Building Surveying

Kingston University

M.Sc. On Campus
12 months
15700 GBP/year
9820 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The Building Surveying course at Kingston University is ideal for "converting" an existing undergraduate degree into a building surveying qualification and gaining entry into the construction industry.


During the Building Surveying course at Kingston University, you will gain knowledge of building materials, construction technology and pathology; specialist legal and regulatory issues (e.g. Party wall issues); the design of simple structures; and the preparation of schemes for the rehabilitation of buildings. 

The course focuses on the core competencies of the building surveyor operating within the construction industry. It takes into account the developing sustainability agenda with which construction professionals must increasingly engage, together with multidisciplinary requirements specific to building surveying (e.g. Building Information Modelling). While centred around the discipline requirements necessary for the UK-based building surveying professional (as identified by the RICS), the course also contains European and global perspectives.

Where this course will take you

Entry into the RICS is a route often taken by our graduates when they can satisfy the entry requirements thus they become chartered building surveyors.

The building surveyor is often referred to as a "Building Doctor" as the chartered building surveyor is often the first person called in should a building develop a fault or defect.

This valuable work can span from why damp is becoming apparent to cracks appearing, the building surveyor will seek the cause of the problem, suggest a remedy and often supervise the subsequent on site work needed to achieve a cure.


This course is fully accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB). And many of our graduates go on to qualify as Chartered Surveyors.

Programme Structure

Modules included:

  • Building Appraisal Maintenance and Renewal
  • Law and Practice for the Built Environment
  • Research Principles and Application
  • Research Project/dissertation
  • Specification – Design and Analysis

Key information


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

Start dates & application deadlines




180 alternative credits


On Campus

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.
Upper 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

  • Applicants should normally have a 2:1 or first-class degree. This can be in any discipline, although a related subject is an advantage.
  • Some experience of working in the industry would also be useful.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    15700 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15700 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9820 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9820 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
Home and European Union:
  • MSc part time  £5,400
Overseas (not EU):
  • MSc part time  £8,635


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