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International: £13,250 per year (£1,200 for placement year)
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- Develop professional skills in leadership and management.
- Learn about the technical aspects of construction.
- Have the opportunity to study abroad — Erasmus funding is available for European placements.
Your classroom learning is put to work in real buildings, projects and sites by completing a number of field trips, ultimately leading to a successful career in construction.
Watch student Alice Henshall talk about what it’s like to study this course.
How you learn
You use the skills and knowledge gained in the classroom and apply them to real-life projects, preparing you for employment in construction management once you graduate.
You learn through
- field trips
- site visits
- live projects
- lectures and seminars
- self-directed study
- practical classes
Course leaders and tutors
Lecturer in the Built Environment
You will have the opportunity to arrange a year-long work placement in between your second and third years. This gives you a real-world experience to prepare you for your future career. Placements are usually at a major construction firm or consultancy. The placement year can contribute towards your professional experience requirement for the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors' Assessment of Professional Competence and the Chartered Institute of Building's Professional Review.
Previous students have spent their placement working as a site managers for national construction firms, assistant project managers for national firms, an HR and recruitment consultant, health and safety manager, a design manager and as a consultant engineer. There are also opportunities to work abroad. Recently students have taken placements with companies in Hong Kong, Malaysia, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa.
Field trips on this course include local excursions, trips to UK cities and a project-based visit, which is commonly a major European city.
This course prepares you for a career in
- project management
- construction management
- site management
- design management
- business management
In addition, a number of graduates have gone on to undertake post-graduate study in the fields of Construction Law, Business Administration and Finance.
Where will I study?
You study at City Campus
City Campus is located in the heart of Sheffield, within minutes of the train and bus stations.City Campus map
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 will have the opportunity to
- undertake site-based land surveying activities
- have activities and assessments based at a number of university-owned buildings
- undertake activities with a number of construction firms in the region, visiting live sites and gaining valuable professional opinions
- work in specialist materials laboratories
- use specialist IT software
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 all merit average on 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'.
The modules for 2019/20 may vary to those given below, which are for academic year 2018/19
You can take an optional placement in year three.
|Module: Development Project||Credits: 20||
|Module: Introduction To Construction Project Management||Credits: 20||
|Module: Land Surveying||Credits: 20||
|Module: Law And Economics For The Built Environment||Credits: 20||
|Module: Material Science||Credits: 20||
|Module: Understanding Building Technology||Credits: 20||
|Module: Collaborative Project||Credits: 20||
|Module: Evaluating Construction Technology||Credits: 20||
|Module: Health And Safety At Work||Credits: 20||
|Module: Procurement, Tendering And Contract Management||Credits: 20||
|Module: Project Management||Credits: 20||
|Module: Project Planning||Credits: 20||
|Module: Placement||Credits: -|
|Module: Advanced Construction Planning||Credits: 20||
|Module: Construction Project Management Professional Studies||Credits: 20||
|Module: Dissertation||Credits: 40||
|Module: Resource Evaluation||Credits: 20||
|Module: Strategic Facilities Management||Credits: 20||
Fees and funding
Our tuition fee for UK/EU students starting full-time undergraduate study in 2019/20 is £9,250 per year. During your placement year you will pay a reduced fee of £1,200. The Department of Natural and Built Environment (NBE) and Barratt Developments Plc. are offering four scholarships for undergraduate students joining the department in September 2019 on an eligible course. The scholarships have been made possible through the generous support of donors and aim to support students from disadvantaged or under-represented backgrounds. Successful applicants will receive a non-repayable grant of £3,000 per year for three years, to help with living costs. Find out more.
† 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 students starting full-time study in 2019/20 is £13,250 per year. During your placement year you will pay a reduced fee of £1,200.
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)
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