MSc Construction Management

Glasgow Caledonian University, London (GCU London)

Program Description

MSc Construction Management

Glasgow Caledonian University, London (GCU London)

Developed with the support of the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB), the MSc Construction Management at GCU is accredited by four professional bodies and focuses on developing sustainable construction methods and innovative management practices.

This programme offers a wide choice of modules which cover the skills which modern construction professionals need in order to meet the challenges of the industry. It also provides recent graduates and experienced professionals with an outstanding opportunity to upgrade their skills in order to enhance their career opportunities.

The programme allows students the scope to develop a bespoke skillset by their selection from the range of elective modules we provide.

The MSc programme is fully accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), allowing successful MSc graduates to progress directly to the assessment of professional competence.

A semester system operates at GCU, each of which comprises fifteen weeks. During the semester, there are twelve teaching weeks and three weeks during which examinations are held. The taught modules cover the Postgraduate Diploma (PgD) stage of the degree.

All modules are also delivered by means of web-based learning. This choice is open for experienced professionals, but recent graduates will receive guidance in the selection of appropriate modules. Students who successfully complete the PgD stage (comprising eight modules) have the opportunity to progress to the preparation of a dissertation for the award of MSc in Construction Management.

Attendance can be full-time (1 year), part-time (2 years) or by distance learning (2-5 years).

Course Structure

Semester A

Core: Construction Organisation and Project Practices; Research Methods Electives: The Management of Health and Safety in Construction; Construction Dispute Resolution; Value Management; Construction Economics; Development and Project Economics

Semester B

Electives: Construction Financial Management; Project Management; Construction Markets and Procurement; Strategic Management in Construction and Property; Managing the Construction Process; Project and Development Risk; Contract Administration Core module: Dissertation.


The course is accredited by four leading professional bodies: the Association for Project Management (APM); the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS); the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) and the Project Management Institute (PMI).

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Last updated August 23, 2016
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This course is Campus or Online
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Sept. 2017
12 - 30 months
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Start date Sept. 2017
United Kingdom London, England
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