University of Derby
Quantity Surveying & Commercial Management BSc (Hons)
University of Derby

Key Course Facts

Student Reviews

Below you can see course specific reviews of 10 graduates of Quantity Surveying & Commercial Management BSc (Hons) and other courses in Building & Construction at University of Derby for each of the survey questions in comparison to the average for all UK degree courses in Building & Construction.

Overall student satisfaction
100 /100
10 total respondents

Primarily based on data from undergraduate degree students.

The NSS is commissioned by the Office for Students

Salary

Salary of Graduates in Architecture, Building and Planning

Important: Salary data below is not course specific, but contains data of all students of Building & Construction at the university. Due to data collection methodology, salary data is mainly based on data related to undergraduate students.

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £25000 £23500 £27500
25-75 percentile range £23500 - £32000 £20500 - £29000 £22000 - £34500


Salary of all UK Graduates of Architecture, Building and Planning

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £32360 £33392 £39689
25-75 percentile range £28280 - £38033 £26505 - £41913 £30106 - £50841

Course Description

This course has been designed to prepare you for a career as a chartered quantity surveyor. You'll gain a broad and sound understanding of the scientific, technological, professional, and legal and management skills related to key areas of quantity surveying.

  • RANKINGS: In the National Student Survey 2022, this course achieved 100% overall satisfaction. 92% of students also agreed staff are good at explaining things and 92% of students agreed that staff made their subject interesting. The course was also ranked 3rd in the UK for student satisfaction with the course and 10th for student satisfaction with teaching in The Guardian University Guide 2023.
  • ACCREDITATION: This course is accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), the Chartered Institute of Civil Engineering Surveyors (ICES) and the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB).
    • WORK EXPERIENCE: We offer a year industrial placement which will take place between the second and final year of your degree. There is a range of support available for students who are looking to enhance their employability whilst studying including internships, placements and graduate roles.
  • IMPORTANT INDUSTRY PARTNERSHIPS: This course is developed in close collaboration with employers, and is aligned to professional practice in the construction industry. Our strong industrial links will ensure that your studies are technologically relevant and that you acquire all the knowledge and abilities you need to practise as a quantity surveyor.
  • LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES: You will learn through group work, individual assignments, lectures, seminars, site visits, field studies and site/building surveys. All of these methods and experiences will ensure you graduate with the skills and knowledge required for a successful career in the future.
  • EXPERT TEACHING: You'll be taught by an experienced teaching team who are highly knowledgeable in this field, ensuring you are taught to a high professional standard.
  • WHAT YOU'LL COVER:
  • Develop a broad and sound understanding of the scientific, technological, professional, legal and management skills related to key areas of quantity surveying. You'll study a range of modules such as Construction Materials Technology, Environmental Design and Services, CAD and Mathematic for Construction, Law and Construction Contracts, Advanced Quantity Surveying, and Construction Risk Management.
  • HOW YOU'RE ASSESSED:
  • You'll be assessed through computer workshops, surveying field work, group work and individual assignments and examinations. Assessment of your project work will be undertaken on a continuous basis, involving either individual or group assessments. Assessment of group work may entail an element of peer group review which will contribute to your overall performance.
  • YOUR CAREER.
  • This degree will put you on the path to senior positions in the construction industry. You'll gain the ideal preparation for a demanding, responsible and rewarding career as a chartered quantity surveyor. Highly sought after due to their financial and business acumen, quantity surveyors often hold very senior positions in industry, local government and central government.

You will find that career opportunities also exist in a number of related fields, including the built environment, civil and heavy engineering and the offshore and petrochemical industries.

  • STUDY OPTIONS:
  • This course is available with a Foundation Year option.
  • This course is available with an Industrial Placement Year.

Jobs & Career Perspectives

15 months after graduation, graduates of this course were asked about what they do and, if they are working, about their current job and their perspectives.

Current jobs

Required skill level of job after 15 months

Jobs of graduates of this course (15 months after graduation)

Example below based on all graduates of Quantity Surveying & Commercial Management BSc (Hons) at University of Derby

80% Teaching and Childcare Support Occupation
10% Caring personal services
10% Teaching Professionals

Grading & Study Time

Grading Distribution

Students of the course received the following grades

Entry Requirements / Admissions

UCAS Tariff of Accepted Students for this course

Requirements for international students / English requirements

IELTS academic test score (similar tests may be accepted as well)

    • 6.5
    • All Degrees
Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still study Quantity Surveying & Commercial Management, BSc (Hons), if you do not meet the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements.

Costs

Tuition Fees Quantity Surveying & Commercial Management BSc (Hons)

EU £14900 year 1
England UK £9250 year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 year 1
Scotland £9250 year 1
Wales £9250 year 1
Channel Islands £9250 year 1
International £14900 year 1

Average student cost of living in the UK

Rent £518
Water, gas electricity, internet (at home) £50
Supermarket shopping £81
Clothing £35
Eating out £33
Alcohol £27
Takeaways / food deliveries £30
Going out / entertainment (excl.alcohol, food) £24
Holidays and weekend trips £78
Transport within city £17
Self-care / sports £20
Stationary / books £13
Mobile phone / internet £13
Cable TV / streaming £7
Insurance £51
Other £95
  
Average student cost of living £1092

London costs approx 34% more than average, mainly due to rent being 67% higher than average of other cities. For students staying in student halls, costs of water, gas, electricity, wifi are generally included in the rental. Students in smaller cities where accommodation is in walking/biking distance transport costs tend to be significantly smaller.

How to apply

Application deadline:

January 1, 2025

This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.

Possible Entry Points:

  • year 1 (Default entry point)

University Rankings

Positions of University of Derby in top UK and global rankings.

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About University of Derby

The University of Derby is a publicly owned university located in the city of Derby, England. The university’s main campus is in Allestree, a suburbian zone in Derby itself, and is situated directly opposite the popular Markeaton Park where many students enjoy going for a walk in their free time.

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undergraduates:
13155
postgraduates:
2515
Total:
15670
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