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RICS Accredited degrees

RICS accredited degrees

If the university lifestyle appeals to you and you want a degree into a profession, then an RICS accredited degree could be for you. Once you’ve completed your undergraduate or master’s degree, you can apply for a graduate scheme to become a fully qualified Chartered Surveyor.

How to become a surveyor

To achieve chartered surveyor (MRICS) status, you’ll need to demonstrate surveying knowledge gained through both education and industry experience.

Step 1: get an RICS-accredited degree

  • RICS-accredited undergraduate degrees: with more than 500 surveying degrees around the world, you’re bound to find the perfect one for you. 
  • RICS-accredited postgraduate degrees: if you have any undergraduate degree, you can take a Masters in surveying to convert onto the chartered surveying path.

Find your perfect RICS-accredited undergraduate or postgraduate course

Step 2: gain industry experience

  • Apply for surveying graduate vacancies, or start work in the field of surveying and gain 24 months hands on experience with your employer.

Step 3: RICS assessment

  • Complete your Assessment of Professional Competence (APC) which includes a written submission, an online ethics module and a final interview assessment.

Gain exclusive RICS student status

Studying a course within land, property, construction and infrastructure? Then becoming an RICS student is free and can help you excel not only in your course, but also your career.

See how RICS student status could boost your career

Following a short period of work experience at a property company, I was sure that surveying was a career I wanted to pursue. I chose to study estate management at university because it's format of a three-year sandwich course really appealed. As a chartered surveyor the work is extremely sociable. You're constantly dealing with different people and that’s certainly one of the benefits of the job.

Andrew Milne

I read political science as an undergraduate, so the jump to surveying was seen to be an outlandish one.

I opted for an RICS-accredited Masters as I was confident it would equip me with the skills and knowledge to succeed. I would recommend a career in surveying – it’s perfect for people looking for a well-rounded career.

Sahar Rezazadeh MRICS

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