Built Environment Studies at University College of Estate Management - UCAS

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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

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

International applicants

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

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

English language requirements

For undergraduate study you should possess one of the following: - Grade 4 (or C) or above in English Language or English Literature at GCSE or an equivalent qualification. - Grade 6.0 or above, with at least 6.0 in the reading and writing modules, in the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) academic test administered by the British Council. - 88 or above in the internet option, 230 or above in the computer-based option or 570 or above in the paper-based option, of the Teaching of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) test. - Grade C or above in English (Language or Literature) at A/S Level - A cognate sub-degree (Level 5) qualification taught and assessed in English from the University of Hong Kong or City University of Hong Kong Applicants with a Bachelor's degree that has been taught and examined in English can be considered for entry in the absence of the English language qualifications detailed above.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9000 Whole course
International £9000 Whole course
England £9000 Whole course
Northern Ireland £9000 Whole course
Scotland £9000 Whole course
Wales £9000 Whole course
Channel Islands £9000 Whole course

Tuition fee status depends on a number of criteria and varies according to where in the UK you will study. For further guidance on the criteria for home or overseas tuition fees, please refer to the UKCISA website .

Additional fee information

£1,500 per module x 6 modules. Total fee £9,000.

Sponsorship information

You can find information on financial support available on our website, www.ucem.ac.uk/fees-and-funding

Built Environment Studies at University College of Estate Management - UCAS