MSc Project Management (Construction)

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    MSc 1 year full-time, 2 years part-time

Course Description

Project managers play a crucial role in the success of construction projects. They ensure that timeframe targets and budgets are met, and oversee logistic side tasks, such as planning, execution, monitoring, control and closure. Our MSc Project Management (Construction) degree underpins practice with theoretical rigour and will provide you with a well-rounded view of project management in context of both the industry and the associated needs of clients.

Through the course, you’ll advance your understanding of the systems and processes needed to achieve successful project outcomes. Through module and project work you’ll cover industry crucial aspects such as project briefing, exploring design, development issues, legal and contractual constraints, and people management skills. The course will allow you to develop exceptional skills surrounding procurement strategies — setting you up for a successful career as a key part of a highly dynamic industry.

Who is this course designed for?

This course is aimed at professionals or graduates wishing to pursue a career as a project manager in the construction industry. It’s suitable for those already working in broad roles in the construction industries who aspire to reach senior management positions. Additionally, this course is suitable for undergraduate students in related subject areas looking to progress to study a managerial and technical postgraduate programme.

Entry Requirements

Applying with prior qualifications

  • 2:2 honours degree in a construction-related subject such as construction management, civil engineering or property management; or,
  • Corporate membership of an appropriate construction industry-related professional body which has been approved for this purpose by the University, preferably alongside industry experience at managerial level; or,
  • An alternative approved construction industry-related professional qualification, together with appropriate industrial experience at managerial level in the construction industry.

Applying with non-standard entry qualifications/experience

  • Applicants with non-standard entry qualifications and/or relevant experience will be considered on an individual basis. Assessment of your experience will confirm that you have achieved the necessary skills in the course of your general experience.
  • If you are applying for the part-time mode, you would typically have a minimum of three years’ experience at the appropriate level, and have the support of your employer who will wish to integrate study and projects into your day-to-day work.
  • You will probably be employed on significant infrastructure and/or building works, either as a direct employee of local or national government, or in the private sector. You will likely have experience of developing and coordinating significant infrastructure and building projects.

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Programme Funding

You might be able to get a scholarship to help fund your studies. We award scholarships to those students who can demonstrate excellent achievement, passion and dedication to their studies.

Student Destinations

The skills and knowledge gained on this course opens up opportunities for application to senior management positions. Previous graduates have expanded on existing roles to incorporate project management in a wider range of activities, and are successfully pursuing careers at senior management level on a variety of prestigious projects around the world.

Recent graduate destinations have included:

  • National Grid
  • Balfour Beatty
  • Douglas Smith Construction Consultancy Ltd.
  • Tower Surveys Ltd.
  • VINCI Construction Ltd.
  • EC Harris, and many more.

Several graduates have decided to continue their academic study and have progressed to PhD research programmes.

Module Details

  • Law for Construction
  • Construction Business and Enterprise
  • Collaborative Working
  • Project Initiation
  • Lean Construction
  • Professional Practice and Procedure for Project Management
  • Postgraduate Research Project
  • Industrial or Professional Internship

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