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Course summary

Overview Establish yourself in the global construction sector with a Master's that trains you to handle challenges within the industry, then to change and improve the industry itself. On this accredited MSc Construction Project Management, you'll build the professional skills you need to tackle the technical, organisational, commercial, legal and financial issues that arise across the construction sector. You'll work with lecturers who contribute to current projects in the industry, looking at construction projects from the client side and the contractor side, and you'll be digging into the social, economic and environmental issues that can affect large-scale construction projects. When you graduate, you'll have gathered the tools and knowledge to go further in the international construction sector, or to go on with further study in the field. Accredited by: The University of Portsmouth holds CIOB Accredited Centre Status during the period 2022-2027 and MSc Construction Project Management is a CIOB Accredited programme (subject to conditions) during the period 2022-2027, having been judged to meet the CIOB Education Framework. Prospective members holding these qualifications have full academic exemption and once they have gained three to five years’ relevant work experience may enter CIOB membership as an applicant to progress towards Chartered Membership without the requirement for an Individual Assessment. What you'll experience On this course, you'll:

  • Study real-life practical problems and active construction industry issues through site visits and case studies, using our local and global partnerships with construction organisations
  • Take on an independent research project and apply your learning and research skills to examining your choice of area within the construction area
  • Master the technical, organisational, commercial, legal and financial issues involved in successfully completing a project, and use your mastery to improve the industry
  • Hear from construction professionals in informal lectures – recent talks featured engineers and business owners who worked on the Shard Project and 22 Bishopsgate, the second highest building in London
  • Learn from expert academic staff with industry connections in a globally focused international student community
Careers and opportunities As a successful graduate of this course, you'll have an accredited qualification in construction project management, which can build your path to careers across the construction sector, such as quantity surveying or contractor work. What can you do with a Construction Project Management degree? Career opportunities include:
  • Project directing
  • Project management
  • Design management
We'll provide you with as much support as possible in finding employment through close industrial contacts, careers events, recruitment fairs and individual advice.


Core modules currently include:

  • BIM Theory and Practice
  • Construction Law, Contracts and Dispute Resolution
  • Construction Management and Safety
  • General Management
  • Project Management Tools, Techniques and Processes
  • Strategic Management
  • Dissertation
Changes to course content We use the best and most current research and professional practice alongside feedback from our students to make sure course content is relevant to your future career or further studies. Therefore, some course content may change over time to reflect changes in the discipline or industry. If a module doesn't run, we'll let you know as soon as possible and help you choose an alternative module.

Assessment method

You'll be assessed through:

  • examinations
  • coursework
  • projects
  • a dissertation
You'll be able to test your skills and knowledge informally before you do assessments that count towards your final mark. You can get feedback on practice and formal assessments so you can improve in the future.

Entry requirements

A good honours degree or equivalent in a relevant subject, or equivalent industrial and work experience in construction management or other related field. English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.0 with no component score below 5.5.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £8500 Year 1
England £8500 Year 1
Northern Ireland £8500 Year 1
Scotland £8500 Year 1
Wales £8500 Year 1
Channel Islands £8500 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £8500 Year 1
International £19200 Year 1

Additional fee information

Students who are resident in EU countries: please note that the net fee is inclusive of the Transition Scholarship. There may be optional site visits arranged for students on this course. We will provide personal protective equipment such as hard hats and Hi-Vis vests, but you would need to buy your own safety boots costing about £50-£60. Fees are accurate at the time of publishing and are subject to change at any time without notice. Fees may also go up in later years, in line with inflation. For more information about fees, go to
Construction Project Management at University of Portsmouth - UCAS