Quantity Surveying MSc
Facts about Quantity Surveying
|Duration||Full time: 1 year
Part time: 2 years
|Attendance||Full time: 2 days per week
Part time: 1 day per week
|Assessment||Examinations, individual/group assignments involving reports and projects, dissertation, presentation at the annual masters conference|
Choose Kingston's Quantity Surveying MSc
Quantity surveyors play a key role in the construction industry, ensuring that development costs are appropriately and accurately managed. Kingston University is a long-established Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors partnership university, and this course (which is accredited by RICS) will equip you with the skills and knowledge to start you on a career that offers enormous scope for team working, travel and financial rewards.
What will you study?
The course provides an opportunity to graduates from disciplines other than surveying to convert their transferable skills and extend their abilities in a critical way to the quantity surveying profession. You will develop in-depth knowledge and understanding of procurement, construction contracts and their administration. You will acquire sound knowledge of construction economics and cost planning. The curriculum further places emphasis on the EU and UK legal framework relating to construction, sustainable construction technology and project management. In addition to the core taught modules, you will receive training on research methodology and undertake a dissertation.
You will have the opportunity to study a foreign language, free of charge, during your time at the University as part of the Kingston Language Scheme. Options currently include: Arabic, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin and Spanish.
Please note that this is an indicative list of modules and is not intended as a definitive list. Those listed here may also be a mixture of core and optional modules.
- Applied Sustainable Construction Technology and Measurement
- Contract Law Administration and Practice
- Design Economics and Cost Planning
- Management Consultancy
Research Principles and Application
This module aims to provide students with a sound grounding in research principles and methodologies that are commonly applied within the built environment. Throughout a series of lectures and seminars, supported by tutorials and exercises students are encouraged and enabled to develop their critical reasoning powers and to gain practice in researching ideas and knowledge and in the design of relevant research instruments. By the end of the module they should be confident to and capable of designing and self-initiating a significant individual piece of research relevant to their programme of study. Assessment of the module is through the execution of a literature review, a short research collection and analysis activity and the design of a research project.
This module provides the opportunity for you to undertake a piece of original work related to your own area of study, which acts as the 'capstone' project for their studies. Through investigation of an area related to your studies they will develop a theoretically informed body of work that integrates both theory and practice. It may take the form of a dissertation, a practice project, design or experiment-based project depending on the appropriateness related to the programme studied. The module is supported by a series of lectures and individual tutorials. Following the major submission students present and defend their findings in open forum at a Masters Students Conference, thereby providing them to practice skills that they will require in their subsequent professional work. Assessment is by the main submission and the oral presentation and defence.