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What can I do with a Built Environment degree?

The Built Environment is all about creating and transforming places, as well as shaping the future. Studying within this field will provide you with a great variety of opportunities to design, deliver and manage environments. Plus, the industry is estimated to grow by 70 per cent over the next decade* and currently employs over 2 million people in the UK.**

The Built Environment has a wide variety of roles which utilise various disciplines and skills which is why we have several types of degrees from architectural technology to real estate. Discover which course is best for you and what you can really do with a built environment degree

Architectural Technology

Interested in the science element of the design process? This course is for you! Study on a course accredited by the CIAT and CIOB, where you learn about the technology of architecture. Once you graduate, you can work as an Architectural Technologist where you'd work closely with architects and other building professionals.   

Building Surveying

Study Building Surveying and become a “Doctor” of the Built Environment. Learn how to assess buildings and create strategies that mitigate defects and future problems. By studying with us you will gain professional accreditations with CIOB and RICS. As a working professional you’d advice on property and construction issues, ranging from multi-million-pound structures to simple repairs and adaptations.

Which Built Environment degree is best for me

Civil Engineering

As a Civil Engineer you’ll examine structures and apply complex maths to problem-solve. If you like variety then this course will be perfect for you. We teach you how to design, build, supervise, operate, and maintain construction projects. Our graduates work for companies such as Balfour Beatty and Cancer Care.

Construction Management

If you study Construction Management you’ll learn how to manage the work-load of building projects. The course is accredited by CIOB and RICS, and will teach you how to plan budgets, schedule construction procedures and how best to liaise with subcontractors and building owners. Construction output in the UK is more than £110 billion per year and contributes 7% of GDP*** - so you'll be able to create a lucrative career for yourself.

Which Built Environment degree is best for me

Property Development and Planning

Do you like planning? Our Property Development and Planning course will teach you how to shape the management and development of cities, towns, villages and the environment. Graduate starting salaries for a planning and development professional range from £20,000 to £25,000 (AGCAS 2019).

Quantity Surveying

This course is accredited by CIOB and RICS, and has been designed to help you become an “accountant” of the built environment. You will learn how to look for value and longevity in building. Our graduates have progressed into roles at companies like Gleeds, Interserve and John Murrary & Sons Ltd as Quantity Surveyors and Assistant Commercial Managers. 

Real Estate

Studying Real Estate will teach you how to deal with the management, purchase, sale, or leasing of land and property. Our course will prepare you to work in an exciting, dynamic industry and is accredited by the RICS. Become a real estate investor, residential or commercial appraiser or even a property manager. Our students have secured jobs with companies like IP Global, Lambert Smith Hampton and CBRE.

Built Environment Courses

Create something lasting and help shape the environment for future generations.

* Source: Raconteur
** Source: SD Commission

*** Source: Government Construction Strategy

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