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Course options

  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    City Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    27-SEP-21

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Construction is a global industry, and construction managers are at the centre of it. Responsible for directing various operations within building projects, from project planning, contract administration and safety management, to cost and quality control, they represent a varied and exciting area of the industry. Our MSc Construction Management course aims to provide you with a framework for understanding the role of the construction manager, with a key focus on the management of construction projects from the perspective of the construction contractor.

Applying construction management principles and processes to project work, you’ll gain a critical understanding of management roles in industry processes. You’ll examine the technological processes and associated business functions in the UK and international environments and, through the application of research methods, advance your ability to identify innovation and continuous development in industry.

Who is this course designed for?

This course is aimed at professionals or graduates wishing to pursue a career managing construction projects. It’s suitable for professionals already working in the broad construction industries, who aspire to senior management positions. Additionally, this course is suitable for undergraduate (honours) students in related subject areas, looking to progress to study a managerial and technical programme.

What you'll study

The course will cover:

  • Construction management principles and process applied to construction projects
  • A critical understanding of the role of the construction manager in the construction process
  • Technological process and business functions associated with construction management, in the national and international environment, and
  • The application of research and research methods to construction management, developing your ability to consider aspects of innovation and continuous development.

How will I learn?

  • A wide range of teaching and learning methods are used to deliver the course content. In most modules, you’ll take part in intensive sessions of key point lectures, supported by study guides and other literature.
  • Many modules include presentations by external industry specialists, to provide a real life perspective on the module content.
  • Non-contact hours include direct out-of-classroom reading and activities, and independent learning and reading is deemed necessary to achieve the learning outcomes for the course.

Assessment methods

  • You'll be assessed via written assignments, projects, reports, presentations, learning portfolios and exams.
  • Assessment methods vary from module to module, however written assignments and case studies form a significant part of the assessment process.
  • Assignments are investigative in nature, enabling you to develop principles, analyse, critically appraise and evaluate relevant issues, demonstrating your creativity and sustainable thinking.

Careers and employability

Our MSc Construction Management course has an outstanding reputation for producing employable graduates. The course provides you with an accredited route towards the professional qualifications of the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB), the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), and the Chartered Institution of Civil Engineering Surveyors (CICES).

Tuition fees

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£ 15,500per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

Nottingham Trent University

  • University League Table

    46th

  • Campus address

    Nottingham Trent University, 50 Shakespeare Street, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG1 4FQ, England

With placements and work experience opportunities, as well as tailored employability support, NTU is focused on the future success of its students.
Students and staff from over 160 countries make NTU's community diverse and dynamic, offering a global experience for all students.
Prestigious, competitive scholarships are available, worth up to half the tuition fee.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    16th out of 36

  • Entry standards

    / Max 157
    114 68%

    21st

    1
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    96 96%

    1st

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.07 81%

    17th

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