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Construction Project Management MSc

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Degree awarded
Master of Science
12 Months [Full-Time]
Entry requirements

The academic entry requirement for this Master's programme is a minimum Second Class UK honour degree- preferably an Upper Second Class- or international equivalent in a relevant subject, such as the built environment, engineering, technical or management disciplines.

Full entry requirements

How to apply

For further information about making an online application for this MSc course, please see the guidance about  how to apply  on our School website.

If you have any questions about the application process or about our entry requirements please do contact us at  and we will be happy to advise you further.

Course options

Full-timePart-timeFull-time distance learningPart-time distance learning

Course description

This programme aims to develop a critical understanding of the factors that influence construction project management within the context of, and applied to, construction projects. 

Module details

The programme commences in mid-September and for the first two semesters students follow a programme of lectures, tutorials and assignments.  This programme involves examinations in January and in May/June. The remaining months are spent on a research project and the submission of a dissertation, which must be submitted by the beginning of the following September.

The programme is based on a template of 5 core units and 3 optional or directed units.  Following the successful completion of 8 units (120 credits) students will undertake a dissertation. The dissertation, if at all possible, should relate to a real project situation.  However, when this is not possible dissertation topics related to the programme content can be agreed.

The core course units are common to each route and typically include:-

  • Commercial Management
  • Management of Projects
  • People and Organisation
  • Project Planning and Control
  • Project Management Research Methods

Optional and directed course units typically include:

  • Business Projects Involving IS/IT
  • Commercial Contract Management
  • Conflict Management and Dispute Resolution
  • Project Finance
  • Risk Management

Open days

The next Postgraduate Taught courses Open Day will be held on Wednesday 25 November 2015. You can  register your interest  now and we will let you know when registration goes live.

To find out more about The School of Mechanical, Aerospace and Civil Engineering we would encourage you to take an online tour of our School and our facilities with our  Virtual Open Day .

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Further information


For entry in the academic year beginning September 2016, the tuition fees are as follows:

  • MSc (full-time)
    UK/EU students (per annum): £13,500
    International students (per annum): £22,500

Contact details

Academic department
School of Mechanical, Aerospace and Civil Engineering
Contact name
Postgraduate Admissions
+44 (0)161 306 9219
Academic department overview
See: About Us .

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