Undergraduate BSc (Hons)

Quantity Surveying

Take your first step towards a career in quantity surveying by learning how to organise, control and manage the costing of projects.

Quantity Surveying

Course Overview

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  • Main location

    City Campus
  • Attendance

  • Duration

    3 Years
  • Start date

    18 Sep 2023

Quantity surveyors are the cost managers of the construction industry. While studying for a recognised degree, you’ll learn how quantity surveyors organise, control and manage the costing of projects, including building economics, contracts and construction law, construction technology and project management.

As part of your course, you’ll:

  • Undertake individual and group assessments and develop core skills
  • Build analytical, arithmetic and IT abilities
  • Develop as an innovative team player with the problem solving and transferable skills needed to succeed
  • Gain the confidence and skills to tackle difficult contractual situations and negotiations 
  • Develop an industry perspective on contemporary issues in the field

Professional recognition
This course 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.

Sandwich year
Our sandwich route includes a one year industry placement, enabling you to take advantage of the strong links we have with local authorities, commercial organisations and private quantity surveying practices - all of whom provide placement opportunities for our students.

Previous students have completed their placements in Boston and San Francisco. Our tutors have substantial and diverse experience having worked in the built environment as professional contractors and quantity surveyors.

Specialist facilities
We have industry standard facilities and software applications including QS Pro, and we are constantly developing our Building Modelling Information capabilities to keep pace with the latest requirements from Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), government and industry. We also encourage you to become a member of RICS.

Site visits
We also arrange a number of site visits for our students. Previously, this has included visits to view the construction of the Victoria Gate shopping centre in Leeds.


Why study Quantity Surveying at Leeds Beckett University...

  1. 92.9% of students from BSc (Hons) Quantity Surveying were in work or further study 15 months after graduating*
  2. Fantastic placements and sandwich year opportunities
  3. Local/regional site visits
  4. Opportunity to network with industry professionals
  5. Industry experienced expert teaching team
  6. Real-life projects

* 2018/19 graduating students, Graduate Outcomes

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