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Quantity Surveying, BSc (Hons)

University of Portsmouth, the United Kingdom

University of Portsmouth

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About Quantity Surveying, BSc (Hons) - at University of Portsmouth


Be a leading figure in the next generation of innovative construction projects.

Designed and delivered by a team of experienced professionals, this BSc (Hons) Quantity Surveying degree will prepare you for a successful career calculating and managing costs relating to the built environment. You'll learn to think like an entrepreneur, develop professional business acumen and learn sought after quantity surveying skills. 

Become a financial and contractual expert in cost and value management, contract law and risk assessment. When you graduate, you'll be prepared to address the social, economic and technical aspects of construction projects of all sizes, anywhere in the world.

Course Highlights

  • Learn commercial and business methods to shape and develop construction projects
  • Discover the latest industry developments, with teaching informed by the University's Construction Management and Surveying (CMS) Research Group
  • Get industry insights and contribute to current debates in lectures led by visiting guest speakers
  • See theory in action and get a taste of your future workplace on field trips to construction projects in the UK and Europe
  • Develop solutions to industry projects – a previous student supported the development of our University Estate Masterplan before rising to a senior position in a major surveying and project management consultancy

Careers and opportunities

Due to the high costs and risks associated with construction projects, your skills as a quantity surveyor will always be in high demand.

95% of our graduates are in work or further study 15 months after graduation and 100% are working in highly skilled roles in all sectors of construction – from housing to major infrastructure projects (such as HS2) throughout the UK and internationally.

As a graduate apprentice starting your career, you could earn up to £28,000. And once you've gained more experience in industry, salaries can go up as high as £55,000, or £80,000 if you're aiming for a management role.

Our graduates have worked for national and global companies such as:

  • Sir Robert McAlpine
  • Skanska
  • R&W Civil Engineering
  • Severn Water
  • Diamond Build PLC

Roles you could go onto include:

  • quantity surveyor
  • commercial specialist
  • project manager
  • dispute resolution specialist

Ongoing career support – up to 5 years after you graduate

Get experience while you study, with support to find part-time jobs, volunteering opportunities, and work experience.

Towards the end of your degree and for up to five years after graduation, you’ll receive one-to-one support from our Graduate Recruitment Consultancy to help you find your perfect role.

Notes about fees for this course

Entry requirements

112-120 points from 2 or 3 A levels, or equivalent.

English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.0 with no component score below 5.5.

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