This accredited postgraduate course is for those wishing to further their careers in client organisations 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 organisational and project-based contexts. Management subjects are supplemented by advanced financial appraisal techniques and finance, 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 organisations.

We're the number one London modern university for research intensity in Building (Complete University Guide 2019).

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 12 months September Southwark Campus
Full-time (conversion) 12 months September Southwark Campus
Full-time 18 months January Southwark Campus
Full-time (conversion) 18 months January Southwark Campus
Part-time 24 months September Southwark Campus
Part-time (conversion) 24 months September Southwark Campus
Part-time 30 months January Southwark Campus
Part-time (conversion) 30 months January 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
  • Behavioural 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 organisations, 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.

Employability Service

We are the University of the Year for Graduate Employment for the second year in a row - The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018, 2019.

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.

Professional links

The PgDip Construction Project Management is fully accredited by the Association for Project Management, the MSc is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Building, and the MSc is fully accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (this will allow entry to RICS Project Management Faculty through the Assessment of Professional Competence).

The Association for Project Management is committed to developing and promoting project and programme management through its five dimensions framework – breadth, depth, achievement, commitment and accountability for career development. It's currently applying for Royal Charter.

The Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) focuses on those entering and already in a management career in construction. It delivers qualifications and certifications that meet the needs of a changing industry.

The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) is the world's leading professional body for setting standards in the surveying industry. They have accredited our degrees and diplomas for almost 50 years.

Expertise and history

London South Bank University has a long history of educating professionals for the building-related industries. With roots in London Council School of Building (1904), Brixton School of Building (1940) we have been offering training for this sector for over 100 years.

Today we are expert at attracting property and construction students from the UK and around the world. Much of this is down to the highly successful links we have with major real estate consultancies, property companies, contractors, cost consultants and developers to ensure our courses are highly relevant for the current market.

Today, according to the Guardian PG subject tables 2013 we are the largest School of Building and Town Planning in the UK (combining full-time and part-time modes of study) and our building graduates have the best employment prospects in London (Complete University Guide 2014).

Our current students and alumni hold key positions in their organisation, often as senior managers and business owners.

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, analysing 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 of relevant experience since their initial academic or professional qualification. All students at the entry of 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 an 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.

How to apply

International students

International (non-Home/EU) applicants should follow our international how to apply guide.

Instructions for Home/EU applicants

Mode Duration Start Dates Application code Application mode
Full-time 12 months September 1225 Direct to LSBU
Full-time (conversion) 12 months September 5416 Direct to LSBU
Full-time 18 months January P018004 See below
Full-time (conversion) 18 months January P018004 See below
Part-time 24 months September 1226 Direct to LSBU
Part-time (conversion) 24 months September 5417 Direct to LSBU
Part-time 30 months January P018004 See below
Part-time (conversion) 30 months January P018004 See below

Postgraduate students and research students should apply through our dedicated application system. Full details of how to do this are supplied on our How to apply section for postgraduate students and our How to apply section for research students.

Accommodation

Students should apply for accommodation at London South Bank University (LSBU) as soon as possible, once we have made an offer of a place on one of our academic courses.

Finance

It's a good idea to think about how you'll pay university tuition and maintenance costs while you're still applying for a place to study. Remember – you don't need to wait for a confirmed place on a course to start applying for student finance.

Postgraduate Application Service

Book a session with one of our specialist Postgraduate Advisors. Over a one on one Advice Session, they'll advise you on postgraduate degrees at LSBU that match your interests and experience.

Prepare to start

We help our students prepare for university even before the semester starts. To find out when you should apply for your LSBU accommodation or student finance read How to apply tab for this course.

Welcome Week

Before you start your course we’ll send you information on what you’ll need to do before you arrive and during your first few days on campus. You can read about the process on our Welcome Week pages.

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Last updated May 2, 2019
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Sep 23, 2019
Jan 27, 2020
Duration
12 - 30 months
Part-time
Full-time
Price
9,135 GBP
Year 1 Full-time UK/EU fee: £9,135; International fee: £13,780. Year 1 Part-time UK/EU fee: £3,045; International fee: £4,593.33
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Start Date
Sep 23, 2019
End Date
June 5, 2020
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Jan 27, 2020
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June 4, 2021
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