Why study this course?
London Met’s School of the Built Environment has designed this BSc course to develop you into a highly skilled construction manager, capable of leading, planning and delivering projects from start to finish.
The demand for expert construction professionals is steadily on the rise, both in the UK and internationally. On our Construction Management BSc, you’ll gain experience of industry standard technologies, enhancing your employability skills and developing you into a next generation science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) professional.
If you have ambitions to manage projects, make a real-world contribution to the future low carbon built environment and work with other expert problem solvers within the field, then this could be the perfect course for you.
On our forward-thinking course, you will be taught both traditional and contemporary construction management techniques. Upon completion, you’ll be ready to embark on a career as a highly skilled construction manager, fast-tracking you into better career and salary prospects.
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. You’ll get first-hand experience of the types of challenges, excitement and opportunities a career in construction can offer.
To further enhance your career prospects, we have strong links with employers active in all aspects of the built environment and involve them in our curriculum design. You’ll be taught by a combination of leading academics and practitioners providing you with the keys to unlock your full potential within the construction industry.
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
Across the globe the demand for skilled construction managers is growing and the School of the Built Environment is committed to developing you into a highly employable graduate capable of tackling complex, challenging projects. Complete our Construction Management BSc and you’ll gain the necessary knowledge and skills sought by employers within the field.
As a qualified construction manager, you’ll be an integral member of the project team, from inception to completion and beyond. You’ll get to contribute to the development of places where people live, work, travel and play and lead on managing a range of projects, from smaller scale specialist installations to major infrastructure projects.
As you progress through your programme, you’ll develop the valuable skills needed to successfully plan and deliver projects within given timescales, to designated budgets and according to the quality requirements set out by clients. You’ll become an expert in tackling complex operations and play a key role in the success of building projects. Ensuring the health, safety and wellbeing of your project delivery team and providing sound client advice regarding the feasibility of a wide range of project types, are just some of the key responsibilities that this course will prepare you for.
On this course, you will expand your planning, execution, problem solving, communication and people management skills, as well as develop skills in design, financing, construction technology, building legislation and business operations. You’ll become an expert in leading ethical and sustainable project delivery, within a climate-conscious, low carbon world.
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.
Developed in line with the new University tariff guidelines and policy, assessment for this course will be primarily based on coursework. You will be tested on key topics covered and your understanding of core concepts. Industry inspired scenarios will be used as the basis for presenting the types of complex challenges you might be faced with, challenging you to work creatively to develop authentic solutions.
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.
We will be seeking accreditation for our Construction Management BSc 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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In addition to the University’s standard entry requirements, you should have:
- A minimum of grades CCC in three A levels (or a minimum of 96 UCAS points from an equivalent Level 3 qualification, eg BTEC National, OCR Diploma or Advanced Diploma)
- English language and mathematics GCSEs at grade C/grade 4 or above (or equivalent)
If you have relevant qualifications or credit from a similar course, it may be possible to enter this course at an advanced stage rather than beginning in the first year. Please note, advanced entry is only available for September start. Please see our information for students applying for advanced entry.
To discuss specific qualifications that may make you eligible for advanced entry to this course, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Advanced entry to Year 2 and 3 as a top up:
If you’ve done a level 4 and/or level 5 equivalent qualification which maps against our own module learning outcomes, and are looking to top up to a full bachelor’s degree, it is possible to join this course from Year 2 or 3.
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 standard 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.
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Where this course can take you
As a construction management graduate, your technical skills, business knowledge and communication skills will be highly valued by employers, in a range of sectors.
The private and public sector are major sources of employment. Both central and local government bodies offer graduate employment opportunities in this area.
Typical employers includes:
- 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, manufacturing, general project management and management.
Should you wish to continue your studies at a postgraduate level, the School offers a master’s course in Construction Project Management. If you study your undergraduate course at London Met, you could also be eligible for a 20% discount on your postgraduate fees.
Who is this course for?
Whether you are new to the subject, or already on a career path within the industry, our Construction Management BSc has been designed for you. Upon completion of the course, you could progress on to become a professional within the built environment. You may wish to become a chartered construction manager or even a chartered project management professional.
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How to apply
If you're a UK applicant wanting to study full-time starting in September, you must apply via UCAS unless otherwise specified. If you're an international applicant wanting to study full-time, you can choose to apply via UCAS or directly to the University.
If you're applying for part-time study, you should apply directly to the University. If you require a Student visa, please be aware that you will not be able to study as a part-time student at undergraduate level.
When to apply
The University and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) accepts applications for full-time courses starting in September from one year before the start of the course. Our UCAS institution code is L68.
If you will be applying direct to the University you are advised to apply as early as possible as we will only be able to consider your application 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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