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International/EU: £14,415 per year (£1,200 for placement year)
- Learn from industry-active academics, leading firms and successful graduates.
- Study a RICS-accredited course in the diverse and exciting city of Sheffield.
- Work on real-life briefs and schemes as part of your learning.
- Join a friendly, supportive and flexible environment.
Discover everything you need to know about the building surveying profession – including building pathology, construction technology, building conservation, project management and design. You’ll graduate with the qualifications and experience that will enable you to progress onto the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors' Assessment of Professional Competence – where you can become Chartered.
We also offer a degree apprenticeship version of this course, where you study alongside 30+ hours of employment per week.
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How you learn
All our courses are designed around a set of key principles based on engaging you with the world, collaborating with others, challenging you to think in new ways, and providing you with a supportive environment in which you can thrive.
You will be taught by a well-established teaching team with comprehensive professional practice and applied research experience coupled with active participation within RICS and other professional bodies. You will cement theoretical concepts by applying them to real life scenarios.
You’ll be part of Sheffield Hallam’s ambitious developments at the heart of the city — and watch the progress unfold.
Throughout the course, you’ll work with industry figures on a range of exciting real-world projects, and you’ll usually undertake a placement year in a building surveying practice.
The course includes a UK residential field trip in the first year. You also have the opportunity to join relevant field trips to cities such as Edinburgh, and attend a project-based visit to a major European city.
You learn through
- lectures, including guest speakers from professional practice
- seminars and workshops
- practical activities
- laboratory-based experiments
- field trips
- real life development sites
- self-directed and collaborative project work
Course leaders and tutors
In your third year you’ll have the chance to put your professional skills to work – with a placement at a variety of employers such as major national or regional surveying practices, local authorities, housing associations or loss adjusters.
Your placement can contribute up to 200 days towards the professional experience requirement for the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors' Assessment of Professional Competence. During your placement, you can also be registered for an Applied Professional Diploma (APDip), a further qualification on top of your degree.
We invite a range of industry guests to work with you on consultancy, simulations and other projects – posing real problems for you to solve.
We have excellent links with local professional and voluntary groups with large property portfolios. They provide various building stock for case studies and project work, which focus on actual buildings with real clients. You’ll inspect real-life building assets at the university, including a Georgian terraced house which has been adapted into an interactive teaching space. You’ll also get to observe and take part in Sheffield Hallam’s £200 million estate development – which will transform the gateway to the city from the train station.
On regional, national and international field trips you’ll apply your learning in diverse environments. These include a UK residential field trip in the first year, opportunities to join field trips to cities such as Edinburgh, and a project-based visit to a major European city.
Through networking events and guest lectures by practitioners, you’ll see how your learning relates to the world of building surveying. You’ll also engage with many of our graduates as industry guests and at our annual careers day – hearing how they’re making an impact through their successful careers in the world of building surveying.
This course prepares you for a career in
- building surveying
- residential surveying
- project management
- fire safety
- building control
- property development
- other built environment professions
Examples of who our graduates of this course have gone on to work for include
- Derbyshire Country Council
- Faithful + Gould
- Malcolm Hollis
- Workman LLP
- Michael Dyson Associates
- Crawfords Loss Adjustors
- Lambert Smith Hampton
- Knight Frank
- Royal Palace of Westminster
- independent consultancies
Where will I study?
You study at City Campus through a structured mix of online lessons and face-to-face teaching with access to digital and online resources to support your learning.
City Campus is located in the heart of Sheffield, within minutes of the train and bus stations.
Adsetts Library is located on our City Campus. It's open 24 hours a day, every day.Learn more
Equipment and facilities
On this course you work with
- Digital Surveying Technology
- Building Information Modelling (BIM)
- Construction Technology Laboratory
- University-owned buildings including a Georgian terraced house, which is used as a teaching space alongside a number of Victorian villas
This must include at least 64 points from two A levels, or equivalent BTEC National qualifications. For example:
- BBC at A Level.
