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MSc Construction Management

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Equip yourself with the construction knowledge and management skills to successfully manage major complex construction projects and develop your own business in an international market.

Key Information

Start date

Autumn 2018

Duration

Full-time: 12 months
Part-time: 24-28 months

UK/EU

Full-time: £12,000

Part-time: £6,000 per year

Non-EU

Full-time: £16,500

Part-time: £8,250 per year

Who is it for?

Whether you are an engineer, architect or a construction professional, this course will add business competence perspective to your professional expertise and help take your career to the next level.

This programme is designed for technically-competent construction professionals who wish to move into managerial roles within the construction sector, manage major construction projects or establish their own business in an increasingly globalised industry. The course combines business-based modules with construction-specific modules, to provide a construction-focused balance in business education.

Objectives

This course aims to provide you with the highly sought-after knowledge and skills needed to manage construction process, particularly collaborating with numerous stakeholders.

The Construction Management MSc course will help you:

  • Gain a broad foundation in technical knowledge and managerial skills for a rewarding career in construction management.
  • Acquire knowledge in finance, contracts and other areas critical to delivering large-scale projects.
  • Understand the major issues involved with collaborating and managing multiple stakeholders and applying academic knowledge to inform objective decision-making
  • Learn how information technology can increase productivity and communicate results obtained through analysis, design and management of all resources.

Accreditation

Joint Board of Moderators (JBM)

The degree is accredited by the Joint Board of Moderators whose sponsoring institutions are the Institution of Civil Engineers, the Institution of Structural Engineers, the Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation, and the Institute of Highway Engineers together represent some 100,000 of the world's leading professional engineers.

The MSc Construction Management is accredited as meeting the requirements for Further Learning for a Chartered Engineer (CEng) for candidates who have already acquired an Accredited CEng (Partial) BEng (Hons) undergraduate first degree. See www.jbm.org.uk for further information.

Requirements and how to apply

Entry requirements

To apply for this course, you should hold at least a lower second-class honours degree in a relevant, construction discipline, such as civil engineering, architecture, surveying, construction management or facilities management.

Other suitable qualifications

If you do not qualify for direct entry, you may wish to follow a Graduate Diploma pathway to the programme through one of our partners.

INTO City, University of London

If you do not meet the entry requirements, INTO City, University of London offers a range of academic and English language programmes to help you prepare for study at City, University of London. You will learn from experienced teachers in a dedicated international study centre.

These programmes are designed for international students who do not meet the required academic and English language requirements for direct entry. To prepare for this degree course, learn more about the Graduate Diploma in Informatics - Science and Engineering.

Kaplan International College London

City works in partnership with Kaplan International College (KIC) London to provide preparatory courses for international students. Pre-Masters courses at KIC London offer you comprehensive support to help you complete your postgraduate study at City. Progression to this degree is guaranteed if you complete the KIC London Pre-Masters course at the required level.

English requirements

If you are an overseas student whose first language is not English, the following qualification is required:

  • An overall IELTS of 7.0 with at least 6.5 in written English, or equivalent.
  • Evidence of previous study, to degree level, in a relevant field taught in English.

Due to changes in the UKVI 's list of SELT s we are no longer able to accept TOEFL as evidence of English language for students who require a CAS as of April 2014.

English language programmes

If you do not meet the English language requirements, INTO City, University of London offers English language programmes to help prepare you for study at university. These intensive and flexible courses are designed to improve your English ability for entry to degree courses. Learn more about INTO's English for University Study programme.

Visa requirements

If you are not from the European Economic Area / Switzerland and you are coming to study in the UK, you may need to apply for a visa or entry clearance to come to the UK to study.

The way that you apply may vary depending on the length of your course. There are different rules for:

  • Students on courses of more than six months
  • Students on courses of less than six months
  • Students on a pre-sessional English language course.

For more information see our main Visa page.

How to apply

Thank you for having decided to apply to study a postgraduate course at the School of Mathematics, Computer Science and Engineering. Please note that the deadline for applications for the 2018/19 academic year is 31st August 2018, however we may close earlier if all places are filled.

