MSc Construction Commercial Management

General

Program Description

Course summary

This innovative postgraduate construction course is aimed at graduates who are already in or have been in construction-related employment, and who aspire to senior positions in the field of commercial management. The course aims to develop your awareness of the importance of construction projects to clients, and the context and constraints within which projects are procured and undertaken.

You will gain greater knowledge and understanding of the theories, concepts, principles, techniques, and intellectual and practical skills needed for the commercial management of construction projects. You will have the opportunity to plan and implement a personal research project related to commercial management. The course utilises web-based technologies in the delivery and extensive use is made of enquiry based learning to enhance lifelong learning skills.

The blended learning approach offers flexible access to the core content, while still providing the discipline and structure of regular attendance at the University. The design of the part-time course recognises the significant challenges of combining postgraduate-level study with full-time professional employment.

Course structure

The following modules are indicative of what you will study on this course.

Core modules

  • Commercial Management
  • Construction Dissertation or Work-Related Project
  • Construction Law for Contract Management
  • Corporate Management
  • Economics of the Construction Industry
  • Procurement
  • Risk Management for Projects

Optional modules

  • Building Design Management
  • Construction Project Planning
  • Developing Effective Project Teams

Professional accreditation

  • This course is fully accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB).

Entry Requirements

UK

  • Applicants to the full-time course should typically have a minimum Upper Second Class Honours degree in a related subject area such as construction, architecture or civil engineering or a minimum Lower Second Class Honours degree in a related subject area, and be in, or have been in, relevant employment in a professional or managerial capacity.
  • Alternatively, you may hold membership of a recognised construction-related professional body achieved through examinations and/or professional interview and have professional or managerial experience in a construction-related post. Exceptionally, consideration will be given to applicants who lack standard qualifications but have significant relevant professional or managerial experience.
  • If your first language is not English, you will need an IELTS score of 6.5 overall, with 6.0 in each element.

EU and International

  • Applicants to the full-time course should typically have a minimum Upper Second Class Honours degree in a related subject area such as construction, architecture or civil engineering or a minimum Lower Second Class Honours degree in a related subject area, and be in, or have been in, relevant employment in a professional or managerial capacity.
  • Alternatively, you may hold membership of a recognised construction-related professional body achieved through examinations and/or professional interview and have professional or managerial experience in a construction-related post. Exceptionally, consideration will be given to applicants who lack standard qualifications but have significant relevant professional or managerial experience.
  • If your first language is not English, you will need an IELTS score of 6.5 overall, with 6.0 in each element.

Application deadlines

There are no official deadlines for applications to the University of Westminster, but we urge applicants to apply as soon possible and recommend that you apply at least three months before the course starts, particularly if you need a Tier 4 visa to study in the UK. We process application forms until courses are full or teaching has started.

Careers

Career Path

Many of our students have already started on a career path in the construction industry. Whether they are architects, interior designers, surveyors, engineers, construction managers or property developers, what they have in common is they aspire to move to more senior management positions in the construction industry. Some wish to become Chartered Surveyor or Chartered Builders.

Graduate Employment

Many of our students are employed or are taking sabbatical years from their work, however, others who are not employed have quickly found employment with major consultants and contractors including companies such as Turner and Townsend and Mace.

Industry Links

Virtually all of our staff have previously worked in the construction industry and therefore have a well-established network of links with the construction industry and the professional bodies throughout London and the UK.

Career Development Centre

Our Careers and Employability Service is here to support you to achieve your full potential.

With a growing network of over 3,000 employers around the world and a team of experienced careers consultants, we provide you with a variety of opportunities to work and develop new skills. As a University of Westminster student, you’ll have access to our services throughout your studies and after you graduate.

We can help you:

  • find work placements, graduate jobs or voluntary experience related to your course,
  • discover international opportunities to enhance your employability,
  • write effective CVs and application forms,
  • develop your interview and enterprise skills,
  • plan your career with our career consultants,
  • gain insights into your chosen industry through mentoring,
  • meet employers and explore your career options at our employer fairs, careers presentations and networking events.

Property and Construction at Westminster

Fees And Funding

UK and EU

UK and EU tuition fee: £8,000 (Price per academic year)

Alumni discount

This course is eligible for an alumni discount.

Funding

As well as tuition fee loans, there is a range of funding available to help you fund your studies.

Scholarships

The University is dedicated to supporting ambitious and outstanding students and we offer a variety of scholarships to eligible undergraduate students, which cover all or part of your tuition fees.

International

International tuition fee: £13,500 (Price per academic year)

Alumni discount

This course is eligible for an alumni discount.

Scholarships

The University is dedicated to supporting ambitious and outstanding students and we offer a variety of scholarships to eligible undergraduate students, which cover all or part of your tuition fees.

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Last updated August 2019

About the School

The University of Westminster is a dynamic international education institution with a distinguished 175-year history. With three campuses in central London (Cavendish, Marylebone and Regent) and one i ... Read More

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