School of Architecture and Built Environment

Building Surveying with Foundation Year

BSc (Hons) Full-time 4 years, Part-time 8 years

  • Institute Code W75
  • UCAS Code K232
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  • Start Date(s) 19 September 2022
  • Award BSc (Hons)
  • Study Mode Full-time, Part-time
  • Course Length Full-time (4 years), Part-time (8 years)
  • Campus Location Wolverhampton City Campus
  • School School of Architecture and Built Environment
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Why choose this course?

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.

What happens on the course?

At each level of the degree programme, you will be required to complete 120 credits made up of a certain number of core modules, and a number of optional modules at certain levels. 

At Level One the modules are:

  • Principles of Valuation
  • Construction Technology and Materials
  • Construction Procedures and Processes
  • Built Environment Economics and Finance
  • Pre-Contract Studies
  • Personal Skills and Professional Development


At Level Two the core modules are:

  • Building Surveying Practise
  • Development and Regeneration
  • Construction and Environmental technology
  • Law
  • Design Principles and Practice


At Level Three the core modules are:

  • Building Pathology
  • Facilities Management
  • Contract Law and Dispute Resolution
  • Dissertation
  • Group Project Evaluation and Development


Course Modules

Potential Career Paths

We work closely with regional and national companies to identify the relevant professional and technical skills required in these specialist industries.

Employment is secured by graduates in a range of organisations both in the UK and overseas.

A high number of graduates continue with us on our MSc programme in order to further specialise their Building Surveying skills.

Additional Information

Everything you need to know about this course!

The BSc (Hons) Degree in Building Surveying offers:

  • accreditation by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and satisfies the academic requirements for full membership of the RICS. Upon successful completion of the course you will need to spend time in employment and pass the RICS' Assessment of Professional Competence before gaining full RICS membership.
  • the potential to have a year out in industry by carrying out a student placement.
  • a comprehensive academic and vocational approach to teaching and learning of key Building Surveying skills.
  • an established recognised course by local and regional employers.
  • a course designed to provide the wide range of skills and knowledge required for Building Surveying and place these within the residential and commercial industry sectors.

We are currently developing the Springfield Campus which will be Europe’s largest construction centre of excellence.  Join us as the exciting development takes shape and from 2019/20 students in the School of Architecture and the Built environment will be taught from the new campus.

Find out more about Springfield Campus.



The BSc (Hons) in Building Surveying enables you to:

  • join a course that is accredited by the Royal Instituion of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).
  • improve your employability skills by combining academic theory with the key practical requirements of a Building Surveyor, i.e. Defects Analysis, Sketching, Drawing, Building Pathology, Refurbishment and Development case studies.
  • develop and practise meetings, giving presentations, communication skills, problem solving and team working.

Location Mode Fee Year
Home/EU Full-time £9250 per year 2020-21
Home/EU Part-time £3050 per year# 2020-21
Home Full-time £9250 per year 2021-22
Home Full-time £9250 per year 2022-23
Home Part-time £3100 per year# 2021-22
Home Part-time £3120 per year# 2022-23
International Full-time £12250 per year 2020-21
International Full-time £12950 per year 2021-22
International Full-time £13450 per year 2022-23
International Part-time £6125 per year# 2020-21
International Part-time £6475 per year# 2021-22
International Part-time £6725 per year# 2022-23

The University is committed to a transparent fee structure, with no hidden costs, to help you make an informed decision. This includes information on what is included in the fee and how fees are calculated and reviewed

# Undergraduate part-time fees for 50% rate of study

GCSE English and Maths at grade C+/4 or equivalent.


  • 32 UCAS Points
  • EE from A Levels
  • BTEC QCF Extended Diploma grade PPP, BTEC QCF Diploma grade PP
  • Pass Access to HE Diploma (Full Award)
  • If you've got other qualifications or relevant experience, please contact The Gateway for further advice before applying.

Other Requirements

Students must have studied a minimum of two years post GCSE level. However, it is expected that some applicants will be mature students with work experience, who wish to further their career development. These applicants will be processed through standard procedures, which may involve an interview as part of the process. Please see for further information.

International entry requirements and application guidance can be found at

English language requirements also apply


Chartered Association of Building Engineers (CABE)

Accredited by the Chartered Association of Building Engineers (CABE).

Tuition Fees Loan (Home Fee Status):

Most students will be able to apply for a loans to pay for these subject to eligibility. To find out more information please refer to the government Student Finance website.

Changes for EU students:

The UK government has confirmed that EU students starting courses from 1 August 2021 will normally be classified as having Overseas Fee status. More information about the change is available at UKCISA:

EU citizens living in the UK with 'settled' status, and Irish nationals living in the UK or Ireland, will still be classified as Home students, providing they meet the usual residency requirements, for more information about EU Settlement Scheme (EUSS) click here.


If you don’t want to take out a loan to pay your fees or if you aren’t eligible to receive a loan, you might want to take advantage of the University’s scheme to pay by instalments: See How to pay.

For more information please contact the Gateway.

Your employer, embassy or organisation can pay for your Tuition fees:

If your employer, embassy or organisation agrees to pay all or part of your tuition fees; the University will refer to them as your sponsor and will invoice them for the appropriate amount.

We must receive notification of sponsorship in writing as soon as possible, and before enrolment, confirming that the sponsor will pay your tuition fees.

Financial Hardship:

Students can apply to the Dennis Turner Opportunity Fund.

for help with course related costs however this cannot be used for fees or to cover general living costs.

Bursaries and Scholarships:

In addition the University also offers a range of Bursaries and Scholarships packages

You can find more information on the University’s Funding, cost, fee and support pages.


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