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Quantity Surveying and Commercial Management

BSc (Hons)

Key facts

UCAS code


Start dates

September 2023



Course length

Full time: 4 years, including 1-year work placement

Part time: Please contact us for details.


Accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB)

UCAS Tariff Points


  • Chartered Institute of Building
  • Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors


Our Quantity Surveying and Commercial Management course gives you outstanding career preparation. You will develop the knowledge to work in quantity surveying and commercial management, and gain skills in;

  • building construction
  • design
  • materials
  • CAD
  • Building Information Modelling (BIM)
  • quantity surveying
  • project administration.

You will develop key industry experience through our excellent work placements. We have wide links with national and local construction-based companies. 

Our course has a choice of graduation pathways. Years 1 and 2 are the same as our Construction Project Management and Building Surveying courses. This allows you to decide which course to graduate on after your industry placement. You will have time to make an informed decision about your career.

Our students are employed by top contracting and consultancy firms, such as;

  • Berkeley Homes
  • Taylor Wimpey
  • BAM Construction.

Many of our students progress to graduate courses, becoming chartered professionals (RICS, CIOB).

Quantity Surveying and Commercial Management

How to apply

Wherever possible we make our conditional offers using the UCAS Tariff. The combination of A-level grades listed here would be just one way of achieving the UCAS Tariff points for this course.

Standard offer

UCAS Tariff Points: 112

A Level: BBC

IB Points: 30


Contextual offer

UCAS Tariff Points: 88

A Level: CCD

IB Points: 27


Further offer details

We welcome applications from candidates with alternative qualifications, and from mature students.

Entry requirements

Specific entry requirements

GCSE: Mathematics grade 4/C

Please also see the University's general entry requirements.

Selection process

We value the personal statement. In this we are looking for evidence of motivation and commitment: what interests you about the subject and why you want to study it. Evidence of relevant work experience is useful, and let us know what you do in your spare time.

After reading personal statements and considering predicted grades, all eligible applicants will be required to attend an interview (usually between November and mid-March). If invited to one of these, we usually do not make offers without an interview. 

If you cannot attend the first suggested date offered to you, there will be provision to attend alternatives - please be communicative with the Faculty Programme Administrator.

English language requirements

Please see the University's standard English language requirements.

International qualifications and equivalences


English requirements for visas

If you need a student visa to enter the UK you will need to meet the UK Visas and Immigration minimum language requirements as well as the University's requirements. Find out more about English language requirements.

Pathways courses for international and EU students

If you do not meet the entry requirements for this degree, or if you would like more preparation before you start, you can take an international foundation course. Once you enrol, you will have a guaranteed pathway to this degree if you pass your foundation course with the required grades.

If you only need to meet the language requirements, you can take our pre-sessional English course. You will develop key language and study skills for academic success and you will not need to take an external language test to progress to your degree.

Terms and Conditions of Enrolment

When you accept our offer, you agree to the Terms and Conditions of Enrolment. You should therefore read those conditions before accepting the offer.

Credit transfer

Many of our courses consider applications for entry part-way through the course for students who have credit from previous learning or relevant professional experience.

Find out more about transferring to Brookes. If you'd like to talk through your options, please contact our Admissions team.

Application process

Full time Home (UK) applicants

Apply through UCAS

Part time Home (UK) applicants

Apply direct to the University

International applicants

Apply direct to the University

Full time international applicants can also apply through UCAS

Tuition fees

Please see the fees note
Home (UK) full time

Home (UK) part time
£1,155 per single module

Home (UK) sandwich (placement)

International full time

International sandwich (placement)

Home (UK) full time

Home (UK) part time
£1,155 per single module

Home (UK) sandwich (placement)

International full time

International sandwich (placement)

Questions about fees?

Contact Student Finance on:

Tuition fees

2022 / 23
Home (UK) full time

Home (UK) part time
£1,155 per single module

Home (UK) sandwich (placement)

International full time

International sandwich (placement)

2023 / 24
Home (UK) full time

Home (UK) part time
£1,155 per single module

Home (UK) sandwich (placement)

International full time

International sandwich (placement)

Questions about fees?

Contact Student Finance on:

+44 (0)1865 483088

Please note tuition fees for Home students may increase in subsequent years both for new and continuing students in line with an inflationary amount determined by government. Tuition fees for International students may increase in subsequent years both for new and continuing students.

Oxford Brookes University intends to maintain its fees for new and returning Home students at the maximum permitted level.

Additional costs

Please be aware that some courses will involve some additional costs that are not covered by your fees. Specific additional costs for this course are detailed below.

The published course and module descriptions were accurate when first published and remain the basis of the course, but the University has had to modify some course and module content in response to government restrictions and social distancing requirements

Learning and assessment

In Years 1 and 2 you'll study the same modules as our Construction Project Management  and Building Surveying courses. This helps you decide what to specialise in in your final year. 

In Year 1 you will study construction and commercial management. 

You'll learn about;

  • building construction
  • materials
  • information technology
  • law
  • economics
  • processes
  • project management
  • team-working skills.

