Online Course

Surveying msc

Build Your Future. Join a distance learning, RICS accredited Surveying MSc from Northumbria University.

Our Surveying Masters courses will help you to progress in surveying, whether you’re working in the field and want to take a step up or you’re looking to launch your career in the industry.

Choose from three specialist pathways – Quantity, Building or Real Estate Surveying. However you choose to specialise, you’ll be on a course that’s accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and taught by industry experienced academics.

Open to anyone with a 2:2 undergraduate degree, in any subject (or international equivalent), our online courses are designed to be as flexible as possible. You can study at anytime, from anywhere, making it easy to fit studying in around your life. Plus, you can choose when you start: January, April, July or October.

The fees for the 2021/2022 academic year are £8,400* which you will be able to pay in module by module instalments.


  • Type
    Distance Learning MSc degree
  • Start Dates
    January, April, July and October
  • Length (min)
    2 years
  • Cost per Programme 2021/22*
  • Typical Entry Requirements
    2.2 undergraduate honours degree or above from any UK university or international equivalent.

*Please note, fees for new intakes, starting in subsequent academic years, may change. More information about this can be found in the Course Fees section below.

Meet our Programme Lead

Building Surveying Pathway

Specialise in the design, development, repair and maintenance of buildings. Develop your ability to diagnose defects, refurbish existing buildings, manage facilities and maintenance, and monitor contracts and procurement.


Real Estate Pathway

Focus on property development, commercial property management and beyond. Become an expert in valuing commercial property, managing property assets, analysing property market data, evaluating property proposals, ensuring compliance with planning policy frameworks, and acquiring sites for building.


Quantity Surveying Pathway

Gain exposure to every element of quantity surveying. Study key industry issues, while enhancing your knowledge of writing specifications, tendering, managing contracts and projects, procurement, construction law and dispute resolution.

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The form of your assessments will vary between modules but all of them will be submitted online. There will be no need to come to campus.

Course Fees

Academic year 2021/2022: £8,400* for UK, EU and International students.

You will be able to spread the cost of your fees throughout the duration of the course, paying in module-by-module instalments.

*Please note, fees and modules are reviewed annually and may change in subsequent academic years.

Distance Learning at Northumbria

As a distance learning student, you’ll benefit from having:

  • The choice of four intakes throughout the year – January, April, July or October
  • The chance to study flexibly – fit your learning in around your life and work schedule
  • Your own Student Success Advisor, who will be on hand to support you from day one through to graduation
  • 24/7 access to interactive learning materials – ranging from readings to audio and video – through our eLearning portal, Blackboard Ultra
  • Direct contact with your academics and other students living and working around the world during virtual webinar sessions and through discussion boards

Entry Requirements

To be eligible for these programmes, you should have a minimum 2:2 honours degree or an international equivalent.

Candidates who do not meet these academic requirements, but can demonstrate relevant professional experience or other qualifications may apply and be judged individually on merit.


We offer four intakes throughout the year:

  • January
  • April
  • July
  • October

Distance Learning at Northumbria

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