Sheffield Hallam University

Degree level: Postgraduate

Building Surveying (Taught)

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Course summary

Please note that the information provided relates to the current academic year and is subject to change without notice by Sheffield Hallam University. Please check the Sheffield Hallam University website for the latest information. Course summary

  • Learn key skills for a range of professional building surveying roles.
  • Develop your practical and theoretical knowledge of the challenges that affect human-made environments.
  • Study law, economics and specialist topics such as building pathology, heritage & conservation and design & specification.
You’ll study on a well-regarded course with strong graduate prospects. One of our former MSc students was chosen as the RICS Young Surveyor of the Year Award (Residential) for 2020. Accredited by The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and the Chartered Institute of Building, this course is mapped to the Building Surveying pathway to RICS membership. It also offers a route to the Residential Surveying and Building Control pathways. How you learn All our courses are designed around a set of key principles based on engaging you with the world, collaborating with others, challenging you to think in new ways, and providing you with a supportive environment in which you can thrive. The course includes laboratory work, such as the preparation of traditional lath and plaster walls. You’ll also work on projects which rely on data collection and analysis, cross-disciplinary knowledge and skills, team working and the development of new areas of expertise. You learn through
  • site visits
  • laboratory work
  • assessment
  • field trips
  • an international project
**Applied learning Work placements** Due to its fast-track delivery, this course doesn’t include a work placement. However, the department and careers service provide information on numerous potential employers – some offer short-term work experience and most offer graduate employment. Field trips The course makes use of both university and privately-owned buildings for site visits and assessment. This includes an 18th century terraced house which has been converted into a teaching space. Cross-disciplinary projects are drawn together within an integrative field trip – culminating in an international project in an overseas city. Networking opportunities You’ll be able to engage with sector-specific employers at a range of networking events – including the Natural and Built Environment Employers Fair, which takes place in the autumn. The department also takes part in the Property Training Forum, which coordinates recruitment rounds, provides valuable input in terms of developing students, and seeks to improve career prospects.

Course details

Modules

Module and assessment information for future years is displayed as currently validated and may be liable to change. Compulsory modules Applied International Project 15 Applied Research Methods And Dissertation 45 Building Surveying Legal And Commercial Studies 30 Economics And The Built Environment 15 Evaluating Building Condition 15 Property Law & Professional Context 15 Sustainable Building Technology 15 Sustainable Development And Refurbishment 30

Assessment method

Coursework Exams

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

Minimum 2:2 degree or equivalent in any discipline. We welcome applications from candidates who may not meet the exact academic entry requirements but have significant relevant experience, on application you will be referred to our course leader, who will evaluate your experience, this may involve an informal conversation either in person or by other media. If English is not your first language you typically need an IELTS 6.0 overall score with a minimum of 5.5 in all other skills or equivalent. If your English language skill is currently below IELTS 6.0 we recommend you consider a Sheffield Hallam University Pre-sessional English course which will enable you to achieve an equivalent English score.


English language requirements

If English is not your first language you typically need an IELTS 6.0 overall score with a minimum of 5.5 in all other skills or equivalent. If your English language skill is currently below IELTS 6.0 we recommend you consider a Sheffield Hallam University Pre-sessional English course which will enable you to achieve an equivalent English score.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

No fee information has been provided for this course

Additional fee information

Currently applications for the September 2022 start of this course are only open to home students. Please see our online prospectus for further details. Please refer to our website for up-to-date information on costs and fees for both full-time and part-time postgraduate study options: https://www.shu.ac.uk/study-here
Building Surveying at Sheffield Hallam University - UCAS