Study the key areas of quantity surveying such as • financial management • contract administration and practice • conflict avoidance • cost planning • procurement and tendering • quantification of construction works • building information modelling. As well as introducing key topics we give you the chance to apply these concepts in real life scenarios and collaborative assessment techniques. **How you learn** The course introduces key themes through lectures, seminars and tutorials. You are also taught using a variety of other techniques including • practical laboratory classes • IT workshops • fieldwork • site visits • self-directed project work. **Field trips** You are invited to go on field trips in your first and second year. During year one you go on a residential field trip, usually staying in a city centre hotel. In year two you have the option of visiting a European city to carry out activities linked to your studies. You may be able to study abroad as part of the Erasmus programme. **Work placements** In the third year you have the opportunity to apply your learning on a paid work placement at a building organisation or professional practice. We have long standing relationships with leading companies, which will help you to gain a good placement. These include • BAM Construct UK • Bramall Construction Ltd • Balfour Beatty Construction • Frank Haslam Milan Building Consultants • E C Harris Built Asset Consultancy • Transport for London • Faithful+Gould. This is a great opportunity to improve your career prospects and starting salary, and many students are offered jobs at the end of the placement. You normally return in year four to complete your studies and build on the knowledge and skills you have gained through your placement. However some students take up full-time employment and complete their studies part-time after the placement year. **Facilities** A core part of your learning is IT based, and some of your studies take place at our computer suites and learning centre. Here, you use specialist software for managing human and physical resources, assessing critical paths and monitoring project costs. **Teaching** Our teaching team includes experienced academics and quantity surveying lecturers who have practised within local government, private practice and in construction companies. To ensure you get the latest industry perspectives, we have visiting lecturers from consultancy companies and large contractors to speak on key aspects of current professional practice. **Professional recognition** This course is accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, the Chartered Institute of Building and the Chartered Association of Building Engineers.