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    Please help! I need some careers advice.

    I am a non-cognate student due to embark on a postgraduate course (PgDip or MSc) in either Quantity Surveying or Building Surveying (my first degree which I gained last yr was in Politics!). I know the basic differences between the two but would like some advice on which I should choose. Which one would have good career prospects (in terms of future earnings, job availability etc) and give me more opportunities to work on projects abroad?

    I know QS is more office-based and students need to be confident with numbers. The last time I did Maths properly was at GCSE level (I got an A) which slightly puts me off QS but is it true to say QSs are more in demand internationally? I would love to work abroad once I have charted status via a grad scheme but am worried about how much Maths I will need to use.

    Any advice on advantages/disadvantages of both would be most appreciated.

    Kind regards,


    Hi- im hopefully doing the real estate course at 'reading university' next year- however, im more interested in the valuation and investment side of property, so really im not much help 2bh. However, building surveying does sound more interesting, even though on the whole I would imagine QS is better paid.

    Another thread on this here.
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