Taught course

Building Surveying with Facilities Management

Birmingham City University · Birmingham School of Built Environment

Entry requirements

We would normally expect you to hold at least an Upper Second Class Honours degree or equivalent in an appropriate discipline. You will also need to be proficient in written and spoken English as well as numerate and IT literate. We will also consider other qualifications and suitable work based experience on an individual basis. You may be asked to attend a selection interview.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content


The global built environment is a dynamic marketplace offering challenging opportunities in both existing and developing economies. The increasing complexity of buildings coming under the remit of the building surveyor means that they must become a more reflective and proactive practitioner if they are to manage, maintain and develop these buildings and ensure they continue as successful buildings into the future.

This programme responds to this changing employment market. Its aim is to give you a broad yet rigorous grounding in the fundamentals of organising and managing existing buildings. It seeks to provide you with the knowledge and skills that will meet the challenges in the globally evolving marketplace.

The course focuses on furthering the knowledge and understanding of existing practitioners and will require you to challenge your existing ideas and experiences. You will also be able to add value to your decisions through a thorough analytical approach and be able to better implement them as a competent project manager. The programme will develop your abilities to be innovative and creative in solving unique problems; and is designed to promote critical thinking; encouraging you to engage in life-long learning and become an independent, professional learner.

Key Facts

  • The programme is delivered by building surveying professionals with practical experience in the field.
  • The course addresses student awareness and appreciation of the conflicting interests within the built environment and the political, social, cultural, economic, technological, environmental, legal and organisational factors involved.
  • Our staff use a practical approach to assessment which will not only address student knowledge, but also develop students' problem-solving skills, inter-personal and communication skills and other competences giving them a positive advantage in the job market.
  • The course has a strong focus on enabling students to become more capable, creative, reflective and critical built environment professionals.

Information for international students

The University accepts a wide range of overseas qualifications. To find out if your current qualifications are comparable to British standards, please contact the National Academic Recognition Information Centre (NARIC) or the International Admissions Office, telephone 0121 331 5162 or email international.admissions@bcu.ac.uk.

International Students can apply online on the website.

Fees and funding

UK students
£5,500 (2016) FT
International students

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Course Enquiries Team
+44 (0)121 331 5595
+44 (0)121 331 7994