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University of Portsmouth

Quantity Surveying

UCAS Code: K240
Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons) years full-time 2018
Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons) years full-time, sandwich 2018
Ucas points guide


% applicants receiving offers


  • Building
Student score
83% HIGH
% employed or in further study
100% HIGH
Average graduate salary
£27k HIGH
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
Not Available

112-120 Tariff points to include a minimum of 2 A levels.

Scottish Highers
Not Available

BTEC Diploma

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma

International Baccalaureate

UCAS tariff points

112-120 points to include a minimum of 2 A levels, or equivalent.

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 112-120 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

How much will it cost?’ is often the key question for any building project. However, modern-day quantity surveying, along with costing, now also involves management of the social, economical and technical issues at the heart of any construction project. On this course, you will take a proactive, hands-on approach both to fieldwork and to Building Information Modelling (BIM). WHY STUDY THIS COURSE? This course is accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). Once you complete your studies and you have found your first job, you can begin training to become a Chartered Quantity Surveyor. The course is also accredited by the Board of Quantity Surveyors Malaysia (BQSM) giving you eligibility for registration. MORE ABOUT THIS COURSE The £100 million that the university has invested in its buildings and facilities over the past 10 years includes our environmental, materials, structures, hydraulics and geotechnics labs. We also have a full suite of industry standard software for Building Information Modelling (BIM).The £100 million that the university has invested in its buildings and facilities over the past 10 years includes our environmental, materials, structures, hydraulics and geotechnics labs. We also have a full suite of industry standard software for Building Information Modelling (BIM). WHO IS THIS COURSE FOR? This innovative course brings together the entrepreneurial skills of the property developer with the professional acumen of the quantity surveyor. SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE GAINED On this course you can visit sites and study locally based case studies that will introduce you to the professional markets and environments; you can attend and contribute to current debates by visiting guest speakers and you can venture overseas on a European field trip. You can also apply to do an optional year-long placement in industry which will put you ahead of the field when applying for graduate jobs. AFTER THE COURSE Working in property makes for an interesting, challenging and rewarding career. The roles our graduates have undertaken include: providing financial, management and strategic advice on land and property; establishing the market value of individual buildings and large-scale development projects; making investment decisions for future returns on property assets; networking with property stakeholders to provide best possible solutions; managing existing property in order to ensure the delivery of sustainable outcomes.


Your first year will introduce you to the construction industry as a whole, which will underpin your study of quantity surveying. In the second year, alongside developing your general construction studies, you will be able to study specific quantity surveying topics. In the third year your studies are steered towards preparation for professional placement once you have graduated. Consolidate the skills you have learnt and showcase them in your written dissertation as well as a piece of group work where you will be tasked to produce a ‘real’ project.

University of Portsmouth

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Portsmouth is a vibrant waterfront city on the south coast with a rich maritime history. A flat and compact city, Portsmouth is easy to get around on foot or by bike and most University buildings are located in the centre. There is always plenty going on, whether in the bustle of the city centre or in the fresh air and open spaces of the seafront and the common.

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 83% 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
17% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
19% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
14% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
277 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
70% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
0% 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 £27k HIGH
Graduates who are architects, town planners and surveyors


Graduates who are sales, marketing and related associate professionals


Graduates who are elementary construction occupations


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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