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Course details

Study options

Full-time: 2 years, Part-time: 3 years †

UK/EU fee

£9,250 per year (2018/19)

International fee

£12,500 per year (2018/19)

UCAS points

96 (September 2019 entry)

UCAS code

3W88 for full-time study

Course level

Undergraduate

Qualification

FdSc

Start dates

January, September

Location

Markeaton Street, Derby Campus

Course description

If you prefer a more practical and vocational approach to studying, this foundation degree is an ideal way to fulfil your career ambitions in the construction industry.

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A vocational course, the FdSc is designed to equip you with the skills and knowledge you need to embark on a career in construction. It has been carefully developed to cover almost every aspect of building production and management in the industry.

You will improve your understanding of the latest relevant technology, management, law and theories behind modern construction.

The FdSc also represents an excellent route to the final stage of our BSc (Hons) Construction Management and Property Development degree.

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What you will study

You will study modules such as:

  • Construction CAD and Personal Development
  • Construction Organisation and Economics
  • Construction Materials Technology
  • Environmental Design and Services
  • Technology and Structures 1
  • Site Surveying 1 (Work Based Learning)
  • Built Environment Project and Personal Development (Work Based Learning)
  • Project Planning and Development (Work Based Learning)
  • Measurement and Cost Studies
  • Services and Sustainable Design
  • Technology and Structures 2
  • Procurement, Contracts and Legal Studies
  • Surveying 2

If you want to go on to study the BSc (Hons) Construction Management and Property Development, you will also study a bridging module such as:

  • Maintenance and Refurbishment

How you will learn

Real world learning

There will be a mixture of face-to-face lectures, practical work and work-based learning. Work-based learning gives you credit for activities which you undertake yourself in the workplace.

How you are assessed

You will be assessed through a combination of assignments, group work, presentations, logbooks, examinations and a portfolio of your work. A key feature of the 

Entry requirements

September 2019 typical entry requirements

UCAS points96 (up to 16 from AS-levels)
Specific requirements at A-levelN/A
Specific requirements at GCSE

GCSE Maths and English Grade C/Grade 4 (or above) or equivalent qualification.

Interview / AuditionN/A
PortfolioN/A

Alternative entry qualitications:

We usually consider an A-level in General Studies as a supplementary qualification. A good application/performance will be taken into account if you do not meet the criteria/offer conditions.

Our entry requirements for this course should be read together with the University's general entry requirements, which details subjects we accept, alternative qualifications and what we're looking for at Derby.

Fees and funding

2018/19 Fees

 Full-timePart-time
UK/EU

£9,250 per year

£1,155 per module

International

£12,500 per year

N/A

How to apply

UK/EU students

Full-time students applying to start in September should apply for this course through UCAS or you can apply directly to the University for an undergraduate course if you’re not applying to any other UK university in the same year.

Full-time students applying to start in January should apply directly to the University.

Part-time students should apply directly to the University.

Apply through UCASApply directly to the University

International students

Full-time students applying to start in September should apply for this course through UCAS or you can apply directly to the University for an undergraduate course if you’re not applying to any other UK university in the same year.

Students applying to start in January should apply directly to the University.

Apply through UCASApply directly to the University

Information for international applicants

Applying for an undergraduate degree

Careers

With the foundation degree under your belt, you will discover career opportunities in areas such as construction management, project management, site management or offsite manufacturing.

When you have successfully completed the foundation degree and the bridging module, you will also be ready to progress to the final stage of our BSc (Hons) Construction Management and Property Development if you want to ‘top up’ your qualification to a full bachelors degree. The BSc (Hons) is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) so, on completion, you will be eligible for Incorporated Member status. 

Contact details

EnquiryEmailPhone
Martin Adlington (Programme Leader) M.Adlington@derby.ac.uk +44 (0)1332 593415
Admissionsaskadmissions@derby.ac.uk+44 (0)1332 591167
Generalmarketing@derby.ac.uk+44 (0)1332 590500

† Additional information about your studies

Part time: 3 years; Day release: 3 years. 

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Teaching hours

Like most universities, we operate extended teaching hours at the University of Derby, so contact time with your lecturers and tutors could be anytime between 9am and 9pm. Your timetable will usually be available on the website 24 hours after enrolment on to your course.

Please note: Our courses are refreshed and updated on a regular basis. If you are thinking about transferring onto this course (into the second year for example), you should contact the programme leader for the relevant course information as modules may vary from those shown on this page.

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