Building Surveying (Hons), B.Sc.

Building Surveying (Hons), B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
The Building Surveying B.Sc. (Hons) from London South Bank University is for students who wish to obtain an honours degree in surveying accredited by the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and the Chartered institute of Building (CIOB). It focuses on the core skills that are needed to become a chartered building surveyor.


The Building Surveying B.Sc. (Hons) from London South Bank University has a broad construction curriculum and develops expertise required to become a chartered building surveyor. 

This degree course covers:
  • asset management
  • law
  • economics
  • construction technology and materials
  • measurement
  • environmental awareness
  • health and safety
  • business management
  • information technology.

This course will prepare you for a career in building surveying, allowing you to enter the profession at graduate surveyor level, where you can progress to chartered status through RICS-approved APC training. Surveyors are involved in the building industry, both in building inspections and in construction projects.

Building surveyor's work can vary substantially depending on the size and type of company. It includes inspecting properties, providing information on property construction, identifying building defects and possible costs of repairs and valuing a building's reinstatement cost for insurance purposes

Graduates of this course also work in the building industry in areas such as building control, project management and construction management. Recent graduates from this course have gone onto jobs such as:  Graduate Building Surveyor, Contracts Manager and Project Manager.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Full-time duration 36 months
    • Average part-time duration 60 months
    • Duration description

      Sandwich - 4 years

  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Year 1
  • Building services and environmental science
  • Building survey and inspection
  • Construction technology and materials
  • Construction technology and structures
  • Legal and economic context
  • Construction practice
Year 2
  • Construction contract law
  • Estate and property asset management
  • Planning and development controls
  • Property inspection, repair and maintenance
  • Theory of architecture, design and conservation
  • Sustainable construction and the environment
Year 3
  • Optional placement year
Year 4
  • Research paper
  • Project management
  • Management of the firm
  • Contract administration
  • European construction and property
  • Property law and valuation

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score (Grade C):


    C1 Advanced is a Cambridge English Qualification. It reports on the Cambridge English Scale between 142 and 210. You will receive a separate score for each of the four skills (reading, writing, listening and speaking) and for Use of English. These five scores are averaged to give you an overall result for the exam. Universities and colleges may ask you to achieve a specific score, either overall or for a particular skill.

    Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

Academic Requirements

  • A Level BBB or;
  • BTEC National Diploma DDM or;
  • Access to HE qualifications with 24 Distinctions and 21 Merits or;
  • Equivalent level 3 qualifications worth 128 UCAS points
  • Applicants must hold 5 GCSEs A-C including Maths and English or equivalent (reformed GCSEs grade 4 or above).

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Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    4166.6666666667 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12500 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    3083.3333333333 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 36 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
  • UK/EU fee: £27750
  • International fee: £37500

UK/EU (including any optional years) £27750

International (including any optional years) £37500

Living costs for London

  • 1137 - 2160 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


We offer students considerable financial help through scholarships, bursaries, charitable funds, loans and other financial support. The majority of our scholarships are given as direct Tuition Fee discounts and we encourage all eligible students to apply for our National Scholarship Programme (NSP). The NSP features 100 full scholarships that exempt students from all Tuition Fees, and there are many more partial scholarships.

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