Study Built Environment at Salford

Construction at Salford

A green revolution is on the way for cities and urban environments.  As the events of 2020 drive new work patterns and change mobility, our post-pandemic perspective will give more attention to ecological concern, digital connectivity and alternative energy infrastructures.

With strong industry sector connections,  Salford is a leading UK centre for built environment studies.  Through our enviable location at the heart of Greater Manchester, our unrivalled range of professionally-accredited programmes and our flexible study pathways, we can your future career a head start. Take a look at what we can offer you.

Built environment degree courses at Salford

Construction Project Management

Construction students

Construction Project Management builds the skills you'll need to successfully plan, manage and implement decision and process that keep built environment projects on track. Using an industry-focused learning approach, you’ll visit local projects and work on live briefs that enhance your real-world knowledge.

Explore our Construction Project Management courses:

BSc (Hons) Construction Project Management

BSc (Hons) Construction Project Management with Foundation Year

Construction (HNC)

Quantity Surveying at Salford

If you're thinking about starting a career in construction and property, or returning to education, our HNC Construction course is ideal. Delivered by one of the UK's leading centres for construction education, the course is aligned with the requirements of construction-related roles, and provides training in the technical and practical elements to satisfy industry and employer needs.

Explore our Construction course:

HNC Construction

Civil Engineering

Civil engineering at Salford

Led by our IStructE award-winning civil engineering team, with strong links with industry, this course will equip you with the knowledge and skills, so you're ready to help create the infrastructure, buildings and facilities that improve our quality of life.

Explore our Civil Engineering courses:

BEng (Hons) Civil Engineering

BEng (Hons) Civil Engineering with Foundation Year

MEng (Hons) Civil Engineering

Building Surveying

Building Surveying at Salford

This degree is accredited by both the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). Learning is based around a framework of  economic, legal, technical design and management modules. You will learn about the construction industry, explore the relationship between a building and its internal and external environments, and recognise how to diagnose problems with existing buildings for conservation and regeneration.

Explore our Building Surveying courses:

BSc (Hons) Building Surveying

BSc (Hons) Building Surveying with Foundation Year

Quantity Surveying

Building surveying equipment

Quantity surveyors manage the financial aspects of the construction process. Working on behalf of contractors, agencies and clients, they apply cost engineering to ensure developments are physically built on time and to budget. If you’re looking for a career where you can influence developments, our triple-accredited BSc Quantity Surveying course can open up exciting career prospects both in the UK and overseas.

Explore our Quantity Surveying courses:

BSc (Hons) Quantity Surveying

BSc (Hons) Quantity Surveying with Foundation Year

Real Estate Development and Management

Real Estate Surveying at Salford

Real estate surveyors have an extensive understanding of the property industry, and confidently display their professional knowledge to clients. Prepare for a lucrative and rewarding career in this fast-paced sector with Salford. A gateway to professional status, this course is accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).

Explore our Real Estate courses:

BSc (Hons) Real Estate Development and Management

BSc (Hons) Real Estate Development and Management with Foundation Year

BSc (Hons) Real Estate Development and Management with Placement Year

Start your journey with an open day

Choosing what to study at university can be a big step.

Learn more about studying the built environment by visiting our next campus Open Day on Saturday 22 January 2022.

You can speak directly to course leaders, ask questions, explore course modules and consider your options.


What does it mean if my course is accredited?

Degree accreditation is acknowledgement by an external body that our programme meets a defined set of criteria. Accreditation ensures our education standards and prepares you for your journey towards professional status in your chosen field.

Our degree programmes in Construction Project Management, Building Surveying, Quantity Surveying and Real Estate Development and Management are each accredited by one or more industry bodies. 

You can find specific accreditation information for each of our programmes on individual course pages.

Will the university help me to find work experience and industry placements?

Whilst you will be responsible for securing your own work experience and industry placements, our tutors will guide and support you through the process. We have links with a range of organisations in the property and construction industries, and will assist you in securing a placement.

We highly recommend that you include a placement year in your built environment studies. Industry experience enables you to apply your knowledge in real-world situations and also form those vital early career connections. 

What career opportunities will be open to me once I graduate?

There is a huge demand for qualified surveyors, project managers and construction technologists, both in the UK and internationally. As a trained professional, you can expect to find roles in a wide range of organisations, including construction companies, project management consultancies, and government departments.

Our built environment alumni have progressed on to work at leading industry organisations, including: Lend Lease, Kier, Laing O'Rourke, Simons Construction Ltd, Balfour Beatty, Gleeds Construction Consultants, National Grid, Delouitte Real Estate, Savills and Skanska.

Got another question?

We know that deciding which direction to take your built environment studies is a big step. If you have any further questions, our friendly team will be happy to answer them for you.

Contact us via email at or phone +44 (0)161 295 4545 (9am-5pm).



Experience industry-led teaching, informed by advanced academic research and key industry connections


Benefit from our strong links to local and international built environment firms with the opportunity to visit local building projects and construction sites, and receive guest lectures from industry


Learn in our green campus, minutes from Manchester city centre, and see urban development and infrastructure investment in action


Did you know our Peel Park campus is set in 46 square kilometres of lush, green space to enjoy? But we're also just over a mile from the big city buzz of Manchester - offering world-class culture, exciting events, superior sport and legendary nightlife. Together, it creates one unrivalled student destination.

Ready to apply on UCAS?

You can apply now via UCAS for courses starting in September 2022. You have until 26 January to submit your application. If you are ready to apply for one of our built environment courses, here are some UCAS quick links:

HNC Construction

BSc (Hons) Construction Project Management

BEng (Hons) Civil Engineering

MEng (Hons) Civil Engineering

BSc (Hons) Building Surveying

BSc (Hons) Quantity Surveying

BSc (Hons) Real Estate Development and Management

Alternatively, if you have any further questions, our friendly team will be happy to answer them for you. You can contact us via email at or by phone on +44 (0)161 295 4545.