MSc Construction Project Management

Postgraduate, Online learning

Construction Project Management MSc



A well-balanced blend of theory and practice, which prepares you for work as a project manager in the construction industry

Overview

Project managers are responsible for controlling and coordinating the development process from concept through to construction and are in high demand across a number of industries.

You will gain an industry-recognised qualification as the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) accredit this course. As such, there is a requirement for formal moderated examinations for three of the modules. You will be required to make arrangements to sit these examinations in your country and be responsible for any costs involved. Combined with a suitable BEng accredited undergraduate degree, the course will then satisfy the academic requirements of the UK Engineering Council for Chartered Engineer (CEng) status.

Mode of Study:

Online learning (available as Part-time | Full-time)

Duration:

21-33 months

Start date:

JanMay


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Course details

Our online MSc Construction Project Management is ideally suited to individuals who want to balance their personal and professional commitments whilst studying.

The course offers a well-balanced blend of theory and practice which prepares you for work as a project manager in the construction industry.

What you study

  • Strategic Management
  • Project Management
  • Project Appraisal and Finance
  • Production Management
  • Procurement Strategy
  • Project Risk Management
  • Dissertation (60 credits)

For the award of MSc you must successfully pass all  seven modules, giving a total of 180 credits. All modules are 20 credits, except where indicated.


  • calendar How you’ll be taught This course is delivered fully online. You'll study seven modules in total, with a maximum of two modules at a time over each trimester. The online materials have been designed to support you to study at a place and pace which suits your needs.


  • note and pen Assessments

    Assessment methods include:

    • Report writing
    • Case-study assignments
    • Research proposal
    • Time constrained assessments
    • MSc Construction Project Management Dissertation
    • Formal moderated examinations

    You will be provided with formative feedback throughout the module with self-assessment questions and case studies, most of which have outline solutions.  These will enable you to assess your progress and level of understanding.

    Appropriate feedback will be available automatically and immediately once the task is completed. 

    Reflective exercises within each unit will also enable you to apply theory to practice – this is not assessed, but it will support your personal and professional development.

    If there is any question regarding the authorship of any submitted assessments, we reserve the right to require students to undertake an online viva.

RECOGNISED BY

School of Engineering & the Built Environment

The School of Engineering & the Built Environment gives you the skills needed to innovate, create, respond to and provide solutions for a technically-demanding society. We have a broad range of courses that have been designed with employment in mind.

Entry requirements

Entry requirements

The entry requirement for this course is a UK Honours degree at 2:2 or above. We look for applicants to have a background in any discipline in order to be eligible for the programme.

We may also consider applicants who have completed a Bachelor (Ordinary) degree if they have sufficient relevant work experience within the industry. There may also be an additional essay requirement if they apply with less than an Honours degree, this would be confirmed on submission of the application to the Admissions Team.

As this course is accredited by Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), the minimum level of qualification to be considered will be at Bachelor (Ordinary) degree level.

English Language requirements 

If your first language isn't English, you'll normally need to undertake an approved English language test and our minimum English language requirements will apply.

This may not apply if you have completed all your school qualifications in English, or your undergraduate degree was taught and examined in English (within two years of starting your postgraduate course). Check our country pages to find out if this applies to you.

International students

We welcome applications from students studying a wide range of international qualifications.
Entry requirements by country

Please note that non-EU international students are unable to enrol onto the following courses:
  • BN Nursing/MN Nursing (Adult, Child, Mental Health or Learning Disability)
  • BM Midwifery/MM Midwifery

Admissions policies

We’re committed to admitting students who have the potential to succeed and benefit from our programmes of study. 

Our admissions policies will help you understand our admissions procedures, and how we use the information you provide us in your application to inform the decisions we make.

Undergraduate admissions policies
Postgraduate admissions policies

Fees & funding

The course fees you'll pay and the funding available to you will depend on a number of factors including your nationality, location, personal circumstances and the course you are studying. We also have a number of bursaries and scholarships available to our students.

Tuition fees
All Students 2018/19 2019/20
All students *£770 tba
Modules are purchased via our online store and paid for in full at time of enrollment.
This course comprises of 180 credits, therefore the total cost is currently £6,930.


This course is accredited by the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) and the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). As such, there is a requirement for formal moderated examinations for three of the modules. You will be required to make arrangements to sit these examinations in your country and be responsible for any costs involved.

Careers

You will graduate into an industry where your skills are in high demand. With the resurgence in the property market and investment both by the private and public sector in capital projects and infrastructure, there is an increasing demand for Construction Project Managers to service the numerous projects coming on-line across the UK and further afield.
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