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BSc (Honours) Quantity Surveying

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Study Mode Part-time
Year of Entry 2022/23
BSc (Honours)

Quantity Surveying

Prepare for a career in quantity surveying on a professionally focused course with an excellent reputation with employers.

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What is the fee? Home: £4,625 per year
International/EU: £7,210- £9,610 per year (full-time)
How long will I study? 5 Years
Where will I study? City Campus
When do I start? September 2022

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Course summary

  • 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.

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, BSc (Honours) Professional Practice in Quantity Surveying, where you study alongside 30+ hours of employment a week. 

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Watch student Harvey Craven talk about what it’s like to study this course.

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.

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
  • fieldwork
  • site visits
  • self-directed project work

Course leaders and tutors

Jan Wojturski
Jan Wojturski
Senior Lecturer in Quantity Surveying

I started my professional career as a PQS working in Nottingham. I progressed to become head of Sheffield Office for a nationwide Chartered Quantity Surveying practi … Read more

Applied learning

Work placements

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.

Field trips

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.

Networking opportunities

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.

Future careers

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
  • Mace
  • Turner Facilities Management
  • Faithful+Gould
  • Frank Haslam Milan Building Consultants

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.

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City Campus is located in the heart of Sheffield, within minutes of the train and bus stations.

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Equipment and facilities

On this course you work with

  • online learning resources
  • high quality learning spaces
  • computer suites
  • specialist software

Entry requirements

All students

UCAS points


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.

You can find information on making sense of UCAS tariff points here and use the UCAS tariff calculator to work out your points.


  • 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 need an IELTS average score of at least 6.0 with at least 5.5 in all skills.

• 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. 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.

Year 1

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Introduction To Quantity Surveying Practice Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Material Science Credits: 20 Assessment: Exam
Module: Understanding Building Technology Credits: 20 Assessment: Exam

Year 2

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Development Project Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Introduction To Measurement Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Law And Economics For The Built Environment Credits: 20 Assessment: Exam

Year 3

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Contractual Procedures Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Cost Management Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Health And Safety At Work Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Measurement Of Building Works Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework

Year 4

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Evaluating Construction Technology Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Project Collaboration In Professional Practice Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Quantity Surveying Practice And Contract Management Credits: 20 Assessment: Exam
Module: Strategic Facilities Management Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework

Final year

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Advanced Measurement Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Dissertation Credits: 40 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Quantity Surveying Professional Studies Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework

Fees and funding

Home students

Our tuition fee for UK students starting part-time study in 2022/23 is £4,625 per year (based on studying 60 credits per year).

† 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.

International students

Our tuition fee for International/EU students starting part-time study in 2022/23 are: Year 1 £7,210, Year 2: £7,210, Year 3: £9,610, Year 4: £9,610, Year 5: £9,610. This course is not eligible for full-time Tier4 visa sponsorship. International students may apply for part-time Tier4 sponsorship on an individual basis. Please contact Admissions for further advice.

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How tuition fees work, student loans and other financial support available.

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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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