Master the Built Environment

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As our Northern city-regions grow, and our mayors plan a better urban future, now is an exciting time to think about about your developing your skillset in property, construction and the built environment. 

Whether you're a graduate looking for a new focus, or you're an existing professional planning to make that step up to a senior level, the University of Salford can help you master the built environment.

With subjects ranging from construction management to building information modeling (BIM) to real estate and property management, we offer a range of specialist, accredited courses, available in flexible study formats - delivered minutes from Manchester city centre.

Advance Your Career with Salford

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Founded in 1896, the University of Salford has a rich history of innovation and long-standing industry connections. Once at the heart of Britain’s Industrial Revolution, we’re now equipping learners with 21st century skills, ready for the converging technology revolution.

Ranked within the QS World Top 100 centres for architecture and built environment study,  Salford is leading the research agenda, focusing on solutions for contemporary practice and furthering a vision for the environment society will need in the future.

With this in mind, we've created a suite of postgraduate course for the built environment to support existing professionals and graduates to enhance their skills and develop specialist knowledge in core areas, such as construction management, surveying, architecture and digital built environments. 

With flexible learning pathways designed to help you balance study with other life commitments, we're committed to opening the built environment to everyone who shares our passion.

Explore our Built Environment Postgraduate Courses

MSc Construction Management

As economic pressures and technical advancements drive change in the construction industry, the need for effective construction management is crucial.

Our triple-accredited Construction Management postgraduate course is designed to equip you with relevant skills and knowledge to help advance your career towards a senior management position.  You'll learn how to successfully deliver complex construction projects, gain an understanding of regional, national and international markets, and manage project teams, procurement, finance and risk.

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MSc Quantity Surveying

Quantity surveyors lead and manage financial aspects of the construction process and specialise in construction contract law and procurement. Our industry-accredited postgraduate course is recommended for graduates and experienced professionals looking to move into a diverse and rewarding quantity surveying role.

With qualified professionals in short supply, our popular MSc Quantity Surveying course is designed to guide you to the highest standards set by the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). You'll develop a solid understanding of procurement and financial management, as well as learning to appreciate the significance of process, technology and people to the success of projects

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MSc Real Estate and Property Management

New to property, or looking to pursue a career in this field? Our RICS-accredited postgraduate course is designed to advance your working knowledge of the building and property market. Created and developed with industry consultation, the course will help you to help you develop relevant skills, broaden your sector knowledge and prepare to establish your career in property and development.

Our course will provide you with the knowledge and skills required to develop a successful career in the corporate property industry. You'll become professionally competent in applying advanced investment and appraisal techniques, and learn how to make sound property management decisions that take into account legal, economic, facilities management and planning variables.

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MSc Building Surveying

As our growing cities seek additional space, existing buildings are primed for reinvention. Be at the forefront of these opportunities with our Building Surveying postgraduate degree.

This industry-aligned course is recommended for graduates and experienced industry professionals seeking a conversion route to a career as a building surveyor.

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MSc Quantity Surveying (Mechanical and Electrical)

Value, efficiency and sustainability are driving construction. With qualified mechanical and electrical specialists in short supply,our RICS-accredited course is recommended for graduates and experienced professionals looking to move into this diverse and rewarding surveying roles in the building services and engineering sectors.

This course will equip you with a professional understanding of procurement, financial and risk management and lifecycle cost management, as they apply to the construction industry. In addition to enhancing your knowledge of traditional quantity surveying, you’ll receive a solid grounding in cutting-edge developments applied to mechanical and electrical works.

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MSc Building Information Modelling (BIM) and Digital Built Environments

The construction industry is facing unprecedented change, driven by digital transformation. This industry-shaping course educates and supports professionals in responding to these current and future challenges.

Our course aims to provide extensive knowledge in the fields of BIM, Lean, and integrated design and project delivery approaches to deliver better whole life value through digital built environments. It is intended primarily for practitioners and graduates in the fields of architecture, engineering construction and built environment, who wish to specialise in this area of industry digital transformation.

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MArch Architecture

Develop critical understanding of the professionalism, duties and personal responsibilities of architects to clients, building users, constructors, co-professionals and the wider society. MArch at Salford is designed for those who are passionate about architecture, have an appetite for ideas, and a desire to experiment.

MArch at Salford is prescribed at Part 2 Level by the UK Regulator of Architects, the Architects’ Registration Board (ARB). Enriched with technical skills, ‘live’ briefs and practice based action learning, the course offers a challenging, yet rewarding experience, as you complete part two of you journey towards architect status.

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MSc Project Management in Construction

Effective project managers recognise the significance of processes, technology and people to the success of construction projects. Prepare for management and leadership roles in the built environment sector with our industry-accredited Project Management in Construction postgraduate degree.

Our a course is built to advance your working knowledge of the building and property market, equipping you with the knowledge and expertise needed to plan, organise, secure and manage resources to complete projects to the client’s expectations and satisfaction. Designed to fast-track you into the field of project management, the course is recommended for graduates and experienced professionals keen to move into the development and project environment.

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MSc Construction Law and Practice

Construction law and practice affects stakeholders working across the international construction sector. This course provides the legal knowledge and commercial awareness needed to successfully move into a specialist role in construction law.

Delivered in a flexible distance learning pathway, this accredited postgraduate course is recommended for law graduates and experienced professionals working in construction and the built environment.

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World-Class Learning Environment

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Consistently ranked in the world Top 100 (QS, 2019) for architecture and built environment study, at Salford you’ll become part of a community of scholars with a global reach, working in unison with learners, built environment professionals and organisations, committed to creating a better urban future in cities like Preston, Chester, Manchester and Liverpool.

We’re working with industry, helping to solve today's problems and shape the future of the built environment. Through world-class teaching and research facilities such as our Energy House and Thinklab, we've created a sophisticated learning environment where you can specialise in Building Information Modelling (BIM), energy and buildings, as well as procurement, performance measurement and sustainability.

Flexible Study Pathways

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If you're looking to balance postgraduate study with your current role, our courses are designed to fit in with your schedule  As the first UK university to offer placement years back in 1949, we're champions of combining work and study. Which is why we've made many of our postgraduate courses available with full-time, part-time, or via distance learning pathways. 

Many of our courses start in September and January. As they all follow a modular structure, you can scale your learning and progress at a pace that complements the other commitments you might have. Face to face learning takes place at our Peel park campus, just over a mile outside Manchester city centre, and some are delivered via distance learning using our virtual online learning environment.  

Did you know?

The University of Salford is at located at the heart of the Manchester city region, with direct connections throughout the North West.   We even have our own campus station - Salford Crescent, which can take you into Manchester in just ten minutes, Liverpool in 30 minutes, or direct to Manchester Airport in just 25 minutes.