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The award

How long you will study
2 years

Domestic course fees
GBP 9000

How you will study
distance, online

Course starts
March, September

International course fees
GBP 9000

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About Foundation Degree Surveying Practice at University College of Estate Management

Our new Foundation Degree Surveying Practice is the first online foundation degree in surveying in the UK. It is designed to give you a thorough grounding in the principles and practice of surveying. It offers the opportunity of an advanced entry route into our bachelor's degree programmes and application for membership of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.

The Foundation Degree is recognised by RICS for AssocRICS Membership.

The surveying profession offers a wide range of career opportunities within real estate management, valuation, investment, quantity surveying, building surveying, and property/ land development.

Why study this course?

The Foundation Degree requires up to two and a half years of study. It is very competitively priced at £600 per module, and allows students to combine work with study. With the credits from your existing Foundation Degree counting towards our RICS accredited bachelor's degree, it means you can achieve the entire qualification for less than £17k - offering an accessible education and great value for money.

It will provide you with a firm foundation for a rewarding career in the property and construction industries. It will appeal to those of you with limited academic qualifications who want an internationally recognised surveying degree.

Please note that you can choose to study just one module per semester if you are concerned about the time commitment. Students who have been away from school/college for a long while may prefer to study a 'taster module' in the first instance.

This is the only UK accredited online foundation degree that you can study wherever in the world you are based. Our flexible learning opportunities mean you don't need to travel to college or university and you can study at work or at home, at weekends and in the evening as best suits your lifestyle.

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Notes about fees for this course

Stage 1 (1 year) - 6 modules @ £600 = £3,600
Stage 2 (1 year) - 6 modules @ £600 = £3,600
Stage 3 (0.5 years) - £1, 800

Total course fee £9,000

* Our fees are reviewed annually, but any increases are subject to our price cap promise. See Fees & Funding for further details.

Entry requirements

You will typically be at least 18 years of age and have GCSE English & Mathematics at Grade C or better (or equivalent). Consideration will be given for relevant experience. If you don't have these GCSEs or are under the age of 18, please contact the Course Leader to discuss your application.

All CEM programmes are taught and assessed in English. You will therefore be required to demonstrate adequate proficiency in the language before being admitted to a course.

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