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MSc Building Surveying

The College of Estate Management, Whiteknights, Reading, Berkshire, RG6 6AW, United Kingdom

UK (Free): 0800 019 9697; International: +44 (0)118 921 4696

+44 (0)118 921 4620

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Type of course
Distance learning

Length of course
Duration: 2 years (standard route). An accelerated route is available (18 months): please contact the Course Leader if you are interested in this. Time commitment: 15-20 hours a week

Date of commencement
Courses start at various times throughout the year. Please check with the School

Admissions requirements
Entrants to this programme are normally* required to have attained one of the following:

• A bachelor's degree with honours at lower second standard (2:2), or equivalent

• A bachelor's degree, or equivalent, plus experience in a relevant field

• A Level 5 qualification as defined by the Framework for Higher Education Qualifications for England, Wales and Northern Ireland (FHEQ) plus five years' relevant experience

• A professional qualification plus five years' relevant experience

Students may apply to enter the programme in either semester.

* Applicants who do not meet the requirements stated above, but who wish to be considered for this programme, should still apply. In these cases selection for an offer of a place may include consideration of the following information as part of the candidate's application:
• Personal statement
• Relevant work experience/employer support
• Performance at interview (either by telephone or Skype)

The College of Estate Management

MSc Building Surveying

Building Surveying is a growing, international, professional discipline dealing with the inspection, maintenance and refurbishment of existing buildings.

This course covers the core technical disciplines of the Building Surveying specialism and their role within the wider context of Built Environment professional disciplines.

The course benefits from a range of contemporary, well-supported teaching and learning techniques, including practical project work to improve your career prospects in the public and commercial sectors throughout the UK and overseas.

Why study this course?

This is one of a suite of MSc conversion programmes designed to enable graduates from disciplines unrelated to Construction and Real Estate to obtain an RICS/CIOB accredited degree, giving access to professional membership.

• Gain expertise in the core technical knowledge and skills required for the Building Surveying profession • Develop your true leadership potential

• Achieve your ambitions for a Master's Degree with a leading provider that allows you to work and study through a fully supported online programme of study

• After successfully completing your degree, you are able to proceed to RICS Assessment of Professional Competence to gain Chartered status.




MSc Building Surveying

Award Details

The MSc Building Surveying will be awarded by the College of Estate Management.

Online Learning

Learn when, where and how you want

All our courses and degree programmes are taught through supported online learning, so you can study in your own time, whenever you wish, wherever you are.

You'll get a structured online study programme with guidance from experienced tutors throughout your degree. There's no need to attend lectures or classes whilst you study. We're constantly investing in the latest technology to make your study as accessible and beneficial to you as possible, so that you can balance your studies with work and other commitments.

Earn while you learn with the leading provider of supported online learning for property professionals.

The main elements of the College of Estate Management’s distance learning courses are:
1. comprehensive texts designed for self-study and prepared for the particular syllabus
2. essential textbooks to support the course texts
3. online support through the virtual learning environment, researched websites, online databases and discussion forums which allow you to keep in touch with tutors and fellow students.
4. face-to-face tuition in major centres
5. panel of over 250 tutors who assess assignments
6. access by telephone, post, email and fax to College tutors
7. a course handbook.

The College of Estate Management - Rich heritage, international reputation

The College of Estate Management is the leading provider of supported online learning for Real Estate and Construction professionals. We have been playing a key role in the property world for more than 90 years. At any one time we have over 3,000 students from over 100 countries benefiting from our degrees - all taught by tutors with extensive industry experience.

We offer many property-related topics at undergraduate and postgraduate level, as well as providing professional development courses and tailor-made corporate training solutions. Our active research programme contributes to knowledge across the profession, benefiting businesses, practitioners and policymakers alike.

The College sets the international benchmark for excellence in online real estate and construction education.