In order for your application to be considered, please ensure that you upload the following documentation with your application:

  • For all applicants, please upload your degree certificate and transcript of marks from your first degree. If you do not have your final results at the time of making your application, please upload a provisional certificate/interim transcript of marks. A transcript is required in order to have your application processed.
  • If your first language is not English, or you require a Tier 4 visa to study in the UK, please upload a Proof of English Proficiency if you have already obtained it. A list of accepted qualifications can be found here.
  • If you require a Tier 4 student visa to undertake a Master's programme in the UK, please upload a detailed personal statement outlining why you wish to study this specific course, at City, University of London. Also, please explain how your past studies have prepared you for this course and how it will help you to progress in your career.
  • If you are applying for a part-time course, or have relevant work experience relating to the degree you are applying for, please upload a copy of your current CV/resume.

You can apply in the following ways:

Postal applications and supporting documents

We encourage you to apply online. However, if you are unable to do this, please send a completed paper application form, together with supporting documents, to:

Postgraduate Courses Office, A302
School of Mathematics, Computer Science & Engineering
City, University of London
Northampton Square
London
EC1V 0HB

Contact information for the Postgraduate Team

Tel: +44 (0)20 7040 0248
Email: smcsepg@city.ac.uk

Modules
delivered by experienced professionals and experts in their field
Business
management modules to improve your leadership skills
PRENDO
project management simulations used on this programme

More about fees

Fees in each subsequent year of study (where applicable) will be subject to an annual increase of 2%. We will confirm any change to the annual tuition fee to you in writing prior to you commencing each subsequent year of study (where applicable).

If a student leaves City after commencing, but before completing their course, City reserves the right to charge the student the tuition/course fee for the full academic year (or full course for capacity limited post-graduate courses – up to a maximum of 2 years’ fees) in question. The student may be charged the full fee for that year or course as applicable, unless the student is able to present justification that exceptional and unforeseeable reasons for their withdrawal exist.

How to pay

City has introduced an instalment payment scheme, which is available to certain categories of students, including taught postgraduate students. For students following the normal academic year, the annual fee may be paid in two equal instalments: the first on registering, the second on 31st January. If you wish to pay your fees by instalment you must pay the first instalment at or before registration, by cheque or credit/debit card. You must also supply your bank details or credit card details for payment of your second instalment which will be deducted automatically from your bank or credit card account on 31st January.

Funding

Explore up-to-date information about funding options, available financial support and typical living costs.

Future Finance Loans

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Student views

My story in 3 objects: Jorge Riera

Jorge Riera has chosen to study the MSc in Construction Management at City, University of London. He’s an international student from Venezuela. Here Jorge shares his story through 3 objects, symbolising his past, present and future.

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We offer an extensive support network during your time here at City, University of London – from Learning Support (including disability support) and counselling to financial and career advice – leaving you free to enjoy every opportunity campus life has to offer.

Find out more about the different types of student support available.

Teaching and learning

A mix of approaches is used in the delivery of the Construction Management postgraduate course. Some modules follow a traditional lecture format, while others provide a greater emphasis on case studies and learning through active participation.

In general, considerable team-work in various practical exercises and group assignments is required.

All modules involve undertaking a certain number of individual and/or group assignments (coursework) during the teaching terms. Many of these assignments involve essay writing. Furthermore, four modules are additionally assessed by comprehensive final examinations.

Completion of modules and examinations will lead to the award of a Post-Graduate Diploma. The completion of modules, examinations and a dissertation will lead to the award of the MSc.

You can choose to take the course full time or part time.

Full-time

A 12-month full-time option during which you attend all the taught modules during Semesters 1 and 2, and complete your Project within the 12-month period of the degree.

Part-time

A 24-month part-time option during which you attend half the modules in a first 12-month period, followed by the other half the next year.

Students are expected to complete all the modules in this two year period. The teaching periods are structured to deliver core modules in a sequence which permits engagement by part-time students alongside full-time students. The dissertation project is undertaken by part-time students in the second year.

Teaching takes place on two full days per week, with some lectures (Law) taking place in the evening. In addition, there is a small number of team-working weekends, plus a Foundation Week at the start of the programme each year, which is attended by all (full- and part-time) students.

