London South Bank University

Course Introduction

For those interested in construction and wanting a professional level job, quantity surveying could be ideal. Quantity surveyors have to make sure that projects meet legal and quality standards, as well as ensuring clients get good value for money. Understanding statutory building regulations, and making sure they are adhered to, is essential for quantity surveyors.

Course Modules

Year 1: Core modules: building services and environmental science; construction technology and materials; construction technology and structures; legal and economic context; supporting studies; surveying and setting out. Year 2: Core modules: building economics; management of organisation; measurement 1 and documentation; measurement 2 and estimating; project appraisal and cost control; construction contract law. Year 3: Core modules: contract practice and administration; corporate management and finance; research project; project management; quantity surveying project; sustainable construction and the environment.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
3 years
Full Time
BSc (Hons) £9,000  Academic year. First year home fees
5 years
Part Time
BSc (Hons)
4 years
Sandwich
BSc (Hons) £9,000  Academic year. First year home fees

Qualifications required:

  • Tariff 96-112
  • International Baccalaureate 24
  • GCE AS-level
  • SQA Higher
  • GCE A-level
  • SQA Advanced Higher
  • GCSE/SQA Standard Grade
  • OCR National Certificate (6 Units)
  • OCR National Diploma (12 Units)
  • OCR National Extended Diploma (18 Units) M2
  • BTEC Scottish Higher National Certificate
  • BTEC Scottish Higher National Diploma
  • BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma
  • BTEC Level 3 Diploma D*D*
  • BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma MMD
  • BTEC Level 3 National Certificate

Key Course Information

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71% Overall, I am satisfied with the quality of the course

The course is well organised and is running smoothly 40%
I have been able to access general IT resources when I needed to 69%
The library resources and services are good enough for my needs 79%

75% Go on to work and/or study

In work 55
Studying 15
Studying and working 5
Unemployed 15
Unknown 5

24% Total study time lectures

Total Written: 32%

Total Coursework: 66%

Total Practical: 2%

£4,480 - £5,226
Typical cost of university accommodation

£4,940 - £6,396
Typical cost of private accommodation