MSc / PGCert / PGDip

Project Management (Construction)

  • 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, two years part-time or up to five years D/L

This project management course is designed to equip students with the skills needed to pursue a managerial career in the fast-moving construction industry. The MSc course is professionally accredited by the RICS and ICES and has excellent industry links.

This course is specifically designed to enhance the vocational and intellectual knowledge and skills of mid-career professionals, or recent graduates who wish to further their careers in the field of construction project management.

You will benefit from:

  • accreditation from the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and the Chartered Institution of Civil Engineering Surveyors (ICES) (MSc route only)
  • improved career development and progression
  • flexible study options – full-time through to distance learning and Continuing Professional Development.

Part-time study options have been structured to enable successful study while students are fully employed.

Accredited by:

Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors logo
 Chartered Institution of Civil Engineering Surveyors logo

What you'll study

The course will provide:

  • a detailed understanding of project briefing, key design and development issues, and the skills to create appropriate procurement strategies
  • a comprehensive knowledge of the organisational structures necessary to achieve successful project outcomes, including legal and contractual constraints and people-management skills.
  • Course content

    Please find below module details for full-time and part-time study.

    Full-time, Year One

    • Integrated Working (15 credit points)
    • Initiation and Procuring of Projects (15 credit points)
    • Managing Construction Projects One (15 credit points)
    • Managing Organisations and People (15 credit points)
    • Construction Business Environment (15 credit points)
    • Design, Value and Cost (15 credit points)
    • Legal Studies (15 credit points)
    • Introduction to Lean Construction (15 credit points)
    • Postgraduate Research Skills and Dissertation (60 credit points)

    Part-time, Year One

    • Integrated Working (15 credit points)
    • Initiation and Procuring of Projects (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

    • Design, Value and Cost (15 credit points)
    • Legal Studies (15 credit points)
    • Introduction to Lean Construction (15 credit points)
    • Managing Organisations and People (15 credit points)
    • Postgraduate Research Skills and Dissertation (60 credit points - continued from Year One)

Course specification

View the full course specification
Please note that course specifications may be subject to change

How you’re taught

The course can be studied in any of the following ways:

  • one year full-time (generally consolidated into two days per week)
  • part-time (one day a week, two years)
  • Continuing Professional Development (CPD) (modules from the course may be studied through the CPD framework in up to five years). Please note, this course is not open to overseas applicants who require a student visa.

The flexible, distance learning option is a combination of optional intensive teaching blocks (weekend schools) and directed independent study.

The distance learning and part-time study options have been structured to enable successful study while students are fully employed.

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

Dissertation

The Postgraduate Dissertation module places an emphasis on autonomous and independent learning. This module 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.

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.

Assessment

You will be assessed on the learning outcomes of each module. There are a variety of assessment methods including:

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

Careers and employability

Graduates from this course have excellent employment opportunities. Previous graduates have expanded on existing roles to incorporate project management in a wider range of activities, and are successfully pursuing careers at senior management level on a variety of prestigious projects around the world.

Several graduates have decided to continue their academic study and have progressed to PhD research programmes.

Although this course does not offer formal placements, it is vocationally focused and benefits from strong links with industry.

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!

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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.

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