London South Bank University

Course Introduction

This programme is intended for non'surveying graduates who are working, or intending to work, in this area of the construction industry. The Building Surveying programme is for those involved in the maintenance, refurbishment, alteration and extension of existing buildings, or in project management and design for public bodies, commercial organisations and professional practice firms.

This programme is accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). By studying a combination of core and optional modules the course provides the skills required by the practicing building surveyor, and to equip you for both the profession and industry. In order to complete the MSc stage, you are required to take a Research Methods unit and undertake a dissertation on a topic approved by your supervisor.

Course Modules

Modules include: Institutional and legal context for property; construction; valuations and surveying; building pathology; property and building law; building surveying project; use and performance of buildings; property and asset management; dissertation. Optional modules: Advanced measurement and documentation; behavioural finance; building control; ecological and sustainable domestic architecture; environment and resource management; health and safety management in construction; history of architecture and construction; international real estate and construction; legal resolution of property and construction disputes.

Start Date:


Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
1 year
Full Time
2 years
Part Time

Qualifications required:

  • *A minimum of a Bachelor degree equivalent to UK Second Class Honours Upper Division, the subject area does not matter as number of students undertake the course as part of a career change, or
  • *Membership of a relevant professional body such as RICS, CIOB, RTPI or RIBA
  • *The P/T mode requires the student to be in employment related to Building Surveying (a reference from the employer will be required)
  • *Applicants who do not meet this requirement will be considered for entry on the basis of the length and quality of their employment experience in areas cognate to surveying and construction. Evidence of this will be required in support of any application made.