Architecture, Design and the Built Environment

Nottingham Trent University

Construction Management

Our MSc Construction Management course aims to provide you with a framework for understanding the role of the construction manager, and a key focus will be placed on the management of construction projects from the perspective of the construction contractor. 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. 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. **Key features** - Have the option of taking a one-month professional or industrial internship, which counts towards your Masters qualification. - Benefit from our team of expert academic staff who have established links to industry and significant experience of working in practice. - Hear from visiting industry and academic experts, some of whom are NTU alumni, who will be teaching parts of the modules, providing a 'real life' perspective on the topics you will be studying. - Study trips to live sites in the UK and abroad are included in your course fees, designed to help develop your understanding of theory in practice. Previous study trip destinations have included Berlin, Abu Dhabi, Beijing, Dubai and Hong Kong.

Entry requirements

MSc: 2:2 honours degree in a construction-related subject; or, corporate membership of an appropriate construction industry-related professional body which has been approved for this purpose by the University, preferably alongside industry experience at managerial level, or an alternative approved construction industry-related professional qualification, together with appropriate industrial experience at managerial level in the construction industry. Applicants with non-standard entry qualifications and/or relevant experience will be considered on an individual basis. Assessment of your experience will confirm that you have achieved the necessary skills in the course of your general experience. If you are applying for the part-time mode, you would typically have a minimum of three years' 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. You will probably be employed on significant infrastructure and/or building works, either as a direct employee of local or national government, or in the private sector. You will likely have experience of developing and coordinating significant infrastructure and building projects.

Course modules

Core modules - Law for Construction - Construction Business and Enterprise - Collaborative Working - Advanced Construction Technology - Planning and Managing Construction Work - Professional Practice and Procedure for Construction and Engineering Management Optional modules - Postgraduate Research Project - Industrial or Professional Internship

Assessment methods

Assessment methods vary from module to module, however assignments and case studies form a significant part of the assessment process. You may also be required to develop reports and present portfolios for assessment. Assignments are investigative in nature, enabling you to develop principles, analyse, critically appraise and evaluate relevant issues, demonstrating your creativity and sustainable thinking.

Sponsorship information

There are numerous sources of funding available for postgraduate students, both from external sources such as the Government and funding bodies, and from the University.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2019 14,500 per Year 1 (International) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 8,000 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 8,000 per Year 1 (England) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 8,000 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 8,000 per Year 1 (EU) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 8,000 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 Years
MSc Part-time September 2019 4,000 per Year 1 (EU) 2 Years
MSc Part-time September 2019 7,250 per Year 1 (International) 2 Years
MSc Part-time September 2019 4,000 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 Years
MSc Part-time September 2019 4,000 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 Years
MSc Part-time September 2019 4,000 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 Years
MSc Part-time September 2019 4,000 per Year 1 (England) 2 Years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
City Campus NG1 4FQ East Midlands

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