Masters Programmes -
MSc Quantity Surveying
The need for quantity
surveyors is vital for the efficient management of construction projects. The
School of the Built Environment at Heriot-Watt University is instrumental in
meeting the education needs of such graduates by building on their previous education
and experience to prepare them for the demands of this profession.
As competition amongst
those wishing to enter and develop a career in quantity surveying, an
internationally recognised postgraduate qualification, such as this MSc from
Heriot-Watt University, provides a quality benchmark for prospective employers
and enhances career progression. International construction and quantity
surveying practices recruit graduates directly each year and graduates from the
programme develop careers across many sectors of industry and commerce.
Taught using principles
that are applicable in many quantity surveying and financial management
industrial sectors, this programme provides students with access to both a
solid theoretical base and current and future approaches to practical quantity
surveying practice. It is focused on industrial relevance, ensuring that
graduates of the course are quickly able to make a positive and effective
contribution to the success of their working environment, and the development
of their own professional careers.
This Postgraduate degree programme is accredited by the Chartered Association of Building Engineers, (UK).
Students who successfully complete this Masters programme are awarded
full academic exemption of the Chartered Institute of Building and eligible for
membership. For more information about the CIOB or membership grades please
The MSc QS is also a Building Construction & Authority (BCA),
recognized degree for the registration of QS in the Public Sector Panels of
RICS accreditation statement:
Heriot-Watt University partnership with the Royal Institution of Chartered
Surveyors (RICS), the MSc in Quantity
Surveying supported by Trent Global College of
Technology & Management is fully accredited by the RICS. This demonstrates
that the programme meets the quality principles of the RICS and provides
graduate entry to the profession for students studying at Trent Global College
of Technology & Management who successfully complete the programme, with
all the associated career benefits this provides.
The quality principles
demonstrated by RICS accredited programmes can be found at:
The benefits of RICS
membership can be found at:
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- A relevant degree with either first or second class honours from any
- Other equivalent qualification and relevant industries experience may be
considered on a case-by-case basis.
- Mature and experienced adults working in relevant industries may also be
considered on individual merits.
- All applications are subjected to approval by Heriot-Watt University.
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