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MSc Quantity Surveying

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Study Mode Full-time
Year of Entry 2022/23
MSc

Quantity Surveying

A fast-track course allowing graduates from a non-construction related degree or existing quantity surveyors to become chartered surveyors.


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? 1 Year
Where will I study? City Campus
When do I start? September 2022

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 by studying case studies and simulations.
  • Build on your existing education or career to become a successful, qualified chartered surveyor. 

On this course you’ll develop the skills you need 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) – we aim to help you graduate with the academic, professional and ethical standards required by these professional bodies.

 


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How you learn

Watch lecturer Tony Cheetham talk about Construction, Real Estate and Surveying at Sheffield Hallam University.

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.

You’ll study a variety of topics on the course, including economics and law – and the ways they relate to the construction industry. You’ll also focus on financial and project management, dispute resolution, and technology and sustainability, helping you to become a well-rounded quantity surveyor. 

You learn through

  • lectures
  • tutorials
  • seminars
  • presentations
  • a 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

Field trips

The course includes an international field trip, placing you in a challenging environment where you complete a development project. Working with students from related subjects, you’ll increase your understanding of the different roles in the profession that interact on a daily basis – as well as how a quantity surveyor fits in with these roles. The project also develops the skills and knowledge you’ll need to become an effective professional practitioner. 

Previous field trips have taken place in Shanghai and Toronto, with assistance from international surveying firms. You may also have the opportunity to study and work abroad, and gain hands-on experience of the education environment – with the possibility of funding through the Erasmus+ programme (until 2023) or the Turing Scheme.  

Networking 

Employability is embedded throughout the course – modules have been designed to reflect the demands of both the professional body and relevant industry employers. This is supported by the university’s employment and careers service, departmental employment advisers and events such as the department careers day.


Future careers

This course prepares you for a career in 

  • quantity surveying
  • fund management
  • subcontracting 
  • government agencies 
  • local authorities

Recent graduates of this course have gone on to work for

  • Rider Levett Bucknall
  • Gleeds
  • Sheffield City Council

Accreditation

This course is accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB).

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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Howard Street
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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 a recognised professional qualification at corporate membership level. We also consider applicants with alternative qualifications or a combination of qualifications and relevant work experience. You may also be able to claim credit points which can reduce the amount of time it takes to complete your qualification at Sheffield Hallam. Find out more

If English is not your first language you typically need an IELTS 6.0 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.

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

Module and assessment information for future years is displayed as currently validated and may be liable to change. When selecting electives, your choices will be subject to the core requirements of the course. As a result, selections may be limited to a choice between one of two or more specified electives in some instances.

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

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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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. If you require an alternate version of the application form, please email directadmissions@shu.ac.uk.

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