Develop the core competencies of a surveyor and explore their role in key aspects of business and surveying practice. Develop transferable skills in problem solving. Suitable for graduates wishing to attain membership of one of the international professional bodies for surveying or construction.
To take into account
* A Bachelor’s or higher degree in any discipline from a recognised university or an RICS accredited diploma of equivalent standing to a surveying degree. For acceptance on to the MSc route you are required to have a good first degree (2.2 or higher). A detailed syllabus must be supplied if applying for module exemptions at Part 1. * Relevant employment within the real estate or construction industries. Maximum benefit is gained if you work alongside a Fellow or Member of RICS or similar institution, whether in a private firm or government organisation. ...
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MSc in Surveying
Why study this course?
- The quickest route to chartered status for those with non-related degrees in any discipline
- Potential to complete the APC within three years of commencing study
- tailor your studies to suit your own requirements and career aspirations through a choice of modules
- Link study to your work and investigate and reflect on practices in the workplace
- Dedicated study for rural practice and machinery and business asset valuers
- Counts towards the APC CPD requirement
Award: Two routes through the Programme lead to either the Postgraduate Diploma in Surveying or MSc in Surveying
Time commitment: 14 hours per week for study, plus an additional 5 hours per week of informal workplace experience
Once you have successfully completed Part 1 you have two options:
- Complete Part 2 with either CEM or the University of Reading to be awarded a Postgraduate Diploma in Surveying. This will entitle you to use the designatory letters PGDip Surveying or PGDipSurv respectively
- If you successfully complete Part 2 following the University of Reading route you may continue to Part 3, and upon completion you will be awarded the MSc in Surveying. You will be entitled to use the designatory letters MScSurv, or simply MSc
To study for the MSc you must be registered with the University of Reading from the start of Part 2. Students completing Part 2 may take a gap of up to three years before returning to complete Part 3 to attain the MSc.
You should have:
- A Bachelor’s or higher degree in any discipline from a recognised university or an RICS accredited diploma of equivalent standing to a surveying degree. For acceptance on to the MSc route you are required to have a good first degree (2.2 or higher). A detailed syllabus must be supplied if applying for module exemptions at Part 1.
- Relevant employment within the real estate or construction industries. Maximum benefit is gained if you work alongside a Fellow or Member of RICS or similar institution, whether in a private firm or government organisation. This is not essential, but all students are encouraged to seek support from a mentor from within the property or construction industry. If you are not currently in relevant employment you may still apply, provided you have considered how you may obtain access to people and information during your studies
- English language proficiency
- Mathematics Grade C or above at GCSE or equivalent
Evidence is required in the form of certificates or statements. You should send photocopies that have been certified as true copies by a Member or Fellow of RICS, HKIS, SISV or a person of equivalent standing. Do not send original documents.
Up to 60 credits may be exempted for applicants who can demonstrate prior learning:
- Graduates with a degree related to real estate or construction (e.g. architecture) are exempt from the foundation level
- Graduates whose existing degree covers building technology or principles of law at final year level can request exemption from these modules at Part 1. You must produce syllabus details and copy certificates as evidence of your prior learning to obtain the exemptions
These exemptions are from assessment only. All students will receive a full set of Part 1 study materials.
The Programme has a significant online component and you will need to have good access to the Internet throughout your studies.
Assessment consists of assignments and examinations.
You will complete and submit two assignments per module according to the course timetable. Due dates for submission may not be changed.
Exams are normally held in December and a period of revision is scheduled beforehand. You will sit one 3-hour written paper per examined module. At Parts 1 and 2 you will complete one coursework-only module of study after sitting the examinations.