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Commercial Management and Quantity Surveying (with placement year)

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,B-A,B,C

BBB or ABC

Pass Access to HE Diploma with 60 Credits overall including 45 at Level 3. Please obtain: at least 18 Distinctions and 21 Merits and 15 credits at Level 2.

We consider applicants offering Pre-U Principal Subjects or a combination of the Pre-U and A levels, provided a minimum of three subjects overall are taken. We recognise the benefit of the Global Perspectives and Research (GPR) course in developing independent study and research skills. While we would consider this as evidence of motivation to study a specific subject in more depth, we do not generally include it as part of our offer conditions. However, it may be used to further consider an application upon receipt of final examination results.

We recognise the benefit of the Extended Project in developing independent research and critical thinking skills. We would consider this as evidence of motivation to study a specific subject in more depth, and while we do not generally include it as part of our offer conditions, it may be used to further consider an application upon receipt of final examination results. www.lboro.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/apply/entry-requirements/

GCSE/National 4/National 5

GCSE Maths Grade C/4

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

32

32 (5,5,5 HL) with 4 at SL Maths.

We accept a wide range of international qualifications for entry as outlined on our website – please view the individual course typical offers on our website and choose Ireland in the Country/region drop down field for more information.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DD

A Level Grade B plus Distinction Distinction in BTEC Level 3 National Diploma. Preferred subjects: Business, Construction & Built Environment, Engineering.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (first teaching from September 2016)

D

A Level Grades BB plus Distinction in BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate Preferred subjects: Business, Construction & Built Environment, Engineering.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DDM

BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma in a relevant subject: DDM. Preferred subjects: Business, Construction & Built Environment, Engineering.

Scottish Advanced Higher

B,B

BB, plus Highers majority B grades

Applicants taking the Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Diploma will be asked to achieve the A level requirements for their course as part of their qualification. The Skills Challenge Certificate will be accepted alongside two A levels providing individual course entry and subject requirements are met. www.lboro.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/apply/entry-requirements/

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96-120

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About this course


Course option

4.0years

Sandwich | 2022

Subjects

Civil engineering

Quantity surveying

Commercial Managers and Quantity Surveyors are an integral part of the construction industry. This degree develops your understanding in managing costs and contracts from early design plans through to completion, ensuring that projects meet requirements, that commercial risks are managed effectively, and that clients obtain good value for money.

Our Commercial Management and Quantity Surveying degree is linked to real-life construction problems, allowing you to develop important professional skills such as analytical thinking, teamwork, presenting, project management and report writing. These will enable you to pursue a career as a professional Commercial Manager, Quantity Surveyor, or another specialist career path.

To meet the needs of tomorrow’s Commercial Managers and Quantity Surveyors, this course is sponsored by the Loughborough Construction Consortium. These companies offer sponsorship, work placements and graduate jobs for students, and enable practical experience in the form of site visits and guest speakers.

Modules

For a full list of areas studied, see the 'What You'll Study' section of the course page on our website.

Assessment methods

You will be assessed through a combination of examinations, in-class tests, coursework, projects and presentations.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

England
£9,250
per year
EU
£25,700
per year
International
£25,700
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

Extra funding

We work closely with a consortium of the leading UK companies who offer our students sponsorship and placement opportunities.

The Loughborough Construction Consortium provides a core of sponsoring organisations that offer excellent placement and sponsorship opportunities, supplemented by extensive collaborating organisations across the wider industry.

Sponsorship will provide you with a bursary during your study, summer placement work for those who want it, and a paid twelve-month placement with your sponsor company. In many cases, students are offered employment with their sponsor company after graduating, and many are now in senior positions within these companies.

The Uni


Course location:

Loughborough University

Department:

Architecture, Building and Civil Engineering

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

80%
med
Civil engineering
59%
low
Quantity surveying

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Civil engineering

Teaching and learning

75%
Staff make the subject interesting
84%
Staff are good at explaining things
84%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
78%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

92%
Library resources
85%
IT resources
87%
Course specific equipment and facilities
76%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

92%
UK students
8%
International students
79%
Male students
21%
Female students
80%
2:1 or above
9%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

A
B
B

Building

Teaching and learning

63%
Staff make the subject interesting
76%
Staff are good at explaining things
67%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
63%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

78%
Library resources
82%
IT resources
75%
Course specific equipment and facilities
57%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

99%
UK students
1%
International students
83%
Male students
17%
Female students
87%
2:1 or above
20%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
B
B

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Civil engineering

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£26,500
med
Average annual salary
99%
med
Employed or in further education
92%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

67%
Engineering professionals
17%
Architects, town planners and surveyors
3%
Senior officers in protective services

Do you want to be in demand? This might be the degree for you! We are officially short of civil engineers, and so around two thirds of civil engineering graduates start jobs specifically as civil engineers, and starting salaries are well over £25k last year. Demand for civil engineers and related jobs - we're short of all of them - means that good graduates have plenty of options directly related to their degree when they graduate. This is a subject where work experience can be very helpful in getting a job and many students do work for engineering companies while they take their degrees.

Building

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£28,000
high
Average annual salary
98%
high
Employed or in further education
99%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

67%
Architects, town planners and surveyors
14%
Engineering professionals
6%
Managers and proprietors in other services

Want to take a degree that is definitely in demand? Try building! We're short of graduates in this area, so most graduates get jobs quickly. Building graduates make excellent surveyors, and that's currently one of the jobs that employers find hardest to fill, so there are great opportunities available of you want to try your hand at a surveying career. Building graduates also go into jobs in site and project management and other high skilled parts of the construction industry. There are jobs to be had in most parts of the country, so if you're technically-inclined and want to work somewhere specific, it might be worth considering this as an option. Building graduates are more likely than most to start their career with an employer who gave them work experience, so it’s particularly worth trying to secure links with industry if you take this degree.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Engineering

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£28k

£28k

£34k

£34k

£40k

£40k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

Architecture, building and planning

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£32k

£32k

£40k

£40k

£47k

£47k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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Lower entry requirements
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