Our Building Surveying degree is founded on the core competencies of the profession, preparing you embark on the RICS (Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors) assessment of professional competence journey to full professional chartership. You will develop the skills needed by industry, focusing on real-life building practice, building pathology, construction technology, and the legal framework for industry, risk management and building surveying practice. The course not only covers the conservation, repurposing and adaption of the existing built environment, but also embraces innovation, preparing you to contribute to the development of a sustainable society for the 21st century and beyond. You will develop the ability to be a building surveyor who can mix technical, creative and business skills, ready to join the fast-moving built environment sector. It’s an exciting time to study in Birmingham – the city is undergoing huge regeneration. This means that there are many opportunities, now and in the future, for those with built environment qualifications. Our City Centre campus is on the threshold of the site of the new HS2 station, so will be at the heart of the city’s future development. These developments also offer opportunities for regular field trips to construction projects which will add further relevance to your studies. In 2017, we are spending £8.7 million on improvements to our Millennium Point facilities so you’ll have even more access to dedicated, industry-standard equipment. Our Built Environment courses are placed 11th out of 59 institutions in the Guardian University League Tables 2018.