This method of delivery is popular with students working full-time within reasonable commuting distance of City, University of London (probably within the M25 cordon), as well as to full-time students, by concentrating tuition into two days per week on average, and encouraging flexibility for independent study.

Modules

The Construction Management MSc is made up of 180 credits, with 60 credits awarded to the Project. Attendance is required to obtain 120 credits from the taught modules.

The taught part of the Construction Management Masters course is based on ten core modules (a total of 120 credits), of which five are carefully chosen to provide you with a broad foundation in various aspects of the theory and practice in general management.

The remaining set of modules cover important aspects in the practice of planning, financing, and delivering large-scale civil engineering and infrastructure projects. During these modules, you will focus on the development of practical management skills within a construction context.

The culmination of the course is the Project: your dissertation (60 credits). This is a major individual research exercise on a topic within the broad area of construction management conducted under the direction of your supervisor.

Core Modules

  • People Management and Human Behaviour
  • Operations Management and Information Management
  • Project Planning and Management
  • Project Funding and Finance
  • Corporate Governance
  • Advanced Practice of Management
  • Sustainable Development and Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Leadership and Management Skills
  • ICT for Construction Management
  • International Construction Contracts and Arbitration

The culmination of the course is your dissertation (60 credits). The topics/titles for your dissertation can be chosen from a list suggested by the lecturers of the course, your own ideas/initiatives, or where applicable by your sponsoring company/industrial partner.

You are normally required to complete all the taught modules successfully before progressing to the dissertation.

  • Alumni - Assistant Project Manager
    My favourite aspect of the course was the quality of lectures delivered by experienced and professional academic staff who are experts in their field.
  • Alumni - Assistant Design Manager
    Completing the course allowed me to secure an exciting job with one of the most respectable construction companies in the UK.

Career prospects

This degree will give you in-demand skills sought by firms for business management roles within all parts of construction delivery - from project supervision and engineering roles through to consultancy.

Graduates have gone into a range of multinational companies and consultancy firms: examples include Arup, Mace, Balfour Beatty, VCL Group aand WSP. Others have applied learning to managing or transforming family firms to more effectively compete in a global and fast changing sector.

Potential employers include:

  • General contractors
  • Engineering consultancies
  • Real estate developers
  • Construction management firms.

Furthermore, as a graduate, you will have the opportunity of seeking employment with prominent global architectural, engineering, and construction firms based in London through our well-established links with the industry.

City also boasts a proactive and supportive careers team which can help you get the most of our unique connections within the industry.

Based in the in the construction and architecture agency hub of Clerkenwell, City, University of London has connections with countless international firms and you will join a global alumni network of thousands.


Thank you for having decided to apply to study a postgraduate course at the School of Mathematics, Computer Science and Engineering. Please note that the deadline for applications for the 2018/19 academic year is 31st August 2018, however we may close earlier if all places are filled.

In order for your application to be considered, please ensure that you upload the following documentation with your application:

  • For all applicants, please upload your degree certificate and transcript of marks from your first degree. If you do not have your final results at the time of making your application, please upload a provisional certificate/interim transcript of marks. A transcript is required in order to have your application processed.
  • If your first language is not English, or you require a Tier 4 visa to study in the UK, please upload a Proof of English Proficiency if you have already obtained it. A list of accepted qualifications can be found here.
  • If you require a Tier 4 student visa to undertake a Master's programme in the UK, please upload a detailed personal statement outlining why you wish to study this specific course, at City, University of London. Also, please explain how your past studies have prepared you for this course and how it will help you to progress in your career.
  • If you are applying for a part-time course, or have relevant work experience relating to the degree you are applying for, please upload a copy of your current CV/resume.

You can apply in the following ways:

Postal applications and supporting documents

We encourage you to apply online. However, if you are unable to do this, please send a completed paper application form, together with supporting documents, to:

Postgraduate Courses Office, A302
School of Mathematics, Computer Science & Engineering
City, University of London
Northampton Square
London
EC1V 0HB

Contact information for the Postgraduate Team

Tel: +44 (0)20 7040 0248
Email: smcsepg@city.ac.uk

Contact details

Programmes Office (room A302)

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