Northumbria University
Surveying (Building Surveying) MSc
Northumbria University

Key Course Facts

Course Description

Transform your Surveying career with our distance learning Surveying (Building Surveying) MSc. Accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), the course will teach you all you need to know to succeed in the industry.

From developing your knowledge of the key concepts and frameworks related to built environment disciplines to specific building surveying skills - such as how to diagnose building defects, refurbish existing buildings, facilities management, monitor contracts and procurement and beyond - this course will enhance your professional profile and earning potential.

Our RICS accreditation is a reflection of our high standards of teaching. It also shows you’ll be learning industry relevant content which can be applied in everyday working life, before and after graduation.

Choose to start studying in January, April, July or October.

Your tutors will use a variety of teaching methods, which may include lectures, seminars, problem-based workshops, case discussions, practical activities, group work and tutorials. Teaching is backed up by a well-designed support system that will underpin your learning journey. You will have access to a Guidance Tutor with whom you can discuss any academic issues. Extensive feedback from both tutors and peers is built into the course.

Entry Requirements / Admissions

Requirements for international students / English requirements

IELTS academic test score (similar tests may be accepted as well)

    • 6.5
    • Graduate Degrees Business and Economics
    • 6.0
    • Graduate Degrees Design, Science, Engineering
    • 7.0
    • Graduate Degrees Humanities
    • 7.0
    • Graduate Degrees Law
    • 5.5
    • Undergraduate Degrees Engineering, Science and Technology and Computing
    • 6.0
    • Undergraduate Degrees Health, Education, Business, Art and Design
    • 6.5
    • Undergraduate Degrees Law, English and Humanities

Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still study Surveying (Building Surveying), MSc, if you do not meet the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements.

Applicants should normally have: A minimum of a 2:2 honours degree. International qualifications If you have studied a non UK qualification, you can see how your qualifications compare to the standard entry criteria, by selecting the country that you received the qualification in, from our country pages. Visit English Language requirements International applicants are required to have a minimum overall IELTS (Academic) score of 6.5 with 5.5 in each component (or approved equivalent*). *The university accepts a large number of UK and International Qualifications in place of IELTS. You can find details of acceptable tests and the required grades you will need in our English Language section. Visit


Average student cost of living in the UK

Rent £518
Water, gas electricity, internet (at home) £50
Supermarket shopping £81
Clothing £35
Eating out £33
Alcohol £27
Takeaways / food deliveries £30
Going out / entertainment (excl.alcohol, food) £24
Holidays and weekend trips £78
Transport within city £17
Self-care / sports £20
Stationary / books £13
Mobile phone / internet £13
Cable TV / streaming £7
Insurance £51
Other £95
Average student cost of living £1092

London costs approx 34% more than average, mainly due to rent being 67% higher than average of other cities. For students staying in student halls, costs of water, gas, electricity, wifi are generally included in the rental. Students in smaller cities where accommodation is in walking/biking distance transport costs tend to be significantly smaller.

University Rankings

Positions of Northumbria University in top UK and global rankings.

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About Northumbria University

Northumbria University was founded in 1969 in the small city of Newcastle upon Tyne. Newcastle has been named as the best UK student city in Student Hut’s league table for multiple consecutive years, based on the music festivals, nightlife, and attractions that there are for young people in the city. Northumbria University prides itself on being a comprehensive institution, deliberately offering thirty of the most frequently selected subjects for study. They also pride themselves on delivering these programmes at a standard that has gained recognition from global ranking systems.

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Where is this programme taught

City Centre Campus
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