School - School of the Built Environment
Subject area - Built Environment
UCAS Code: K210 (no placement); K211 (with placement)
Start Dates(s): January; September
A variety of study modes exist to suit your individual circumstances. These range from a minimum of 3 years (accelerated full-time) to a maximum of 6 years and 8 months on certain part-time modes.
UK - £9,250 per year
International - £12,600 per year
- Accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) (subject to validation)
- Course can be studied as an Accelerated Degree
- Graduate with a masters degree
- Part-time study option
- Work/industrial placement opportunity
Studying on the MSci pathway of this programme means that you will complete both an undergraduate degree and a postgraduate degree and you will graduate with a masters degree on completion of the course. The full-time option takes 4 years to complete however it is also possible to complete an accelerated degree (in 3 years) or study part-time.
Building surveyors are sought after professionals, and the work of a chartered building surveyor can be varied or involve high levels of specialism. A chartered building surveyor can be involved in a construction project from its inception, through design and procurement, to managing its fulfilment, and eventually overseeing the building in use.
This course will develop your professional and technical skills specific to building surveying, as well as your presentation, communication and collaboration skills vital in everyday business. It combines academic study with the application of professional skills and competencies and is taught through a combination of academic study and project work. Furthermore, you will work with students from other related courses, mirroring the multidisciplinary, team-based approach of the modern construction and property industry.
This course is accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) [subject to validation], meaning that you will be educated to the highest industry standards.
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Year 1 (If studied part-time Years 1 and 2)Year one of this course has modules in common with other related courses within the school, meaning that you will benefit from collaborative learning with students from other disciplines, gaining an understanding of essential foundation subjects.
Modules may include:
- Introduction to Law and Regulatory Framework
- Technology 1
- Building Surveying Practice 1
- Economics and Management
- Environmental Science and Services
- Computer Aided Design
Year 2 (If studied part-time Years 3 and 4)
During your second year you will be introduced to subjects specific to your course, as well as some modules which are common with other courses. This provides further opportunity for collaborative working which is common practice in the career of a building surveyor.
Modules may include:
- Technology 2
- Building Surveying Design Studies
- Procurement and Administration
- Property and Commercial Lease Law and Practice
- Building Pathology
- Multidisciplinary Project
Year 3 (If studied part-time Years 4 and 5)
Your final year requires you to undertake modules that are both compulsory and optional. You also complete a research dissertation on a built environment subject of your choice under the supervision of a member of academic staff.
Modules may include:
- Building Surveying Practice 2
- Conservation of the Historic Environment
- Building Surveying Project
- Property Studies
- Introduction to Urban Regeneration
- Discipline Research Project
Industrial placement year
If you are studying full-time, you'll have the option to take an industrial year-out placement between years two and three. If you wish to take a placement year you will be responsible for securing your own work placement. The university will help you to develop your employability skills and an academic member of staff is appointed to be your placement tutor. Your progress within the placement is monitored by the appointed placement tutor with 'telephone visits', visits to your place of employment and the assessment of a written end of placement report which you prepare.
Following completion of the above modules you study two specialist masters level modules and undertake an in-depth master’s dissertation in a subject of your choosing which makes you eligible for the award of a masters degree on successful completion of the course. As well as undertaking your dissertation, you select the two modules from the following range of options, according to your chosen specialism:
- BIM Theory and Practice (30 credits)
- Valuation and Investment Appraisal (30 credits)
- Procurement in Construction and Property (30 credits)
- Histories and Theories (15 credits)
- Advanced Digital Design Technologies (15 credits)
- Lean and Integrated Design & Production (30 credits)
- Planning and Development (30 credits)
- Construction Contract Law and Dispute Resolution (30 credits)
- Financial and Risk Management (30 credits)
Please note, exact modules may vary in order to keep content current. Your tutor will be able to advise you as to the modules you will study on or before the start of the programme.