Study Surveying at Salford


Urban life is changing. As demand for resource-efficiency and sustainable development increases, the surveyor is becoming integral to a project’s success. From managing project cost to spotting new uses for existing stock to managing new developments, surveyors deliver lots of crucial activities that shape our cities and urban environments. With a surveying-based degree, you can join them.

Led by expert built environment-based tutors, our range of RICS-accredited surveying courses are designed to nurture students who will lead the way in property and construction industries. Blending advanced theory with real-world collaboration, a surveying degree at Salford is the ideal start to your future professional career. Take a look at what we can offer you.


Building Surveying

Building Surveying explores the relationship between a building and its internal and external environments. During your studies on our RICS-accredited degree, you will learn to diagnose problems with existing buildings, and be aware of legal, conservation and regeneration issues.

Explore >  BSc (Hons) Building Surveying Accelerated

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Quantity Surveying

Quantity surveyors manage the financial aspects of the construction process. 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 >  BSc (Hons) Quantity Surveying Accelerated

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Real Estate Surveying

Prepare for a lucrative and rewarding career in this fast-paced world of property. A gateway to professional status, our range of Real Estate Surveying courses is accredited by the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).

Explore > BSc (Hons) Real Estate Surveying (Asset Management) Accelerated

Explore > BSc (Hons) Real Estate Surveying (Asset Management) Accelerated Day Release

Explore > BSc (Hons) Real Estate Surveying (Planning and Development) Accelerated

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Explore > BSc (Hons) Real Estate Surveying (Valuation and Finance) Accelerated

Explore > BSc (Hons) Real Estate Surveying (Valuation and Finance) Accelerated Day Release


Struggling to decide between surveying courses? Want to know what differentiates one course from another? We've created a course comparison to help find the right course for you.

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What does it mean if my course is accredited?

Degree accreditation is acknowledgement, by an external body, that a programme meets a defined set of criteria. BSc (Hons) Building Surveying, BSc (Hons) Quantity Surveying and BSc (Hons) Real Estate Surveying are each accredited by external bodies, including the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB), the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), and the Chartered Institution of Civil Engineering Surveyors (ICES).

How will I be assessed during my course?

Across our built environment programmes, students are assessed using a combination of methods, including design projects, essays, precedent studies, case study analysis and examinations.

What is an accelerated degree course?

Many of our built environment courses are available with an accelerated study option, which makes it possible to study and complete your chosen course faster than on a standard full-time pathway. Accelerated study is more intense, but the rewards are worth it.

With an accelerated degree, you study the same course content as a standard three year degree, but do it in a different way. By including an additional summer term to create three trimesters, you can flex the traditional academic year and complete the course content more quickly.

We also offer an accelerated day release pathway which allows you to combine your degree study with existing work commitments and complete your course faster than the tradition part-time pathway. 

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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 surveying 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, Deloitte Real Estate, Savills and Skanska.

Got another question?

We know that deciding which direction to take your surveying 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).



Build a professionally recognised and industrially relevant skill set as you learn to use appropriate strategies and technologies applicable to surveying practice


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 away 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.