-standard qualifications but with relevant experience are welcome to apply.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £8965 Year 1
England £5643 Year 1
Northern Ireland £5643 Year 1
Scotland £5643 Year 1
Wales £5643 Year 1
International £8965 Year 1

Additional fee information

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Building Surveying at Kingston University - UCAS