What you need to get on a course
Subjects you need
A-levels (or equivalent) usually required
Useful to have
Here's a guide to what to expect from the application process - also check individual university entry requirements, as these may differ.
- January application
- October application
- Personal statement
- Entry test
- Work experience
Personal statement advice
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- Architects, town planners and surveyors
Longer term career paths
Jobs where this degree is useful
- Construction manager
- Estates manager
- Chartered surveyor
Other real-life job examples
- Building technician
- Building surveyor
- Civil engineer
What employers like about this subject
A degree in building or surveying will provide you with subject-specific skills such as the skills to appraise buildings; an understanding of the design, construction, performance and management of buildings and the legal principles around building and their construction, regulation and management. Transferable skills you can get from building or surveying include good numeracy, team-working, excellent IT, problem-solving, critical thinking and the ability to interpret data. Building or surveying graduates are employed in all branches of the construction industry, and in other industries such as electricity generation and supply, oil and gas, transport and property management.