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Quantity Surveying with Foundation Year (Hons), B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 60 months
Reading, United Kingdom
This Quantity Surveying with Foundation Year (Hons) programme at University College of Estate Management  is designed to give you a thorough grounding in the principles and practice of quantity surveying. The Foundation Year provides the academic skills necessary to study at degree level. It offers a direct route to all our bachelor’s degree awards.
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This Quantity Surveying with Foundation Year (Hons) programme at University College of Estate Management is primarily designed for people who wish to further their career with a degree but who do not have the academic qualifications for entry onto our other BSc programmes delivered without a Foundation Year. This programme is designed for people with an interest in the built environment and those working in, or interested in working in, a quantity surveying role such as in a private QS practice, construction company, specialist subcontractor or government organisation.

Why study this programme?

  • Gain access to our bachelor’s degree awards with limited academic qualifications
  • Gain a thorough grounding in the principles and practice of quantity surveying
  • Progress in a wide range of careers within property management, valuation, investment quantity surveying, building surveying, and property/land development
  • Competitively priced, allowing you to combine work with study
  • Learn from the largest provider of qualified built environment professionals to the industry, with an outstanding reputation

Career opportunities

There are a broad range of careers that this programme is designed for, which include:

  • Cost management
  • Cost consultancy, project management, contractor surveying, building services quantity surveying and facilities management
  • Preparing feasibility estimates and contract documents and providing advice on design economics, tendering and procurement strategies
  • Cost planning and whole life costing and
  • Cost and financial control from design to completion and occupation


The BSc (Hons) Quantity Surveying award is accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), The Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB), Chartered Association of Building Engineers (CABE), Hong Kong Institute of Construction Managers (HKICM) and Chartered Institution of Civil Engineering Surveyors (ICES).

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 60 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • People & Buildings
  • Land & Buildings 
  • Materials, Methods & Buildings 
  • Markets & Buildings
  • Introduction to the Built Environment 
  • Digital Technologies
  • Measurement & Estimating of Construction Works 
  • Law for the Built Environment 

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General Requirements

Tariff points:

  • 48 UCAS tariff points or equivalent
  • Mathematics plus two other GCSE’s at grade C or above (Grade 4 for applicants holding newly reformed GCSEs in England) or equivalent
  • GCSE Grade C or above in English (Language or Literature) at GCSE or its equivalent (Grade 4 for applicants holding newly reformed GCSEs in England), or an equivalent qualification. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    4728 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 23625 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 60 months.
  • EU/EEA

    4728 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 23625 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 60 months.
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£1,125 per module x 21 modules (usually students undertake 2 modules per semester).

Living costs for Reading

  • 903 - 1390 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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


  • Student Loans:
This programme is designated for student finance and students in England and Wales may apply to Student Finance for a tuition fee loan. Eligible students can apply for funding for up to £6,165 each academic year.
  • Student Bursary Scheme:
Our bursary scheme is designed to assist those new students who are able to demonstrate need. It is open to new students from all countries and will provide a discount on fees for the duration of the programme.

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