MSc Facilities Management

Postgraduate, Distance learning

Facilities Management MSc

You can help plug the skills-gap with a degree in Facilities Management.


Globally, there is increasing market demand for Facilities Management skills, coupled with a shortage of qualified practitioners with the expertise required to deliver the FM service. Facilities Management is a key sector of the economy and professional expertise in providing the range of FM services is in high demand.

This course, which is accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), will equip you with knowledge of the principles and methods of successful facilities management, from technological processes to commercial considerations. This will enable you to operate professionally at a high level within the industry.

Distance learning study replaces campus attendance with specially-developed online learning materials. You can study at your own pace, in your own time from anywhere in the world.

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Mode of Study:

Distance learning


2 years

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Course details

Facilities Management is about integrating multi-disciplinary activities within the built environment and managing their impact upon people and the workplace. It is one of the fastest growing professions, supporting people in their work and other activities and enabling organisations to deliver vital non-core services effectively and responsively. It ensures physical assets are cost-effective, allows for future change in space use, enhances the organisation’s culture and image and helps provide competitive advantage to the core business.

From the management of technology, maintenance and engineering services within buildings to property asset management, project and change management, space management, corporate social responsibility, risk and compliance, FM covers the range of support services required in modern organisations.

All facilities require ongoing strategic management and there are opportunities to work across the world. Due to a shortage of qualified professionals with the required expertise, demand is high for suitably qualified FM practitioners.

Whatever your background, this RICS accredited programme will equip you to become a competent professional ready to enter a career in this dynamic field. The accreditation means this programme meets their academic requirements, putting you on track towards chartered status. Full chartered status can be obtained following a period of work experience after graduation and on successful completion of the RICS Assessment of Professional Competence (APC).

The course is designed to prepare you to make a valuable contribution to the facilities management of any property type through the teaching of strategic and operational principles which can be customised to an organisation’s particular requirements.

The course is entirely distance learning and there is no attendance requirement other than to sit exams. Students can start the course in September or January and the MSc will take around two years to complete.
  • calendar How you’ll be taught You’ll learn through a combination of self-directed independent online learning materials, online discussion topics and independent study.
  • note and pen Assessments

    Assessment is by a mix of methods including written examinations and coursework assignments. Coursework is submitted online so campus attendance is only required for written exams. 

    For students based outside the UK, exams may also be taken by arrangement at an approved examination centre close to your location. 

    Further information about the module content, learning outcomes and assessment strategy for each module is available in the online module catalogue.



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

Placement and study abroad opportunities are subject to UK and Scottish Government health and travel advice.

Full information is available in our disclaimer.

Entry requirements

Entry requirements

The entry requirement for this course is a Bachelor (Honours) Degree at a 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 the 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 international students are unable to enrol onto the following courses:
  • BN Nursing/MSc Nursing (Pre-registration) (Adult or Mental Health)
  • 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.

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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 2021/22 2022/23
Scotland, England, Wales, Northern Ireland, and Republic of Ireland-Taught modules *£990 *tba
Scotland, England, Wales, Northern Ireland, and Republic of Ireland-60credit Dissertation module £585 tba
Overseas and EU-Taught modules *£990 *tba
Overseas and EU- Dissertation £670 tba

Please note tuition fees are subject to an annual review and may increase from one year to the next.
For more information on this and other Tuition Fee matters please see Frequently Asked Questions about Fees

Click this link for Information of Bursaries and Scholarships

The University offers a 20% discount on Postgraduate Taught Masters programmes to its alumni. The discount applies to all full-time, part-time and online programmes.
Fees for modules are calculated according to the number of credits (multiples of 20). The rate shown in the table is for 20 credits*. The total fee you will pay is dependant upon the exit award you wish to achieve.


You will graduate into an industry where your skills are in high demand. Facilities Management professionals are required in all sectors of global economies from airports and other infrastructure to leisure facilities, commercial organisations, consultancies, property companies, Integrated FM providers and local and central government. Possible roles following graduation could include the following:
Facilities Manager
  • Contract Manager
  • FM Consultant
  • Estates Manager
  • Property and Facilities Director
  • Maintenance Manager
  • Project Manager
  • Account Director
  • Business Development Manager
  • Space Planner
  • Moves Manager

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