University College of Estate Management

Degree level: Postgraduate

Building Surveying (Taught)

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Course summary

This is an industry-recognised qualification that provides you with the academic preparation you need for a career as a chartered surveyor. It is a fully supported online programme with great flexibility to earn while you learn, giving you the ability to study anywhere in the world. This programme will give you an informed view of the key areas of knowledge required to prepare you for a career in building surveying. It covers the core technical disciplines of the building surveying specialism and their role within the wider context of built environment professional disciplines. This programme is accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), The Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB), The Chartered Association of Building Engineers (CABE) and The Hong Kong Institute of Construction Managers. This programme is for you if: 1. You want to enhance your career as a professional building surveyor 2. You want to study an accredited programme and gain professional membership 3. You want to specialise in building surveying

Course details

Assessment method

The types of assessments used on this programme will include coursework (such as essays, reports, portfolios, reflections, problem or short questions or video presentations), computer-based assessments and computer-marked assessments (CMAs). The exact combinations of assessment will vary from module to module.

Professional bodies

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

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

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 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 •A professional qualification plus five years’ relevant experience And one of the following: •Grade C or above in English (Language or Literature) at GCSE or its equivalent •Grade 6.0 or above, with at least 6.5 in the reading and writing modules, in the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) test administered by the British Council in the Social Sciences academic module •88 or above in the Internet option, 230 or above in the computer-based option or 570 or above in the paper-based option, of the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) •Grade C or above in Use of English at A/S Level Note: applicants with a Bachelor’s degree that has been taught and examined in the English medium can be considered for entry in the absence of the qualifications detailed above.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Republic of Ireland £9600 Whole course
EU £9600 Whole course
International £9600 Whole course
England £9600 Whole course
Northern Ireland £9600 Whole course
Scotland £9600 Whole course
Wales £9600 Whole course
Channel Islands £9600 Whole course

Additional fee information

£1,200 per module x 8 modules (usually students undertake 2 modules per semester). Total programme fee £9,600
Building Surveying at University College of Estate Management - UCAS