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School of Architecture and Built Environment

Construction Project Management with Professional Practice Placement

MSc Full-time 18 months

This is a full-time only version of the MSc Construction Project Management course that aims to provide an industrial placement opportunity during Semester 3 (May to October).

This is a full-time only version of the MSc Construction Project Management course that aims to provide an industrial placement opportunity during Semester 3 (May to October).

  • Institute Code W75
  • UCAS Code
  • Entry Requirements View
  • Start Date(s) 21 September 2020, 15 February 2021
  • Award MSc
  • Study Mode Full-time
  • Course Length Full-time (18 months)
  • Campus Location University of Wolverhampton
  • School School of Architecture and Built Environment

Why choose this course?

This is a full-time only version of the MSc Construction Project Management course that aims to provide an industrial placement opportunity during Semester 3 (May to October).  This extends the minimum learning period to 15 months.

The MSc Construction Project Management course aims to meet the growing need within the built environment sector for professionals with a thorough understanding of the management of the construction process from inception to completion. The focus on following the process through inception, feasibility and planning of projects differentiates this course from operational construction management. As a student you will experience a combination of structured learning with problem-based scenarios and research that will develop your capabilities for critical thinking, argument, creativity and encourage your innovation all of which are brought into the practical decision making processes encountered in built environment projects.

This course will enable you to appraise, analyse and evaluate the art and science of construction project management covering the areas of strategy, control, technical, commercial, legal, financial and organisational issues. You will reflect on and make cases for the integration of the technical (hard) and social (soft) management styles required within the context of strategic and operational construction projects.

What happens on the course?

This course comprises 6 x 20 credit modules with a 60 credit dissertation and the opportunity to add a further 20 credits through the successful completion of the placement module. For this traditionally-taught course, learning sessions will normally be conducted on Wednesday throughout each semester.  This enables self-directed study to be programmed by the student to complete the study requirement.  Modules are timetabled for completion either in one year full-time or 15 months if the placement is accessed. 

Placement opportunities will be actively investigated but the University reserves the right to default to the MSc Construction Project Management if an appropriate placement cannot be found.

Course Modules

Additional Information

Everything you need to know about this course!

2020 Entry

A second-class honours degree in a construction related discipline, or equivalent, is required for direct entry onto the Master’s programme. Students are selected using application form and references in the first instance. However, if you have a compatible non-cognate degree and/or have relevant industrial experience you may be interviewed and if successful offered a place on the Masters course or on the postgraduate certificate version of the course with the potential to extend this to a full Master’s degree. or A Postgraduate Certificate in a construction related discipline, or a related subject with a minimum of grade C in all modules.

International Applicants

Your qualifications need to be deemed equivalent to the above entry requirements.

Postgraduate Loyalty Discount:

You can get 20% discount on a taught postgraduate course if you’re a University of Wolverhampton Graduate.

The University offers a generous 20% Loyalty Discount to students progressing from an undergraduate programme to a taught postgraduate programme, where both courses are University of Wolverhampton Awards.

There is no time limit on how long ago you completed your degree as long as this is your first Masters level qualification.

The discount applies to the first year of enrolment only. Students who receive a loyalty discount are not entitled to any further tuition discount or bursary. For full terms and conditions click here.


Self-funded:

If you are paying for the fees yourself then the fees can be paid in 3 instalments: November, January and April. More information can be found by clicking here.


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

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.


Charitable Funding:

You might also want to explore the possibility of funding from charitable trusts; please see the following websites Association of Charitable Foundations, Directory of Social Change or Family Action. Most charities and trust funds offer limited bursaries targeted to specific groups of students so you will need to research whether any of them are relevant to your situation.


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

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