There is a very high level of demand for qualified construction project managers in the global construction industry. This programme produces qualified project managers of the quality required by the UK, Middle Eastern and global construction industries, both in terms of their immediate ability to perform and their longer-term strategic potential. Taught from the perspective of construction project management, with principles that apply far beyond this sector, the programme provides students with access to both a solid theoretical base and current and future strategies in practical project management.
The programme is accredited by both the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and by the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB).
Students starting the programme in January should note that it runs full-time for 2 semesters (12 months) + dissertation (February to April, 3 months) (total 16 months), or part-time runs for 4 semesters (24 months) + dissertation (March to August, 6 months) (total 30 months).
Students enrolling for the January intake programmes are not required to be on campus during the summer break
Full-time students undertake four courses in semester one and a further four courses in semester two.
Taught courses include:
- Project Management: Theory and Practice
- Contracts and Procurement
- Project Management: Strategic Issues
- Value and Risk Management
- People and Organisational Management
- Construction Financial Management
- Construction Practices and Information Technology
- Sustainability in Civil Engineering (optional)
- Construction Technology (optional)
In addition to these taught courses, students pursuing the Master's qualification undertake a research project. Students can study individual courses to meet the continuing professional learning requirements of the built environment professions.
English language requirements
Where English was not the medium of instruction at secondary school, applicants must demonstrate English language proficiency equivalent to IELTS 6.5 (with all elements passed at 6.0 or above). Applicants who have completed secondary and tertiary education will need to provide documentary evidence. A minimum of one-year full-time study in English will be required.
Our Dubai Campus operates a rolling year-round admissions process: as soon as one intake has closed we begin accepting applications for the next one. It is also possible for you to defer your start date for up to a year.
Most students apply 6–10 months in advance of their chosen intake. We can accept applications up until 3 weeks before the start of each intake but you should note that a late application will almost certainly mean a delay in the provision of essential administrative services, such as your student matriculation card (without which you won't be able to access the library or online services).
About the School
Pioneering British education in Dubai, with highly acclaimed degree programmes that meet the specific demands of local business and industry.