Undergraduate BSc (Hons)

Building Surveying

Course Overview

  • UCAS code


    K230
  • Institution code


    L27
  • Main location


    City Campus
  • Attendance


    Full-Time
  • Duration


    3 Years
  • Start date


    20 Sep 2021

Building surveyors are involved in the design and construction of new buildings as well as the repair, refurbishment and management of existing structures.

This course will equip you with the skills you will need in design, law, management and technology to become a chartered surveyor. It will enable you to look at a building and see potential, create plans and consider practical aspects of its use. It considers the historic elements of the built environment and how to best approach it to maintain and enhance the buildings that are important to our heritage.

Our students gain hands-on experience during site visits to modern developments and historic projects while studying for a degree that is accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). Graduates are eligible for full membership of the RICS following an acceptable period of approved professional practice and a successful final assessment of professional competence by the RICS.

This course offers the opportunity to take a ‘sandwich’ year – a year of paid employment in industry which will build your skills and experience. This is usually taken between the second and third year of your degree, typically making your course four years in total. Students who choose the sandwich route find it helps with both their studies and getting a job after graduation. It can build your confidence, contacts, and of course your CV. Leeds Beckett advertise lots of placement opportunities and provide support in helping you find the right placement for you.

Research Excellence Framework 2014

Research Excellence Framework 2014: our University's results for the Architecture, Built Environment and Planning unit, which it entered for the first time, were impressive with 37% of its research being rated world leading or internationally excellent.

You will develop excellent collaborative working skills, study software applications and modelling tools, and learn about how the different aspects of the built environment work together.

We have strong relationships with companies in the region and you will be taught not only by building surveyors but visiting planners, architects, researchers and civil and structural engineers will also deliver guest lectures and share up-to-date experience of their work in the field.

If you are studying full-time we encourage you to undertake a placement year in industry to provide invaluable work experience. We also encourage you to become a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).
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Why study Building Surveying at Leeds Beckett University...

  1. Fantastic placements and sandwich year opportunities
  2. Local/regional site visits
  3. Opportunity to network with industry professionals
  4. Industry experienced expert teaching team
  5. Real-life projects

BSc (Hons) Building Surveying BSc (Hons) Building Surveying student Tor talks about his experiences of studying at Leeds Beckett.

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