Undergraduate BSc (Hons)

Quantity Surveying

Course Overview

  • UCAS code


    K240
  • Institution code


    L27
  • Main location


    City Campus
  • Attendance


    Full-Time
  • Duration


    3 Years
  • Start date


    20 Sep 2021

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

You will undertake individual and group assessments and develop core skills. With your excellent analytical, arithmetic and IT abilities, we will help you develop as an innovative team player with the problem solving and transferable skills needed to succeed. Studying this course will provide you with the confidence and skills that are required in the modern construction industry to tackle difficult contractual situations and negotiations as well as an industry perspective on contemporary issues in the field.

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.

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.

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.

Recent 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.

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.

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

Why study Quantity 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
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