Quantity Surveying and Construction at De Montfort University - UCAS

Course summary

Quantity Surveying and Construction focuses on controlling and managing the costs of construction projects; you could be involved with any stage of a project, from feasibility, design and construction, through to extension, refurbishment, maintenance and even demolition. Our course will help you gain an understanding of the technical aspects of construction over the whole life of a building or facility. You will learn to understand contracts, budgets, quantities, measurements and sustainability to achieve the best quality and value within the project’s specifications. You are likely to be involved in a range of services, from cost consultancy to contract management. You will be able to advance your professional skills through an optional industry placement between years two and three. This placement year can count as part of the required experience for Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors professional status. Key features

  • Our course is accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), recognising the quality and relevance of the course content and representing your first step towards becoming a Chartered Surveyor.
  • Benefit from our 125-year history, which makes Leicester School of Architecture (LSA) one of the most established schools of its kind in the UK. Our future-facing curriculum encourages an atmosphere of open-ended enquiry and collaboration across disciplines.
  • On this course you will study a range of topics including Methods of Measurement, Sustainable Building Principles, Building Technology, Practice and Management in the Construction Industry and Contracts, Law and Procurement.
  • Be part of a community that’s working together to change the construction industry from within, so that we can be the changemakers the world needs to address the global climate emergency.
  • Benefit from industry-standard tools and simulation software in our award-winning Vijay Patel Building, including CostX, Building Information Modelling, computer-aided design (CAD) and Mac labs.


First year Professional Quantity Surveying Skills Practice and Management in the Construction Industry The Economics of Construction Building Technology 1 Sustainable Building Principles Second year Contracts, Law and Procurement Building Technology 2 Building Economics and Project Management Professional Practice Methods of Measurement Optional Placement Year Third year Contract and Law Technological and Environmental Innovation Quantity Surveying Practice Dissertation Integrated Project

Assessment method

This course sits within the suite of Built Environment programmes at DMU. It aims to prepare students for employability and for Chartered membership of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors, following two years of practical training and also for those wishing to progress to Masters courses. The programme culminates in both the Integrated Design project with Building Surveying and Architectural Technology students and a dissertation project in which students design and carry out their own research into a specialist area. Module assessment strategies have a wide range of methods including portfolio presentations, essays, reports, oral and graphical presentations and continuous assessment regimes, particularly in the studio-based aspects of modules. Our integrated team of built environment professionals teach and research architecture, practice and measurement. The academic team is committed to a rich range of teaching, learning and student support, and assessment methods to reflect the vocational nature of the course. The course draws on the wide range of research expertise in the Leicester School of Architecture, ranging from technology and sustainability to the practice of quantity surveying. You will also benefit from the input of practitioners and specialists and visiting guest lecturers. Contact hours You will be taught through a combination of lectures, tutorials, seminars, group work and self-directed study. In your first year, you will normally attend around 16 hours of timetabled taught sessions (lectures and tutorials) each week, and we expect you to undertake at least 23 further hours of independent study to complete project work and research

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2

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Student Outcomes

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Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
Go onto work and study

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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
International £15750 Year 1

Additional fee information

Please note that fees are subject to an annual review. Any increase in fees for Home students would be based upon a review of our provision and in line with the fee cap set by the government. For Overseas students such reviews will be based on a market assessment and communicated to students at least 6-months before any programme commencing. Please visit the tuition fees pages of our website for further information: dmu.ac.uk/funding
Quantity Surveying and Construction at De Montfort University - UCAS