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Quantity Surveying

BSc (Hons)

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What is Quantity Surveying BSc (Hons)?

This course is designed to develop a firm foundation of professional skills, with a broader understanding of the construction industries, whilst developing the business acumen to manage construction projects.

Recurring themes throughout the course include the application of digital construction, sustainability, international challenges and globalisation. There is an especially strong focus on real client, real site and real issue project work and on interdisciplinary collaboration.

Our research and professional practice informed teaching will keep you informed and up to date on cutting edge technology, professional practice and industry developments.

Study style

Through lectures, you’ll develop a broad knowledge and understanding of all aspects of the project life-cycle from inception, through design phase, construction to building completion and beyond.

In the First year of your course, explore modules such as sustainable construction and design, building surveying, digital construction through Building Information Modelling (BIM) and digital software. In the second and third years you’ll explore larger architectural technology and construction projects, investigate pre-contract procedures and optional modules in heritage building projects, or developing the role of a project manager via skills as an employer’s agents.

We utilise a variety of assessment methods to help you develop your academic and professional skills, such as coursework, projects, reports, essays, exams, groupwork, seminars, presentations, practical workshops and portfolio’s. Precedent study field trips in the UK and abroad are essential part of our programmes.

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Entry requirements

    • 112 tariff points (calculate your points at

      Your points must include at least 2 A Levels, BTEC or equivalent qualifications, for example:
      BBC at A levels, DMM at BTEC or use a combination of qualifications to achieve the required tariff.

      If your course has a fast-track option that you’re applying to, you’ll also need to pass an entry interview.

    • We welcome applications from mature students (aged 21 and over) and do not necessarily require the same academic qualifications as school leaving applicants though the entry requirements still apply.

      Some courses require several years of working experiences in the relevant industry.

    • English and Maths Grade 4/C in GCSE (or equivalent) are normally required.

Fees and costs

See the further details of fees and potential extra costs when studying a course at the University of Gloucestershire.
Start date Location UCAS code Fee (UK)
per year
Fee (international)
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Sep 2022 Francis Close Hall, Cheltenham K240

Possible careers

Graduates from this course can go on to work as:

  • Quantity Surveyor
  • Property Developer
  • Employers Agent
  • Project Manager
  • Construction Law and Claims Specialist
  • BIM Coordinator/li>

Industry links

All of our existing programmes enjoy the benefit of links with local, national and international practices, business and organisations such as: Arup; Atkins; Cheltenham Borough Council; Evan Jones, Forest of Dean council, Gloucester City Council, Jacobs, Natural England, WSP.

Our strong industry links offer awards, intern positions, live challenges, visiting lectures and employability skills workshops that could result in your graduate career pathway.

Work in studios which replicate the wider multi-disciplinary work environments of the industry

Unlike traditional quantity surveying courses, or built environment subject areas, you’ll work in studios which replicate the wider multi-disciplinary work environments, enabling you to learn from and collaborate with other disciplines from the start of your course.

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Collaborate, design, innovate and learn from other disciplines

Students uniquely work on construction modules and design-related projects with students from architecture, urban planning and interior architecture course disciplines, so that they can collaborate, design, innovate and learn from each, as well as understand the challenges that other disciplines face when working in each other’s professional context.

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As part of your course you can gain valuable experience on an optional placement year.

  • Duration – 12 months, full-time (minimum 35 hours a week)
  • Location – popular destinations include the UK, USA, China and Europe
  • Visa – you may need a visa if you’re on placement abroad
  • Finance – your tuition fee is reduced for your placement year – and you can still apply for a maintenance loan and get money advice
  • Placement support – we’ll help you find a great placement and get the most out of the experience

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