Quantity Surveying and Construction

Gain the knowledge to become a Quantity Surveyor and specialist in the science of construction processes, procurement, and building economics, alongside acquiring key management skills.

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Key Facts



BSc (Hons) Quantity Surveying and Construction

Degree Duration

4 years :

1 year pathway + 3 year degree


Pathways Available

International Year Zero


Start Dates


Degree Overview

This course focuses on controlling and managing the costs of construction projects; you could be involved with any stage of a project, from feasibility, design and construction, through to extension, refurbishment, maintenance and even demolition.

The course will help you gain an understanding of the technical aspects of construction over the whole life of a building or facility. You will learn to understand contracts, budgets, quantities, measurements and sustainability to achieve the best quality and value within the project’s specifications. You are likely to be involved in a range of services, from cost consultancy to contract management.

In this program you will have the opportunity to advance your professional skills through an optional industry placement between years two and three. The placement year can count as part of the required experience for Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors professional status.

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You may incur additional costs during your education at the University over and above tuition fees in an academic year such as laptops, Stationary and additional resources.

Why Study this Degree

Gain the chance to benefit from DMU's 125-year history, making Leicester School of Architecture (LSA) one of the most established schools of its kind in the UK.

Many of our students will work towards Chartered Membership (MRICS) status upon graduation, by gaining a further two years of practical training. While for others, the course provides a transition to postgraduate study.

Quantity surveyors are the cost managers of construction and work in all sectors of the construction industry. They are ideally placed to provide a wide range of services from preparing feasibility studies or development appraisals, procurement management, life cycle costing to conducting value engineering exercises.

Your Pathways

The International Year Zero is the first year of the four year undergraduate course. IYZ is designed to help you gain extra skills in your subject area, as well as English Language, before you continue to year one of your chosen University undergraduate degree course.

Following successful completion of the IYZ, you will continue onto Year One of your degree directly with the University of your choice.

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De Montfort University

Leicester-based DMU brings the highest standards in education to an inclusive, international curriculum with over 170 accredited courses.

De Montfort University Leicester (DMU) is a diverse university boasting of the highest standards in academics, extracurricular activities, sport, study abroad programmes and great career paths.

In 2021, DMU was named the best university in the UK for our careers and employability service, at the National Undergraduate Employability Awards.