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University of Reading

Building Surveying

UCAS Code: K230
BSc (Hons) 3 years full-time 2017
Ucas points guide

120-128

% applicants receiving offers

83%

Subjects
  • Building
Student score
80% MED
% employed or in further study
100% HIGH
Average graduate salary
£25.5k HIGH
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
BBB-ABB

Scottish Highers
Not Available

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

International Baccalaureate
30

30-32 points

UCAS tariff points
Not Available

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 120-128 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

83%

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

£9,000

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

Our courses are industry-relevant and enriched by a vibrant research environment. The University of Reading is one of the UKâ??s top-ranking institutions for research in architecture, built environment and planning. We enjoy an especially strong reputation for the impact of our research on practice. The majority of academic staff have direct experience of working in industry. Many continue to be active in consultancy and to contribute to the policy agendas of the professional institutions. Our students benefit directly from our strong professional orientation. We offer more than a degree; we offer the first steps towards a professional career. Our courses are structured such that you do not have to make a final decision as to which degree to take until towards the end of your second year. This keeps your options open until you know exactly which route matches your evolving interests. The University of Reading is a leader in cross-disciplinary education for the built environment, with a strong focus on collaborative working. If you study at Reading you will engage in joint project work with students from a range of other disciplines, including architecture.

Modules

University of Reading

Wantage Hall

The University of Reading is based on the beautiful Whiteknights campus and is perfectly situated with excellent links around the country. Firm choice applicants are guaranteed a place in halls, all with individual character. The Students' Union has a good working relationship with the University and hosts the largest entertainment venue in the area plus the UK's largest SU shop.

How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
30%
70%

Year 1

21%
79%

Year 2

16%
77%
7%

Year 3

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
48%
40%
12%

Year 1

43%
55%
2%

Year 2

21%
79%

Year 3

What do the numbers say for

Where there isn’t enough reliable data about this specific course, we’ve shown aggregated data for all courses at this university within the same subject area

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were – useful to refer to when you’re narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 88%
Student score 80% MED
Able to access IT resources

96%

Staff made the subject interesting

86%

Library resources are satisfactory

92%

Feedback on work has been helpful

69%

Feedback on work has been prompt

75%

Staff are good at explaining things

92%

Received sufficient advice and support

80%

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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
33% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
29% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
21% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
346 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
72% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
6% 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 £25.5k HIGH
Graduates who are architects, town planners and surveyors

83%

Graduates who are construction operatives

2%

Graduates who are other administrative occupations

2%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
The recession hit the construction industry very hard and that has meant a tough few years for graduates in related subjects. Building graduates haven't had as difficult a time as other construction grads, though. Most graduates get jobs quickly, with quantity building surveyors, construction engineering and site management roles amongst the most common. 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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