Single Module Study Programme

This programme is designed for experienced graduates wishing to achieve chartered status and to extend their theoretical knowledge. Using a range of modules from our accredited postgraduate programmes, you can choose subjects to help you study for your selected RICS APC pathway.

You are able to study any module from the modules shown in the programme outline below. On successful completion of the module you may choose to proceed to one of our MSc or MBA programmes if you wish. You would be given credit for applicable single modules successfully completed from the selected pathway. To find out more about our MSc or MBA programmes, visit their programme pages.

Why study this programme?

  • Increase your earning potential
  • Improve your potential to become a Member of RICS
  • Improve your marketability and job prospects
  • Develop new skills to add to your experience and enhance your role

Progression to Postgraduate Certificate

If you complete three single modules (60 credits) you are eligible to receive the PGCert Built Environment Studies.

Summary (fees and duration)



Single module: 6 months

Time commitment

7-10 hours a week per module


£1,150 per single module

Application and start dates:

Apply by 17 August to start 28 September 2020

Award details

Certificate of Personal and Professional Development.

If you complete three single modules (60 credits) you are eligible to receive the PGCert Built Environment Studies.

Entry requirements

Entrants to this programme are normally required to have attained one of the following:

  • A professional qualification plus 5 years’ relevant experience; or
  • A Bachelor Degree with honours at lower second standard (2:2), or equivalent; or
  • A Bachelor Degree, or equivalent, plus 3 years’ experience in a related field; or
  • A  Level 5 qualification as defined by the Framework for Higher Education Qualifications for England, Wales and Northern Ireland (FHEQ) plus 5 years’ relevant experience

Prospective students may apply to study modules offered in either semester of the academic year.

The academic level of International qualifications that are not listed on the UCAS tariff will be assessed using UK NARIC.

All UCEM programmes are taught and assessed in English. In addition to the programme entry requirements listed above, all applicants will therefore be required to demonstrate adequate proficiency in the language before being admitted to a programme:

  • GCSE Grade C or above in English Language or Literature (Grade 4 for applicants holding newly reformed GCSEs in England), or an equivalent qualification. For further information on equivalent qualifications please contact:
  • Grade 6.0 or above, with at least 6.5 in the reading and writing modules, in the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) test administered by the British Council in the academic test
  • 88 or above in the Internet option, 230 or above in the computer-based option or 570 or above in the paper-based option, of the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)

Note: applicants with a Bachelor’s degree that has been taught and examined in the English medium can be considered for entry in the absence of the qualifications detailed above.

Programme outline

This programme currently comprises selected modules in different areas of specialism from our postgraduate programmes, as shown below. You are free to choose a module from any specialism. If you plan on studying multiple single modules and then wish to progress to one of our MSc or MBA programmes, you should ensure that you choose an area of specialism and then complete modules from that specialist pathway only.

Module Choices

September 2019 February 2020
Quantity Surveying
Sustainable and Innovative Construction Law for Surveyors
Management of Construction Management of Construction
Contract Administration and Practice Procurement and Tendering
Professional Cost Management Building Economics
Sustainable and Innovative Construction
Construction Management
Sustainable and Innovative Construction Law for Surveyors
Management of Construction Management of Construction
Contract Administration and Practice Procurement and Tendering
Management Finance and Science
Sustainable and Innovative Construction
Building Surveying
Sustainable and Innovative Construction Law for Surveyors
Costing and Contracts Planning and Development
Building Pathology Maintenance and Adaptation of Buildings
Sustainable and Innovative Construction
Real Estate
Sustainable and Innovative Construction Property Management
Valuation and Ethics Property Transactions
Property Management Planning and Development
Planning and Development Applied Valuation
Real Estate Investment* Sustainable and Innovative Construction
Applied Valuation* Law for Surveyors
Statutory Valuations** Management Finance and Science
Principles of Marketing
*Choice of Valuation follows APC Valuation route and Investment follows APC Commercial route (should this be a determining factor for a student).
**Places on this module are restricted. Previous study or experience of valuation is required.
Strategic Management of Change Planning and Development
Managing and Leading People Management of Finance and Science
Planning and Development Principles of Marketing

Should you require further information about the modules, please view the programme specification or the module summary.

Please be aware that as part of UCEM’s rigorous quality assurance activities, the institution is required to revalidate its programmes regularly. Due to the work on this, there may be some changes to the programme information advertised. Information about any changes will be published in Spring 2020.

Where considered necessary to do so at any stage, UCEM may seek to make variations to programme content, entry requirements and methods of delivery, and to discontinue, merge or combine programmes. This is subject to consultation with relevant students and other stakeholders, setting out the reasons for the proposed amendment(s), and compliance with the requirements of the UCEM Code of Practice on Programme Monitoring, Amendment, Review and Discontinuation. Should such an eventuality occur during the admissions and registration process, applicants will be informed immediately of any change and the alternative arrangements that have been put in place.


The assessment for this programme is dependent upon the module choice, but will be a mixture of coursework or coursework and examinations. Please see the module summary above.