In Years 2 and 4 your modules will develop your knowledge and Technology Studies will prepare you for your year in industry. You will study;

  • the processes of production
  • building information modelling (BIM)
  • the provision of services
  • the principles and procedures of building design and construction.

In Year 3 you will gain key industry experience through a work placement.

In Year 4 you’ll also undertake a supervised dissertation on an area of your choice. You will develop your skills through simulated construction projects. You will also decide which course to graduate on. Your modules will vary depending on the course you choose.

Quantity Surveying and Commercial Management

Study modules

Year 1

Compulsory modules

Foundation Construction Law (15 credits)

Construction Communication and Information Technology I (15 credits)

Integrative Project I (15 credits)

Quantity Surveying Practice I (15 credits)

Introduction to Building Services (15 credits)

Building Design and Construction 1 (15 credits)

Building Design and Construction 2 (15 credits)

Year 2

Compulsory modules

Construction Technology I (15 credits)

Construction Practice and Procedure (15 credits)

Construction Technology II (15 credits)

Construction Procurement and Law (15 credits)

Construction CIT 2 (15 credits)

Integrative Project II (15 credits)

Design and Administration (15 credits)

Optional modules

Quantity Surveying Practice II (15 credits)

Construction Project Management (15 credits)

Building Pathology and Inspection (15 credits)

Languages modules (optional)

Year 3 (placement year)

Compulsory modules

Compulsory Work Placement Year

The compulsory work placement, taken in Year 3, provides a valuable learning experience and is an important part of the course, consolidating your knowledge and preparing you for your final-year studies. During this year you will work in the construction industry for a minimum of 36 weeks. Oxford Brookes has strong links with a variety of construction-based employers ranging from local house-builders to international construction companies. Hence work experience opportunities are broad; from managing the restoration of a country manor house to the commercial and project management of a multi-million-pound city office development. If you are a part-time student working in the industry in a suitable capacity, you will be exempt from industrial placement.

Year 4

Compulsory modules

Advanced Procurement and Dispute Resolution (15 credits)

Financial Appraisal and Commercial Management (double) (30 credits)

Commercial Management Dissertation (double) (30 credits)

Facilities Maintenance and Management (15 credits)

Project Financial Control (15 credits)

Optional modules

Innovation in Management and Technology (15 credits)

Independent Study (15 credits)

ProJect Management Studies (15 credits)

Building Pathology and Inspection studies (15 credits)

Quantity Surveying Studies (15 credits)

Please note: As our courses are reviewed regularly as part of our quality assurance framework, the modules you can choose from may vary from that shown here. The structure of the course may also mean some modules are not available to you.

Learning and teaching

Our supportive staff are experts in their field. You will learn in modern, well-equipped facilities. 

We design our teaching methods to develop your;

  • professional skills
  • personal skills
  • study skills.

Learning activities include;

  • practical work
  • simulated construction projects
  • presentations
  • small-group tutorials
  • lectures
  • demonstrations.

Field trips

There are a number of one-day UK field trips during the course to aid knowledge and understanding through live projects.

In the second year there is a mandatory European field trip aimed at broadening your understanding of construction design and management outside the UK. This is a mandatory field trip and comes at no additional cost. A separate fee will apply for any optional field trips.


Assessment methods used on this course

We use a variety of assessment methods, including;

  • coursework assignments
  • laboratory and field practicals
  • class and web-based tests
  • oral presentations
  • group work
  • examinations.

Study Abroad

You may be able to go on a European or international study exchange while you are at Brookes. Most exchanges take place in the second year. Although we will help as much as we can with your plans, ultimately you are responsible for organising and funding this study abroad.

After you graduate

Career prospects

Our graduates have an outstanding employment record. Local and national construction companies, developers, project managers, house-builders, surveyors and housing associations regularly recruit our students. Examples include:

  • Arcadis
  • BAM Construction
  • Berkeley Homes
  • Bouygues UK Ltd
  • Buro-Four
  • Byrne Group
  • Gardiner and Theobald
  • Faithful and Gould
  • ISG Construction
  • Mace
  • Morgan Sindall
  • Quinn London
  • Symm
  • Taylor Wimpey.

Many of these companies visit the department annually to meet and interview students for both placement and graduate positions. Our graduates are recognised as having an excellent level of communication, presentation and problem-solving skills as well as practical experience from their industrial placement year.

Professional accreditation

The BSc (Hons) in Quantity Surveying and Commercial Management is accredited by both the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) and therefore provides a professionally recognised qualification for graduates wishing to gain membership of these professional bodies. 

At the last CIOB visit, the panel commented on the high standard of teaching facilities and the support provided to students by the well-qualified and enthusiastic team of staff.

Free language courses

Free language courses are available to full-time undergraduate and postgraduate students on many of our courses, and can be taken as a credit on some courses.

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Programme Changes:

On rare occasions we may need to make changes to our course programmes after they have been published on the website.

For more information, please visit our Changes to programmes page.