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Course summary

Forming part of our Construction Management suite of courses, this full degree equips you with the skills and knowledge to pursue an exciting career in this rapidly expanding industry, teaching you to capitalise on the range of management opportunities on offer across different sectors, disciplines and projects. Your experience on this course positions you to meet the needs of the industry, enabling you to work effectively with different construction professionals, whether that be designers, engineers, building contractors or specialist consultants. This ability is important in an industry that demands an integrated approach to building projects. The course covers the full lifecycle of buildings from the design, planning and contracting of projects to client handover - and even on from there, to a building’s end of life. With its strong focus on employability, you also explore key areas of construction management including contracting and procurement; management of project resources, programmes and teams; and managing project budget and finances. Why choose this course

  • Work on real-life scenarios and case studies
  • Learn from a teaching team with a wealth of industry experience and close collaborative relationships within industry, including both regional and national employers
  • The teaching team’s expertise and contacts bring the latest developments, techniques and technologies into the taught curriculum
  • Benefit from specialist presentations and seminars from industry experts including project managers and directors; civil engineers; local authority planners and construction professionals; government agency representatives; professional bodies; and past Bedfordshire Construction graduates who have progressed into senior positions in the industry
  • Gain experience of real building projects on site visits, which have recently included visits to individual projects worth over £1bn
How will this course improve my career prospects? Key industry bodies have indicated a huge projected demand for, and shortages of construction professionals and technical staff. This will offer a range of opportunities to our construction management graduates across different sectors, disciplines and projects to fill that skills gap, and to provide high-quality input where it’s most needed in the industry. The course has been designed to deliver ‘industry-ready’ graduates, who have the skills and knowledge to work at a professional standard, and have a high-level of understanding of industry demands. The course has also been developed to provide graduates with different career options and to follow various career paths, depending on their particular fields of interest. In the past, our graduates have gone on to work for local authorities, housing associations, large, medium and small building contractors, as well as specialist consultancies and agencies. Job roles that graduates have taken have included assistant site managers, trainee project planners, managers, surveyors and estimators.

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

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Qualification requirements

Applicants with other qualifications and/or work experience will be considered. If you would like to check that your qualifications will be accepted please contact the university.

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Construction Management (with Foundation Year) at University of Bedfordshire - UCAS