PGDip Building Surveying

University of the West of England (UWE Bristol)
Bristol, United Kingdom
Postgraduate Diploma
Study mode
Full-time, Part-time
9 months
Tuition fee (local)
Information not available
Tuition fee (foreign)
USD 16,500

Entry Requirements

  • If your degree is unrelated to Building Surveying, you would complete the Pre Enrolment Learning before starting on the Graduate Diploma, which you can top-up to an MSc by completing the Dissertation.
  • If your degree is related to Building Surveying, you would start on the Graduate Diploma (without needing to do the Pre Enrolment Learning), which you can top-up to an MSc by completing the Dissertation.
  • If your degree is related to Building Surveying and you have two years' postgraduate professional experience, you would start on the MSc.


  • Analysis of Building Defect (15 credits) - Investigating how buildings deteriorate, and exploring the range of investigative and reporting techniques a building surveyor uses.
  • Building Surveys and Professional Consultancy (15 credits) - A closer look at the building surveyor's role and the range of professional services he or she may be engaged in, along with the practical risks involved and the procedures for mitigating such risk within appropriate professional standards.
  • Residential Refurbishment and Maintenance (30 credits) - Explores the design, construction and social issues that influence  refurbishment and redevelopment of residential property in the private, social housing and public sectors.
  • Commercial Development (30 credits) - Here we look at the issues affecting design, selection criteria and performance characteristics in design, construction, and services. We explore the economic and market influences on the feasibility of property development schemes.
  • Procurement and Contract Law (15 credits) - A study of the legal issues arising from the administration of construction contracts.
  • Conserving Buildings and Places (15 credits) - An introduction to the ideas, principles and practices of conserving the built heritage. It includes an academic consideration of conservation values.

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