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Overview

Learn about the construction and technology of buildings past and present, as well as the planning and conservation issues surveyors must consider.

Explore the science behind the materials we use and the economic and legal framework that building surveyors and engineers operate in.

Get an insight into the surveyor's role within the construction and property industries. Learn through site visits, guest speakers and hands-on activities. Take a year's placement to enhance your employment prospects. 

Careers / Further study

You can choose from a wide range of careers in a variety of roles at each stage of the building lifecycle on completing the Building Surveying (with Foundation Year) (Hons) at University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) .

At the planning and construction stages, you might work as a design consultant, building services engineer or town planner. At the building management stage, opportunities include conservation officer and property manager. Potential employers range from property developers, construction companies and private practices, to housing associations, local authorities and heritage locations.

Thanks to our ongoing links with key employers such as Atkins, Kendall Kingscott and Parsons-Brinkerhoff, you will also get the chance to learn more about what employers want and what opportunities exist.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
    • Duration description

      Four years Full-time; Five years Sandwich

  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Law, Economics and Management
  • Building Science
  • Construction Technology and Services
  • Design Process
  • Residential Refurbishment and Maintenance
  • Commercial Development
  • Procurement and Contract Law
  • Professional Practice for the Built Environment

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    80

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • 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.

  • Minimum required score:

    50

    PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. Delivered and marked by computer, it reports on a scale between 10 and 90.

General Requirements

  • Tariff points: 72
  • A-level subjects: No specific subjects required.
  • EDEXCEL (BTEC) Diploma: No specific subjects required. Please list the units you are taking in your application. For further advice on acceptable units please email us.
  • Access: No specific subjects required.
  • Baccalaureate IB: No specific subjects required.
  • Irish Highers: no specific subjects required.
All applicants will also require:
  • GCSE subjects: Grade C/4 in English Literature or Language and Grade D/4 in Mathematics, or equivalent. We do not accept Level 2 Key Skills, Functional Skills or Certificate in Adult Numeracy and Literacy as alternatives to GCSEs.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    13500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13500 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Bristol

  • 750 - 1260 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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