Postgraduate MSc

Building Surveying

Focus on real-life projects and interact with modern and historic buildings as you learn how to maintain and protect them as a chartered surveyor.

Building Surveying

Course Overview

  • Institution code

  • Main location

    Distance Learning
  • Attendance

  • Duration

    2 Years
  • Start date

    18 Sep 2023

Whether you’re looking for a route into construction or you want to become a chartered surveyor, this Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) accredited course will prepare you to progress to chartered building surveyor status.

As part of your course, you'll: 

  • Gain the practical skills and theoretical knowledge that supports your role as a building surveyor in protecting, maintaining and refurbishing both modern and historic buildings
  • Study building pathology, construction law and the technology behind building refurbishment
  • Develop theoretical appreciation and practical skills to repurpose existing buildings and efficiently maintain them once they’ve been renovated

Ideal if you are working in the construction industry, this online course will allow you to fit your studies around your work and home commitments. You’ll be able to access our Virtual Learning Environment in your own time and also benefit from the same support our onsite students receive.

This course is all about interactive learning, so you’ll have the opportunity to share your experiences with your tutors and fellow students through group discussions. In this collaborative environment you’ll be exposed to new issues and ideas, giving you the ability to bring different solutions to your workplace.

Expert practitioners
The teaching team includes professional building surveyors with specialist knowledge, so you’ll have access to expert advice on a range of disciplines, from building pathology to thermal performance and insulation.

Industry links
Our relationship with external professionals will feed into your learning and you’ll be able to attend guest lectures here at Leeds Beckett. Previous speakers have included Bryan Hindle, a preservation expert who specialises in timber and damp, and surveyors from firms Eddisons and EC Harris.

Why study Building Surveying at Leeds Beckett University...

  1. Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) accredited course.
  2. Access to on campus guest lectures delivered by industry professionals.
  3. Supports with progression on to Chartered Surveyor Status with the RICS.
  4. Flexible part-time distance learning through our virtual learning environment.
  5. Industry experienced expert teaching team.
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