Full-time - 1 year; Part-time - 2 years plus dissertation
This programme is accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). By studying a combination of core and optional modules the course provides the skills required by the practising building surveyor, and to equip you for both the profession and industry. In order to complete the MSc stage, you are required to take a Research Methods unit and undertake a dissertation on a topic approved by your supervisor.
A minimum of a 2:1 Honours degree; the subject area does not matter. A number of students undertake the course as part of a career change. The P/T mode requires the student to be in employment related to Building Surveying (a reference from the employer will be required)OR
Membership of a relevant professional body such as RICS, CIOB, RTPI or RIBA
This programme is intended for non-surveying graduates who are working, or intending to work, in this area of the construction industry. The Building Surveying programme is for those involved in the maintenance, refurbishment, alteration and extension of existing buildings, or in project management and design for public bodies, commercial organisations and professional practice firms.
Intitutional and legal context for property
Valuations and surveying
Property and building law
Building surveying project
Use and performance of buildings
Property and asset management
Advanced measurement and documentation
Ecological and sustainable domestic architecture
Environment and resource management
Health and safety management in construction
History of architecture and construction
International real estate and construction
Legal resolution of property and construction disputes
Employment prospects for graduates of the MSc/PgDip Building Surveying programme are excellent, with nearly 100% employment of graduates from the course since its inception. Graduates work in a range of organisations including both small and large private practices, local authorities, housing associations and government organisations as well as property and construction companies.
LSBU is committed to supporting you develop your employability and succeed in getting a job after you have graduated. Your qualification will certainly help, but in a competitive market you also need to work on your employability, and on your career search. Our Employability Service will support you in developing your skills, finding a job, interview techniques, work experience or an internship, and will help you assess what you need to do to get the job you want at the end of your course.
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