#BEReady bursary

Get a career head start with UCEM’s #BEReady bursary!

University College of Estate Management (UCEM) has partnered with the Chartered Surveyors Training Trust (CSTT) to fund 50% of the UCEM BSc Access Module fee for students who most need a helping hand to begin their built environment career.

What is the UCEM BSc Access Module?

The BSc Access Module is a gateway to allow students with non-standard entry qualifications or those who do not have enough UCAS points to progress onto our undergraduate degree programmes. It takes six months to complete, with students expected to undertake seven to ten hours of study per week.

Who is eligible?

Anyone who needs a helping hand to start their career is eligible to apply for this bursary (UK and international). We particularly welcome applications from BAME, LGBTQ+, disabled, lower socio-economic and care leaver candidates.

How will the bursaries be awarded?

Bursaries will be awarded to those students who the UCEM Bursaries Working Group and the Chartered Surveyors Training Trust believe will be most helped by receiving the support.

How do I apply?

You just need to tell us a little bit about yourself – what your career aspirations are, why you need a helping hand and how this bursary would impact you. To apply, please fill out and return this form (opens in new PDF window).

When do I need to apply?

The bursary is available for the following intakes:

6 April 2021

You need to submit your application for the #BEReady bursary by 8th March 2021 for the Spring intake.

How can I find out more?

Contact our friendly admissions team who can talk you through the Access Module, the BSc (Hons) programmes and the application process.

UK (Free): 0800 019 9697 (Option 1)
International: +44 (0)118 921 4696 (Option 1)
Email: admissions@ucem.ac.uk

Opening hours are:
Monday to Friday 0900- 1700 GMT

More information about the BSc Access Module

Students receive online study materials designed to refresh study skills and build self-confidence. They are assigned a member of staff who provides them with direct study support and works with them to develop an individual support plan. They will also benefit from detailed written feedback, group support sessions, study support webinars and dedicated surgery hours.

If studying in Autumn

The People & Organisational Management module explores the question of “what is management?” and seeks to distinguish it from leadership. It explains the role and function of management within organisations in the construction and the built environment sector. It also considers the role of change as a central theme as organisations seek to come to terms with issues that are constantly impacting, both positively and negatively, on the people, management and the structures of organisations.

If studying in Spring

The Construction Technology 1 module provides an introduction to building, environment and technology based on simple construction, establishing a foundation of knowledge and understanding to be developed in later modules. It develops students’ communication skills, enabling them to describe simple construction in a professional manner.

Simple building examples are included, such as traditional masonry construction and roof construction typical in buildings of up to three storeys. Perspectives such as sustainability are considered.


“The access module is an excellent gateway to UCEM’s main disciplines, whether in building control, building surveying, construction management, quantity surveying or real estate management. It covers relevant technical skills that will prepare students for undergraduate study and taking one initial semester will allow students to experience online study at a higher level, before committing to a full bachelor-level programme. The programme is also unique, in that it features additional dedicated study support that helps students adapt to university study.”

David Hunt

David Hunt

Programme leader BSc Access Module