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Quantity Surveying Commercial Management
Postgraduate course
MSc

Quantity Surveying Commercial Management

Overview

Develop the theoretical knowledge and professional skills required to become an expert in quantity surveying and commercial project management.

You might already work in the construction industry, or you might be looking to expand on the experience you have built up in a related field. Delivered online, the course will enable you to develop the core competencies required by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS)*, in a flexible format no matter where you are located. Building on your experiences in the workplace, your studies will be placed in context which will enhance your strategic thinking and your confidence in decision making.

You will study construction technology, design economics, financial management and procurement. You will also have the opportunity to undertake research which will develop your skills in inquiry and critical analysis. Our links with local, regional and national employers will ensure that your learning will be inspired by contemporary industry practice that is highly relevant to your future career.

The flexible nature of online learning will also help you to balance the demands of the course with your working life. Our Virtual Learning Environment, through which the course is delivered, can be accessed at a time that suits you and your professional commitments.

We are focused on your professional and personal development. You will be guided by an expert teaching team that maintains close links with industry professionals, employers and customers to ensure your course will reflect current practice and the demands of industry. You will mix knowledge-based tasks with hands-on projects to hone your expertise and develop the practical skills that will ensure you are a work-ready graduate.

On graduating, you will be eligible to apply to sit the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors' Assessment of Professional Competence, the final stage to becoming a chartered quantity surveyor. Alternatively, you could choose to enter a related field such as engineering or project management.

In addition to the comprehensive learning resources accessible via our online library, guest lectures, conferences and course-specific events will be digitally captured and made available to you.

Entry Requirements

Requirements:Applicants should either have at least a second class honours degree in a cognate subject, at least a second class honours degree in a non-cognate subject supported by evidence of an aptitude for the subject applied for, or have equivalent experience or training, normally from within the work environment. All applicants should be in relevant employment at the point of commencing the course.

Please note, this course is not suitable for applicants with a first degree in Quantity Surveying that is accredited by The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.

All applications should be supported by a reference, either academic or professional; a template can be accessed at this link.

All applicants should satisfy our University English language requirements, please access further details at this link.

IELTS:
IELTS 6.0 with no skills below 5.5, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses.
Mature Applicants
Our University welcomes applications from mature applicants who demonstrate academic potential. We usually require some evidence of recent academic study, for example completion of an access course, however recent relevant work experience may also be considered. Please note that for some of our professional courses all applicants will need to meet the specified entry criteria and in these cases work experience cannot be considered in lieu.

If you wish to apply through this route you should refer to our University Recognition of Prior Learning policy that is available on our website.

Please note that all applicants to our University are required to meet our standard English language requirement of GCSE grade C or equivalent, variations to this will be listed on the individual course entry requirements.

Requirements:Applicants should either have at least a second class honours degree in a cognate subject, at least a second class honours degree in a non-cognate subject supported by evidence of an aptitude for the subject applied for, or have equivalent experience or training, normally from within the work environment. All applicants should be in relevant employment at the point of commencing the course.

Please note, this course is not suitable for applicants with a first degree in Quantity Surveying that is accredited by The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.

All applications should be supported by a reference, either academic or professional; a template can be accessed at this link.

All applicants should satisfy our University English language requirements, please access further details at this link.

IELTS:
IELTS 6.0 with no skills below 5.5, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses.
Verify your qualifications
If you are an international student, we can help you to compare and verify your qualifications. Please contact our International Office on +44 (0)113 812 1111 09.00 to 17.00 Mon-Thurs / 09.00 to 16.30 Fri GMT or email internationaloffice@leedsbeckett.ac.uk.
Need to improve your English Language skills?
Don't worry if you don't have the level of English required for your chosen course. We offer a wide range of courses which have been designed to help you to improve your qualifications and English language ability, most of which are accredited by the British Council. Check your English and find out more about our English courses.


More questions?
No matter what your questions, we are here to answer them, visit our International website to get more information and find out about our online open days.

Careers

Colin Tomlinson

Careers

Colin Tomlinson
Legal Consultant Tomlinson Associates Ltd

MSc Construction Law and Dispute Resolution

“I loved the course – it was a great opportunity to build contacts by meeting other people from the industry. In fact, I ended up employing two people from the course! It gave me a full understanding of the legal ramifications of construction law, a skillset which has resulted in a high demand for my services.

Modules & learning

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Study the function and effectiveness of legal principles in the resolution of design/construction problems and learn how to apply these principles to avoid or resolve such difficulties.

Undertake appraisals of construction proposals in terms of design, financial viability and client value, and research and critically appraise methodologies for cost and value decisions.

Understand practice and procedures for financial management, from pre-contract through to final account, and develop techniques for effective financial control which take into account social, corporate and ethical considerations.

Address the technological aspects of construction primarily related to structure, fabric and finishes, including sustainability issues that apply to the built environment.

Examine traditional and non-traditional procurement and tendering methods and contractual obligations in English and international law. You will also study administrative procedures associated with risk, value and supply chain management.

Develop an understanding of the major financial accounting statements and concepts and principles of financial control at both project and corporate level.

Gain the necessary skills to research, draft and present assessed work in a subject of interest and appropriate to the award.

Conduct independent professional and academic research and produce a research paper of relevance to a masters degree programme.

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Fees & funding

Fees for this course are not yet confirmed.
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Facilities

  • Library
    Library

    Tens of thousands of our Library's digital resources, including ebooks, ejournals and databases, can be accessed online at a time and place to suit you, and the Library is open 24/7 if you would like to visit. Our offsite team also provide specialist support for distance learning students.

  • Dedicated Support Team
    Dedicated Support Team

    Just because you aren't learning on campus doesn't mean you'll have to cope on your own - you'll have the support of a personal tutor along with the University's Student Hub and Wellbeing Centre. They are on hand to offer you advice about everything from academic issues to stress and anxiety.

  • Virtual Learning Environment
    Virtual Learning Environment

    The VLE gives you access to course materials such as videos, e-books and other documents. You also use it to submit your assignments and to receive feedback.

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Distance Learning

Distance Learning

We understand that full-time study does not suit everyone. That’s why we offer courses which give you the opportunity to decide where, when and how you get can get involved in learning. Our flexible courses – internet-based learning and part-time options – give you more choice, convenience and flexibility to make education work for you. Whether you’d like to fit your studies around childcare, develop your skills while working or, quite simply, want to learn from the comfort of your own home, we can help you gain a qualification at a time and pace that suits your lifestyle.

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