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MSc Quantity Surveying (Work Experience)

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Year of Entry 2022/23
MSc

Quantity Surveying (Work Experience)

A fast-track course allowing graduates from a non-construction related degree or existing quantity surveyors to become chartered surveyors, with additional work experience. Currently applications for the September start of this course are only open to home students.


Everything you need to know...

What is the fee? Home: £9,620 or £10,820 (with work experience) for the course
International/EU: £14,895 or £16,095 (with work experience) for the course
How long will I study? 2 Years
Where will I study? City Campus
When do I start? September 2022
Placement year available? Yes

Course summary

  • Develop the knowledge and skills to measure, cost, plan, procure, develop and manage construction projects.
  • Strengthen your knowledge of theory, contracts and practice through study of case studies and simulations.
  • Undertake a work placement to further hone your skills.

Develop the skills required to be a quantity surveyor for private or public clients or construction organisations. The course is accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and by the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) and we aim to produce graduates who meet the academic, professional and ethical standards required by the professional bodies.

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.

Areas studied on the course include economics in relation to the construction industry, construction law and dispute resolution methods, measurement of construction works, and building technology and sustainability. You study and appraise the financial management and cost planning of projects, the procurement methods used in the industry and gain knowledge to be able to advise and evaluate on the contract administration requirements and choices for a wide range of different projects.

You learn through

  • lectures
  • tutorials
  • seminars
  • presentations
  • dissertation
  • site visits
  • client-focused activities

Course leaders and tutors

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Catherine Kirkham
Senior Lecturer in Quantity Surveying

Catherine has worked at Sheffield Hallam since 2009 as a Senior Lecturer in Quantity Surveying.

Applied learning

Work placement

As part of the Work Experience route offer, you are able to undertake a 12 month industry placement in your second year. 

Field trips

The course includes an international field trip, placing you in a challenging and unfamiliar environment where you complete a development project. On this task, you work with students from across related subjects to increase understanding of the other roles in the profession that interact on a day-to-day basis and how the role of a quantity surveyor fits in with these roles. It also develops the skills and knowledge that are essential to becoming an effective professional practitioner. These have previously taken place in Shanghai and Toronto, with assistance from international surveying firms.


Future careers

Practical quantity surveying knowledge and skills improve your career prospects in the UK and global public and commercial sectors. Opportunities range from fund manager to specialist subcontractor. Our graduates have an outstanding employment record. Recent graduates have joining leading firms such as Rider Levett Bucknall, Gleeds, Sheffield City Council and many more

Employability is embedded throughout the course, and modules have been designed to reflect the demands of both the professional body and relevant industry employers. This is supported by the University Employment and Careers Service, departmental employment advisors and departmental initiatives, such as the department careers day.

Where will I study?

You study at City Campus through a structured mix of lectures, seminars and practical sessions as well as access to digital and online resources to support your learning.

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City Campus is located in the heart of Sheffield, within minutes of the train and bus stations.

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Equipment and facilities

On this course you work with

  • virtual learning environment including Blackboard
  • software packages such as Excel
  • industry databases including BCIS
  • specialist software

Entry requirements

All students

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 6.5 overall score with a minimum of 6.0 in all other skills or equivalent. If your English language skill is currently below IELTS 6.5 we recommend you consider a Sheffield Hallam University Pre-sessional English course which will enable you to achieve an equivalent English score.

Additional information for EU/International students

If you are an International or non-UK European student, you can find out more about the country specific qualifications we accept on our international qualifications page. You can also watch a video guide on how to apply.

For details of English language entry requirements (IELTS), please see the information for 'All students'.


Modules

You will be able to complete a placement year as part of this course. See the modules table below for further information.

Year 1

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Applied International Project Credits: 15 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Applied Research Methods And Dissertation Credits: 45 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Construction Law & Professional Context Credits: 15 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Economics And The Built Environment Credits: 15 Assessment: Exam
Module: Financial Management And Cost Planning Credits: 30 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Module: Measurement Of Construction Works Credits: 15 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Project Procurement And Contract Administration Credits: 30 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Sustainable Building Technology Credits: 15 Assessment: Coursework

Final year

Compulsory modules
Module Credits
Module: Postgraduate Placement Credits: -

Fees and funding

Home students

Our tuition fee for UK students starting full-time study in 2022/23 is £9,620 for the course without work experience placement or £10,820 with work experience placement.

† If you are studying an undergraduate course, postgraduate pre-registration course or postgraduate research course over more than one academic year then your tuition fees may increase in subsequent years in line with Government regulations or UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) published fees. More information can be found in our terms and conditions under student fees regulations.

International students

Our tuition fee for International/EU students starting full-time study in 2022/23 is £14,895 for the course without work experience placement or £16,095 with work experience placement.

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Additional course costs

This link allows you to view estimated costs associated with the main activities on specific courses. These are estimates and, as such, are only an indication of additional course costs. Actual costs can vary greatly depending on the choices you make during your course.

Additional costs for Construction, real estate and surveying courses (PDF, 751.3KB)

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Any offer of a place to study is subject to your acceptance of the University’s Terms and Conditions and Student Regulations.

 

How do I apply?

You apply for this course via our online application form.

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You can also use the application form above to apply for future years of entry.

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