Why study this course?
The demand for skilled construction professionals is steadily on the rise, both in the UK and across the world. On this course, you’ll learn the skills to become an expert quantity surveyor and commercial manager, experienced in the use of cutting-edge techniques and technologies to create and maintain a sustainable built environment. This exciting BSc course will fast-track you into better career and salary prospects.
As a student on our course, you’ll have the opportunity to gain tangible industry experience, practising both traditional and contemporary project cost evaluation and control methods. You’ll have opportunities to use industry standard technologies, enhancing your employability skills and developing you into a next generation science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) professional.
Through live projects, you’ll engage in authentic learning and assessment and will have the chance to work in collaboration with both national and international organisations. As you progress through your studies, you’ll get a taste of the types of challenges and opportunities a career in construction can offer.
We have strong ties with employers across the built environment and involve them in our curriculum design. You’ll learn from both leading academics and practitioners who will support you in unlocking your full potential within the construction and real estate industry.
Not forgetting to mention, you’ll get to study in our vibrant Holloway campus, within a 10-minute tube journey of the City and West End, both of which are full of life, culture and opportunity.
More about this course
Quantity surveyors and commercial managers are the financial experts of the construction world. By completing our BSc, the skills you develop will be of value to employers, and you’ll also possess the knowledge needed to successfully contribute to real world construction projects.
Once qualified, you’ll have the knowledge to become an integral part of the project delivery team and project lifecycle, from inception to handover. A career in quantity surveying and commercial management is varied. One day, you may be advising on project feasibility, reporting on project cost breakdowns to clients or administrating contracts. Another day, you could be involved in awarding packages of work, dealing legal matters, or working on final project accounts.
Quantification, estimating, construction technology and building legislation are just some of the essential skills that you’ll become well-practised in whilst on this course. Through engaging with practising quantity surveyors, commercial managers and project managers and being taught by leading academics and practitioners, you’ll gain the communication and people management skills needed to have a successful career within the field.
On this undergraduate course, you’ll get to contribute to the development of places where people live, work, travel and play and lead on the financial control of projects, from smaller scale specialist installations to major infrastructure projects. The work that you do will be critical to the growth and competitiveness of the emerging low carbon-built environment.
Developing employable graduates is something that the School of the Built Environment is committed to and with a projected increase in the demand for construction professionals around the world, we’ll ensure that you have the opportunity to develop the types of skills employers will be looking for.
With our campus being in London, you’ll benefit from and have access to some of the biggest, nationally, and internationally recognised projects, including infrastructure projects such as High Speed 2 and Thames Tideway. You’ll also have access to some of the world’s most influential contractors, developers and industry professional bodies. Through site visits, guest lectures and fieldwork we’ll ensure that you’re kept at the forefront of this dynamic and evolving sector.
Developed in line with the new University tariff guidelines and policy, assessment for this course will be primarily based on coursework. You’ll be tested on key topics covered and your understanding of core concepts. Industry inspired scenarios will be used as the basis for your coursework briefs, presenting you with complex challenges with multiple answers, requiring you to work creatively for authentic solutions.
You’ll have the option of producing various coursework types including reports, essays, presentations and portfolios. In addition, you’ll take part in a project module, which will allow you to conduct your own piece of research or produce a work-based project, which you’ll then be assessed on.
We will be seeking accreditation for our Quantity Surveying and Commercial Management BSc from the Chartered Institute of Building and the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors, as soon as possible.
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In addition to the University’s standard entry requirements, you should have:
- A minimum of grades CCC in three A levels (or a minimum of 96 UCAS points from an equivalent Level 3 qualification, eg BTEC National, OCR Diploma or Advanced Diploma)
- English language and mathematics GCSEs at grade C/grade 4 or above (or equivalent)
If you have relevant qualifications or credit from a similar course, it may be possible to enter this course at an advanced stage rather than beginning in the first year. Please note, advanced entry is only available for September start. Please see our information for students applying for advanced entry.
To discuss specific qualifications that may make you eligible for advanced entry to this course, please contact email@example.com.
Advanced entry to Year 2 and 3 as a top up:
If you’ve done a level 4 and/or level 5 equivalent qualification which maps against our own module learning outcomes, and are looking to top up to a full bachelor’s degree, it is possible to join this course from Year 2 or 3.
Accreditation of Prior Learning
Any university-level qualifications or relevant experience you gain prior to starting university could count towards your course at London Met. Find out more about applying for Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL).
English language requirements
To study a degree at London Met, you must be able to demonstrate proficiency in the English language. If you require a Student visa you may need to provide the results of a Secure English Language Test (SELT) such as Academic IELTS. This course requires you to meet our standard requirements
If you need (or wish) to improve your English before starting your degree, the University offers a Pre-sessional Academic English course to help you build your confidence and reach the level of English you require.
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Where this course can take you
As a quantity surveying and commercial management graduate, the surveying skills gained, alongside your up-to-date knowledge of the built environment sector, will be valued by employers within a range of sectors.
Central and local government bodies offer graduate employment opportunities in this area. The private sector is also a huge source of employment.
Typical employers include:
- Major UK and international construction companies and consultancies
- Specialist consultants including cost consultants, engineering, and environmental consultancy
- Construction and civil engineering contractors
- Architectural and design practices
- Housing associations
- Residential and commercial property developers
- Public sector organisations
The technical, management and professional skills that you’ve gained will also be valued by employers in other sectors such as finance, project management, procurement, and general management.
Our School offers a master’s course in Construction Project Management, should you wish to continue your studies on to a postgraduate level. By studying your undergraduate course at London Met, you could also be eligible for a 20% discount on your postgraduate fees.
Please note, in addition to the tuition fee there may be additional costs for things like equipment, materials, printing, textbooks, trips or professional body fees.
Additionally, there may be other activities that are not formally part of your course and not required to complete your course, but which you may find helpful (for example, optional field trips). The costs of these are additional to your tuition fee and the fees set out above and will be notified when the activity is being arranged.
Who is this course for?
Whether you are new to the subject, or already on a career path within the field, our Quantity Surveying and Commercial Management BSc has been designed for you. Maybe you wish to become a quantity surveyor, commercial manager or contract administrator. If you are passionate about sustainability and how we can create and maintain it in our built environment, then this course will provide you with the skills to be able to effectively contribute and make real-world changes.
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If you're a UK applicant wanting to study full-time starting in September, you must apply via UCAS unless otherwise specified. If you're an international applicant wanting to study full-time, you can choose to apply via UCAS or directly to the University.
If you're applying for part-time study, you should apply directly to the University. If you require a Student visa, please be aware that you will not be able to study as a part-time student at undergraduate level.
When to apply
The University and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) accepts applications for full-time courses starting in September from one year before the start of the course. Our UCAS institution code is L68.
If you will be applying direct to the University you are advised to apply as early as possible as we will only be able to consider your application if there are places available on the course.To find out when teaching for this degree will begin, as well as welcome week and any induction activities, view our academic term dates.
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