School of Architecture and Built Environment

Digital Quantity Surveying

MSc Full-time 1 year, Full time Distance Learning 1 year, Part-time 2 years, Part-time Distance Learning 2 years

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  • Start Date(s) 19 September 2022, 17 January 2022
  • Award MSc
  • Study Mode Full-time, Full time Distance Learning, Part-time, Part-time Distance Learning
  • Course Length Full-time (1 year), Full time Distance Learning (1 year), Part-time (2 years), Part-time Distance Learning (2 years)
  • Campus Location Wolverhampton City Campus, Distance Learning
  • School School of Architecture and Built Environment

Why choose this course?

MSc Digital Quantity Surveying is a new and innovative course in the School of Architecture and Built Environment of the University of Wolverhampton.

The world is going digital and so is the construction industry. Therefore, MSc Digital Quantity Surveying is birthed from the response to digitalization in the construction industry and has been curated alongside a list of relevant subjects to explore ways that Quantity Surveyors can drive the use of new technology in the construction industry; and align digital strategy with Quantity Surveying practice.

The course provides an opportunity for students who have studied an allied undergraduate built environment course to further their knowledge and understanding of quantity surveying practice or to change their career path and become a quantity surveyor. This innovative course aims to develop individuals with high level knowledge of Quantity Surveying practices, processes and digital technologies, addressing the shortage of skilled quantity surveying professionals globally.

You will be taught how to blend traditional quantity surveying skills with modern technologies whilst ensuring you gain the necessary knowledge and skills to become a reflective practitioner in quantity surveying.

This course responds to the need to embrace digitisation and automation in construction, and you will experience a combination of structured learning with problem-based scenarios and research that will develop your capabilities for critical thinking.

Enabling you to tackle complex financial issues in the construction industry, exposure to new digital tools will help you gain new skills and work smarter as a Quantity Surveyor.

This flexible course can enable qualification at postgraduate certificate and diploma levels on successful completion of a requisite number of modules and credits.

What happens on the course?

You will have the opportunity to engage with a range of traditional learning approaches during the course, as well as undertaking research before coming together to discuss technical issues.

Seminars from industry practitioners will provide the opportunity to discuss your projects with them to gain real-world insight into the problems you are trying to solve. Often working on design briefs specified by industry practitioners, you will develop solutions to meet real-world problems/requirements. Technology-supported learning is integrated across all our modules and modes of studies, providing blended learning options.

This course will enable you to develop your cognitive and intellectual skills through a series of lectures and tutorials. Case studies, group work, workshops and student presentations will help develop your professional skills and a critical awareness of challenges relating to quantity surveying practice.

Online delivery is via interactive video broadcast and supported by a dedicated learning package as a supplementary resource. A full set of learning materials are available for each module. Lecture sessions will be recorded to allow you to watch sessions if you are unable to attend or as part of the revision process.

This course comprises 6 x 20 credit modules and a 60 credit dissertation. Please refer to course modules for more details. 

Course Modules

Potential Career Paths

As a graduate Quantity Surveyor, you will be able to further specialise your quantity surveying skills. If you have studied an allied undergraduate built environment course other than quantity surveying, you will be able to change your career path and become a Quantity Surveyor. This course will give you the required set of skills and competencies to work as a Quantity Surveyor in the construction industry and the ability to qualify as a Chartered Surveyor post completion.

If you have been in the construction industry for some time and work as Quantity Surveyor but haven’t got formal qualifications, this course will offer you an opportunity to obtain a formal educational qualification in quantity surveying. You will also gain a sound knowledge of the construction sector including management, construction processes, BIM and Construction Law. These open up a range of opportunities to specialise in contract administration, site management, project coordination and specialist BIM based roles in addition to traditional quantity surveying services in building and civil engineering projects.

Additional Information

Everything you need to know about this course!

  • You will be exposed to diverse learning and teaching methods that are designed to encourage you to be proactive in the process.
  • You will engage with methods responsive to the needs of stakeholders and appropriate to the knowledge base of quantity surveying, which are responsive to the characteristics of your cohort and within an appropriate environment.
  • You will benefit from a high level of support from our academic staff who are both academically and professionally qualified and active researchers. They will bring their experience into their teaching.
  • You will be studying with a wide range of other professional disciplines in an integrated department of architecture, building and civil engineering, reflecting the modern interdisciplinary nature of construction projects.
  • You will able to experience a world-class state-of-the-art teaching and learning environment at our newly completed Springfield Campus, which is the Europe’s largest construction centre of excellence.

On completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Demonstrate a systematic understanding and critical awareness of current quantity surveying principles and practices, define problems and evaluate alternative solutions
  • Develop appropriate advice to clients and other stakeholders on cost, time, quality, value and procurement of complex construction projects, and communicate conclusions clearly to specialist and non-specialist audiences
  • Apply financial management principles and appraisal techniques within the planning and controlling of construction projects and evaluate key issues that impact on project financial performance
  • Demonstrate high level of skills and abilities to make use of generic and bespoke quantity surveying related software tools including BIM, solving complex costing problems and developing appropriate solutions for presentation to a range of stakeholders
  • Evaluate current research and scholarship within the general areas of quantity surveying and digital construction, critique current research methodologies and apply this knowledge to solve original and complex problems
  • Implement a range of transferable skills including the ability to learn independently, work collaboratively, make informed decisions in complex situations and take responsibility for personal development

Location Mode Fee Year
Home/EU Full time Distance Learning £6400 per year 2020-21
Home/EU Full-time £6400 per year 2020-21
Home/EU Part-time Distance Learning £3200 per year 2020-21
Home/EU Part-time £3200 per year 2020-21
Home Full time Distance Learning £6550 per year 2021-22
Home Full time Distance Learning £7995 per year 2022-23
Home Full-time £6550 per year 2021-22
Home Full-time £7995 per year 2022-23
Home Part-time Distance Learning £3275 per year 2021-22
Home Part-time Distance Learning £3998 per year 2022-23
Home Part-time £3275 per year 2021-22
Home Part-time £3998 per year 2022-23
International Full time Distance Learning £6400 per year 2020-21
International Full time Distance Learning £6550 per year 2021-22
International Full time Distance Learning £7995 per year 2022-23
International Full-time £13350 per year 2020-21
International Full-time £13950 per year 2021-22
International Part-time Distance Learning £3200 per year 2020-21
International Part-time Distance Learning £3998 per year 2022-23

These fees relate to new entrants only for the academic year indicated for entry onto the course, any subsequent years study may be subject to an annual increase, usually in line with inflation.

A second-class honours degree or equivalent in a related subject is required for direct entry or a Postgraduate certificate in a related subject or equivalent with a minimum of a pass (50%) in all modules.

Students are selected using application form and references in the first instance and may be invited for interview. Students applying for individual modules will be required to demonstrate the ability to absorb technical concepts and detail, possibly by way of their previous industrial or commercial experience. Minimum English competency is the standard MSc entry: Grade 4 or above in GCSE English or equivalent.

International Applicants

Your qualifications need to be deemed equivalent to the above entry requirements.

Chartered Association of Building Engineers (CABE)

Accredited by the Chartered Association of Building Engineers (CABE).

Postgraduate Loan (Home Fee Status):

You may be able to get a postgraduate student loan from Student Finance England of up to £11,570 to help pay for a Master’s degree. Applications are made through Student Finance England and more information on the regulations and eligibility criteria can be found at Masters Loans

* Any RPL will invalidate your eligibility as you must study a minimum of 180 credits

Changes for EU students:

The UK government has confirmed that EU students starting courses from 1 August 2021 will normally be classified as Overseas (International) students for fee purposes. More information about the change is available at UKCISA:

EU citizens living in the UK with 'settled' status, and Irish nationals living in the UK or Ireland, will still be classified as Home students, providing they meet the usual residency requirements, for more information about EU Settlement Scheme (EUSS) click here.

Postgraduate Loyalty Discount:

You can get 20% discount on a taught on-site postgraduate course if you’re a University of Wolverhampton Graduate.

The University offers a generous 20% Loyalty Discount to students progressing from an undergraduate programme to a taught postgraduate programme, where both courses are University of Wolverhampton Awards.

There is no time limit on how long ago you completed your degree as long as this is your first Masters level qualification.

The discount applies to the first year of enrolment only. Students who receive a loyalty discount are not entitled to any further tuition discount or bursary. For full terms and conditions click here.


If you are paying for the fees yourself then the fees can be paid in 3 instalments: November, January and April. More information can be found by clicking here.

Sponsored - Your employer, embassy or organisation can pay for your Tuition fees:

Your employer, embassy or organisation agrees to pay all or part of your tuition fees; the University will refer to them as your sponsor and will invoice them for the appropriate amount.

We must receive notification of sponsorship in writing as soon as possible, and before enrolment, confirming that the sponsor will pay your tuition fees.

Financial Hardship:

Students can apply to the Dennis Turner Opportunity Fund for help with course related costs however this cannot be used for fees or to cover general living costs.

Charitable Funding:

You might also want to explore the possibility of funding from charitable trusts; please see the following websites Association of Charitable Foundations, Directory of Social Change or Family Action. Most charities and trust funds offer limited bursaries targeted to specific groups of students so you will need to research whether any of them are relevant to your situation.

You can find more information on the University’s Funding, cost, fee and support pages.


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