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Course summary

This programme is an excellent opportunity to experience the first level of our BSc (Hons) programmes whilst gaining experience of online learning and higher education. This is also ideal for school leavers or those wishing to explore the world of the Built Environment, without committing to a full BSc (Hons). This programme provides students with a rigorous detailed understanding of the principles and practice involved in the property and construction industries, up to Level 4 standard (the first level of a UK bachelor’s degree). The programme provides the academic underpinning necessary to prepare students to start their journey towards a career as a Chartered Surveyor, without the initial financial and time commitment of a full bachelor’s degree. This means students can take control over the timing and progression of their studying to suit personal and career circumstances. Successful completion of the Certificate of Higher Education will also enable students to progress onto one of UCEM’s accredited BSc (Hons) programmes, including:

  • BSc (Hons) Building Surveying
  • BSc (Hons) Construction Management
  • BSc (Hons) Quantity Surveying
  • BSc (Hons) Real Estate Management
  • BSc (Hons) Building Control
Students who choose to progress on to one of UCEM’s BSc (Hons) programmes will be exempt from all level 4 modules (120 credits) on the programme.


Law for the Built Environment People and Organisational Management Introduction to Regulatory Frameworks Digital Technologies Construction Technology 1 Construction Technology 2

Assessment method

The types of assessments used on this programme will include coursework (such as essays, reports, portfolios, reflections, problem or short questions or video presentations), computer based assessments, and computer marked assessments (CMAs). The exact combinations of assessment will vary from module to module.

How to apply

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available

International applicants

Our courses are delivered 100% online so we welcome applications from all over the world.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

English language requirements

All UCEM programmes are taught and assessed in English. In addition to the programme entry requirements listed above, all applicants will therefore be required to demonstrate adequate proficiency in the language before being admitted to a programme. You should have: • GCSE Grade 4 (or C) or above in English Language or English Literature, or an equivalent qualification. • Grade 5.5 or above, with at least 5.5 in the reading and writing modules, in the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) academic test administered by the British Council • 79 or above in the Internet option, 213 or above in the computer-based option or 550 or above in the paper-based option, of the Teaching of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) test • Grade 4 (or C) or above in English (Language or Literature) at A/S Level

Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £7920 Whole course
International £7920 Whole course
Channel Islands £7920 Whole course
Republic of Ireland £7920 Whole course

Additional fee information

£1,320 per module x6 modules (usually students undertake two modules per semester). Total programme fee £7,920

Sponsorship information

You can find information on financial support available on our website,

Built Environment Studies at University College of Estate Management - UCAS