birmingham city university msc quantity surveying
Prepare for a career in the dynamic construction industry with our quantity surveying course. You will work collaboratively with tutors, practitioners, theorists and designers who will equip you with everything you need to participate in shaping the future of the built environment.
What’s covered in the course?
Today’s construction industry is facing the challenges of globalisation, climate change, demanding clients and a complex regulatory framework. The growing importance of technology and integrated delivery plays an increasingly important role in the industry.
This course will give you the skills to deal with these challenges. With social innovation at the core of the programme, you will learn through creative social problem solving and working with our industrial partners. You’ll also develop the intellectual and practical competence required by professional bodies such as (Chartered Institute of Building) CIOB and Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).
You’ll leave with a broad knowledge of the legal, technical, managerial, economic, social and environmental aspects of construction projects, and be able to confidently manage both commercial and civil engineering projects.
This course is taught by experienced staff with a wealth of industry experience. A flexible approach for construction professionals to allow you to study alongside your professional role.
You’ll gain expertise in cost management, procurement and quantification skills. You’ll also develop expertise in risk management, costing techniques, design economics, buildability, procurement, ability to add value and an appreciation of people from different cultural backgrounds and construction disciplines.
Our accreditation from the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors ensures our course has the best industry links, as well as relevant, up-to-date content.
“The energy of the campus was always vibrant and with the close proximity and close relationship between the various construction disciplines, there was a competitive edge that provided a healthy environment to studying.” James Funge
Why Choose Us?
- We are fully accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), giving credibility to your studies. We are also a RICS approved Partnership Centre.
- Strong links with employers such as Willmott Dixon allow you to apply what you learn in a practical context through work placement opportunities. You’ll also have the chance to work on live projects for clients.
- It’s an exciting time to study the built environment in Birmingham – the city is undergoing huge regeneration. The Big City Plan, a 20 year vision covering every aspect of the built environment, is creating innovative redevelopments and opportunities.
- You’ll use industry-standard equipment and benefit from regular site visits which give you a close-up view of professional practice, and build insight and industry perspective into your studies