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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    University College of Estate Management

  • Study mode

    Part time

  • Start date

    28-MAR-22, 26-SEP-22

  • Duration

    2 years

Course summary


Do you want to make an impact on the growth of the world’s cities and the development of urban areas? Do you have an interest in both the property and construction industries? If the answer is yes, then a career in building surveying could be the perfect career for you. Building surveying is a growing, international, professional discipline dealing with the inspection, maintenance and refurbishment of existing buildings. Building surveyors also advise clients about sustainable design, planning and conservation, with clients ranging from homeowners to commercial and industrial companies.

This is an industry-recognised qualification that provides you with the academic preparation you need for a career as a chartered surveyor. It is a fully supported online programme with great flexibility to earn while you learn, giving you the ability to study anywhere in the world.


This programme will give you an informed view of the key areas of knowledge required to prepare you for a career in building surveying. It covers the core technical disciplines of the building surveying specialism and their role within the wider context of built environment professional disciplines.

This conversion MSc Building Surveying programme enables graduates from disciplines unrelated to construction and real estate to obtain an RICS/CIOB/CABE/HKICM accredited degree, giving access to professional membership. The programme 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.


Studying online means taking control of when and where you study so you can study at your own pace, no matter where you are in the world. It means being able to balance your home and work life with your education so you can earn while you learn.

When you study at UCEM, you’ll be using our state-of-the-art Virtual Learning Environment (VLE), a specialised resource which provides you with everything you need to keep on top of your studies and succeed.

You’ll be guided through your learning with weekly study schedules and course guides, which you can adapt to suit your needs, pace and lifestyle. Studying online doesn’t mean studying alone as you’ll be fully supported by tutors and a community of students throughout your journey.


Your learning experience with UCEM will be fully supported through a range of activities on our VLE. You’ll also have access to UCEM’s valuable and comprehensive e-library service, providing you with a wealth of subject-specific materials to support you throughout your studies.


This professionally accredited degree is recognised worldwide, leading to employment opportunities across the globe. It will equip you with the essential subject knowledge, postgraduate skills and expertise to enable you to progress to chartered status as a building surveyor and work within the building surveying areas of practice in the built environment. You’ll also have opportunities to work in an international environment.

Application deadline

31 January 2022, 08 August 2022

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 9,400overall cost

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

University College of Estate Management

  • Campus address

    University College of Estate Management, Horizons, 60 Queen's Road, Reading, Hampshire, RG1 4BS, England

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