MSc Construction Project Management

Postgraduate, Part-time

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


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.

Normally students will take three years to complete the programme if they undertake one module per week but the length of the course can be reduced to two years, if two modules are taken each week. Many part-time students undertake projects in their place of work.

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. 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:

Part-time (available as Full-time)

(available as Online-learning)


2-3 years

Start date:


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Course details

You will study six taught modules. A standard module is equivalent to 200 hours of learning and on successful completion of each module, you will achieve 20 credits towards your chosen award. 

You will also undertake personal research and complete a dissertation to gain 60 credits towards your masters degree.

  • calendar How you’ll be taught

    You will learn by a variety of teaching methods including lectures, tutorials and independent study.

    Lectures present concepts, theory, techniques and background information.

    Coursework provide opportunities for practical application and experience and, together with seminars these cover subject specific skills as do the integrating projects (individual and group).

  • note and pen Assessments

    Assessment methods include:

    • Report writing
    • Case-study assignments
    • Research proposal
    • Time constrained assessments
    • MSc Construction Project Management Dissertation
    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. Assessment will be provided throughout the module usually in the form of two components:

    Mid module assessment: All assessments are described in the approved module descriptors.

    End of module assessment: All assessments are described in the approved module descriptors.

    Some modules also may use end of unit tests to provide formative assessment.

  • briefcase Work placement There is no credit bearing Work Placement element, however students are encouraged to seek work placements and there is a School Unit available to assist the student
  • study abroad Study abroad
  • library Facilities All teaching will take place at the Merchiston Campus of Edinburgh Napier University. This is situated at the heart of the beautiful city of Edinburgh allowing the student easy access to one of the most desirable cities in the world.

    The campus is a modern and vibrant facility with state of the art teaching and student support facilities.


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.


Study modules mentioned above are indicative only. Some changes may occur between now and the time that you study.

Full information on this is available in our disclaimer.

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
Students from n/a 2019/20
Home/EU-Taught modules n/a *£922
Home/EU-Dissertation module n/a £553
Overseas Taught Modules n/a *£2,028
Overseas Dissertation n/a £1,352

Fees for modules are calculated according to the number of credits (multiples of 20). The rate shown in the table is for 20 credits*.
This course comprises of 180 credits from taught modules and a dissertation. The total fee you will pay is dependant upon the exit award you wish to achieve.
Frequently Asked Questions about Fees
Information of Bursaries and Scholarships


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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