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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
88% HIGH
% employed or in further study
100% HIGH
Average graduate salary
£26k HIGH
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level

120 UCAS Tariff points from three A-Levels.

Scottish Highers
Not Available

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

120 UCAS Tariff points from your BTEC Level 3 National Diploma and one A-Level or equivalent qualification.

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma

UCAS tariff points

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 120 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 provide advise on property and construction, identifying defects, and advising options for maintenance and repair. They work on the development of new buildings, alongside the maintaining and restoration of existing properties - from residential and industrial, to leisure and historical projects. You'll be provided with detailed specialist knowledge and skills to advise on relevant processes. You will develop a detailed understanding of architectural styles and influences, the history of buildings and building techniques, the evaluation of building elements and the performance of building materials. You’ll learn to test and analyse all aspects of building performance, advise on alternative uses of existing buildings, supervise remediation and refurbishment projects, and to apply health and safety legislation. Our course is triple accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB), and the Chartered Association of Building Engineers (CABE), recognising the quality and relevance of our course content. You'll benefit from outstanding career prospects; 100% of our BSc (Hons) Building Surveying students are in a professional or managerial job just six months after graduation (DLHE, 2015-2016). NTU is one of the leading providers of property education in the UK - we're ranked 5th in the UK for Building and Town and Country Planning (The Guardian University Guide, 2018). We have satisfied students, too. 100% of our BSc (Hons) Building Surveying sandwich students are satisfied with their student experience (National Student Survey 2016). Successful completion of our course is the professional route to becoming a chartered surveyor; and apply your learning to the real world, with opportunities to take part in site visits and live projects throughout your studies. On the sandwich route you can also take the opportunity to gain vital skills and experience in the workplace by undertaking a one-year placement. You'll also have the chance to experience inspiring trips in the UK and abroad, the cost of which is included in your course fees. Previous trips included visits to Prague, Milan and Berlin.


All modules are core. Year One: Professional, Academic and Business Skills - This module provides you with an introduction to academic study and to the built environment professions and the nature of the work carried out by surveyors • Surveying Skills - This module will provide you with an introduction to practice and surveying skills which will be developed throughout the course of your degree and in the workplace • Construction - The Construction module introduces you to a range of technical, practical and environmental principles involved in the construction of a range of traditional and non-traditional buildings • Economics and Valuation - This module introduces property economics, the links between the economy and the property market as well as giving you a overview of property valuation • Law - This module introduces you to the English legal system and its relationship with European Union law • Planning and Land Use - This module introduces the concepts and principles of the planning system. Year Two: Structural Appraisal - You will gain an understanding of the modes of failure and different construction materials and be introduced to basic structural design, disrepair and methods of remediation • Contract Administration and Procurement - On this module you will analyse the procurement process involved in appointing consultants and contractors for building projects • Building Design Project - You will develop your proficiency at carrying out a range of surveys associated with land and buildings • Property Development: Principles and Practice - This module introduces you to the development process and the commercial drivers behind it • Employability and Commercial Awareness - This module provides guidance for gaining and preparing for employment within the property sector. Year Three: You’ll be able to spend a year working in industry if you choose the sandwich course. This will give you real, hands –on experience and an opportunity to learn additional skills which will help you to transition into the world of work after graduation. Many of our students go on to work for their placement company after graduation. Final Year: Heritage and Conservation - This module develops your knowledge and skills in relation to architectural history and conservation, heritage philosophy and practice • Building Surveying Practice – You’ll develop your knowledge of the performance of buildings and their component parts. The module will provide an understanding of the current best practice in terms of building management and maintenance • Building Pathology - This module develops your knowledge of building pathology so that you can diagnose, assess and classify defects in low rise buildings in a practical setting • Research Project - This module requires you to investigate a topic of your choice in an extended project.

Nottingham Trent University

Students on campus Nottingham Trent University

We have earned a reputation for outstanding graduate employability, excellent teaching standards, impressive student services, and a diverse but close-knit student community. Our main city site is ideally located in Nottingham's cosmopolitan centre. We can offer you excellent nightlife, a city bursting with culture, a lively students' union and reliable support throughout your studies.

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 94%
Student score 88% HIGH
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
8% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
14% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
41% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
308 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
83% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
5% 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 100% HIGH
Average graduate salary £26k HIGH
Graduates who are architects, town planners and surveyors


Graduates who are engineering professionals


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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