Quantity surveyors are in demand around the world. Through our three-year Quantity Surveying BSc (Hons) degree course, accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, you’ll learn to provide strategic advice and services as construction projects are designed and developed. At ARU, our Chelmsford-based course offers you strong links with industry, along with industry-standard software and facilities. Our guest lectures share the latest ideas and issues in quantity surveying, while an optional placement year will further prepare you with the skills to work in professional practice
Quantity surveyors look after the financial management of construction projects, from concept through to design, build, maintenance and disposal. They play a vital role in deciding whether projects are financially viable. They also provide consultancy services to clients: evaluating the economic feasibility of a project, development costs, procurement options, contractual arrangements and legal constraints.
Construction forms part of our wider environment, economy and society. You’ll explore the scientific, social, legal, technical, ethical, economic and political aspects of the built environment. We’ll help you understand issues such as value for money, health and safety and the environment.
While studying your Quantity Surveying degree course, you will use industry-standard software, and learn to measure and cost a range of construction projects. Guest lecturers will share their experiences and expertise with you, highlighting the latest ideas and issues in quantity surveying.
By the time you graduate from ARU, you’ll have a sound understanding of the demands of professional practice, including how to identify and meet clients’ needs. You’ll also be able to register with RICS and work as a chartered quantity surveyor.
Foundation year option
You have the option to study this course as a four-year degree with foundation year. In your first year you'll study with our partner, Cambridge Ruskin International College (CRIC) on our Cambridge campus. After that:
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We work with employers to make sure you graduate with the knowledge, skills and abilities they need. They help us review what we teach and how we teach it – and they offer hands-on, practical opportunities to learn through work-based projects, internships or placements.
This course is ideal if you want to pursue a career as a chartered quantity surveyor. It’s accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), the professional body for surveying.
When you graduate, you can begin the process that leads to professional membership of RICS.
The technical and transferable skills you learn on this course are in strong demand, opening up a wide range of opportunities within the UK and internationally. You will be well-equipped to aim for top managerial posts.
The average salary for a quantity surveyor in the UK is £32,375 per year* with the ability to earn well over £40,000 per year as an experienced surveyor. Many graduates also move in to construction project management roles where the average salary is £41,343 per year, as well as commercial and operations management. *Payscale.com
Graduation doesn’t need to be the end of your time with us. If you would like to continue your studies and develop further skills with us, we offer a wide range of full-time and part-time postgraduate courses including MSc Construction Project Management.
Throughout the course, we’ll use a range of assessment methods to help you measure your progress. Besides exams, this includes assignments, presentations, practical work and group work.
The Faculty of Science & Engineering is one of the largest of the four faculties at Anglia Ruskin University. Whether you choose to study with us full-time or part-time, on campus or at a distance, there’s an option whatever your level – from a foundation degree, BSc, MSc, PhD or professional doctorate.
Whichever course you pick, you’ll gain the theory and practical skills needed to progress with confidence. Join us and you could find yourself learning in the very latest laboratories or on field trips or work placements with well-known and respected companies. You may even have the opportunity to study abroad.
Everything we do in the faculty has a singular purpose: to provide a world-class environment to create, share and advance knowledge in science, technology and engineering fields. This is key to all of our futures.
This course gives you the opportunity to take a work placement year between years 2 and 3 of your studies. You’ll get experience of seeking and securing a job and working in an industry relating to your course. You’ll also get the practical experience and industry contacts to benefit your studies and enhance your long-term career prospects.
Although they can’t be guaranteed, we can work with you to find a placement using our contacts with a large number of employers. You’ll have regular contact with one of our course tutors and be supported by a supervisor from your placement company. Together they’ll monitor your performance and give you feedback.
To find out more about placement opportunities, email us at Placements@anglia.ac.uk.
For more information about tuition fees, including the UK Government's commitment to EU students, please see our UK/EU funding pages
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UK and EU students can take out a tuition fee loan, which you won’t need to start repaying until after your graduate. Or alternatively, there's the option to pay your fees upfront.
You can pay your tuition fees upfront, in full or in two instalments. We will also ask you for a deposit of £4,000 or a sponsorship letter. Details will be in your offer letter.Paying your fees
We offer a fantastic range of ARU scholarships, which provide extra financial support while you’re at university. Some of these cover all or part of your tuition fees.
Most new undergraduate students can apply for government funding to support their studies and university life. This includes Tuition Fee Loans and Maintenance Loans. There are additional grants available for specific groups of students, such as those with disabilities or dependants.
We also offer a fantastic range of ARU scholarships, which provide extra financial support while you’re at university. Find out more about eligibility and how to apply.
Our published entry requirements are a guide only and our decision will be based on your overall suitability for the course as well as whether you meet the minimum entry requirements. Other equivalent qualifications may be accepted for entry to this course, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
All tariff points must come from A levels. Points from AS levels cannot be counted towards the total tariff points required for entry to this course.
We welcome applications from international and EU students, and accept a range of international qualifications.
If English is not your first language, you'll need to make sure you meet our English language requirements for postgraduate courses.
If you don't meet our English language requirements, we offer a range of courses which could help you achieve the level required for entry onto a degree course.
Full-time, full-time with placement undergraduate (3 years, 4 years with foundation year, 4 years with placement)
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