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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

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 Postgraduate Taught Open Day will take place on Wednesday 18th March 2015. Booking details will be made available early in 2015.

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Further information


For entry in the academic year beginning September 2015, the tuition fees are as follows:

  • MSc (full-time)
    UK/EU students (per annum): £13,000
    International students (per annum): £22,000

The fees quoted above will be fully inclusive for the course tuition, administration and computational costs during your studies.

All fees for entry will be subject to yearly review and incremental rises per annum are also likely over the duration of courses lasting more than a year for UK/EU students (fees are typically fixed for International students, for the course duration at the year of entry). For general fees information please visit: postgraduate fees . Always contact the department if you are unsure which fee applies to your qualification award and method of attendance.

Self-funded international applicants for this course will be required to pay a deposit of £1000 towards their tuition fees before a confirmation of acceptance for studies (CAS) is issued. This deposit will only be refunded if immigration permission is refused. We will notify you about how and when to make this payment.

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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