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BSc (Hons) 3 years full-time 2017
BSc (Hons) 4 years full-time, sandwich 2017
BSc (Hons) 5 years part-time 2017
Ucas points guide

96

% applicants receiving offers

89%

Subjects
  • Building
Student score
76% MED
% employed or in further study
91% LOW
Average graduate salary
£19k LOW
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
Not Available

CCC

Scottish Highers
Not Available

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

BTEC Level 3 Diploma
DD

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma
MMM

UCAS tariff points
96

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

89%

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

The aims of the BSc Building Surveying course are: to enable you to gain the essential skills of Building Surveying focussing on design and technology, economics and law and the specific applications to refurbishment and property management. to develop skills including team working, giving presentations, report writing, drawing and project understanding. to advance your understanding of other construction professions by multi-disciplinary group projects concentrating on communication, delegation and leadership.

Modules

Year 1: Principles of valuation; construction technology and materials; construction procedures and processes; built environment economics and finance; pre-contract studies; personal skills and professional development. Year 2: Building surveying practise; development and regeneration; construction and environmental technology; law; design principles and practice. Year 3: Building pathology; facilities management; contract law and dispute resolution; dissertation; group project evaluation and development.

University of Wolverhampton

On campus

The University of Wolverhampton has a long history of providing students with the opportunities presented by a first class education. We continue to excel in the areas that have contributed to our excellent reputation: award-winning teaching, state-of-the-art facilities, international partnerships, strong business links and innovative research.

How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
24%
76%

Year 1

24%
76%

Year 2

24%
76%

Year 3

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
25%
58%
17%

Year 1

38%
62%

Year 2

25%
65%
10%

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 75%
Student score 76% MED
Able to access IT resources

86%

Staff made the subject interesting

67%

Library resources are satisfactory

90%

Feedback on work has been helpful

50%

Feedback on work has been prompt

45%

Staff are good at explaining things

81%

Received sufficient advice and support

86%

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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
17% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
19% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
52% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
268 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
68% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
17% 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 91% LOW
Average graduate salary £19k LOW
Graduates who are other elementary services occupations

8%

Graduates who are managers and proprietors in other services

4%

Graduates who are architects, town planners and surveyors

38%

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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