Building Surveying (Hons), B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
  • Tuition Fee
    12500 GBP/year
    Tuition fee
    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition fee
  • English
    Language
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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.

About

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. 

Why choose the Building Surveying B.Sc. (Hons) from London South Bank University?

  • No. 1 London university: for 'satisfied with teaching' and 'satisfied with assessment' in Building, town and country planning (Guardian League Table 2018) 
  • Heritage: 1st institution to offer RICS accredited programmes in the UK. 
  • Career progression: 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. 
  • Apprenticeships: This course is available as part of an apprenticeship programme. 
  • Work experience: You'll have the option to undertake a work placement in your third year.

Employability

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.

Accreditation

Accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and is a recognised qualification for students to progress on to the Assessment of Professional Competence Graduate Training Programme.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

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

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
    Part-time
    • 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:

    6

    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):

    180

    The CAE test – or the Cambridge Advanced English – is an exam for applicants who wish to get a Certificate in Advanced English. To receive the Advanced certificate, test-takers must score between 142 and 210 on the Cambridge English: Advanced test. Read more about CAE.

    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).

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    12500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 37500 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 27750 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for London

684 - 830 /month
Living Costs

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

Funding

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.

StudyPortals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.