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Construction courses

The study of scientific, mathematical and management principles as they apply to the planning, design, and building of facilities and structures.. Includes the whole construction process, including management, surveying, quantity surveying and architectural technology.

Studying construction at university

Example course modules

  • Contract Law
  • Survey planning and construction
  • Transferable skills for the built environment
  • The principles of designing architecture
  • Residential construction
  • Fluid mechanics
  • Science and materials
  • Building pathology

Who studies this subject

  • Female : 18%
    Male : 82%
  • Mature : 39%
    School leaver : 61%
  • Full-time : 51%
    Part-time : 49%

What you need to get on a course

Subjects you need

A-levels (or equivalent) usually required

  • No Specific Requirements

Useful to have

  • Mathematics
  • history
  • Business studies
  • Economics
  • geography

Application checklist

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
  • Portfolio
  • Interview
  • Entry test
  • Work experience
  • Audition

Personal statement advice

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