MSc Construction Project Management (part-time)

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MSc Construction Project Management (part-time)

Who is this course for?

This course is for those wishing to further their careers in client organisations or consultancy through involvement in postgraduate studies. It gives aspiring professionals the opportunity to network with other ambitious and successful people within the construction and development industries.

You will focus on both practical and theoretical aspects of management in both organisational and project-based contexts. Management subjects are supplemented by advanced financial appraisal techniques and finance, law is specifically related to construction and development.

You will have the opportunity to carry out postgraduate research on a topic within, or allied to, construction or development.


What are the entry requirements for the course?

You should normally have one of the following qualifications:

  • A good Honours degree in a discipline relevant to the Built environment, for example Estate Management, Quantity or Building Surveying, Building, Architecture, Town Planning, Housing or related discipline; or
  • Corporate membership of a professional body concerned with property or construction, for example, RICS, CIOB, RIBA, RTPI, CIOH or other relevant body of equal standing; or
  • A qualification regarded as equivalent to the above; or
  • A good honours degree in a non-construction subject and some experience in the construction and development fields
  • Applicants should normally have at least two years relevant experience since their initial academic or professional qualification
  • All applicants to be interviewed by the University where individual circumstances and experiences can be discussed further



How long is this course?

A 2/3 year part-time course commencing September/October 2019 will be offered subject to numbers. It is likely that delivery will be on a Block Week basis, one of these taught in London. All modules to be delivered by staff from London South Bank University.

The course will run at Highands College and a Block Week away at London South Bank University.


What will I study on this course?

At the moment it is likely that some of the following units will be offered but the core modules may change as a result of customizing the programme to meet local needs subject to achieving accreditation by the awarding bodies:

  • Procurement and management of construction
  • Corporate and project finance
  • Construction law
  • Management of people and information
  • Project evaluation
  • Dissertation


  • Advanced measurement and documentation
  • Behavioural finance
  • Building control
  • Ecological and sustainable domestic architecture
  • Environment and resource management
  • Health and safety management in construction
  • History of architecture and construction
  • International real estate and construction
  • Legal resolution of property and construction disputes


What Qualification will I gain?

MSc Construction Project Management (there may be the possibility of a fallback to a PgDip). This course is accredited by the following professional bodies:

  • Assocation for Project Management
  • Chartered Institute of Building
  • Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors


How is the course assessed?

Assessment is varied and will differ from module to module but will contain some of the following elements:  Formal examination; Formative coursework; Project work; Multiple-choice tests; Field-work; Personal Inspection Report and Presentation and Project Portfolio.


What does this course lead on to?

The PgDip Construction Project Management is fully accredited by the Association for Project Management.

The MSc Construction Project Management is fully accedited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors; this will allow entry to their Project Management Faculty through the Assessment of Professional competence. The MSc is also accredited by the Chartered Institute of Building.


How much will it cost?

To be advised


How can I find out more?

For further information please contact Tony Bechelet on 608612 or email: