12 months
15400 GBP/year
10180 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The Quantity Surveying course from London South Bank University is intended for graduates working, or intending to work, in the construction industry offering advice on project feasibility, methods for financing and procuring construction work and financial management of the design and construction process within consultant firms, client organisations or contracting companies.

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Applicants should have an interest in construction cost management and the motivation to pursue an intensive route to professional qualifications. Course content covers the skills required of the practicing quantity surveyor.

Three supplementary modules at the beginning of the course bring you up to speed in relation to construction technology, law and contract documentation and administration before you embark on the masters level modules. These supplementary modules are a distinguishing feature of the course and are highly valued by students and their employers.

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We offer different course options, depending on your circumstances:

  • If you hold an undergraduate Surveying degree, you should apply for the ‘Surveying graduates’ route as you will study fewer modules; your previous study will be taken into account.
  • If you do not hold an undergraduate Surveying degree, you should apply for our ‘Conversion’ course
  • For either of the above routes, you can opt to study either a full Masters qualification or a PGDip (without dissertation) qualification. Please note: Postgraduate loan funding via Student Finance England, is only available for students taking full Masters courses without any module exemptions. PGDip courses are ineligible for this scheme.

Features of the Quantity Surveying course from London South Bank University

  • RICS accredited (PGDip) award in 2 semesters for full-time students or 4 semesters for part time students
  • Option to achieve a PGDip award, take a break of up to 2 years, and return to do a 'top-up' Masters
  • Emphasis on the business skills required in quantity surveying practice
  • Contributions to programme from practitioners
  • An expanding Alumni Association that provides you with excellent networking opportunities.



Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Project evaluation
  • Construction contract administration
  • Construction law
  • Procurement and management of construction
  • Economics and finance for construction

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


240 alternative credits
  • PgDip: 120/180 credits
  • MSc: 180/240 credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements


  • A minimum of a 2:1 Honours degree, the subject area does not matter as number of students undertake the course as part of a career change
For Surveying graduates/professionals
  • A minimum of a 2:1 Honours degree in a Surveying subject, or
  • Corporate membership of a professional body concerned with property or construction, for example, CIOB, RIBA, RTPI, CIOH or other relevant body of equal standing.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    15400 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15400 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    10180 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10180 GBP per year during 12 months.

Msc PT

  • UK fee: £2195
  • International fee: £3311


  • UK fee: £6786.66
  • International fee: £9933.33


  • UK fee: £2262.22
  • International fee: £3422.22

Living costs for London

1137 - 2157 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


International undergraduate and postgraduate students scholarships:

    International Scholarships
  • LSBU is offering scholarships and discounts to hundreds of students via our International Scholarships
  • International Merit Scholarships
  • We offer students pursuing undergraduate or postgraduate taught programmes with outstanding academic profiles a fee reduction of up to £4,000 on each full academic year's tuition fees.
    LSBU Loyalty Award
  • We offer postgraduate Tuition Fee discounts for LSBU graduates progressing directly onto a postgraduate course and eligible alumni.
    ONCAMPUS London South Bank Merit Scholarship
  • 25% fee reduction to ONCAMPUS London South Bank students progressing to university degree programmes.

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.

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