MSc Project Management for Construction

Develop the leadership skills to land a project management role in construction


A level of management expertise is critical to landing a leading role in construction. Our MSc in Project Management for Construction will help you confidently tackle the technical, commercial, organisational, financial and legal issues that can appear in a project’s lifecycle.

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Course Details

3 start dates per year: January, May and September

Next welcome week: 18 September 2023

Next course start date: 25 September 2023

Application deadline: 11 September 2023. Apply as soon as possible to secure your place.

Duration: 2 years (part time)

Format: Online, with optional face-to-face events.

Total course fees: £10,500 (including a £250 acceptance fee)

Tailored support: Contact our course adviser team today for application advice

Application form: Start your application for September 2023 now.

Why this course?

If you see yourself leading multi-organisational teams on a construction project, but need to hone your management skills first, you’ve come to the right place.

On this course, you’ll examine construction project management from all angles. You’ll consider the economic, social and environmental issues that can affect various ventures.

You’ll also familiarise yourself with the main tools and techniques available for project management, including Building Information Modelling (BIM) processes and other essential software.

Whether you’re looking to improve your leadership abilities within your current role or move into a more senior position, you’ll leave this course with the skills and confidence to manage complex construction projects.


You will study the following modules.
Module 1 - Project Management Processes (15 credits)

On this module, you’ll take an in-depth look at project management processes within a project’s lifecycle. You’ll use case studies to unpack the different relationships between key participants within different project phases, and learn how to evaluate and justify the appropriate project management processes for different scenarios.

Module 2 - Project Management Tools and Techniques (15 credits)

There are many tools and techniques available for managing different aspects of a project. On this module, you’ll take a closer look at how to apply them, analyse their use and justify their use for various scenarios.

Module 3 - BIM Theory and Practice (30 credits)

Building Information Modelling (BIM) is an increasingly important process in project management, so having experience with it will help you progress your career. On this module, you’ll become familiar with using modern computer technology (including Revit and ArchiCAD) and develop your knowledge of effective workflows in collaborative BIM settings. You’ll extract and analyse data from a BIM model to make informed decisions about a project. You’ll also learn the importance of using computers to expedite tasks in the construction industry.

Module 4 - Construction Law, Contracts & Dispute Resolution (30 credits)

This module focuses on laws surrounding construction, with a particular emphasis on construction contract law and other related forms of liability. You’ll critically discuss the obligations most commonly imposed by law, and learn to manage and apply contract principles to matters that regularly occur during a project’s lifecycle. Critically, you’ll also evaluate dispute resolution methods and learn to make informed decisions when faced with contractual issues, including how to recommend the most appropriate procedures and resolutions available.

Module 5 - Strategic & General Management (30 credits)

Through the analysis of case studies, you’ll develop the ability to formulate effective project management strategies. You’ll gain an understanding of the principles and processes of strategic management, and learn to evaluate strategic management policies and utilise a critical awareness of management constraints.

Module 6 - Dissertation (60 credits)

With the final project of this course, you’ll have an opportunity to display all that you’ve learned during your Master’s studies. You’ll develop a proposed project and consider its many facets, furthering your critical awareness, self-direction and independent learning skills.

How you will learn

Benefits of learning online with us

How you'll learn with us
Our part-time, online courses fit around you. Forget visas and moving costs, with our online degree programmes, you can access your course from anywhere in the world. You’ll need to spend approximately 20-25 hours studying every week. As all course materials are available on demand, you can revise on the days and times that suit you best. We know you have a busy life, so to keep things manageable, your course modules are broken down into weekly segments. This allows you to fit your studies around your work, family, and social life.
All our modules, learning activities, and assessments are delivered online. We do this via Moodle, our easy-to-use Digital Learning Environment (DLE). All you need is regular access to a computer and an internet connection. Through Moodle, you'll have access to discussion forums where you can chat to your online tutors and other students about the course. Watch our short video to find out more about Moodle and then book a personalised demo with our Course Advisers, at a time to suit you.
What does a typical week look like?
Weekly topic Build your course-specific knowledge Challenge activities Apply your studies in learning activities Discussion forums Reinforce your knowledge by sharing ideas with other students Weekly webinar Discuss the week’s topic with your tutor and other students
Additional support 
Studying at Master’s level requires significant independent study, and self-motivation is vital. There are support services available for you to access throughout your studies, these include: University student services, such as IT Support, Student Support, study skills training, and the Library Your Student Adviser Team, who can answer practical and pastoral questions throughout your studies.

How students study with us

• No visas or moving costs
• Access course from anywhere in the world
• Spend approx. 20-25 hours studying each week
• All course materials are available on demand
• Revise on the days and times that suit you best
• Course modules broken down into weekly
• Fit studies around work, family and social life
• Support with non-academic queries from a
student adviser team

Additional Support

As one of our students, you’ll have access to a range of services designed to support your studies and make your time with us as enjoyable as possible. -Our comprehensive online library of books, journals, and resources -A Student Advisor team to answer non-academic queries -Online software tutorials via LinkedIn Learning -The Students’ Union community -Career advice, CV creation, practice interviews, and more via our careers platform

Career prospects and opportunities

Our MSc Project Management for Construction is designed to develop the skills you need to succeed within a leading role in a construction project.

Alongside familiarising you with key tools and processes, the research and critical discussions you’ll participate in will help build the confidence, communicativeness, and attention to detail that organisations actively seek.

These skills, coupled with the support you can receive from our exceptional Careers and Employability Service, will help position you as a valuable hire to employers across the world.

Careers and opportunities for MSc Project Management for Construction graduates

After graduating from our MSc Project Management for Construction, you’ll be able to assess projects from a holistic standpoint and implement project management tools and techniques such as BIM. These are skills that are increasingly sought after in the construction business.

With the expertise you’ll gain on this course, you could go on to work for independent clients, construction companies, or even consulting organisations.

As you continue to build on your knowledge and gain industry experience, your capabilities will help secure contract work or, if you’re a permanent member of a company, increase job security.

Roles open to MSc graduates could include:

Design manager:
Designer managers coordinate all matters and processes relating to the production of designs from which a project can be built. They also strive to ensure that the multi-disciplinary teams being tasked with this work are collaborating effectively.

Construction manager:
People in this profession coordinate and supervise the successful construction of building projects. This includes making sure that safety standards are met and that projects are delivered on time and to budget.

Project manager:
Individuals working in this role oversee the big picture of construction projects. Project managers look after everything from planning to delivery, and are also responsible for managing relationships with clients, contractors, and other construction professionals.

How to apply

Benefits of learning online with us

In order to join this course, you must have:

  • A good honours degree or equivalent in a relevant subject, or equivalent industrial and work experience in the construction industry or other related field
  • English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.0 with no component score below 5.5 (or other acceptable proof), if English isn’t your first language.

If you’re unsure whether you’re eligible to apply, please get in touch with our course adviser team for advice.


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