Studying Construction at Salford

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Thank you for choosing construction at Salford as a study choice. We want to make sure you have all the information you need to make your decision.

To help you make your choice, we’ve got some more information about studying at Salford, including a look ahead to your first year of study.

Remember, if you have any questions about your application, you can email our friendly team at enquiries@salford.ac.uk or call us on 0161 295 4545.

First year snapshots

Get a glimpse of first year life as a construction student.

Explore the modules you will take, how your weekly timetable might look, plus more about what it's like to study at Salford.

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FAQs

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) Construction Project Management, BSc (Hons) Building Surveying, BSc (Hons) Quantity Surveying and BSc (Hons) Property and Real Estate 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.

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

Whilst students are responsible for securing their own work experience and industry placements, our tutors will guide and support you through the process. Industry experience not only enables you to apply your knowledge in real-world situations but allows you to form those vital connections early on in your career. We have links with a range of leading organisations and, where possible, will assist students in securing placements.

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.

 

 

My A levels are not construction related, would I be at a disadvantage?

No, our students who join the course come with a wide range of qualifications and backgrounds. We have a good spread of modules to give you a great insight into all areas of the industry, and then in the second year we build upon this with more profession specific knowledge.

When will I receive my timetable and what can I expect from the course delivery?

Students will receive their personalised timetable when they start with us in September. Our Construction courses have a number of different delivery options. Typically you would study three subjects or modules between Sept - Jan and three more between Jan - June. All modules have a four-hour timetabled slot allocated each week and within that period you would be exposed to a mix of delivery methods including formal lectures, tutorials, case studies and practical exercises.

THREE GREAT REASONS TO STUDY AT SALFORD

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Study in a highly-rated international department led by tutors with extensive industry experience and networks

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Visit local construction projects and construction sites, and receive guest lectures from industry

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Learn in our green campus, minutes from Manchester city centre - voted the UK's most liveable city

Our Facilities

Our research-led teaching approach means that you will benefit from the contributions made by our research active staff, many of whom are focusing on emerging areas of construction and built environment research. 

Salford is home to Energy House – the only fully climate-controlled research facility of its kind in the world. This full sized, fully-furnished two-bedroom terraced house is built inside an environmental chamber that can replicate almost any weather conditions. Packed with a vast array of sensors, it helps us identify energy efficiency opportunities.

Get in touch

If you have any questions, just contact our friendly team at enquiries@salford.ac.uk, or by phone on +44 (0)161 295 4545.

You can also join our Facebook group - a space to meet other applicants planning to join Salford in September.