Built Environment Postgraduate Study


The pandemic has brought new perspectives to the property and construction industries. As we drive the recovery, technology-enabled collaboration is helping us to revitalise city planning, project delivery and infrastructure investment - and shape a better urban future.

Start a built environment career path in 2022

Ready for a career change in 2022? With one of our built environment postgraduate courses, you can refocus, upskill or specialise. Rising to the challenge of our changing world, we offer postgraduate courses in BIM, construction management, surveying and real estate that can be the start of the next chapter in your career. 

Learn more about our range of built environment postgraduate courses, explore course content and speak to the course teams, by attending our next Open Day

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Built environment-based postgraduate courses

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Drawing on our world-ranked teaching and research spanning architecture, building sustainability, construction, project management, and digital transformation, we offer a range of career-focused, postgraduate courses that shape graduates and professionals to lead the way in the built environment.

Flexible learning pathways

The majority of our modular built environment postgraduate courses are available with full-time, part-time and distance learning pathways, so you can achieve your learning goals and keep your current commitments.

Industry-focused approach

Our courses are designed to support continued professional development.  Featuring professionally-accredited curriculums, our courses are led by practitioners and course leaders connected to regional, national and international networks. Many courses hold RICS accreditation, which highlights our commitment to delivering learning to the highest industry standards.

Research-informed teaching

Our postgraduate courses are delivered by academics and practitioners who are part of a built environment research community at the forefront of shaping construction industry best practice, using innovative facilities that include our advanced Energy House and THINKLab facilities.

Built environment-based postgraduate courses at Salford

Architecture (MArch)

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Continue your journey to professional architecture status. Designed for students with a passion for design, an appetite for ideas, and a desire to experiment, our Part 2 MArch Architecture degree offers you an engaging learning experience in an unrivalled destination.

BIM and Digital Built Environments (MSc)

BIM and digital built environment programmes at Salford

Design information is changing the face of construction, making this an ideal time to add BIM to your skillset. Explore this changing landscape and learn how to respond to current and future challenges in client expectations and wider society with our MSc BIM and Digital Built Environments postgraduate course.

  • Choose full-time, part-time or distance learning study
  • Start in January or September
  • Experience a knowledge-sharing summer school with industry practitioners 

Building Surveying (MSc)

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In the post-pandemic recovery, not only will the construction industry build back better, it will grow greener. Repurposing buildings into sustainable new spaces is at the heart of this strategy. If you are considering a career where you can reimagine a building’s potential, our Building Surveying masters degree is your next step.  

  • RICS-accredited
  • Choose full-time, part-time or distance learning study
  • Start in January or September 

Construction Management (MSc)

Construction work in Manchester

Ambitious growth targets for new housing development and transformational infrastructure put the construction industry at the heart of our post-pandemic economic recovery. Learn how to lead exciting projects and developments with our triple-accredited Construction Management postgraduate degree.

  • RICS-accredited
  • Choose full-time, part-time or distance learning study
  • Start in January or September

Construction Law and Practice (MSc/LLM)


Stakes are high in the global construction sector. Gain advanced legal knowledge and commercial awareness to support career progression, or make a legal career career move into this important sector, with our MSc Construction Law and Practice degree.

  • RICS-accredited
  • Distance learning delivery
  • Choose either the MSc or LLM pathway

Project Management in Construction (MSc)

New buildings in Manchester

Effective built environment project managers balance processes, technology and people to successfully deliver developments and infrastructure projects. Build highly-desirable skills that can open up exciting career opportunities with our Project Management in Construction postgraduate degree.

  • Triple-accredited (RICS, CIOB, APM)
  • Choose full-time, part-time or distance learning study
  • Start in January or September

Quantity Surveying (MSc)

Manchester buildings

Quantity surveyors plan and manage the procurement and financial aspects of construction projects. With great career prospects and the opportunity to manage exciting built environment projects and teams, our popular Quantity Surveying postgraduate degree can put you on a fast-track to career success

  • RICS-accredited
  • Choose full-time, part-time or distance learning study
  • Start in January or September

Quantity Surveying (Mechanical and Electrical) (MSc)

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There is a skills shortage in the UK for quantity surveyors with expertise in mechanical and electrical installations. Position your career to fill the gap with our MSc Quantity Surveying (Mechanical and Electrical) postgraduate degree.

  • RICS-accredited
  • Distance learning delivery
  • Start in January or September

Real Estate and Property Management (MSc)

Real Estate Surveying at Salford

Despite the challenging global conditions, real estate is still hot property in private and commercial sectors. If you are thinking about a move into property, our MSc Real Estate and Property Management postgraduate course is designed to equip you with the technical knowledge and professional skills that can lead to success.

  • RICS-accredited
  • Choose full-time, part-time or distance learning study
  • Start in January or September

Built environment postgraduate research

Take your subject interest further with postgraduate research. 

Our Centre for Urban Processes, Resilient Infrastructure and Sustainable Environments is home to PhD and Research Master’s opportunities exploring how we can enhance our built environments at local, national and international scales. 

Explore our Doctoral School to learn more about research training, support and opportunities.

Environment postgraduate courses

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We also offer a range environmental management postgraduate courses that focus on key areas of our built and natural environment. 

Sustainability (MSc)

Safety, Health and Environment (MSc)

Environmental Assessment and Management (MSc)

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