About this course
Whatever a student's first degree subject, the Graduate Diploma in Surveying allows students to gain a recognised qualification in quantity surveying in just one year. Choosing to study this Graduate Diploma in Surveying puts them on the path to a professional career. This course is accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), meaning that on graduation (once in a trainee role with a surveying firm), students can enrol for the Assessment of Professional Competence (APC), the final step to becoming a fully qualified Chartered Surveyor.
The course has been developed in close collaboration with industry and professions to enable them to acquire and develop the knowledge and skills applicable to practise as a quantity surveyor. The course has been specifically designed for those from non-cognate disciplines such as the arts and business studies and assumes no prior knowledge or experience in either the built environment or of quantity surveying, allowing them to build upon existing qualifications and academic ability.
The course has been structured to provide them with the essential skills and knowledge required by employers and the profession. They will cover a wide range of specialist modules that concentrate on professional knowledge and the requirements of practice. In this way they will be best equipped to acquire a professional qualification in the minimum possible time.
Students also have the flexibility of choosing the non-professionally accredited Graduate Certificate in Surveying route by completing eight modules, allowing them to tailor the course to your particular needs and commitments.
- Most postgraduate courses are suitable for those who possess a UK undergraduate Honours degree. Other qualifications and appropriate experience may be considered with entry and is subject to the University’s judgement.
- Applicants whose first language is not English should normally have an IELTS overall score of 6.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in each component. Alternative English language qualifications may be accepted for entry.