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School of Architecture and Built Environment

Construction Project Management

MSc Part-time Distance Learning 24 months, Part-time 2 years, Full-time 12 months, Full time Distance Learning 12 months

This 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.

This 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.

  • Institute Code W75
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  • Start Date(s) 19 October 2020, 15 February 2021, 18 January 2021
  • Award MSc
  • Study Mode Part-time Distance Learning, Part-time, Full-time, Full time Distance Learning
  • Course Length Part-time Distance Learning (24 months), Part-time (2 years), Full-time (12 months), Full time Distance Learning (12 months)
  • Campus Location University of Wolverhampton, Wolverhampton City Campus, Distance Learning
  • School School of Architecture and Built Environment

Why choose this course?

This 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.

This flexible course can enable qualification at post graduate certificate and diploma levels on successful completion of a requisite number of modules and credits.  Individual modules may be used as part of Continuous Professional Development courses offered by the University and its partners.

What happens on the course?

This course comprises 6 x 20 credit modules and a 60 credit dissertation. For the traditionally taught course, lectures and tutorial sessions will run on Wednesday during 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 two years part time as a minimum.  If you have been out of studying for a long time or unsure about the commitment, it is possible to breakdown the course by studying  for the Certificate (60 credits) or the Diploma (120 credits) and upgrading to the full MSc before accepting the lower award.  

 

The real time distance learning course will comprise 6 on-line lectures, supported by lecture notes and on-line activities.  This aligns with the 12 week structure of the traditionally taught course.  Lectures will normally take place at 18.00 hours GMT, every 2 weeks.  Assessment is time critical course work.  There are no examinations.  Full time students will study modules on alternate weeks. Time tables will be provided.

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Everything you need to know about this course!

Students will be exposed to construction project management at a strategic and operational level. This course will expand the horizon of the construction project into the inception, concept and feasibility projects that need to take place in order to ensure that the building project meets the needs and objectives of the client and the client’s business.

The historic nature of the built environment sector and its flexibility in the face of external change is approached with industrial partners who set the scene for research and understanding in areas of challenge and interest. Uniquely industry has the chance to set the agenda for study and to take part in the research and development within topics of interest and become part of creative and innovative solution.
This course will apply a balanced hand to the art and science of project management dealing with both the technical and the softer people related attributes of effective construction project managers. Work-based projects, residential courses and the opportunity to gain ‘badged’ training alongside structured learning and research enriches the experience of students and their employers.

We are currently developing the Springfield Campus which will be Europe’s largest construction centre of excellence.  Join us as the exciting development takes shape and from 2020/21 students in the School of Architecture and the Built Environment will be taught from the new campus.

Find out more about Springfield Campus.

 

At the end of this course you, the student, will be able to:

Appraise critique and evaluate the advantages of the art and science of effective and efficient construction project management within a variety of strategic and operational contexts.

Acquire knowledge through academic, industrial and practical research and apply solutions to a range of complex issues, adopting suitable approaches to problem solving and decision making.

Work, lead and manage within an effective team environment whilst analysing and recognising the contributions of individuals.

Apply numerical, statistical and quantitative skills within the planning and control of construction projects in order to evaluate key issues which impact on project performance.

Take responsibility for and organise your own learning through self-management and independent study and continue to advance your own knowledge and understanding, developing new skills to a high level.

Deal with complex issues both systematically and creatively, make sound judgements in the absence of complete data and communicate conclusions clearly to specialist and non-specialist audiences using a variety of skills and media appropriately

Location Mode Fee Year
Home/EU Full time Distance Learning £6400 per year 2020-21
Home/EU Full-time £6400 per year 2020-21
Home/EU Part-time Distance Learning £3200 per year 2020-21
Home/EU Part-time £3200 per year 2020-21
International Full time Distance Learning £6400 per year 2020-21
International Full-time £13350 per year 2020-21
International Part-time Distance Learning £3200 per year 2020-21

These fees relate to new entrants only for the academic year indicated for entry onto the course, any subsequent years study may be subject to an annual increase, usually in line with inflation.

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.

Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB)

"Accredited by the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB), having been judged to meet the CIOB Education Framework. Prospective members holding these qualifications have full academic exemption and may enter CIOB membership without the requirement for an Individual Assessment."

Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS)

Accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) for the purpose of graduate membership.

Postgraduate Loan (UK or EU national):

You may be able to get a postgraduate student loan from Student Finance England of up to £11,222 to help pay for a Master’s degree. Applications are made through Student Finance England and more information on the regulations and eligibility criteria can be found at gov.uk or here

* Any RPL will invalidate your eligibility as you must study a minimum of 180 credits

EU students applying for the 2020/21 academic year:

The UK Government has confirmed that EU students will continue to be eligible for 'home fee status' for entry in September 2020, and will continue to have access to financial support available via student loans for the duration of their course. For more information take a look at the gov.uk website.


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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