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Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons) years full-time, sandwich 2018
Ucas points guide


% applicants receiving offers


  • Building
Student score
77% MED
% employed or in further study
96% MED
Average graduate salary
£23k MED
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level

plus GCSE English and Maths at C For Year 2 Entry: BBC at A Level plus GCSE English and Maths at grade C. Completion of 2-week Summer School programme is also required.

Scottish Highers

plus Nat 5 English and Maths at C

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma

For Year 1 Entry: Level 3 Extended Diploma in relevant subject at MMM For Year 2 Entry: Level 3 Extended Diploma in Built Environment subject at DMM. Completion of 2-week Summer School programme is also required.

International Baccalaureate

UCAS tariff points
Not Available

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 96 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.

The real story about entry requirements

% applicants receiving offers


Provided by UCAS, this is the percentage of applicants who were offered a place on the course last year. Note that not all applicants receiving offers will take up the place, so this figure is likely to differ from applicants to places.

What does the numbers of applicants receiving course offers tell me?

Tuition fee & financial support


Maximum annual fee for UK students. NHS-funded, sandwich or part-time course fees may vary.

If you live in:

  • Scotland and go to a Scottish university, you won’t pay tuition fees
  • Northern Ireland and go to an NI uni, you’ll pay £3,805 in tuition fees
  • Wales you’ll pay £3,810 in fees and get a tuition fee grant to cover the rest
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Will this course suit you?

Sources: UCAS & KIS

Every degree course is different, so it’s important to find one that suits your interests and matches the way you prefer to work – from the modules you’ll be studying to how you’ll be assessed. Top things to look for when comparing courses

Course description

Building surveyors are key professionals within the building management and development related sectors of the Scottish construction industry, advising clients on both commercial and residential building issues. As a result of the programme’s excellence, there is always a high demand for our graduates in Scotland, the wider UK and abroad. Their skills are needed for the analytical building assessment, CAD data recording, design management and improvement of existing properties as well as project management/ contract administration within a variety of construction environments. Building Surveying is an extremely varied profession, with the main areas covered being design, construction technology, conservation, computer-aided design (CAD), professional practice/studies, building pathology, performance, sustainability and regulation. At GCU, where the majority of building surveying graduates in Scotland are trained, the emphasis is firmly on practical experience with site visits and ‘live’ project work part of each year of study. Industry experts give guest lectures and you will spend six to eight months on a work placement in Year 3. There are also opportunities to study abroad. All 2nd year students have the opportunity to undertake a week long study trip with staff to a major European city. Honours graduates can begin working to gain full Membership of both the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (MRICS) and the Chartered Institute of Building (MCIOB).


Glasgow Caledonian University

City campus

As an innovative and international institution we thrive on our diverse and inclusive values, which provide our students with an outstanding experience, in a city centre location, providing you with everything on your doorstep to be a forward thinking, engaging student. We have a 100% overall student satisfaction for Optometry according to the 2011 National Student Survey.

How you'll spend your time

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How you'll be assessed

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What do the numbers say for

The percentages below relate to the general subject area at this uni, not to one course. We show these stats because there isn't enough data about the specific course, or where this is the most detailed info made available to us.

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were taking courses within this subject area about things such as the quality of facilities and teaching - useful to refer to when you're narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether overall satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 84%
Student score 77% MED
Able to access IT resources


Staff made the subject interesting


Library resources are satisfactory


Feedback on work has been helpful


Feedback on work has been prompt


Staff are good at explaining things


Staff value students' opinions



Who studies this subject?

Source: HESA

Start building a picture of who you could be studying with by taking a look at the profile of people that have studied this subject here in previous years.

UK / Non-UK
11% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
20% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
43% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
371 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
52% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
12% of students do not continue into the second year of their course
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What are graduates doing after six months?

Source: DLHE

Here’s what students are up after they graduate from studying this subject here. We’ve analysed the employment rate and salary figures so you can see at a glance whether they’re high, typical or low compared to graduates in this subject from other universities. Remember the numbers are only measured only six months after graduation and can be affected by the economic climate - the outlook may be different when you leave uni. What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

% employed or in further study 96% MED
Average graduate salary £23k MED
Graduates who are engineering professionals


Graduates who are architects, town planners and surveyors


Graduates who are production managers and directors


Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
Want to take a degree that is definitely in demand? Try building! We're short of graduates in this area, so most graduates get jobs quickly. Building graduates make excellent surveyors, and that's currently one of the jobs that employers find hardest to fill, so there are great opportunities available of you want to try your hand at a surveying career. Building graduates also go into jobs in site and project management and other high skilled parts of the construction industry. There are jobs to be had in most parts of the country, so if you're technically-inclined and want to work somewhere specific, it might be worth considering this as an option. Building graduates are more likely than most to start their career with an employer who gave them work experience, so it’s particularly worth trying to secure links with industry if you take this degree.
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