This course is aimed at industry professionals seeking to acquire such advanced, strategic level skills as project managers in the global construction industry who are wishing to progress towards managerial positions. To take up such roles you would need to be able to apply knowledge to optimise and solve complex issues in a very dynamic industry, with a clear understanding of business implications. This course aims to enable the understanding of process and production management issues, including planning and control approaches, the management of resources, and how information technology can be applied to support successful project outcomes. The advanced level nature of the course also aims to prepare you for further research in the field, either within academia or for consultant organisations, providing the skills and competencies necessary for a project manager to successfully deliver global projects.
This Master’s degree also forms part of an integrated suite of built environment postgraduate taught courses within the School of Art, Design and Architecture, which mark an exciting new development in the subject area and draws on the skills of leading researchers and practitioners.
This aim of this course is to provide students with the essential knowledge and skills required to effectively intervene in the urban design process.
In an age of globalisation, where cities are rapidly transforming, that give rise to urban sprawl and the re-use of existing infill sites, there is an urgent need to develop expertise in urban design in order to adequately address these fast-changing conditions.
At the same time, there is growing recognition of the challenges facing regional locations, in particular how relationships between urban and rural territories need to become more effectively managed through adequate infrastructure and a clearer vision of measured and sustainable growth that will benefit future generations. Environmental, social and economic changes are imposing significant pressures on the sustainability of urban settlements, with consequential and long-term impacts on the quality of life.
• The location of the University within the Yorkshire region gives students an opportunity to engage directly with a changing local and regional context, particularly in the areas of post-industrial transformations, creatively led regeneration processes and urban-rural developments.
• Excellent international networks and joint activities with other institutions/research centres across the globe, including: the University of Seville in Spain, Tongji University of Shanghai in China, the University of Padova and Pavia in Italy)
• Projects with industry and community stakeholders (e.g. Kirklees Council)
• Seminars by leading practitioners, researchers and visiting professors from a number of highly-ranked universities