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Heriot-Watt University: Commercial Management and Quantity Surveying with Industry Placement (Two years)

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MSc Commercial Management and Quantity Surveying with Industry Placement is two years in duration and will equip you with the knowledge, skills and hands on practical experience necessary to meet the needs of the cost management and quantity surveying sectors of the building and infrastructure industries.

You’ll gain a solid theoretical and technical base knowledge combined with a strong focus on relevance of theory to industry alongside practical work experience meaning that you’ll quickly be able to make a positive contribution to the workplace.

The programme will interest you if you are looking to commence or progress within the cost management profession in construction, with conversion training in the field of quantity surveying and the opportunity to achieve Chartership status following graduation.

During the master’s programme, you’ll understand quantity surveying practices, including building cost control and measurement, gain contract and procurement skills, understand construction technologies and develop necessary transferable management skills.

This industry-focused master’s programme will ensure you have the skills necessary to make a positive and effective contribution to your future working environment.

Your learning environment

The MSc Commercial Management and Quantity Surveying with Industry Placement is taught though a combination of lectures, seminars, workshops, and tutorials, allowing you to get to know and build relationships with your teaching staff, academics, and peers. Teaching by the academic staff team is supplemented by guest lectures and input from practitioners to help understand current industry issues.

Customise your learning

You’ll begin the programme in September, the programme is offered full time at the Edinburgh campus and is two years in duration.  


MSc Commercial Management and Quantity Surveying with Industry Placement is accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) for the purpose of graduate membership.


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