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MSc Construction Project Management

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  • Objectives
    This course - fully accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) - provides the essential project management knowledge relevant to the constantly-evolving construction and property sectors, and allows you to explore the new philosophies, tools and techniques involved in the whole project cycle.
  • Entry requirements
    Normally, you should have a good Honours degree or equivalent – substantial professional experience can substitute for graduate status. We look for graduates with an appropriate Honours degree in a construction related subject, although graduates from other disciplines (e.g. business studies, geography, computing, mathematics and design etc) are encouraged to apply. You should have a good standard of written and spoken English (IELTS 6.0 or equivalent). If you intend to study part-time, you should currently be in employment - we request a statement of support from your employer.
  • Academic Title
    MSc Construction Project Management
  • Course description
    Summary
    - This course - fully accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) - provides the essential project management knowledge relevant to the constantly-evolving construction and property sectors, and allows you to explore the new philosophies, tools and techniques involved in the whole project cycle
    - This award embraces construction best practice and procedures – both pre and post contract, risk and value management, planning and control, business management and contracts
    - The foundation module for non-construction graduates examines construction technology and management through supervised independent study with seminars
    - Designed to accommodate students from a wide range of professional backgrounds including architecture, building, civil engineering, surveying, building services and project management, the syllabus encompasses project management as defined by the Construction Industry Council (representing all the professions)
    - Leading practitioners from industry and academics from other universities will regularly contribute to the course as visiting speakers and/or facilitators of seminars/case study sessions
    - Find out more about our excellent facilities

    Future prospects
    - A wide variety of opportunities exist not only in the UK but also overseas - many of our previous postgraduate students are employed throughout Europe, Africa, the Far East, USA, South America, Australia and New Zealand
    - We pride ourselves on the very high employability rate of our postgraduate students, and employment may occur within the growing discipline of project management, or in one of the related specialist disciplines

    Typical modules may include
    - Core Modules Include:
    - Construction Project Management (A)*
    - Construction Project Management (B)*
    - Advanced Project Planning and Control*
    - Research Methods*
    - Postgraduate Dissertation*
    - Elective Modules Include:
    - Construction Finance*
    - Construction Procurement*
    - Forms of Contract*
    - Computerised Surveying and DTM
    - Computer Aided Architectural Visualisation
    - International Construction Law
    - Virtual Reality in Design
    - Construction ICT Applications*
    - Leadership Development
    - Facilities Management
    - Construction Technology and Management for non-cognate graduates
    *Indicates typical programme of study

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