University of Brighton Building Surveying

University of Brighton Building Surveying

As a building surveyor you will be involved in the development, management, conservation, refurbishment and maintenance of all types of real estate.

On the course you will gain extensive knowledge in all the elements involved in building surveying, including construction technology, building pathology, property management and property law. You will build experience from fieldwork, project work and practical workshops using specialist facilities.

Our focus on interdisciplinary learning means you will study and work alongside students from related fields, mirroring the real-world working environment you will experience after you graduate.

Our network of local industry links and the option of a salaried professional placement year will further increase your employability and help provide you with valuable networking opportunities.

The course is fully accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).

Entry requirements

A-levels or BTEC
Entry requirements are in the range of A-level BBC–CCC (112–96 UCAS Tariff points), or BTEC Extended Diploma DMM–MMM. Our conditional offers typically fall within this range.

We will generally make you an offer if your predicted grades are at the top of this range. If your predicted grades are towards the lower end of this range we may still make you an offer if you have a good GCSE (or equivalent) profile or relevant non–academic achievements.

International Baccalaureate
28 points, with three subjects at Higher level.

Access to HE Diploma
Pass with 60 credits overall. At least 45 credits at level 3, with 24 credits at merit or above.

GCSE (minimum grade C or grade 4)
At least English language, maths and a science.

Foundation degree/HND
International foundation may be considered. Applicants with an HND or foundation Degree may be considered for year 2 entry.

For non-native speakers of English
IELTS 6.0 overall, with 6.0 in writing and a minimum of 5.5 in the other elements.

Mature students
Applications from mature candidates with built environment experience are welcome but are subject to RICS requirements. Contact us for details.

Studying part-time
Part-time students should apply direct to the university.

Course structure

Modules in your first year will provide you with a good introduction to the subject.

From your second year onwards, you will have more control over what you study – each year you will choose from a raft of optional modules.

You may choose to spend a year in industry on a work placement we will help you to arrange. This will significantly enhance your CV and boost your employability.

Activity weeks take place in each semester allowing time for concentrated design projects, surveying practice, site visits to construction projects and heritage buildings. As part of the course, you will benefit from an overseas study trip.

Fees and funding

Your fees

UK/EU (full-time) 9,250 GBP

International (full-time) 13,920 GBP

If you choose to take the professional placement (sandwich) year offered on this course you will pay a reduced fee during this year. Our fee for the professional placement year is £1,000 for home students and £2,000 for international students. This fee may be subject to small increases, in line with inflation.

The fees listed here are for full-time courses beginning in the academic year 2017–18. Further tuition fees are payable for each subsequent year of study and are subject to an annual increase of no more than 5% or RPI (whichever is the greater). The annual increase for UK/EU students, who are subject to regulated fees, will increase no more than the statutory maximum fee. Further details regarding tuition fees are available from the university’s student contract and tuition fee policy (pdf).

The tuition fee you have to pay depends on a number of factors including the kind of course you take, and whether you study full- or part-time. If you are studying part-time you will normally be charged on a pro rata basis depending on the number of modules you take.

What’s included in the fee?

When costs such as health or DBS checks, field trips or use of specialist materials are incurred as a mandatory requirement of the course they are included in your tuition fee.

You may incur additional costs depending on the optional modules or activities you choose. The cost of optional activities is not included in your tuition fee and you will need to meet this cost in addition to your fees. Before you apply check with the school that provides your course using the contact details in the Find out more tab (at the end of this page) for advice about what is included and what optional costs you could face so you can budget accordingly.

See our finance pages for advice about funding and scholarships as well as further information about fees and advice on international and island fee-paying status.

Find out more

If you have a question about this course, our enquiries team will be happy to help.01273 644644

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