Masters degrees in Building provide the training and expertise necessary to plan and oversee construction projects. They don’t teach practical skills such as bricklaying, but focus instead on site surveying, civil engineering, and construction project management.
These qualifications can allow you to enter the construction industry at technical or management levels, or progress from more hands-on work into an administrative role.
Some programmes are professionally accredited, providing the qualifications necessary to practice in regulated fields. Entry requirements may include a related undergraduate degree, or sufficient work experience.
Why study a Masters in Building?
A Masters in Building can help you enter or progress down a wide range of career paths in the construction industry and related professions.
Management-based programs, such as MBAs, can provide a route to top-level positions at construction firms, planning and realising large building projects.
Other courses are targeted at very specific career pathways in building surveying or civil engineering. These will allow you to work for larger firms in an expert capacity, or provide services to companies and private individuals as a self-employed contractor.