School of Architecture and Built Environment

Construction Management (top-up)

BSc (Hons)

With a proven record through a tradition of work with various awarding bodies, this Construction Management course deftly balances its teaching of intellectual and practical skills.

With a proven record through a tradition of work with various awarding bodies, this Construction Management course deftly balances its teaching of intellectual and practical skills.

Why choose this course?

With a proven record through a tradition of work with various awarding bodies, this Construction Management course deftly balances its teaching of intellectual and practical skills. It delivers a curriculum suitable for candidates looking to enter the profession or who are already working within the industry. Lecturers on this course, themselves experienced industry professionals, will teach a comprehensive technical, academic and vocational approach to construction management, an outlook emboldened by opportunities to interact with other professional construction disciplines.

The Royal Institution of Charted Surveyors, Charted Institutions of Building Service Engineers and Charted Institute of Building all have links within the University of Wolverhampton’s Construction Team, recognised professional bodies which students may apply to become associate members of upon completion of this course.

What happens on the course?

The main objective of this specialist programme is to prepare graduates for their initial and continued employment in the discipline of Construction Management within the built environment. The programme is designed to:

  • address the construction industry’s demands for graduates who can apply the principles of construction management to construction projects
  • enable students to pursue professional careers in construction at a level which requires the exercise of judgement, initiative, and the ability to make informed construction management decisions that reflect a responsible ethical and sustainable outlook
  • equip students with a detailed understanding of the key principles of construction management, underpinned with knowledge of construction technology, law, business and finance, enabling the application of these areas to construction projects
  • require students to participate in group projects where other team members are drawn from a range of cognate construction disciplines
  • develop the ability to investigate, research and report into familiar and unfamiliar subject areas, thereby enhancing the student’s ability to evaluate and critique construction management principles; and provide the opportunity to apply the construction knowledge and skills already gained in an appropriate industrial environment, thereby broadening the student’s skills and knowledge of construction management and construction multi-disciplinary procedures and practices.

Course Modules

Potential Career Paths

The course prepares students to take on a series of roles and responsibilities in a contemporary construction team such as project management, contracts management, estimating, site engineering, cost engineering and programme management and paves the way for further study at postgraduate level. Upon completion of the Construction management award further higher education opportunities also exist, typically in the area of construction project management or construction law. 

Additional Information

Everything you need to know about this course!

Students in the School of Architecture and the Built Environment will be taught in our brand new £120m Springfield Super Campus which is Europe’s largest construction centre of excellence.

Find out more about Springfield Campus.

Location Mode Fee Year
Home Full-time £6165 per year 2022-23
Home Full-time £6165 per year 2022-23

The University is committed to a transparent fee structure, with no hidden costs, to help you make an informed decision. This includes information on what is included in the fee and how fees are calculated and reviewed

Entry to the course will be via a Higher Diploma or Associate Degree in a cognate area deemed equivalent to 240 credits of Level 4 and Level 5 study (minimum 120 Level 5) or equivalent qualifications which will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Application by Mature students onto the course is encouraged and you may be invited to attend an interview to ascertain your suitability for the course.

Applicants with semi-cognate qualifications will also be considered provided this is supplemented by relevant ‘Industry’ experience and this may require the applicants to undertake and pass a ‘bridging’ module.

Successfully short listed applicants may be required to attend an interview at Cheshire College South and West.

Tuition Fees Loan (Home Fee Status):

Most students will be able to apply for a loans to pay for these subject to eligibility. To find out more information please refer to the government Student Finance website.

Changes for EU students:

The UK government has confirmed that EU students starting courses from 1 August 2021 will normally be classified as having Overseas Fee status. More information about the change is available at UKCISA:

EU citizens living in the UK with 'settled' status, and Irish nationals living in the UK or Ireland, will still be classified as Home students, providing they meet the usual residency requirements, for more information about EU Settlement Scheme (EUSS) click here.


Self-funding:

If you don’t want to take out a loan to pay your fees or if you aren’t eligible to receive a loan, you might want to take advantage of the University’s scheme to pay by instalments: See How to pay.

For more information please contact the Gateway.


Your employer, embassy or organisation can pay for your Tuition fees:

If your employer, embassy or organisation agrees to pay all or part of your tuition fees; the University will refer to them as your sponsor and will invoice them for the appropriate amount.

We must receive notification of sponsorship in writing as soon as possible, and before enrolment, confirming that the sponsor will pay your tuition fees.


Financial Hardship:

Students can apply to the Dennis Turner Opportunity Fund.

for help with course related costs however this cannot be used for fees or to cover general living costs.


Bursaries and Scholarships:

In addition the University also offers a range of Bursaries and Scholarships packages

You can find more information on the University’s Funding, cost, fee and support pages.

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