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Course summary

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

  • Study quantity surveying and commercial management from both a client and contractor perspective
  • Develop skills in cost management and measurement, contract administration and procurement
  • Tackle the industry’s biggest challenges and champion sustainability, equality and inclusion
  • Gain experience with industry placements, real-world projects and field trips in the UK and Europe
  • Start your journey towards Chartered status on a course that's accredited by leading professional bodies
By studying Quantity Surveying, you'll learn how to commercially manage and control construction projects to the highest possible standard. How you learn All our courses are designed around a set of key principles based on engaging you with the world, collaborating with others, challenging you to think in new ways, and providing you with a supportive environment in which you can thrive. On this course, you'll apply your learning by working on real buildings, projects, live sites and field trips – ultimately leading to a successful career in quantity surveying. You’ll engage with the wider world of construction, exploring diverse buildings, places and communities both locally and globally. Our academics bring a wealth of cutting-edge knowledge and professional experience into our classrooms. Many of them are chartered surveyors and practising APC assessors, mentors and counsellors who are strongly connected within the profession. You learn through:
  • Lectures and seminars
  • Technical workshops
  • Industry visits
  • Field trips
  • Independent study
  • Digital IT software
  • Practice-based learning
  • Group work
  • Industry work placements
Key themes You’ll learn the fundamental skills for a range of quantity surveying roles, covering a broad range of practical topics. These include financial and commercial management, contract administration and practice, conflict avoidance, cost planning, sustainability, procurement and tendering, digital construction technologies and measurement. You’ll be able to apply research-based knowledge to real-world challenges – balancing economic, social and environmental goals in the name of ‘sustainable development’. You’ll also work on live industry briefs and collaborative projects – considering the full life cycle of buildings and places, from their creation and use, through to their replacement. The course also satisfies the academic stage of the journey towards attaining Chartered status with any of our professional bodies noted above and will provide you with a solid foundation to fulfil your potential. Applied learning Your course has been designed to embrace real-world challenges and provide you with the practical skills and knowledge you need to succeed. Work placements You’ll have the opportunity to arrange a year-long work placement before your final year. This gives you valuable work experience to prepare you for your future career and allows you to graduate with an Applied Professional Diploma to add to your CV. You’ll apply a wide range of practical abilities and knowledge to real-world situations, developing independent and creative decision-making skills. Live projects This course boasts some great hands-on, practical experience. In each year of study, you’ll work on real projects – responding to briefs set by employers, and interacting with quantity surveying professionals. This could include investigating and profiling an employer, or working with students from other courses to creatively address environmental issues. You’ll also have the chance to work with our estate partners on campus development projects. Not only could you help us meet our environmental targets, you can have a direct impact on how our University will look.


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. Important notice The structure for this course is currently being reviewed and enhanced to provide the best possible learning experience for our students. Module structure, content, delivery and assessment are all likely to change, but we expect the focus of the course and the learning outcomes to remain as described above. Once the changes have been confirmed, updated module information will be published on this page. You will be able to complete a placement year as part of this course. See the modules table below for further information. Year 1 Compulsory modules Fundamentals Of Buildings & Materials Introduction To Quantification & Costing Introduction To The Built Environment Sustainability, Law And Economics Year 2 Compulsory modules Applied Contractual Procedures Construction Technology And Safety Digital Construction, Measurement And Commercial Management Resilient Built Environments **Year 3 Compulsory modules** Placement Final year Compulsory modules Advanced Quantity Surveying & Climate Action Retrofit Project Professional Practice And Contract Management Research Methods Research Project

Assessment method

Coursework, Exams, Practical assessments

Professional bodies

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

  • Chartered Surveyors, Royal Institution of
  • Chartered Institute of Building
  • Building Engineers, Chartered Association of
  • Board of Quantity Surveyors Malaysia

How to apply

Application codes

Please select a course option – you will then see the application code you need to use to apply for the course.

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

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English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6With at least 5.5 in all skills or equivalent.

If English is not your first language, you will need an IELTS score of 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in all skills, or equivalent. We consider other qualifications from the UCAS tariff. Applicants with alternative qualifications or a combination of qualifications and work experience are also considered. We welcome applications from people of any age. Please contact us for further advice.

Please click the following link to find out more about English language requirements for this course

Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
EU £16655 Year 1
International £16655 Year 1

Additional fee information

Our tuition fee for UK students starting full-time undergraduate study in 2024/25 is £9,250 per year. These fees are regulated by the UK government and are therefore subject to changes in government policy. During your placement year you will pay a reduced fee of £1,200. Our tuition fee for International/EU students starting full-time study in 2024/25 is £16,655 per year. During your placement year you will pay a reduced fee of £1,200. Please refer to our website for up-to-date information on costs and fees:

Sponsorship information

Scholarships, discounts and bursaries may be available to students who study this course.

Quantity Surveying at Sheffield Hallam University - UCAS