MSc / PGCert / PGDip

Construction Management

  • Level(s) of study: Postgraduate taught / Professional
  • Study mode(s): Full-time / Part-time
  • Location: City site
  • Starting: September
  • Course duration: One year full-time or two years part-time

This course is designed for graduates and managers in the construction industry who wish to work in national and international markets. Endorsed by the most prestigious construction related professional bodies in the UK, it will further develop your knowledge of the process associated with construction management.

Designed in consultation with the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) and employers, the course develops skills and attitudes with regard to construction, culture and business environment. It encourages social and cultural awareness and builds on responsiveness and coping strategies necessary in the global construction market.

You will develop:

  • a systematic understanding of, and competence in, the technological and managerial processes associated with construction management in national and international environments
  • your knowledge of health and safety, sustainability, ethics and social responsibility within the construction industry.

Accredited by:

Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors logo
Chartered Institute of Building logo

What you'll study

You will cover areas including the organisation and management of construction projects; people and organisations; financial and legal considerations; latest information technology; economics; and health, safety and environment.

  • Course content

    Full-time, One Year

    • Integrated Working (15 credit points)
    • Managing Construction Technology (15 credit points)
    • Managing Construction Projects One (15 credit points)
    • Managing Organisations and People (15 credit points)
    • Construction Business Environment (15 credit points)
    • Construction Health and Safety (15 credit points)
    • Legal Studies (15 credit points)
    • Managing Construction Projects Two (15 credit points)
    • Postgraduate Research Skills and Dissertation (60 credit points)

    Dissertation

    The Postgraduate Dissertation module places an emphasis on autonomous and independent learning. It is instrumental in enabling students to embed and integrate knowledge, understanding and skills in a professional context, and to develop, improve and demonstrate their abilities to undertake high quality research and critical analysis and reflection.

    Part-time, Year One

    • Integrated Working (15 credit points)
    • Managing Construction Technology (15 credit points)
    • Managing Construction Projects One (15 credit points)
    • Construction Business Environment (15 credit points)
    • Postgraduate Research Skills and Dissertation (60 credit points) (continued in Year Two)

    Part-time, Year Two

    • Construction Health and Safety (15 credit points)
    • Legal Studies (15 credit points)
    • Managing Construction Projects Two (15 credit points)
    • Managing Organisation and People (15 credit points)
    • Postgraduate Research Skills and Dissertation (60 credit points in total)(continued from Year One)

Course specification

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Please note that course specifications may be subject to change

Designed for graduates who wish to work in national and international markets

How you’re taught

  • The course is delivered by NTU tutors, invited practitioners and industry experts.
  • Teaching and learning methods include lectures, workshops, interactive seminars and projects.

International field trip

Each year the MSc Construction Management students have the opportunity to take part in an international field trip.

The trip gives an international perspective to the course and introduces students to some of the real-world challenges in the construction industry. Previous destinations have included Berlin, Germany, Abu Dhabi, UAE, and Hong Kong, China.

Site visits

We understand the importance of keeping up-to-date with industry progress so we organise regular visits to construction sites and national exhibitions. You will also have the opportunity to take part in an international study visit. You will be assessed on the learning outcomes of each module.

How will I be assessed?

There are a variety of assessment methods including:

  • examinations
  • assignments (including essays, case studies, portfolios and presentations)
  • group projects
  • a dissertation.

International field trip included in your fees

Careers and employability

You will graduate with improved professional and technical skills in managerial, economic, legal and business areas.

Recent graduate destinations have included the National Grid, Balfour Beatty, Douglas Smith Construction Consultancy Ltd, Tower Surveys Ltd, Vinci Construction, EC Harris and many more. Graduates have also gone on to work in international locations such as Gavankar Builders and Developers in India.

Job roles held include project manager, construction manager and project development officer.

Entry requirements

What are we looking for?

  • 2.2 honours degree in a related subject.

Applicants with non-standard entry requirements and / or relevant experience will be considered on an individual basis.

Getting in touch

If you need any more help or information, please email our Admissions Team or call on +44 (0)115 848 4200.

If you’re not sure how your international qualification matches our course requirements please visit our international qualifications page.


English language entry requirements

If English is not your first language you need to show us that your language skills are strong enough for intensive academic study. We usually ask for an IELTS test and we accept some alternative English language tests.

Help and support

If you have any questions about your qualifications or about making an application to the University please contact our international team for advice.

How to apply

Ready to join us? Then apply as soon as you can. Just click the Apply button at the top of the page. Most of our postgraduate and professional courses are popular and fill up quickly though, so apply as soon as you can.

Writing your application

Be honest, thorough and persuasive in your application. Remember, we can only make a decision based on what you tell us. Make sure you include as much information as possible, including uploading evidence of results already achieved, as well as a personal statement.

Keeping up to date

After you’ve applied, we’ll be sending you important emails throughout the application process - so check your emails regularly, including your junk mail folder.

You can get more information and advice about applying to NTU in our postgraduates’ guide. Here you’ll find advice about how to write a good personal statement and much more.

Getting in touch

If you need more help or support, you can call our Admissions Team on +44 (0)115 848 4200.

Good luck with your application!

Please read our notes on the University's commitment to delivering the educational services advertised.

Apply directly to the University online using the NTU online application portal. Apply for your as early as you can so that you have time to prepare for your studies. If you need a visa to study here you need to plan this into your application.

Keeping up to date

After you’ve applied, we’ll be sending you important emails throughout the application process - so check your emails regularly, including your junk mail folder.

Please read our notes on the University's commitment to delivering the educational services advertised.

Please read our notes on the University's commitment to delivering the educational services advertised.

Fees and funding

Preparing for the financial side of student life is important, but there’s no need to feel anxious and confused about it. We hope that our fees and funding pages will answer all your questions.

You might be able to get a scholarship to help fund your studies. We award scholarships to those students who can demonstrate excellent achievement, passion and dedication to their studies.

Please take a look at our postgraduates’ guide funding page for information about sourcing grants, bursaries and scholarships, and much more.

Getting in touch

For more advice and guidance, you can contact our Student Financial Support Service. Tel: +44 (0)115 848 2494

We offer prestigious scholarships to new international students holding offers to study at the University.

Still need help?

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