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International/EU: £16,655 per year (£1,200 for placement year)
This course scored 93% for teaching satisfaction in the 2023 National Student Survey.
- Study quantity surveying and commercial management from both a client and contractor perspective
- Develop skills in cost management and measurement, contract administration and procurement
- Tackle the industry’s biggest challenges and champion sustainability, equality and inclusion
- Gain experience with industry placements, real-world projects and field trips in the UK and Europe
- Start your journey towards Chartered status on a course that's accredited by leading professional bodies
By studying Quantity Surveying, you'll learn how to commercially manage and control construction projects to the highest possible standard.
This course is accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, the Chartered Institute of Building, the Chartered Institution of Civil Engineering Surveyors and the Board of Quantity Surveyors Malaysia.
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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.
On this course, you'll apply your learning by working on real buildings, projects, live sites and field trips – ultimately leading to a successful career in quantity surveying. You’ll engage with the wider world of construction, exploring diverse buildings, places and communities both locally and globally.
Our academics bring a wealth of cutting-edge knowledge and professional experience into our classrooms. Many of them are chartered surveyors and practising APC assessors, mentors and counsellors who are strongly connected within the profession. At every level of your course you’re able to learn from industry professionals who are at the frontier of their fields.
You learn through:
- Lectures and seminars
- Technical workshops
- Industry visits
- Field trips
- Independent study
- Digital IT software
- Practice-based learning
- Group work
- Industry work placements
You’ll learn the fundamental skills for a range of quantity surveying roles, covering a broad range of practical topics. These include financial and commercial management, contract administration and practice, conflict avoidance, cost planning, sustainability, procurement and tendering, digital construction technologies and measurement.
You’ll be able to apply research-based knowledge to real-world challenges – balancing economic, social and environmental goals in the name of ‘sustainable development’. You’ll also work on live industry briefs and collaborative projects – considering the full life cycle of buildings and places, from their creation and use, through to their replacement.
This combination of practice-focused learning and contemporary industry issues will make you stand out to employers – preparing you to leave us a confident graduate, ready for your next challenge.
The course also satisfies the academic stage of the journey towards attaining Chartered status with any of our professional bodies noted above and will provide you with a solid foundation to fulfil your potential.
At every level of study, students are given the opportunity to thrive, culturally, personally and professionally. Throughout your learning journey, you’ll experience a range of dedicated support, such as:
- Access to our unique student support triangle to help with your personal, academic and career development
- Access to our Skills Centre with one-to-ones, webinars and online resources, where you can get help with planning and structuring your assignments
- Free access to office and studio space, expert workshops, freelance opportunities and a vast business network ready for you to tap into
Course leaders and tutors
Your course has been designed to embrace real-world challenges and provide you with the practical skills and knowledge you need to succeed.
You’ll have the opportunity to arrange a year-long work placement before your final year. This gives you valuable work experience to prepare you for your future career and allows you to graduate with an Applied Professional Diploma to add to your CV.
You’ll apply a wide range of practical abilities and knowledge to real-world situations, developing independent and creative decision-making skills.
This course boasts some great hands-on, practical experience. In each year of study, you’ll work on real projects – responding to briefs set by employers, and interacting with quantity surveying professionals. This could include investigating and profiling an employer, or working with students from other courses to creatively address environmental issues.
Previously, students worked with Laing O’Rourke on a live project. This included mock site meetings, site visits, and guest sessions from the Laing O’Rourke design team, simulating real life challenges encountered.
You’ll also have the chance to work with our estate partners on campus development projects. Not only could you help us meet our environmental targets, you can have a direct impact on how our University will look.
In the first year of the course, you take a field trip to a UK city (at no additional cost). Destinations previously have included Edinburgh, Manchester and Liverpool.
In the second year, there’s an optional overseas field trip to a European city, (which may include additional cost contributions). Previous destinations have included Lisbon, Dublin and Berlin.
There may be the chance to undertake a volunteering expedition in Fiji through the Think Pacific programme – an award-winning global experience, working alongside local, Fijian communities.
Construction is all about people. We’ll help you build a network of professional contacts by hosting networking events, guest lecturers and masterclass sessions with leading industry figures.
We have strong connections with a number of construction firms in the region. Through these, you’ll be able to visit live sites and gain valuable professional insights.
We actively encourage students to enter competitions. Some of our recent accolades include The Association of Women in Property’s Student Award and the TRADA Timber Challenge, which saw students from UK universities compete to design, cost and engineer the best low-carbon, energy and water-efficient timber community in less than 48 hours.
- The 2022 Inspirational Student Work Experience Award was won by a student, nominated by their employer while on placement.
- The 2021 Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) Regional Apprentice of the Year award was also won by one of our students.
This course prepares you for a career in:
- Professional consultancy practice
- Building and civil engineering firms
- Local authorities
- Government agencies
- Dispute resolution
- Claims surveying
- Expert witnessing
- Mechanical and electrical quantity surveying
- Project management
- Property development
We have long-standing relationships with leading companies – previous graduates of this course have gone on to work for:
- BAM Construct UK
- Bramall Construction Ltd
- Balfour Beatty Construction
- Transport for London
- Faithful & Gould
- Turner & Townsend
- Volker Rail
- Henry Boot Developments
- Network Rail
- Rider Levett Bucknall
- Laing O’Rourke
- Sheffield City Council
Where will I study?
You study at City Campus through a structured mix of lectures, seminars and practical sessions as well as 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
We’ve invested over £100m in new facilities to help you study how and when you want. This means 24-hour libraries and study spaces designed by our students.
On this course you will have access to industry-standard equipment and a variety of learning spaces, including:
- Tools and techniques you’ll use in the world of work
- Industry-leading software, such as CostX, Cato and Conquest
- IT labs and our Adsetts Learning Centre for both independent study and collaboration
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Natural and Built Environment Facilities Tour
Take a look around the natural and built environment facilities at Sheffield Hallam University with lecturer Camila Bassi.
This must include at least 64 points from two A levels or equivalent BTEC National qualifications. For example:
- BBC-BBB at A Level.
- DDM in BTEC Extended Diploma.
- Merit overall from a T level qualification.
- 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
• 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 must have a minimum of all merits on all H2 level units in a construction related HND/HNC, not including key or common skills. Compensation for a pass in one H2 unit with a distinction in another H2 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.
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.
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.
Important notice: The structure for this course is currently being reviewed and enhanced to provide the best possible learning experience for our students. Module structure, content, delivery and assessment are all likely to change, but we expect the focus of the course and the learning outcomes to remain as described above. Once the changes have been confirmed, updated module information will be published on this page.
You will be able to complete a placement year as part of this course. See the modules table below for further information.
|Module: Fundamentals Of Buildings & Materials||Credits: 40||
|Module: Introduction To Quantification & Costing||Credits: 20||
|Module: Introduction To The Built Environment||Credits: 20||
|Module: Sustainability, Law And Economics||Credits: 40||
|Module: Applied Contractual Procedures||Credits: 20||
|Module: Construction Technology And Safety||Credits: 40||
|Module: Digital Construction, Measurement And Commercial Management||Credits: 40||
|Module: Resilient Built Environments||Credits: 20||
|Module: Placement||Credits: -|
|Module: Advanced Quantity Surveying & Climate Action Retrofit Project||Credits: 40||
|Module: Professional Practice And Contract Management||Credits: 40||
|Module: Research Methods||Credits: 20||
|Module: Research Project||Credits: 20||
Fees and funding
Our tuition fees for UK students starting full-time undergraduate study in 2024/2025 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 2023/2024 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 2024/25 is £16,655 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, 245.9KB)
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