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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
82% HIGH
% employed or in further study
95% MED
Average graduate salary
£22.8k MED
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
Not Available

Scottish Highers
Not Available

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

UCAS tariff points

• 120 UCAS points including at least 64 points from two A levels or equivalent BTEC National qualifications. We accept AS levels. We accept general studies. Or • 104 UCAS points from three A levels or equivalent BTEC National qualifications. We accept general studies.

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 104-120 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

Study the key areas of quantity surveying such as • financial management • contract administration and practice • conflict avoidance • cost planning • procurement and tendering • quantification of construction works • building information modelling. As well as introducing key topics we give you the chance to apply these concepts in real life scenarios and collaborative assessment techniques. How you learn The course introduces key themes through lectures, seminars and tutorials. You are also taught using a variety of other techniques including • practical laboratory classes • IT workshops • fieldwork • site visits • self-directed project work. Field trips You are invited to go on field trips in your first and second year. During year one you go on a residential field trip, usually staying in a city centre hotel. In year two you have the option of visiting a European city to carry out activities linked to your studies. You may be able to study abroad as part of the Erasmus programme. Work placements In the third year you have the opportunity to apply your learning on a paid work placement at a building organisation or professional practice. We have long standing relationships with leading companies, which will help you to gain a good placement. These include • BAM Construct UK • Bramall Construction Ltd • Balfour Beatty Construction • Frank Haslam Milan Building Consultants • E C Harris Built Asset Consultancy • Transport for London • Faithful+Gould. This is a great opportunity to improve your career prospects and starting salary, and many students are offered jobs at the end of the placement. You normally return in year four to complete your studies and build on the knowledge and skills you have gained through your placement. However some students take up full-time employment and complete their studies part-time after the placement year. Facilities A core part of your learning is IT based, and some of your studies take place at our computer suites and learning centre. Here, you use specialist software for managing human and physical resources, assessing critical paths and monitoring project costs. Teaching Our teaching team includes experienced academics and quantity surveying lecturers who have practised within local government, private practice and in construction companies. To ensure you get the latest industry perspectives, we have visiting lecturers from consultancy companies and large contractors to speak on key aspects of current professional practice. Professional recognition This course is accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, the Chartered Institute of Building and the Chartered Association of Building Engineers.


**Year one modules** • Introduction to the built environment • Introduction to measurement • Material science • Law and economics for the built environment • Understanding construction technology • Development project **Year two modules** • Evaluating construction technology • Health and safety at work • Collaborative project • Contractual procedures • Measurement of building works • Cost management **Year three** • optional work placement **Final year modules** • Advanced measurement • Dissertation • Quantity surveying professional studies • Quantity surveying practice and contract management • Strategic facilities management

Sheffield Hallam University

Adsetts Learning Centre

Sheffield has all the excitement of a major city but the friendliness of a small town. The university and students' union work together to enhance the student experience; your employability is at the top of our agenda. We have lots of societies, sports clubs and volunteering opportunities, plus the largest number of students in Britain on courses with a year's paid work placement.

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 89%
Student score 82% 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
13% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
51% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
290 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
77% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
11% 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 95% MED
Average graduate salary £22.8k MED
Graduates who are architects, town planners and surveyors


Graduates who are business, research and administrative professionals


Graduates who are engineering professionals


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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