MSc Quantity Surveying (Work Experience)

Year of Entry 2024/25
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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.

Everything you need to know...

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    What is the fee?

    Home: £11,810 for the course
    International/EU: £18,705 for the course

  • Time

    How long will I study?

    2 Years

  • Location

    Where will I study?

    City Campus

  • Date

    When do I start?

    September 2024

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    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

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.

Student's success story
Sanket Pravin Adhav

Sanket Pravin Adhav completed a year-long placement as a quantity surveying assistant with a construction firm, putting what he'd learnt on the course into practice in a real-world setting. Read more.


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.

City Campus

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

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Howard Street
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S1 1WB

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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.

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


Modules

Important notice: The structure of this course is periodically reviewed and enhanced to provide the best possible learning experience for our students and ensure ongoing compliance with any professional, statutory and regulatory body standards. Module structure, content, delivery and assessment may change, but we expect the focus of the course and the learning outcomes to remain as described above. Following any changes, updated module information will be published on this page.

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
Applied International Project
Credits 15
Assessment Coursework(100%)
Applied Research Methods And Dissertation
Credits 45
Assessment Coursework(100%)
Construction Law & Professional Context
Credits 15
Assessment Coursework(100%)
Economics And The Built Environment
Credits 15
Assessment Exam(100%)
Financial Management And Cost Planning
Credits 30
Assessment Coursework(50%) , Practical(50%)
Measurement Of Construction Works
Credits 15
Assessment Coursework(100%)
Project Procurement And Contract Administration
Credits 30
Assessment Coursework(100%)
Sustainable Building Technology
Credits 15
Assessment Coursework(100%)
Final year

Compulsory modules

Module
Credits
Assessment
Postgraduate Placement
Credits -
Assessment

Fees and funding

Home students

Our tuition fee for UK students starting full-time study in 2024/25 is £11,810 for the course. The tuition fee displayed above is for the full course. If the full course is more than one year in duration, the fee will be divided into annual payments which will then be rounded. This may mean the total fee you pay is slightly higher than the fee stated above. If you take a break in study or have to re-take part of the course, you may also be charged an additional fee and will be notified of this at the time.

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 2024/25 is £18,705 for the course. The tuition fee displayed above is for the full course. If the full course is more than one year in duration, the fee will be divided into annual payments which will then be rounded. This may mean the total fee you pay is slightly higher than the fee stated above. If you take a break in study or have to re-take part of the course, you may also be charged an additional fee and will be notified of this at the time.

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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 and surveying courses (PDF, 333.8KB)

Legal information

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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95% of our UK graduates are in work or further study 15 months after graduating (2020/21 Graduate Outcomes Survey)

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