Study all the key areas of building surveying, such as building pathology, the environment, building conservation, building information modelling (BIM) and fire safety, on this professionally focused course. We are a Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) approved partnership centre for surveying education. You are provided with the practical and thorough training needed to become a successful, well-rounded surveyor with a strong emphasis on employability. The course introduces you to the academic and theoretical aspects of the subject through a series of lectures, seminars and tutorials. You put this knowledge into practice in • laboratory classes • workshops • fieldwork • site visits • self-directed project work. On all three years of the course, interdisciplinary projects are carried out that show the roles of other professionals within the industry. **Teaching** You are taught by a teaching team consisting of experienced building surveyors and other building professionals who can give you first-hand perspectives on the industry. Law is taught by lawyers and economics by economists who are also Chartered Surveyors. You also benefit from the expertise of visiting lecturers from consultancy companies and large contractors, reinforcing your practical and professional knowledge. **Real-world experience** We have good links with local professional and voluntary groups with large property portfolios. They provide various building stock for case studies and project work, which centre on actual buildings with real clients. We also own a Georgian terraced house which had been adapted to an interactive teaching space. You also inspect under utilised University building assets so that the amount of site based work is maximised. **Field trips** You are invited to go on residential field trips in the first and second years. During year one you typically visit a UK World Unesco heritage site staying in a city centre hotel. In year two you go to a European city with an emphasis on repair and maintenance of historic buildings. An optional international field trip is also available for final year students. **Work placements** These links can also give you a head-start in your final year when you have the opportunity to apply what you've learnt on a one year placement. It’s an excellent opportunity to enhance your career and starting salary prospects, by working full-time in a building organisation or professional practice. Currently all our students who want a placement are securing relevant paid work. After completing the placement, some students can take up full-time employment with their placement organisation and finish their studies part-time. There are many rewarding and well-paid opportunities for surveyors, and our graduate surveyors are sought by leading organisations.