MSc in Construction Project Management

London South Bank University

Program Description

MSc in Construction Project Management

London South Bank University

This accredited postgraduate course is for those wishing to further their careers in client organizations or consultancy. It gives aspiring professionals the opportunity to network with other ambitious and successful people within the construction and development industries.

You'll focus on both practical and theoretical aspects of management in organizational and project-based contexts. Management subjects are supplemented by advanced financial appraisal techniques and finance, the law is specifically related to construction and development.

This course meets all Continuing Professional Development requirements and provides evidence for upgrading professional institution membership. The afternoon/evening study mode is suitable for even the busiest of construction professionals and is an excellent opportunity to network with other ambitious professionals and their organizations.


Excellent scholarship opportunity

Students who have accepted an offer for a place on this course are encouraged to apply for LSBU's Stuart A Johnson scholarship.


Accreditations


Key course information - ordered by mode

Mode Duration Start Date Location
Full-time 1 year+ dissertation September Southwark Campus
Part-time 2 years+ dissertation September Southwark Campus


Modules

Core module descriptions

  • Procurement and management of construction
  • Corporate and project finance
  • Construction law
  • Management of people and information
  • Project evaluation
  • Dissertation

Options module descriptions

Please be aware that option selection is subject to availability.

  • Advanced measurement and documentation
  • Behavioral finance
  • Building control
  • Building Information Modelling and Collaborative Working
  • Health and safety management in construction
  • History of architecture and construction
  • International real estate and construction
  • Legal resolution of property and construction disputes


Employability

Employment prospects are excellent. Successful students enter a variety of roles in client organizations, professional practices, local authorities, housing associations and major contracting companies.

On the course, you'll develop a number of transferable skills in oral and written communications, analytic thinking and research skills, as well as advanced IT.

The department has recently set up a Building Information Modelling (BIM) Centre to provide a research and enterprise facility linking the University with industry. It is designed to foster knowledge creation and exchange in BIM by connecting staff and students with practitioners in an increasingly interdisciplinary world.

We are the University of the Year for Graduate Employment - The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018.

At LSBU, we want to set you up for a successful career. During your studies – and for two years after you graduate – you’ll have access to our Employability Service, which includes:

  • An online board where you can see a wide range of placements: part-time, full-time or voluntary. You can also drop in to see our Job Shop advisers, who are always available to help you take the next step in your search.
  • Our Careers Gym offering group workshops on CVs, interview techniques and finding work experience, as well as regular presentations from employers across a range of sectors.

Our Student Enterprise team can also help you start your own business and develop valuable entrepreneurial skills.


Placements


Construction project

Our construction project managers look at financing a project, procuring construction work, financial management, and the entire construction process.

Their work will take into account current construction technologies, energy efficiency solutions and environmental and sustainability issues. The project is very detailed and is carried out across site visits, analyzing on-going construction projects and an appraisal of eco-technologies. These factors can be influenced by a construction's location so our field trips can take our students both overseas to expanding countries like Dubai or around the corner to building developments happening on our own campus.


Market report and case study analysis

Students on our MSc Construction Project Management course can choose to study International Real Estate and Construction as an optional module. For this complex module, students need to go on a study visit to an international city which has an emerging real estate and construction market.

Past students have gone abroad to take in either Dubai in the United Arab Emirates or Shanghai in the People's Republic of China. The field trip includes visits to real estate companies and construction firms, site visits and meetings with various professionals. From these briefings, students need to produce a country report that includes a detailed strategy including how they could break through in the real estate or construction market in these overseas destinations.


Entry requirements

You should normally have one of the following qualifications:

  • A good Honours degree in a discipline relevant to the Built Environment, for example, Estate Management, Quantity or Building Surveying, Building, Architecture, Town Planning, Housing or related discipline; or
  • Corporate membership of a professional body concerned with property or construction, for example, RICS, CIOB, RIBA, RTPI, CIOH, or another relevant body of equal standing; or
  • A qualification regarded as equivalent to the above; or
  • A good Honours degree in a non-construction subject and some experience in the construction and development fields.

Applicants should normally have at least two years relevant experience since their initial academic or professional qualification. All students at an entry to the course are expected to have competencies in building construction and the legal backgrounds necessary for professional practice in the UK. Evidence of professional study covering this field or of professional experience will be sought at the practice in the UK. Evidence of prior academic or professional study covering this field or of professional experience will be sought at the time of interview. Where deficiencies of knowledge exist, the successful completion of an agreed programme of directed study will be a condition of entry onto the course.


Part-time applicants

Part-time students normally will be currently employed in a surveying or construction related office. Applicants must normally be able to show that their employers support their application and that attendance on a regular basis will be possible over the duration of the course. Students who experience temporary unemployment during the duration of their studies will be permitted to continue with the course.


Interviews

Candidates who meet the entry requirements will not necessarily be called for interview. However, all applicants will be given the opportunity to discuss the programme of study with the Course Director prior to commencement.


Overseas applicants

Applicants are expected to have competency in spoken and written English. Oral presentations are an integral part of the course. Written English should be at the British Council/Cambridge IELTS Level 6.5 or above.


APEL

An applicant who is offered a place on the Course may seek credit for recent prior academic qualification or professional experience. The applicant should expect to demonstrate to the satisfaction of the Course Director and Module coordinator substantial relevant knowledge and skills at least equivalent to Level 7 as appropriate to those modules for which credit is being sought. Applications should be made before the commencement of the semester in which the particular modules are being offered.

All modules are subject to change by the university and may differ from the modules you are offered during your studies.

This school offers programs in:
  • English


Last updated September 8, 2018
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Sept. 2019
Duration
Duration
1 - 2 years
Part time
Full time
Price
Price
8,700 GBP
Full-time UK/EU fee: £8700; International fee: £13125. Year 1 Part-time UK/EU fee: £2900; International fee: £4375
Information
Deadline
Locations
United Kingdom - London, England
Start date : Sept. 2019
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Dates
Sept. 2019
United Kingdom - London, England
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