MSc

Building Surveying

Teaching & Learning

Overall workload

Each module on our distance learning courses is individually designed to maximise your learning so study requirements will vary. As a guideline you will need to allocate around 10 hours per week to complete each module plus a further five hours for additional reading and assignments. These 10 hours of teaching and learning will be delivered using a range of interactive resources, this typically includes audio and video content, group discussions, reflective exercises, quizzes, online reading and much more. All these resources are delivered through our Virtual Learning Environment and can be accessed at a time and place that suits you.

Distance learning

We understand that full-time study does not suit everyone. That’s why we offer courses which give you the opportunity to decide where, when and how you can get involved in learning. Studying a distance learning course offers the convenience and flexibility to make education work for you. Whether you’d like to fit your studies around childcare, develop your skills while working or, quite simply, want to learn from the comfort of your own home, we can help you gain a qualification at a time and pace that suits your lifestyle.

Like our students on campus, you will have the same excellent teaching and learning resources, however you’ll find these online instead of a lecture theatre. Not only are all the modules taught online, but you will also have access to an online community and more than 140,000 books and journals in our online library.

To study this course, you will require broadband internet connection with a speed of 2mbps and working speakers. You will need Windows 7 / Mac OSX 10.8 or above and have access to Chrome v64=3 or higher (recommended). Edge v42+, Firefox v57+ or Safari v6+. Java and Adobe Reader will need to be enabled and you will need a minimum screen resolution of 1024 x 768.

Complete technical requirements are detail in the full guide. Visit our distance learning website

Due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic we are currently unable to advise on the mode of teaching for September 2021, however we will keep you updated and provide more information as soon as we can. We continue to follow government guidance and your teaching and learning will reflect the restrictions in place at the time of delivery. We currently anticipate that you may experience a blended approach – this is a mix of face-to-face, on campus and online teaching and learning. You can keep up to date with teaching and learning at Leeds Beckett via our Covid-19 website. Updated course specifications will be available in August 2021. In the meantime, our existing course specifications are available.

What you'll learn

Gain an understanding of the function and effectiveness of legal principles in the resolution of design/construction related problems and develop the skills to apply these principles in the workplace.
Building on your existing knowledge of construction technology, you will study the diagnosis of defects in buildings and how to remedy them. You will look at the characteristics and properties of materials and the causes of deterioration and failure, with a particular emphasis on historic buildings.
Working to a brief, you will produce detailed design solutions, working drawings and specifications, with a focus on inclusivity and sustainability.
Explore the impact of environmental issues on the management of energy use in buildings, services and facilities maintenance in organisations. You will gain the skills to make informed decisions about the maintenance of buildings and services, and to develop strategies for environmental management.
Carry out an in-depth research project in an area that interests you. You will prepare a project proposal and create a finished project suitable for an academic or professional audience.
Develop the skills to direct the property life-cycle, from feasibility study to commissioning and evaluating designs, occupation and post-occupation evaluation, right through to disposal.
This module will prepare you to conduct independent professional and academic research for your major project.
Evaluate a range of domestic and non-domestic construction technologies, focusing on low-carbon buildings and the modern methods of construction that facilitate low-carbon construction.
Gain an understanding of the function and effectiveness of legal principles in the resolution of design/construction related problems and develop the skills to apply these principles in the workplace.
Building on your existing knowledge of construction technology, you will study the diagnosis of defects in buildings and how to remedy them. You will look at the characteristics and properties of materials and the causes of deterioration and failure, with a particular emphasis on historic buildings.
Working to a brief, you will produce detailed design solutions, working drawings and specifications, with a focus on inclusivity and sustainability.
Explore the impact of environmental issues on the management of energy use in buildings, services and facilities maintenance in organisations. You will gain the skills to make informed decisions about the maintenance of buildings and services, and to develop strategies for environmental management.
Carry out an in-depth research project in an area that interests you. You will prepare a project proposal and create a finished project suitable for an academic or professional audience.
Develop the skills to direct the property life-cycle, from feasibility study to commissioning and evaluating designs, occupation and post-occupation evaluation, right through to disposal.
This module will prepare you to conduct independent professional and academic research for your major project.
Evaluate a range of domestic and non-domestic construction technologies, focusing on low-carbon buildings and the modern methods of construction that facilitate low-carbon construction.