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International/EU: £16,385 or £17,885 (with work experience) for the course
- Develop the knowledge and skills to measure, cost, plan, procure, develop and manage construction projects.
- Strengthen your knowledge of theory, contracts and practice by studying case studies and simulations.
- Build on your existing education or career to become a successful, qualified chartered surveyor.
On this course you’ll develop the skills you need to be a quantity surveyor for private or public clients or construction organisations. The course is accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and by the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) – we aim to help you graduate with the academic, professional and ethical standards required by these professional bodies.
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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’ll study a variety of topics on the course, including economics and law – and the ways they relate to the construction industry. You’ll also focus on financial and project management, dispute resolution, and technology and sustainability, helping you to become a well-rounded quantity surveyor.
You learn through
- a dissertation
- site visits
- client-focused activities
Course leaders and tutors
Lecturer at Sheffield Hallam University
The course includes an international field trip, placing you in a challenging environment where you complete a development project. Working with students from related subjects, you’ll increase your understanding of the different roles in the profession that interact on a daily basis – as well as how a quantity surveyor fits in with these roles. The project also develops the skills and knowledge you’ll need to become an effective professional practitioner.
Previous field trips have taken place in Shanghai and Toronto, with assistance from international surveying firms. You may also have the opportunity to study and work abroad, and gain hands-on experience of the education environment – with the possibility of funding through the Erasmus+ programme (until 2023) or the Turing Scheme.
Employability is embedded throughout the course – modules have been designed to reflect the demands of both the professional body and relevant industry employers. This is supported by the university’s employment and careers service, departmental employment advisers and events such as the department careers day.
This course prepares you for a career in
- quantity surveying
- fund management
- government agencies
- local authorities
Recent graduates of this course have gone on to work for
- Rider Levett Bucknall
- Sheffield City Council
This course is accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB).
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.
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Equipment and facilities
On this course you work with
- virtual learning environment including Blackboard
- software packages such as Excel
- industry databases including BCIS
- specialist software
Minimum 2:2 degree or equivalent in a recognised professional qualification at corporate membership level. We also consider applicants with alternative qualifications or a combination of qualifications and relevant work experience. You may also be able to claim credit points which can reduce the amount of time it takes to complete your qualification at Sheffield Hallam. Find out more
If English is not your first language you typically need an IELTS 6.0 score with a minimum of 5.5 in all other skills or equivalent.
If your English language skill is currently below IELTS 6.0 we recommend you consider a Sheffield Hallam University Pre-sessional English course which will enable you to achieve an equivalent English score.
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.
|Module: Applied International Project||Credits: 15||
|Module: Applied Research Methods And Dissertation||Credits: 45||
|Module: Construction Law & Professional Context||Credits: 15||
|Module: Economics And The Built Environment||Credits: 15||
|Module: Financial Management And Cost Planning||Credits: 30||
|Module: Measurement Of Construction Works||Credits: 15||
|Module: Project Procurement And Contract Administration||Credits: 30||
|Module: Sustainable Building Technology||Credits: 15||
Fees and funding
Our tuition fee for UK students starting full-time study in 2023/24 is £9,910 for the course without work experience placement or £11,410 with work experience placement. The tuition fee displayed above is for the full course. If the full course is more than one year in duration, the fee will be divided into annual payments which will then be rounded. This may mean the total fee you pay is slightly higher than the fee stated above. If you take a break in study or have to re-take part of the course, you may also be charged an additional fee and will be notified of this at the time.
† 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 2023/24 is £16,385 for the course without work experience placement or £17,885 with work experience placement. The tuition fee displayed above is for the full course. If the full course is more than one year in duration, the fee will be divided into annual payments which will then be rounded. This may mean the total fee you pay is slightly higher than the fee stated above. If you take a break in study or have to re-take part of the course, you may also be charged an additional fee and will be notified of this at the time.
Postgraduate student loans
Up to £11,222 available for Home students on most masters courses.
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, 213KB)
Any offer of a place to study is subject to your acceptance of the University’s Terms and Conditions and Student Regulations.