MSc Construction Management

Nottingham Trent University: School of Architecture, Design and the Built Environment

Program Description

MSc Construction Management

Nottingham Trent University: School of Architecture, Design and the Built Environment

MSc Construction Management


This course is designed for graduates and managers in the construction industry who wish to work in national and international markets. Endorsed by the most prestigious construction-related professional bodies in the UK, it will further develop your knowledge of the process associated with construction management.

Designed in consultation with the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) and employers, the course develops skills and attitudes with regard to construction, culture and business environment. It encourages social and cultural awareness and builds on responsiveness and coping strategies necessary in the global construction market.

You will develop:

  • a systematic understanding of, and competence in, the technological and managerial processes associated with construction management in national and international environments
  • your knowledge of health and safety, sustainability, ethics and social responsibility within the construction industry.

What you'll study

You will cover areas including the organisation and management of construction projects; people and organisations; financial and legal considerations; latest information technology; economics; and health, safety and environment.

How you’re taught

  • The course is delivered by NTU tutors, invited practitioners and industry experts.
  • Teaching and learning methods include lectures, workshops, interactive seminars and projects.

International field trip

Each year the MSc Construction Management students have the opportunity to take part in an international field trip.

The trip gives an international perspective to the course and introduces students to some of the real-world challenges in the construction industry. Previous destinations have included Berlin, Germany, Abu Dhabi, UAE, and Hong Kong, China.

Site visits

We understand the importance of keeping up-to-date with industry progress so we organise regular visits to construction sites and national exhibitions. You will also have the opportunity to take part in an international study visit. You will be assessed on the learning outcomes of each module.

How will I be assessed?

There are a variety of assessment methods including:

  • examinations
  • assignments (including essays, case studies, portfolios and presentations)
  • group projects
  • a dissertation.

Careers and employability

You will graduate with improved professional and technical skills in managerial, economic, legal and business areas.

Recent graduate destinations have included the National Grid, Balfour Beatty, Douglas Smith Construction Consultancy Ltd, Tower Surveys Ltd, Vinci Construction, EC Harris and many more. Graduates have also gone on to work in international locations such as Gavankar Builders and Developers in India.

Job roles held include project manager, construction manager and project development officer.

Entry requirements


What are we looking for?

  • 2.2 honours degree in a related subject.

Applicants with non-standard entry requirements and/or relevant experience will be considered on an individual basis.


If you’re not sure how your international qualification matches our course requirements please visit our international qualifications page.

English language entry requirements

If English is not the first language you need to show us that your language skills are strong enough for intensive academic study. We usually ask for an IELTS test and we accept some alternative English language tests.

Pre-Masters courses

If you need to do a Pre-Masters course to meet our course requirements please visit Nottingham Trent International College (NTIC). If you’re already studying in the UK at a school or college and would like to know if we can accept your qualification please visit our pre-masters courses page.


Location: City site

This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated September 28, 2018
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
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Sept. 2019
1 - 2 years
Part time
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United Kingdom - Nottingham, England
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