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Course summary

Please check the Sheffield Hallam University website for the latest information. Course summary

  • Learn on a course accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and Chartered Institute of Building.
  • Develop the knowledge to plan, develop and manage construction projects.
  • Participate in fields trips in the UK and Europe.
Learn the key skills for a range of quantity surveying roles. You cover practical topics including financial management, contract administration and practice, conflict avoidance, cost planning, procurement and tendering. You will apply these concepts in real-life scenarios and collaborative assessment techniques. This course satisfies the academic stage of the journey towards attaining Chartered Surveyor status. How you learn The course features a variety of activities that see classroom learning being applied in order to develop solutions to real world challenges. It's broad in its coverage of the construction sector to ensure you gain a firm grounding across all the key areas with a focus on employability. You learn through
  • lectures, seminars and tutorials
  • practical laboratory classes
  • IT workshops
  • fieldwork
  • site visits
  • self-directed project work
Applied learning Work placements In the third year you have the opportunity to apply your learning on a paid work placement at a building organisation or professional practice. We have long-standing relationships with leading companies including BAM Construct UK, Bramall Construction Ltd, Balfour Beatty Construction, Frank Haslam Milan Building Consultants, E C Harris Built Asset Consultancy, Transport for London and Faithful+Gould. The placement year usually contributes 200 days towards a graduate's professional experience requirement for the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors Assessment of Professional Competence. Field trips You are invited to go on field trips in your first and second year. During your first year you go on a residential field trip, usually staying in a city centre hotel. In year two you have the option of visiting a European city to carry out activities linked to your studies. There are opportunities to study abroad with the possibility of funding through the Erasmus programme (subject to the UK’s continued participation in the Erasmus programme following the Brexit transition period). Networking opportunities Our teaching team includes experienced academics and quantity surveying lecturers who have worked within local government, private practice and in construction companies. To ensure you get the latest industry perspectives, we have visiting lecturers from consultancy companies and large contractors to speak on key aspects of current professional practice.


Modules Module and assessment information for future years is displayed as currently validated and may be liable to change. When selecting electives, your choices will be subject to the core requirements of the course. As a result, selections may be limited to a choice between one of two or more specified electives in some instances. Year 1 Compulsory modules Introduction To Quantity Surveying Practice 20 Material Science 20 Understanding Building Technology 20 Year 2 Compulsory modules Development Project Introduction To Measurement 20 Law And Economics For The Built Environment 20 Year 3 Compulsory modules Contractual Procedures 20 Evaluating Construction Technology 20 Health And Safety At Work 20 Measurement Of Building Works 20 Year 4 Compulsory modules Cost Management 20 Project Collaboration In Professional Practice 20 Quantity Surveying Practice And Contract Management 20 Strategic Facilities Management 20 Final year Compulsory modules Advanced Measurement 20 Dissertation 40 Quantity Surveying Professional Studies 20

Assessment method

Coursework, Practical, Exam

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • Chartered Surveyors, Royal Institution of
  • Building Engineers, Chartered Association of
  • Chartered Institute of Building

How to apply

To apply for this course you will be taken to the provider's website, where you can find out more information and make an application.

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Foundation degree – advanced entry – for direct entry to year two you must have a foundation degree in a related subject, with an average score of 60 % across the highest level modules.

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Additional entry requirements


Please note that the information provided on this web page relates to 2021 courses and is subject to change without notice by Sheffield Hallam University. Please note the University will only admit students who are aged 18 or over at the point of enrolment.

English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6IELTS score of 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in all skills or equivalent.
TOEFL (iBT)79Listening: minimum level 17 Speaking: minimum level 20 Reading: minimum level 18 Writing: minimum level 17
Cambridge English AdvancedCListening: minimum score 162 Speaking: minimum score 162 Reading: minimum score 162 Writing: minimum score 162
PTE Academic52Listening: minimum level 51 Speaking: minimum level 51 Reading: minimum level 51 Writing: minimum level 51

Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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Additional fee information

Our tuition fees for students starting full-time undergraduate study in 2023/2024 are regulated by the UK government and are yet to be confirmed. For an indication, our tuition fees for UK students starting this course in 2022/23 are £9,250 per year. Our tuition fee for International/EU students starting full-time study in 2022/23 is £14,415 per year.
Quantity Surveying at Sheffield Hallam University - UCAS