Why study this course?
The demand for expert construction project managers is steadily on the rise, both in the UK and internationally. On our Construction Project Management MSc you’ll become an expert in your field, opening the door to better career and salary prospects. If you have ambitions to manage projects and make a real-world contribution to the built environment then this could be the perfect course for you.
London Met’s School of the Built Environment has designed this course to provide you with the skills needed to become a well-practised and valued project manager in the construction field and the expertise to lead on complex projects globally.
By working on real world projects, you’ll engage in authentic learning and assessment and will have the opportunity to work in collaboration with national and international organisations. To further advance your career prospects, we have strong links with employers active in all aspects of the built environment and involve them in our curriculum design.
Taught by industry experts and practitioners, you’ll gain the knowledge sought after by employers including how to motivate and lead project teams, keep to tight deadlines and budgets and achieve your client’s goals. You will gain an awareness of the challenges faced when delivering projects within and outside of the UK, taking into account differing cultural and national contexts.
What’s more, you’ll study in our vibrant Holloway campus, within a 10-minute tube journey of the City and West End, both of which are full of life, culture and opportunity.
More about this course
As you progress through your programme, you’ll visit live projects and get a taster into the types of opportunities a career in project management can offer. You’ll study the design, planning, financing and construction of organisations, products, infrastructure and places where people live, travel and play.
Equipped with essential knowledge, skills and behaviours of a project manager, you’ll be introduced to the principles behind the construction process. This course will develop your know-how, enabling you to expertly and confidently plan, programme and allocate resources to projects. As your leadership and problem-solving skills develop, defining and evaluating project feasibility, building project teams, setting goals and monitoring progress will become tasks that you are able to complete skilfully and confidently.
As a forward-thinking course, our Construction Project Management MSc embraces the latest project management techniques and technologies to ensure your learning experience develops you into a next generation science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) professional, with the ability to lead ethical and sustainable project delivery, within a climate-conscious, low carbon world.
Across the globe the demand for skilled construction project managers is growing. The School of the Built Environment is committed to developing you into an employable graduate. Throughout the course you will have opportunities to develop contemporary and sought after career skills.
Located in London, you’ll have access to some of the UK and the world’s most influential contractors, developers and industry professional bodies. We have some of the UK’s largest and most important projects right here, on our doorstep, including infrastructure projects like High Speed 2 and Thames Tideway. On this course you’ll have the opportunity to engage with these types of organisations and projects through site visits, guest lectures and fieldwork, keeping you at the forefront of this dynamic sector.
Assessment for your study will be primarily based on coursework. In some modules you’ll be tested on key topics covered and your understanding of core concepts. Industry inspired scenarios will be used as the basis for your coursework development, where enquiry-based learning is applied.
Your coursework types will be varied, including reports, essays, presentations and portfolios. In addition, you’ll take part in a project module, which will allow you to conduct your own piece of research or produce a work-based project, which you’ll then be assessed on.
Assessment for this course will be developed in line with the new University tariff guidelines and policy.
We will be seeking accreditation for our Construction Project Management MSc from the Chartered Institute of Building, the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors, and the Association for Project Management as soon as possible.
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You’ll be required to have a:
- Minimum 2:2 honours degree in a built environment subject such as, quantity surveying, architecture, civil engineering, construction management, real estate or quantity surveying
- Chartered or full membership of an appropriate built environment or project management professional body which needs to be approved for this purpose by the University, accompanied by relevant industry experience at an appropriate level
If you’re applying with non-standard qualifications and/or relevant experience:
- You will be considered on an individual basis. Assessment of your experience will confirm that you have achieved the necessary skills
If you are applying for the part-time mode:
- You’ll typically need to have a minimum of three years’ relevant experience at the appropriate level and have the support of your employer who will wish to integrate study and projects into your day-to-day work
Accreditation of Prior Learning
Any university-level qualifications or relevant experience you gain prior to starting university could count towards your course at London Met. Find out more about applying for Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL).
English language requirements
To study a degree at London Met, you must be able to demonstrate proficiency in the English language. If you require a Student visa you may need to provide the results of a Secure English Language Test (SELT) such as Academic IELTS. This course requires you to meet our higher requirements.
If you need (or wish) to improve your English before starting your degree, the University offers a Pre-sessional Academic English course to help you build your confidence and reach the level of English you require.
We have a range of exciting modules included in the core course content and also optional modules. The modules listed below are indicative and are subject to change over time.
Core modules include:
- Applied Research Project
- Project Management Principles
- Project Management Practice
- Sustainable Built Environments
- Project Planning and Delivery
- Procurement Finance and Law
Optional modules include (choice of one):
- Building a Successful Project Team
- Managing Risk and Uncertainty
Where this course can take you
As a construction project management graduate, your technical skills, business knowledge and communication skills will be valued by employers in a range of sectors.
The private sector is a major source of employment and within the public sector, both central and local government bodies offer graduates in this field employment opportunities. Typical employers include:
- Major UK and international construction companies and consultancies
- Residential and commercial property developers
- Construction and civil engineering contractors
- Architectural and design practices
- Housing associations
- Public sector organisations
- Specialist consultants including cost consultants, engineering, and environmental consultancy
The technical, management and professional skills you’ll gain during your studies are also valued by employers in other sectors, such as renewables, engineering and manufacturing.
Who is this course for?
If you’re already on a career path in the construction industry and are looking to become an expert in the field, then our Construction Project Management MSc has been designed for you. Our student backgrounds include architects, interior designers, surveyors, engineers, construction managers and property developers, looking to further develop their skill set and progress into the next level of senior management.
How to apply
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If you require a Student visa and wish to study a postgraduate course on a part-time basis, please read our how to apply information for international students to ensure you have all the details you need about the application process.
When to apply
You are advised to apply as early as possible as applications will only be considered if there are places available on the course.To find out when teaching for this degree will begin, as well as welcome week and any induction activities, view our academic term dates.
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