This programme has been designed to: Develop the intellectual, practical and professional skills of the learner in the critical acquisition, analysis, interpretation and understanding of the management of construction projects and organisations Apply appropriate theoretical and practical management methods in the analysis and solution of design, engineering and construction problems Develop a holistic approach to the planning, monitoring and control of construction projects by integrating the technical knowledge of design, engineering and construction with financial, legal, IT, commercial leadership and managerial skills of business administration in the management of simple to complex projects through their various stages from inception, feasibility, strategy, design, construction, commissioning and into maintenance; and in construction organisations; e.g. construction economics and finance, strategic management, information systems, construction law, international construction markets and competitive advantage Develop critical and analytical problem-solving skills across a broad range of subjects and transferable skills that relate to literacy, numeracy, computing, teamwork, group work, and personal presentations and interactions to prepare graduates for more general employment ABOUT YOU: The HLA is a work / study programme so you will already be in employment, or have a firm offer of employment from a company in the construction sector which supports your application. You could be: a civil engineer, architect, planner, commercial manager, M&E Services Engineer, Environmental Manager/Engineer, lawyer, an archaeologist, or any other construction related discipline. You could have been in work for a while already: some of our previous students have been many years into their career when they join us. WHAT WILL YOU LEARN? The course’s primary focus is on project management, which will give you the chance to take your career forward in any industry, not just in construction. We teach the principles of project management – the distinct discipline of working to agreed deadlines, starts and finishes on a given project project – with an awareness of the global challenges facing the industry, not least the need to make construction sustainable. WHAT'S INVOLVED: Through guest lecturers, case studies and optional site visits, you’ll get an insight into how industrial companies work. Our graduates have been well received by local, national and international companies. Please note this course is subject to renewal of funding by the Department for the Economy and applicants must be working for a company with a base in Northern Ireland.
For further information please see https://www.qub.ac.uk/courses/postgraduate-taught/construction-project-management-higher-level-apprenticeship-msc/#course
How to apply
Evidence of an IELTS* score of 6.5, with not less than 6.0 in any component, or an equivalent qualification acceptable to the University is required (*taken within the last 2 years). International students wishing to apply to Queen's University Belfast (and for whom English is not their first language), must be able to demonstrate their proficiency in English in order to benefit fully from their course of study or research. Non-EEA nationals must also satisfy UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) immigration requirements for English language for visa purposes. For more information on English Language requirements for EEA and non-EEA nationals see: www.qub.ac.uk/EnglishLanguageReqs.
Normally a 2.2 Honours degree or above in a relevant Science, Engineering, Architecture, Management or Social Science discipline, or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University. Applicants who do not meet the above academic requirements but hold a relevant professional qualification and can demonstrate appropriate experience, will be considered on a case-by-case basis. The University's Recognition of Prior Learning Policy provides guidance on the assessment of experiential learning (RPEL). Please visit http://go.qub.ac.uk/RPLpolicy for more information. Students wishing to apply for this Higher-Level Apprenticeship should also upload their CV and a letter of support from their employer (combined in one file). The employer’s letter of support must state that the employer supports their application, that they are prepared to release them from work for one day per week to attend the course, and that, if they are an existing employee, they need this qualification for a new role. The new role can be a change of title/role within the company. This Higher Level Apprenticeship (HLA) is fully funded by the DfE therefore it is not open to international applicants. Further information on eligibility criteria for Higher Level Apprenticeships can be found at https://www.nidirect.gov.uk/articles/higher-level-apprenticeships Please note this course is subject to renewal of funding by the Department for the Economy and applicants must be working for a company with a base in Northern Ireland.
Fees and funding
No fee information has been provided for this course
Additional fee information
For more information on funding and scholarships for Postgraduate study, please see http://www.qub.ac.uk/Study/PostgraduateStudy/FundingandScholarships/