University of Westminster
Quantity Surveying and Commercial Management with Foundation BSc (Hons)
University of Westminster

Key Course Facts

Course Description

Our degree courses with Foundation year offer the opportunity to prepare you for advanced study before you progress onto a full honours degree at the University of Westminster. Whether you do not feel ready for degree-level study, don’t have the right qualifications, want to change your subject specialism or return to study after an absence from education, we aim to encourage a broad range of students to undertake our Foundation year in order to progress onto their full honours degree with us. The Foundation year is designed to give you the opportunity to explore new ideas, opening up new perspectives on the key debates within your chosen field. Core modules accelerate your academic and professional development, bringing together like-minded students to think about the ‘big ideas’ within your discipline. You will also take modules from areas closely related to your chosen field, giving you the chance to develop a cross-disciplinary perspective on your course. On successful completion of the Foundation year, you will be able to move on to study for the Quantity Surveying and Commercial Management BSc Honours degree over a further three years study. Quantity Surveying and Commercial Management is an established discipline, which covers cost management for construction projects as a professional either at pre-construction phase for clients or developers or using your technical and cost management knowledge, being able to cost various works during the construction phase. It includes new builds, refurbishment work, restorations and maintenance projects. Quantity surveyors have specialist skills and knowledge in the technologies of domestic, industrial and commercial building, construction processes, planning, project life-cycle assessment, and people and business management. In addition to the core themes of quantity surveying and technology, this professional role requires a range of costing skills including team working and effective communication. These skills are integrated into the learning strategies of this course, enabling you typically to work in quantity surveying. Alongside the knowledge and understanding of quantity surveying theories, and the practical and technical skills needed to become a quantity surveyor and commercial manager, you will gain the transferable and cognitive skills necessary for lifelong personal and professional development. Our construction courses share a common Year 1, so students interact with those studying different pathways, gain some knowledge of the work of all professionals working in the construction industry promoting the interdisciplinary nature of the modern construction industry. Throughout the course, construction technology and management remain central, the issue of health and safety is addressed, and the importance of sustainability is considered. All of our courses are delivered using an enquiry-based blended learning approach involving workshops, lectures, tutorials and independent study. Our technology-enhanced learning supports independent study via synchronous online lectures, tutorials and seminars, which are captured and stored to enable you to revisit sessions online after the event. We assess your learning through a variety of methods including project work, essays and exams. The course promotes a professional approach to teaching and learning thus equipping students with the core skills for future and existing careers.

Accredited by the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB), having been judged to meet the CIOB Education Framework. Prospective members holding these qualifications have full academic exemption and may enter CIOB membership without the requirement for an Individual Assessment.

Accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) for the purpose of graduate membership.

Accredited by the Chartered Association of Building Engineers (CABE).

Student Reviews

Below you can see course specific reviews for 11 graduates of Quantity Surveying and Commercial Management with Foundation BSc (Hons) at University of Westminster for each of the survey questions in comparison to the average for all UK degree courses in Business and Management.

Overall student satisfaction
59 /100
11 total respondents
The NSS is commissioned by the Office for Students


Salary of Graduates of Quantity Surveying and Commercial Management with Foundation BSc (Hons) at University of Westminster

Important: Salary data below is not course specific, but contains data of all students of Quantity Surveying and Commercial Management with Foundation BSc (Hons) 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 £23000 £27500 £31500
25-75 percentile range £20000 - £32000 £19500 - £34500 £24500 - £43000

Salary of all UK Graduates of Business and Management

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £30545 £32450 £38720
25-75 percentile range £26052 - £36596 £25429 - £40378 £28770 - £49786

What You Will Learn

Programme content: As a student of Quantity Surveying and Commercial Management with Foundation, BSc (Hons) you will study the following course modules.

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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

Job in line with future plans

Utilise skills from studies

Work is meaningful

Required skill level of job after 15 months

% Skilled jobs

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

Example below based on all graduates of Quantity Surveying and Commercial Management with Foundation BSc (Hons) at University of Westminster

45% Architects, Chartered Architectural Technologists, Planning
20% Managers, directors and senior officials
5% Skilled trades occupations
5% Elementary occupations
5% Engineering professionals
5% Teaching Professionals
5% Business and public service associate professionals

Entry Requirements / Admissions

Minimum Required UCAS Tariff

UCAS Tariff of Accepted Students for this course

Qualification requirements

72 to 80 UCAS Tariff points from the Access course

72 to 80 UCAS Tariff points from the IB with English grade 4 HL and Maths grade 4

English language requirements

test Grade Additional Details
IELTS (Academic) 6 6.0 overall with a minimum 5.5 in each component
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Tuition Fees Quantity Surveying and Commercial Management with Foundation BSc (Hons)

England UK £9250 year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 year 1
Scotland £9250 year 1
Wales £9250 year 1
Channel Islands £9250 year 1
EU £14400 year 1
International £14400 year 1

Average student cost of living in London

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, 2024

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 Westminster in top UK and global rankings.

Rankings of University of Westminster in related subject specific rankings.


    • #80 
    • #100 
    Business & Management Studies
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 13 June, 2022]
    • #87 
    • #108 
    Business, Management & Marketing
    The Guardian UK University League Tables by Subject
    [Published ]

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About University of Westminster

The University of Westminster is a publicly funded research university located in London, England. Beginning its existence as a polytechnic institute in 1838, it only became an officially recognized university much later, in 1992. Westminster’s primary campus can be found on Regent Street of central London, with its secondary campuses being in the districts of Fitzrovia, Marylebone and Harrow.

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Where is this programme taught

Marylebone Campus
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Main Site - 115 New Cavendish Street
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