Quantity Surveying at Solent University (Southampton) - UCAS

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Course summary

This vocationally-focused course delivers all the knowledge and skills you'll need to start a career as a quantity surveyor in construction: from tendering to win a project bid, to analysing cash flow, and effectively managing contracts. Throughout the course, you'll build a sound knowledge and understanding of the role of cost management professionals in construction, as defined by the professional bodies, and its application in different contexts within the built environment. At the heart of the course is the development of your problem-solving skills, providing you with the knowledge to provide sound and justified cost management advice and guidance in a variety of different formats. To aid this, you'll be encouraged to develop your technical writing and presentation skills throughout the course. This course sits alongside an already well-established portfolio of built environment courses with outstanding credentials, and strong links to industry. While work experience and placements are not mandatory to the course, students are strongly encouraged to complete it where possible. Using our industry links, the course team will endeavour to provide a range of suitable opportunities for you over the duration of your course, in between formal study periods. WHO IS THE COURSE FOR This course is ideally suited to students who have a general interest in construction and who want to specialise in cost management. Applicants should have a logical approach to thinking and have an eye for detail. WHAT DOES THIS COURSE LEAD TO? Upon successful completion of this degree, graduates will be able to commence a career in cost management in the construction industry. Typical roles for graduates would include assistant quantity surveyor, assistant commercial manager or assistant contracts manager.


Year 1 - Core modules Legal and Statutory Requirements Construction Practice Construction Science and Materials Innovating the Construction Project Principles of Quantity Surveying Technology of Buildings Year 2 - Core modules Construction Management Economics and Financial Management Quantity Surveying Practice Estimating and Tendering Technology of Complex Buildings Sustainability Year 3 - Core modules Contracts Management Commercial Management Contemporary Quantity Surveying Practice Project Evaluation and Development Research Project

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation
  • Year 1

International applicants

For information about applying to Solent as an International applicant, please visit https://www.solent.ac.uk/how-to-apply/entry-requirements/help-for-international-students

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

• Direct entry to years 2 (Level 5) or 3 (Level 6) We welcome applications from students currently studying a Foundation Degree, DipHE, HNC, HND or modules of an undergraduate degree course at another university, who wish to enter directly into Years 2 or 3 of one of our undergraduate degree courses. • Level 5 (year 2) entry To directly enter the second year of this course you will need to show appropriate knowledge and experience. For example, you are an ideal candidate if you have 120 undergraduate credits at Level 4 or a CertHE in a related subject area. • Level 6 (year 3) entry To directly enter the third year of this course you need to show appropriate knowledge and experience. For example, you are an ideal candidate if you have 240 undergraduate credits (at Levels 4 and 5), a DipHE, Foundation Degree or HND in a related subject area.

English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6with 5.5 in each individual component.
TOEFL (iBT)80with a minimum of 20 in each individual compoenent.

Solent University can also accept the following English Language Test: Duolingo English Language Test 115 overall with a minimum of 95 in each component. All international applicants need to be aware that the English language requirements to attend Solent University, and the English language requirements to obtain a visa from the Home Office, may be different. This means that if you meet the Solent University language requirement to gain a place on the course, you may still have to meet additional requirements to be granted with a visa by the Home Office. We strongly advise all applicants to visit the Home Office website which outlines all the requirements for a successful visa application and to take a look at this PDF document which outlines both Solent University and Home Office requirements for a number of language tests.

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
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
EU £16125 Year 1
International £16125 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.

Sponsorship information

Solent University offers a number of bursaries, grants and scholarships. For more information, please visit https://www.solent.ac.uk/finance/grants-bursaries-scholarships/bursaries

Quantity Surveying at Solent University (Southampton) - UCAS