Surveying (Building Surveying)

Northumbria University

M.Sc. Online
24 months
7170 GBP/year
7170 GBP/year
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Accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), the Surveying (Building Surveying) course from Northumbria University will teach you all you need to know to succeed in your building surveyor career.


From developing your knowledge of the key concepts and frameworks related to built environment disciplines to specific building surveying skills - such as how to diagnose building defects, refurbish existing buildings, facilities management, monitor contracts and procurement and beyond - this Masters degree will enhance your professional profile and earning potential.

Our RICS accreditation is a reflection of our high standards of teaching. It also shows that you’ll be learning industry relevant content which can be applied in everyday working life, before and after graduation.

Start in January, April, July or October and gain a respected building surveyor qualification around in two to four years. Plus, you'll be able to pay your fees in module by module instalments, spreading the cost out over the duration of your studies.

Your Future

During your time with us, you’ll build the industry understanding and transferable skills needed to advance your career, even if you’re new to surveying.

Our reputation for quality is reflected in our strong links and collaborations with industry partners, such as RICS and the Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH). Experienced practitioners help to influence our academic content, ensuring our students develop the knowledge employers need them to have.

You’ll also improve your interpersonal and research skills, plus your ability to tackle complex issues through conceptualisation, contribute to new processes and use judgement when considering ambiguous data – all highly valuable traits to employers.

Our Careers and Employment Service offers a range of resources and support, available online and on a one-to-one basis, for you to tap into.

Successful completion of this Surveying (Building Surveying) course from Northumbria University could also lead you to a Postgraduate Research Degree.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • The Business Environment 
  • Construction and Sustainable Technologies
  • Facilities Management
  • Law and Surveying Professional Practice
  • Research Methods 
  • Research Based Study
  • Contract Administration and Practice

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

You are advised to apply early to secure your place.




180 alternative credits



Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
Lower Second Class

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A minimum of a 2:2 honours degree.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    7170 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7170 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    7170 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7170 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

Due for update

Updated over a year ago

Check the official programme website for potential updates.

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