- DMM in BTEC Extended Diploma.
- A combination of qualifications, which may include AS Levels, EPQ and general studies.
- English Language or English Literature at grade C or 4
- Mathematics at grade C or 4
We may accept GCSE equivalents.
• Access - at least 45 credits at level 3 and 15 credits at level 2 from a relevant Open College Network accredited course
• Foundation degree - advanced entry - for direct entry to year two you must have a Foundation degree in a related subject, with an average score of 60% across the highest level modules.
• Advanced entry - for direct entry to year two you would normally have a minimum of an of an overall / average Merit across all units in a construction related HND/HNC, not including key or common skills. Compensation for a pass in one unit with a distinction in another unit is permitted.
If English is not your first language, you will need an IELTS score of 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in all skills, or equivalent.
We consider other qualifications from the UCAS tariff. Applicants with alternative qualifications or a combination of qualifications and work experience are also considered. We welcome applications from people of any age. Please contact us for further advice.
Meeting the qualifications on the entry criteria does not guarantee you a place. You should ensure that you submit a personal statement and reference as these are considered as part of the selection process. Guidelines on personal statements and references can be found on the UCAS website.
Please note the University will only admit students who are aged 18 at the point of enrolment.
Additional information for EU/International students
If you are an International or non-UK European student, you can find out more about the country specific qualifications we accept on our international qualifications page. You can also watch a video guide on how to apply.
For details of English language entry requirements (IELTS), please see the information for 'All students'.
Module and assessment information for future years is displayed as currently validated and may be liable to change. When selecting electives, your choices will be subject to the core requirements of the course. As a result, selections may be limited to a choice between one of two or more specified electives in some instances.
You will be able to complete a placement year as part of this course. See the modules table below for further information.
|Module: Building Surveying||Credits: 20||
|Module: Development Project||Credits: 20||
|Module: Introduction To Building Surveying Practice||Credits: 20||
|Module: Law And Economics For The Built Environment||Credits: 20||
|Module: Material Science||Credits: 20||
|Module: Understanding Building Technology||Credits: 20||
|Module: Building Pathology||Credits: 20||
|Module: Collaborative Project||Credits: 20||
|Module: Contract Administration||Credits: 20||
|Module: Evaluating Construction Technology||Credits: 20||
|Module: Health And Safety At Work||Credits: 20||
|Module: Surveying Of Commercial Buildings||Credits: 20||
|Module: Placement||Credits: -|
|Module: Advanced Building Surveying||Credits: 20||
|Module: Building Conservation Practice Studies||Credits: 20||
|Module: Building Surveying Professional Studies||Credits: 20||
|Module: Dissertation||Credits: 40||
|Module: Strategic Facilities Management||Credits: 20||
Fees and funding
Our tuition fees for UK students starting full-time undergraduate study in 2022/23 are regulated by the UK government and are yet to be confirmed. For an indication, our tuition fee for UK students starting full-time undergraduate study in 2021/22 is £9,250 per year. During your placement year you will pay a reduced fee of £1,200.
† If you are studying an undergraduate course, postgraduate pre-registration course or postgraduate research course over more than one academic year then your tuition fees may increase in subsequent years in line with Government regulations or UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) published fees. More information can be found in our terms and conditions under student fees regulations.
Our tuition fee for International/EU students starting full-time study in 2022/23 is £14,415 per year. During your placement year you will pay a reduced fee of £1,200.
Non-repayable grant of £3,000 per year for three years
Offering four scholarships for undergraduate students joining the department in September 2019 on an eligible course.
Financial support for home/EU students
How tuition fees work, student loans and other financial support available.
Additional course costs
This link allows you to view estimated costs associated with the main activities on specific courses. These are estimates and, as such, are only an indication of additional course costs. Actual costs can vary greatly depending on the choices you make during your course.Additional costs for Construction, real estate and surveying courses (PDF, 751.3KB)
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This course scored 100% for overall satisfaction in the 2021 National Student Survey.