Masters | Postgraduate Course - Project Management (Construction) MSc Course Details within Nottingham Trent University

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Project Management (Construction) MSc

Study Details

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

Project managing construction projects requires an overview of the entire process, from inception to completion. This course aims to provide you with a framework for understanding project management in the construction industry and, in particular, the role of the construction project manager and the associated needs of the client.

Who is this course designed for?

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

Module details

  • Law for Construction 15 credits Core
  • Construction Business and Enterprise 30 credits Core
  • Collaborative Working 15 credits Core
  • Project Initiation 15 credits Core
  • Lean Construction 15 credits Core
  • Professional Practice and Procedure for Project Management 30 credits Core
  • Postgraduate Research Project 60 credits Optional 
  • Industrial or Professional Internship 60 credits Optional

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.

Programme Funding

There are numerous sources of funding available for postgraduate students, both from external sources such as the Government and funding bodies, and from the University.

Student Destinations

Our MSc Project Management (Construction) course has an outstanding reputation for producing employable graduates. This course provides you with an accredited route towards the professional qualifications of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), and the Chartered Institution of Civil Engineering Surveyors (CICES).

The RICS accreditation enables successful graduates entry to the Assessment of Professional Competence (APC) of the RICS. The APC is the on-the-job training scheme that graduates need to complete to qualify as a chartered surveyor. Find out more about how to complete your APC and become RICS qualified.

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