Quantity surveyors are mainly involved with cost advice and forecasting at the pre-contract stage of construction projects, together with the preparation of tender documents and contractual advice. It's a field suited to those who wish to pursue a technical and managerial career. **What will I learn?** You will learn to carry out financial management of construction projects within the industry, as well as the legal, economic and managerial services that the construction industry demands. You will also be responsible for financial management of construction projects from inception to completion, dealing with: cost and contract advice, cost forecasting, measurement and cost control - which will give you an excellent basis for progression to management positions throughout the industry. You will develop practical skills relating to: * Construction technology and sustainability * Health and safety * Quantity surveying * Measurement * Project and risk management * Contract administration and construction legislation * Construction economics **Why Greenwich?** In addition to the highly skilled lecturing staff that teach on this programme, students also benefit from guest lecturers from industry. The department is based in Maritime Greenwich a world heritage site and masterpiece. Not only is Greenwich a serene and magnificent place to study, it's also close to Canary Wharf and the city – making this an ideal location for work experience. The construction industry requires highly trained quantity surveyors to work in the industry in a role that is continually developing. The aim of this programme is to provide students with the comprehensive knowledge of the quantity surveyor's key role with the construction industry, providing students with the necessary skills to be able to enter a quantity surveying career and further their career through the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). For this reason, all aspects of the programme have been mapped against the RICS core competencies of the assessment of professional competency (APC). **Work placement**: A placement of 36 weeks is required for a University sandwich award, but 48 weeks is the norm for accredited training by a professional body; Department staff will assist you in securing a placement; A training programme will be agreed with the employer to ensure that academic knowledge is integrated with practical experience; Progress during placement is supervised by the employer and by a university tutor. **What opportunities are there to study abroad?** The Erasmus Programme is a European Union (EU) student exchange programme available for students and provides a grant towards the cost of studying aboard. We have a dedicated placement team who will support students in finding work placements and internships as well as giving students practical advice on writing CVs and preparing for interviews and assessment centres.