School of Architecture and Built Environment

Quantity Surveying

Quantity surveyors are involved in cost, financial and contract management of construction projects, from inception to demolition/deconstruction to deliver the best value to clients.

Quantity surveyors are involved in cost, financial and contract management of construction projects, from inception to demolition/deconstruction to deliver the best value to clients.

  • Institute Code W75
  • UCAS Code K240
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  • Start Date(s) 20 September 2021
  • Award BSc (Hons)
  • Study Mode Part-time, Full-time
  • Course Length Part-time (6 years), Full-time (3 years)
  • Campus Location Wolverhampton City Campus
  • School School of Architecture and Built Environment
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Why choose this course?

Quantity surveyors are involved in cost, financial and contract management of construction projects, from inception to demolition/deconstruction to deliver the best value to clients. With the increasing demand for quantity surveyors across the globe, our BSc (Hons) Quantity Surveying course provides you with the opportunity for an exciting career in the construction industry. It is designed to equip you with core knowledge and skills required of quantity surveyors in the industry underpinned with an understanding of contracts and construction methodology to establish, plan, manage and report on cost related aspects of construction projects.

This course is accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), and the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) and gives you the opportunity to qualify as a Chartered member once appropriate industry experience is obtained and successful assessment of professional competence achieved.

The Chartered Institute of Building logo  Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) logo

Quantity Surveyors work on various construction projects ranging from building, infrastructure to industrial projects. Projects can range from small schemes to multi-million pound new, extension, refurbishment, maintenance and demolition projects. The range is diverse, and consequently, no two days are the same. This professionally accredited course will teach you how to blend traditional QS skills with modern technologies whilst ensuring you gain the knowledge necessary to become a construction professional in this rewarding discipline.

The course is offered as a three-year full time, four year with industrial placement or five years for those already in employment on a part-time route

What happens on the course?

The course is designed to provide both academic and vocational learning structure to equip students with the requisite knowledge, skills and behaviour needed as quantity surveyors to transfer into the world of work.

Modules are designed around authentic practice providing an opportunity for real-life learning and application of theory to practice. You will undertake individual and group assignments, to gain knowledge and understanding on topical and core quantity surveying practices and innovative practices in the Built Environment such as BIM. In addition it will enable you to develop excellent communication, analytical, problem-solving, IT capabilities, and collaborative working skills core to succeeding in the ever-evolving construction industry.

You will be taught by leading industry experts including professionally accredited academics, pioneering researchers. Tailored mentoring and coaching regular academic reviews, networking events, intensive pre-semester catch-up sessions, employer forums and evidence-based research project hubs are also made available to further support your learning and career development.

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Additional Information

Everything you need to know about this course!

This course will be delivered at our new £100 million Springfield Campus which will be Europe’s largest construction centre of excellence with the state of the art of learning and teaching facilities in the built environment.

  • Accredited by Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and Chartered Institute of Building
  • Taught by industry experts and academic staff who are active researchers and consultants in their field and have professional industrial experience which they bring into their teaching
  • Networking opportunities with academic experts and practitioners both in the UK and internationally.
  • Studying with a wide range of other professional disciplines in an integrated department of architecture, building and civil engineering, reflecting the modern interdisciplinary nature of construction projects
  • There is a high level of support for students on this course. Our Business and Placement Unit will help you to identify potential employers, both in the UK and overseas (though overseas placements are less common), and will support you during your placement, with visits from your tutor to check on your progress.
  • Focus on real-world projects, exploring authentic case studies, and work-based learning providing an opportunity for real-life learning and application of theory to practice and enhancing the development of key employability skills required by the modern cost consultants.
  • Support towards professional body membership during and after graduation
  • Knowledge and skills that provide opportunities to gain employment on course completion, our graduates are often offered employment before the end of their final year
  • Part-time day release option for those already in employment

The course aims to ensure graduates are work-ready and independent learners equipped with the appropriate quantity surveying, construction knowledge and enterprising spirit to practise professionally and ethically. You will gain:

  • Relevant subject specific technical knowledge to thrive in quantity surveying and construction field
  • Additional practical and transferable skills that can enable you problem solve, become a creative thinker, able to use a range of IT software, collaboratively work in conventional and digitally underpinned processes such as Building information modelling, team-building skills, independent learning skills, self-motivated academic enquiry and commitment to life long personal development
  • Subject specific competency in quantity surveying and construction at the level required by the professional bodies.
  • Degree qualification accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS)and Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) to help you jump start your professional career path

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 Part-time £3100 per year# 2021-22
International Full-time £12250 per year 2020-21
International Full-time £12950 per year 2021-22
International Part-time £6125 per year# 2020-21
International Part-time £6475 per year# 2021-22

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

  • 96 UCAS points
  • A Levels - grades CCC / BCD
  • BTEC L3 Extended Diploma or OCR Cambridge L3 Technical Extended Diploma - grades MMM
  • Access to HE Diploma: 45 Level 3 credits at Merit


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Students must usually have studied for a minimum of two years post GCSE level. However, we will consider applications from mature students who do not have two years of post-16 study, where they have relevant work experience. Please see for further information.

If you've got other qualifications or relevant experience, please contact The Gateway for further advice before applying.

International entry requirements and application guidance can be found at

English language requirements also apply

We work closely with regional and national companies to identify the relevant professional and technical skills required in these specific industries. Employment is secured by graduates in a range of organisations both in the UK and overseas. Recent graduates are working with the following companies: Mott MacDonald, E C Harris, Bullock Construction, Carillion, Thomas Vale Construction and Kier Construction.

Here's what one of our graduates had to say:

"The supportive staff and excellent facilities at the University of Wolverhampton allowed me to fulfil my potential and achieve my First Class Degree in Commercial Management and Quantity Surveying. As my course was accredited it has allowed me to progress straight into my RICS APC and continue to further my career. I thoroughly enjoyed my time at the University."

Alexander Morris, Quantity Surveyor. Studied BSc Commercial Management & Quantity Surveying.

Chartered Association of Building Engineers (CABE)

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

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Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS)

Accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) for the purpose of graduate membership.

Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB)

"Accredited by the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB), having been judged to meet the CIOB Education Framework. Prospective members holding these qualifications have full academic exemption and may enter CIOB membership without the requirement for an Individual Assessment."

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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