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Construction and the built environment courses

The multidisciplinary study of how the implementation of building solutions relates to investment in, and the ownership, use, development, management, maintenance and improvement of land, buildings and facilities in the context of identifiable physical, urban, rural or maritime parameters.. Has a particular focus on the environment and sustainability. Covers broad-based programmes, broader than construction management or construction.

Studying construction and the built environment 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
  • Personal development
  • Residential refurbishment and maintenance
  • Science and materials
  • Pre-and post-contract procedures

Who studies this subject

  • Female : 20%
    Male : 80%
  • Mature : 36%
    School leaver : 64%
  • Full-time : 55%
    Part-time : 45%

What you need to get on a course

Subjects you need

A-levels (or equivalent) usually required

  • Maths

Useful to have

  • Psychology
  • 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

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