This course is fully accredited by the British Institute of Facilities Managment.
The course is offered via full time (one year), part time (two years) and attendance free distance learning (two or three years). Part time students attend classes on a day-release basis. Many of our part time and distance learning students are in highly demanding employment. These students can opt to reduce the level of study per year and increase the study period to a maximum of six years, thus gaining a respected postgraduate degree whilst contributing to the CPD requirements of their professional bodies.
Full-time and part-time students start in early October. For distance learning study, the main start date is in early October but there are two additional start dates in early January and May. Students typically complete a coursework assignment for each module studied; sit module examinations in April of each year of study; and work on their dissertation or project report from May to September. Arrangements can be made for distance learning students to sit exams at a number of centres throughout the world.
Distance learning students receive comprehensive module study packs by post. A PC with e-mail and Internet access is necessary for those students to gain the fullest learning experience from the course.
The facilities management (FM) role continues to grow world-wide by establishing itself as the source of strategic management for the co-ordination of support facilities and modern business processes. The immense diversity and career opportunities this affords are reflected in the structure and content of this MSc course, and our student profile. The course produces qualified facilities managers of the quality required by the UK and global FM industry, both in terms of their immediate ability to perform and their longer-term strategic potential. The course modules cater for the wide-ranging needs of facilities managers, from fulfilling the operational functions of asset maintenance management to supporting the development of strategic facilities management for business advantage.
The MSc is accredited by the British Institute of Facilities Management (BIFM). Graduates of the course are exempt from the knowledge component of the BIFM qualification. The MSc is also approved by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). Graduates of the course are eligible for entry to the RICS Assessment of Professional Competence.
* Service Procurement and Provision
* Space Planning and Management
* Contracts and Procurement
* Asset Maintenance Management
* Sustainable Practices in Facilities Management
For BIFM accreditation, students should take the following electives:
* Management and Organisation of People
* Corporate Strategy
* Project Management – Theory and Practice
* Value and Risk Management
* Macroeconomics, Finance and the Built Environment
* Corporate Property Asset Management
* Project Management 2
* Property Investment Analysis