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International/EU: £13,995 per year (£1,200 for placement year)
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- Learn on a course accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and Chartered Institute of Building.
- Develop the knowledge to plan, develop and manage construction projects.
- Participate in fields trips in the UK and Europe.
- Have the opportunity to work abroad — with the possibility of Erasmus funding being available for European placements.
Learn the key skills for a range of quantity surveying roles. You cover practical topics including financial management, contract administration and practice, conflict avoidance, cost planning, procurement and tendering. You will apply these concepts in real-life scenarios and collaborative assessment techniques. This course satisfies the academic stage of the journey towards attaining Chartered Surveyor status.
We also offer a degree apprenticeship version of this course, where you study alongside 30+ hours of employment a week.
Watch student Harvey Craven talk about what it’s like to study this course.
How you learn
The course features a variety of activities that see classroom learning being applied in order to develop solutions to real world challenges. It's broad in its coverage of the construction sector to ensure you gain a firm grounding across all the key areas with a focus on employability.
You learn through
- lectures, seminars and tutorials
- practical laboratory classes
- IT workshops
- site visits
- self-directed project work
There are opportunities to study abroad at one of our partner universities with the possibility of funding through the Erasmus programme (subject to the UK’s continued participation in the Erasmus programme following the Brexit transition period).
Course leaders and tutors
In the third year you have the opportunity to apply your learning on a paid work placement at a building organisation or professional practice. We have long-standing relationships with leading companies including BAM Construct UK, Bramall Construction Ltd, Balfour Beatty Construction, Frank Haslam Milan Building Consultants, E C Harris Built Asset Consultancy, Transport for London and Faithful+Gould.
The placement year usually contributes 200 days towards a graduate's professional experience requirement for the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors Assessment of Professional Competence.
You are invited to go on field trips in your first and second year. During your first year you go on a residential field trip, usually staying in a city centre hotel. In year two you have the option of visiting a European city to carry out activities linked to your studies. You may also be able to study abroad with the possibility of funding as part of the Erasmus programme (subject to the UK’s continued participation in the Erasmus programme following the Brexit transition period).
Our teaching team includes experienced academics and quantity surveying lecturers who have worked within local government, private practice and in construction companies. To ensure you get the latest industry perspectives, we have visiting lecturers from consultancy companies and large contractors to speak on key aspects of current professional practice.
This course prepares you for a career in
- professional practices
- building and civil engineering contractors
- local authorities
- government agencies
Previous graduates of this course have gone on to work for
- BAM Construct UK
- Bramall Construction Ltd
- Balfour Beatty Construction
- Tolent Construction Ltd
- Turner Facilities Management
- Frank Haslam Milan Building Consultants
This course is accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, the Chartered Institute of Building, the Chartered Association of Building Engineers and the Board of Quantity Surveyors Malaysia.
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
- online learning resources
- high quality learning spaces
- computer suites
- specialist 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 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'.
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: Development Project||Credits: 20||
|Module: Introduction To Measurement||Credits: 20||
|Module: Introduction To Quantity 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: Collaborative Project||Credits: 20||
|Module: Contractual Procedures||Credits: 20||
|Module: Cost Management||Credits: 20||
|Module: Evaluating Construction Technology||Credits: 20||
|Module: Health And Safety At Work||Credits: 20||
|Module: Measurement Of Building Works||Credits: 20||
|Module: Placement||Credits: -|
|Module: Advanced Measurement||Credits: 20||
|Module: Dissertation||Credits: 40||
|Module: Quantity Surveying Practice And Contract Management||Credits: 20||
|Module: Quantity Surveying Professional Studies||Credits: 20||
|Module: Strategic Facilities Management||Credits: 20||
Fees and funding
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 2021/22 is £13,995 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)
Any offer of a place to study is subject to your acceptance of the University’s Terms and Conditions and Student Regulations.
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