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  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

The work of a building surveyor is varied with no two days being the same and requires a technically minded pragmatic thinker who will become very adaptable.You can expect to use your technical and legal expertise in projects ranging from brand new multi million pound commercial developments to small-scale refurbishments and conversions of residential buildings in a variety of different roles including project manager, designer and contract administrator.Building pathology skills and knowledge will be regularly tested in the preservation of fragile or historic structures and the survey and inspection of a range of properties. As a building surveyor you will have a rewarding and fulfilling career due to the breadth of skills, knowledge and abilities you will gain. This professional course focuses heavily on employability with many of our graduates being retained by their placement employers for post-graduation employment across many different sectors from national consultancies, international employers to local practices and public sector employers. Our strong links with industry mean you will get to experience site visits and hear from professionals within industry to contextualise your academic studies. You will attend a residential trip field study visit to one of the UK major cities to compare practices. Through this course you will begin to develop the core competencies required to become a Chartered Building Survey along with some of the softer skills required within industry.Learning outcomes are aligned with the professional requirements of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and provide you with the foundations to allow you to develop the practical, analytical and problem-solving skills to be eligible for graduate membership and work towards being awarded chartered status post graduation.Northumbria University is ranked top 20 in Building, Town & Country Planning in the UK (Guardian University League Tables 2020).

Application deadline

26 January

Tuition fees

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16,500per year

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UCAS Points : 120

From a combination of acceptable Level 3 qualifications which may include: A-level, BTEC Diplomas/Extended Diplomas, Scottish and Irish Highers, Access to HE Diplomas, or the International Baccalaureate.Find out how many points your qualifications are worth by using the UCAS Tariff calculator: Requirements:There are no specific subject requirements for this course. GCSE Requirements:Applicants will need Maths and English Language at minimum grade 4/C, or an equivalent.Additiona


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Northumbria University, Newcastle

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    Northumbria University, Northumberland Building, Northumberland Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland, NE1 8ST, England

Students from around the world come to Northumbria for its reputation in design, engineering, history, law, business and architecture, amongst others.
Northumbria has an international community of students from over 140 countries, and decades of experience in welcoming students to the city of Newcastle.
Northumbria is one of the leading new universities in the UK.

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