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Course summary

"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 for further information.


Some modules may be subject to change depending on student numbers, tutor availability, or course updates. This may affect the overall number of modules. Core Modules

  • Project Funding & Finance (15 credits)
  • People Management and Human Behaviour (15 credits)
  • Project Planning and Management (15 credits)
  • Leadership and the Advance Practice of Management (15 credits)
  • Information Management and BIM in Construction (15 credits)
  • International Construction Contracts and Arbitration (15 credits)
  • Corporate Governance and Operations Management (15 credits)
  • Corporate Social Responsibility, Sustainable Development and Health and Safety (15 credits)
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.

Assessment method

In general, you are assessed via

  • Invigilated final written examinations;
  • Coursework assignments (individual or in groups);
  • Case studies involving in-class presentation and discussion;
  • Oral presentation of Project proposals and final Project dissertation.
Given the nature of the programme and its intended learning outcomes, the majority of the taught modules are assessed via coursework assignments only. These are designed to promote individual critical thinking (e.g. individual essay writing assignments, etc) and to promote group work skills and collaborative group spirit (e.g. group essay writing assignments, group in-class presentations, etc). The modules assessed via final examinations are, in principal, the more “technical” ones requiring specific knowledge of important topics in the construction industry with an ability to use this acquired knowledge in fast decision-making. Even those modules assessed via final examinations include a coursework component which is used either to complement the material assessed via the examination, or to prepare students for the final examination. The particular marking schemes for the various assessed components for each module of the programme are included in detail in the programme handbook. The research project is assessed through a dissertation, which is a significant written report on an independent piece of research that will enable you to apply knowledge, critical thinking and analysis to a topic which has either not been covered in the taught modules or not in such depth. With regards to Project assessment, all details are included in the Project handbook which becomes available to you by the end of Period 1.

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 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.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £20760 Whole course
International £20760 Whole course
England £13100 Whole course
Scotland £13100 Whole course
Wales £13100 Whole course
Northern Ireland £13100 Whole course

Additional fee information

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Construction Management at City, University of London - UCAS