MSc Construction Project Management / Overview

Year of entry: 2020

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

The minimum academic entry requirement for this Master's course is an Upper Second Class (2:1) UK honours degree or international equivalent in a relevant subject, such as the built environment, relevant engineering, science or management disciplines.

Full entry requirements

How to apply

Applications to this course are considered through a staged admissions process with selection deadlines throughout the year that will benefit applicants. 

This is a competitive application process and preference will be given to applicants with grades above our minimum entry requirements.  Preference may also be shown for applicants who have already graduated and/or already meet the English language entry requirement.  Applicants for Construction Project Management are expected to demonstrate that they have a strong academic background in civil engineering.

If we make you an offer, you will have 6 weeks to accept it.  Offers that are not accepted within 6 weeks will be withdrawn so that an offer can be made to another candidate in the next application stage.

Stage 1 : Application received by 27/10/19; decision communicated between 25/11/19 - 29/11/19

Stage 2 : Application received by 1/12/19; decision communicated between 20/01/20 - 24/01/20

Stage 3 : Application received by 12/01/20; decision communicated between 16/03/20 - 20/03/20

Stage 4 : Application received by 15/03/20; decision communicated between 11/05/20 - 15/05/20

We will aim to give you a decision on your application in the decision period for your application stage.  However, in some cases it may be necessary to roll your application forward to the next stage due to the competition for places.  We will contact you with an update on your application in the decision period if this is the case.

Please note: All places are subject to availability and some courses may close before the later stages.  We therefore recommend that you apply early in the admissions cycle.  Applications received after the final deadline of 15/03/2020 may be considered at our discretion if places are still available.

Applicants who are made a conditional offer of a place must meet all the conditions of their offer by 31 July 2020.

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Further details about the supporting documentation we will require can be found below.

Course options

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Course description

The MSc in Construction Project Management prepares students for a professional role in the management of construction projects by providing students with an understanding of both the people-related and technical requirements necessary for the successful management of projects, as well as their organisational and strategic aspects.  The course enables theoretical and conceptual exploration of construction project management issues whilst also stressing the essential practical aspects such as project control mechanisms, resource management, budgeting and cost management, stakeholder management, contract management, IT applications and information management.

Engagement with important and emerging construction industry issues is built into course Unit learning and assessment activities; the core Construction Project Management Professional Practice unit being delivered in partnership with industry partner organisations so that students are exposed to the challenging and exciting environment of contemporary civil engineering and construction projects.

The MSc in Construction Project Management is accredited by the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and is listed by the Joint Board of Moderators (JMB) as being an Approved Further Learning Scheme for Chartered Engineer status.

Manchester Engineering Campus Development (MECD), the University of Manchester's new £400m purpose built home for engineering and material science , is nearing completion. The physical move to the new development is scheduled to take place between January 2021 and December 2021. Whilst it is anticipated there may be some disruption due to power shutdowns, areas of buildings closing and reduced access during the period of the move, extensive plans are in place to ensure there is minimal interference and excellent student experience remains pivotal. If you have any questions about how the move may affect you, please contact pg-mace@manchester.ac.uk .

Open days

The next open day will take place on Wednesday 6th November 2019. Further details will be published nearer the time but to register your interest please visit  The University of Manchester website.

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

Study fairs in the UK:  The University attends several  study fairs in the UK  each year.

Education fairs overseas:  We attend many  education fairs worldwide  each year, giving you the chance to meet representatives from The University of Manchester near you.

Fees

For entry in the academic year beginning September 2020, the tuition fees are as follows:

  • MSc (full-time)
    UK/EU students (per annum): £11,000
    International students (per annum): £25,500

Policy on additional costs

All students should normally be able to complete their programme of study without incurring additional study costs over and above the tuition fee for that programme. Any unavoidable additional compulsory costs totalling more than 1% of the annual home undergraduate fee per annum, regardless of whether the programme in question is undergraduate or postgraduate taught, will be made clear to you at the point of application. Further information can be found in the University's Policy on additional costs incurred by students on undergraduate and postgraduate taught programmes (PDF document, 91KB).

Scholarships/sponsorships

The Department of Mechanical Aerospace and Civil Engineering is excited to announce the  Management of Projects Excellence awards  . These are scholarships for academically excellent students studying on one of the following full-time master's courses:

  • MSc Management of Projects
  • MSc Commercial Project Management
  • MSc Construction Project Management
  • MSc Engineering Project Management

For further information, including eligibility, a link to the online application form and more details about the scholarship, please see the  fees and funding  section of our Department website.

Contact details

Department
Department of Mechanical, Aerospace & Civil Engineering
Contact name
Postgraduate Admissions
Telephone
+44 (0)161 306 9219
Email
Website
https://www.manchester.ac.uk/mace
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