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Masters Programmes -
MSc Quantity Surveying
Heriot-Watt University

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.

Graduate Opportunities 

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 visit

The MSc QS is also a Building Construction & Authority (BCA), recognized degree for the registration of QS in the Public Sector Panels of Consultants (PSPC).

RICS accreditation statement:

Through 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:

Entry Requirements: 
  • A relevant degree with either first or second class honours from any recognized University.
  • 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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