Glasgow Caledonian University

Degree level: Postgraduate

Quantity Surveying (Taught)

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Course summary

Capable professionals with skills in commercial management and quantity surveying are always in high demand in the construction industry. With these valuable skills, you'll play an essential role in managing costs for construction projects in the UK and overseas. GCU's MSc Quantity Surveying is accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB). The programme is available at both the London and Glasgow campuses for full-time, part-time and distance learning. The curriculum is practical and career-focused, making you a more competitive candidate for leadership roles in construction. Expand your frame of reference and your understanding of construction economics and project management Explore topics like risk and value management, quantification and costing of work, financial management and construction economics Investigate sustainable design and construction Learn how to handle construction contracts and disputes Connect your expertise to the real world with industrial case studies Complete a dissertation to integrate your knowledge and develop subject expertise As the University for the Common Good, GCU's community emphasises real ways to make a positive impact. We work hard to excel at what we do so we can drive change in our communities and in our world. We're doers and builders. We hope when you graduate, you'll take that spirit with you, no matter where you go. As a construction professional, you'll help build cities, businesses and homes; you also have the power to build the common good. Graduate prospects The MSc Quantity Surveying degree will prepare you for a surveying profession at a strategic level. You might find employment in areas such as project management and economics, dispute resolution and international construction. What you will study The course utilises a range of new and proven modules designed to enhance the skills set of construction professionals. It provides students with an opportunity to develop their abilities, frame of reference and a common understanding of construction economics and project management to work more effectively within industry. Choose from a range of potential electives that reinforce the professional requirements of the modern construction industry and help develop competencies in a range of appropriate specialist areas.

Course details


Design Economics and Cost Planning, Construction Economics and Procurement, Construction Technology (MSc), Construction Contracts and Dispute Management, Risk and Value Management, Construction Financial Management, Construction Project Management, Quantification and Costing of Works and Dissertation.

Assessment method

Combination of 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.

Professional bodies

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

  • Chartered Surveyors, Royal Institution of
  • Chartered Institute of Building

Entry requirements

Honours Degree (min 2.2) in any subject (inc. Quantity Surveying graduates) Third Class degree/ Ordinary Degree with minimum of 5 yrs level experience in a relevant managerial or professional occupation. Higher Diploma or equivalent with 10 yrs snr level managerial experience - (lower qualif + extensive relevant non-managerial exp should be referred to the department)

English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6Overall score of 6.0 with the minimum of 5.5 in each element

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

No fee information has been provided for this course

Additional fee information

Annual Fees for 2022/23 Home & RUK £7,000 International & EU £14,500
Quantity Surveying at Glasgow Caledonian University - UCAS