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Construction Project Management MSc

Construction Project Management MSc

Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Construction Project Management

Course type


Course Summary

This course is designed to give you the skills and knowledge needed to plan, organise and control construction operations, while building your knowledge in all stages of the process. Construction project management requires highly skilled individuals who can lead and integrate multidisciplinary teams of professionals. This challenging, industry-focused course gives you the opportunity to not only develop the academic and technical knowledge you’ll need to be a ‘CPM’, but also the management and interpersonal skills so essential for success in this career. You’ll get to build on the knowledge and experience you’ll have acquired in your undergraduate studies, or in work experience, while we help you prepare to take on the strategic responsibilities that come with managing construction projects. The course is based on the Chartered Institute of Building’s definition of construction project management, which encompasses the whole project lifecycle, from ‘inception to recycling’. As such, sustainability is a key element of this course.

Course Highlights: You can examine and investigate real practical issues from industry in an academic context. The course aims to develop your skills through extensive use of case studies, seminars and discussion groups. You’ll benefit from regular small-group tutorials with professional staff, and have the opportunity to ask for one-to-one advice from subject experts. Key Features: We encourage your commitment to lifelong learning through continuing professional development and professional body membership; We’ll support you to develop systematic and innovative thinking in your approach to problem solving and decision making in construction project management; You’ll also have numerous opportunities to develop your understanding of the sustainability agenda, linking lower carbon to lower cost; You’ll have the chance to learn how to evaluate the effects of global changes on the construction industry.

This programme is ideally suited to you if you already have construction-related employment experience, and are aiming for senior positions in project management. It aims to develop your awareness of the importance of construction projects to clients, and the context and constraints in which projects are procured and undertaken. Professional Recognition: The programme is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB). Successful graduates, with appropriate experience, may then to apply to the CIOB for full corporate membership and use the designatory letters ‘MCIOB’ after their name. Students will also achieve PGDip and PGCert.

Different course options

Full time | University of Bolton | 1.5 year | 23-SEP-19

Study mode

Full time


1.5 year

Start date



Sustainable Construction - Core
Dissertation - Core
Project Management - Core
Construction Management - Core
Group Project - Core

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Students need to have an honours degree in an appropriate construction discipline (or a comparable relevant qualification from a UK or overseas institution); or Professional body membership in an appropriate construction discipline e.g. Chartered Construction Manager, Chartered Builder, Chartered Surveyor, Chartered Architect, Chartered or Incorporated Engineer; or Qualifications and/or experience equivalent to (1) and (2), e.g. Higher National Certificate or Diploma and substantial experience at a senior level in construction; or A non-cognate degree, and experience working over a long period in construction, e.g. construction lawyer.

University information

The University of Bolton dates back to 1825 and has a long and distinguished history of providing quality education. Situated on a modern campus in the centre of Bolton, the University is home to 11,000 students who are very happy with their experience, proved by their number one ranking for student satisfaction in Greater Manchester in the Complete University Guide 2019. The university is split into nine faculties: Bolton School of...more