University of Westminster

Course Introduction

The Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment at Westminster is one of the largest providers of built environment education in the country. You will study at our newly refurbished Marylebone Campus, where a '20m development has provided world'class facilities, including well'resourced construction laboratories, traditional and digital workshops, and a substantial 24'hour library. Westminster was rated in the top 10 universities for building courses in the Complete University Guide 2014, and our central London location provides direct access to professional institutions and practice; leading practitioners from industry are involved in the delivery of the course. Our teaching is informed by research, bringing the latest developments from the sector into the classroom and lecture theatre; 20 per cent of the Faculty's research was judged as 'World Leading' and a further 45 per cent as 'Internationally Excellent' in the Research Excellence Framework 2014.

Course Modules

Year 1 (Credit Level 4) involves: Our construction courses share a common Year 1, providing a common knowledge base and promoting the interdisciplinary nature of the modern construction industry; Throughout the course, construction technology and management remain central, the issue of health and safety is addressed and the importance of sustainability is considered; subjects of study include: building design; building science; construction technology 1; introduction to construction studies; procurement and project information; the construction environment; Year 2 (Credit Level 5) subjects of study include: construction site practice; construction technology 2; economics; law; measurement; professional practice and sustainability; plus either construction commercial management or cost planning; Year 3 (Credit Level 6) subjects of study include: construction law; contract practice; cost studies; dissertation; procurement and project management; plus either supply chain management or whole life costing.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
3 years
Full Time
BSc (Hons) £12,500 ???abroad???
3 years
Full Time
BSc (Hons) £9,000 ???home???
5 years
Part Time Day Release
BSc (Hons)

Qualifications required:

  • SQA Higher
  • GCE A-level BBC
  • Tariff 112
  • SQA Advanced Higher
  • GCE AS-level
  • BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma
  • BTEC Level 3 Diploma
  • BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma MMD
  • GCSE/SQA Standard Grade
  • OCR National Certificate (6 Units)
  • OCR National Diploma (12 Units)
  • OCR National Extended Diploma (18 Units) M2

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£30,000 Average salary 6 months after course has finished

100% Go on to work and/or study

20% Total study time lectures

Total Written: 28%

Total Coursework: 72%

£4,700 - £6,700
Typical cost of university accommodation

£5,400 - £9,000
Typical cost of private accommodation