School of Architecture and Built Environment

Demolition Practice (Top-up)

BSc (Hons) Part-time 2 years

This course aims to meet the growing need within the built environment sector for professionals with a thorough awareness of demolition practice.

This course aims to meet the growing need within the built environment sector for professionals with a thorough awareness of demolition practice.

Why choose this course?

This course aims to meet the growing need within the built environment sector for professionals with a thorough awareness of demolition practice. The focus on following the process through the full spectrum of demolition of projects makes this course unique. As a student you will experience a combination of structured learning with problem-based scenarios and research that will develop your capabilities for critical thinking, argument, creativity and encourage your innovation. All of which are brought into the practical decision making processes encountered in typical projects.

This course will enable you to appraise, analyse and evaluate the art and science of demolition management covering the areas of strategy, control, technical, commercial and organisational issues. You will reflect on and make cases for the integration of the technical (hard) and social (soft) management styles required within the context of strategic and operational demolition projects.

What happens on the course?

  • Construction Planning and Programming
  • Management of Demolition Projects
  • Work based Learning B
  • Sustainability
  • Built Environment Dissertation
  • Demolition Planning Methods
  • Global Construction Management

Course Modules

Potential Career Paths

A variety of job opportunities exist at various levels for Demolition Practitioners. With current skills shortage, there is a significant growing demand for qualified Demolition Practitioners. These include areas such as demolition planning, estimating, demolition project managers and site managers amongst others.  

The curriculum has been designed such that students will be exposed to demolition practice mostly at the operational level with further insight into the management aspects.  It will also help them to expand their horizon of the demolition project into the inception, concept and feasibility projects that need to take place in order to ensure that the demolition project meets the needs and objectives of the client and the clients business.

Additional Information

Everything you need to know about this course!


    At the end of this course, you will be able to:

    • Demonstrate an ability to deploy accurately established techniques of analysis and enquiry within demolition practice and apply the methods and techniques that you have learned to review, consolidate, extend and apply your knowledge and understanding to initiate and carry out projects.
    • Critically evaluate best practice and manage change in demolition practice.
    • Demonstrate an ability to solve problems associated with the demolition practice using contemporary innovative techniques based on advanced scholarship and research.
    • Demonstrate the ability to manage your own learning, and to make use of scholarly reviews and primary sources (for example, refereed research articles and/or original materials appropriate to the discipline) and communicate information, ideas, problems and solutions to both specialist and non-specialist audiences.
    • Critically demonstrate the ability to achieve solutions to a problem using arguments, assumptions, abstract concepts and data.
    • Demonstrate the ability to exercise initiative, personal responsibility and professional ethics within the context of good professional practice in the wider built environment

    Location Mode Fee Year
    Home Part-time £3100 per year# 2021-22
    Home Part-time £3120 per year# 2022-23
    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

    • Entry to the course will be via successfully completion of the Institute for Demolition Engineers (IDE) (level 4-5) qualification as part of the IDE/University of Wolverhampton ‘Articulation agreement’
    • Successful completion with (credit profile) of an Higher Diploma or associate Degree in a cognate area deemed equivalent to 240 credits of level 4 and 5 study (minimum of 120 level 5) or equivalent qualifications which will be considered on a case by case basis. 
    • English competency requirement is equivalent to IELTS 6.5 at Level 5.

    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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