School - School of the Built Environment
Subject area - Built Environment
UCAS Code: Full-time: K240; Part-time: K2K0P
Start Dates(s): January; September
Three years full-time
Four years with work placement
Five years part-time
UK - £9,250 per year
International - £12,600 per year
- Accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) and the Chartered Institution of Civil Engineering Surveyors (ICES)
- Excellent career prospects - gain the qualifications and knowledge needed to take advantage of the skills shortage in the sector
- There is the opportunity to complete a professional placement year, applying your knowledge to the real world, and boosting your employability
- Part-time study option
- Work/industrial placement opportunity
- International students can apply
This programme is also available as a Degree Apprenticeship. Please see entry requirements tab for how to apply for this mode of study.
Quantity surveyors manage and control financial aspects of the construction process and may also specialise in construction contract law, insurance and procurement. They work on behalf of contracting organisations or representatives of the client, aiming to maximise value and ensure that the project is completed within budget.
As quantity surveyors often act as project managers, you will learn how to select, manage and coordinate the resources needed for the completion of a construction project. You will be taught how use to computing resources to financially manage the development, construction and long-term operation of buildings.
This course is accredited by several professional institutions including the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) and the Chartered Institution of Civil Engineering Surveyors (ICES), ensuring that you will be educated to the highest industry standards.
Year 1 (If studied part-time Years 1 and 2)
Year one of this course has modules in common with other related courses within the school, meaning that you will benefit from collaborative learning with students from other disciplines, gaining an understanding of essential foundation subjects.
Modules may include:
- Introduction to Law and Regulatory Framework
- Technology 1
- Quantity Surveying Private and Commercial Practice 1
- Economics and Management
- Environmental Science and Services
- Quantity Surveying Discipline Project 1
Year 2 (If studied part-time Years 3 and 4)
Year 2 introduces a number of subjects specific to this course focussing on your ability to perform in industry with the development of problem solving capacities embedded into the programme. Additionally, you will be involved in a multi-disciplinary project in order to further develop your experience of collaborative working, which is common practice in the career of a quantity surveyor.
Modules may include:
- Technology 2
- Construction Process Management
- Procurement and Administration
- Quantity Surveying Private and Commercial Practice 2
- Construction Economics
- Multidisciplinary Project
Year 3 (If studied part-time Years 4 and 5)
In your final year, you will be required to complete a number of modules as well as a research project on a built environment subject of your choice under the supervision of a member of the academic staff.
Modules may include:
- Quantity Surveying Discipline Project 2
- Quantity Surveying Private and Commercial Practice 3
- Construction Law and Dispute Resolution
- Risk and Value Management
- Discipline Research Project
- Sustainable Design and Construction
Industrial placement year
If you are studying full-time, you'll have the option to take an industrial year-out placement between years two and three. If you wish to take a placement year you will be responsible for securing your own work placement. The university will help you to develop your employability skills and an academic member of staff is appointed to be your placement tutor. Your progress within the placement is monitored by the appointed placement tutor with 'telephone visits', visits to your place of employment and the assessment of a written end of placement report which you prepare.
Please note, exact modules may vary in order to keep content current. Your tutor will be able to advise you as to the modules you will study on or before the start of the programme.