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Construction Project Management MSc

Construction Project Management MSc

Key information
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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Construction Project Management

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

Construction project managers are vital to the success of every major project, overseeing construction operations and managing schedules and budgets. This Master’s 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.

Course Details

Construction project management requires highly skilled individuals who can lead and integrate multidisciplinary teams of professionals. That could be you.

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.

Our teaching staff bring vast industry experience to the course, and many are involved in leading research as part of their own professional development - which means they’re currently involved directly in today’s construction industry, here and all over the world.

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.
  • Guest speakers from across the construction industry support your learning.
  • We pledge to mentor you beyond successful postgraduate qualification, into a professional role that befits your knowledge, skills and management abilities.

Career Opportunities

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.

As a construction project manager, you’ll take the lead and play a pivotal role in the successful completion of construction projects. You’ll be responsible for co-ordinating the wide range of resources involved in construction projects, such as labour, materials, finance and consultants to achieve the client’s goals - on time, within budget and to the quality standards required. As a successful graduate of this course, you’ll have developed the management, leadership and problem-solving qualities necessary for a career in this varied, rewarding and challenging field.

What Can I Do With This Qualification?

As a construction project manager, you could work for consultancy practices, contractors, sub-contractors or other specialist companies in the supply chain.

You may be involved at the very earliest stages of construction projects, managing the development of project briefs and designs for clients. Alternatively, you could be working during the construction phase, or managing the substantive resources needed during occupation, maintenance, refurbishment and finally demolition and recycle. Or you could work as an independent project manager, perhaps building up your own consultancy practice.

Different course options

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1.5 years

Start date

21-SEP-20

Modules

Construction Management
Project Management
Sustainable Construction
Group Project
Dissertation

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£4,560

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£12,450

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

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 a quality education. Situated on a modern friendly campus near the centre of Bolton, the University is home to 11,000 students who have ranked the University as No.1 for student satisfaction in the North West, Complete University Guide 2020. Many of our Postgraduate courses are professionally accredited. Postgraduate study is challenging,...more