Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University Featured Masters Courses
University of Birmingham Featured Masters Courses
University of Portsmouth Featured Masters Courses
University of East London Featured Masters Courses
Manchester Metropolitan University Featured Masters Courses

Our MSc in Construction Project Management (CPM) meets the challenging demands of the modern learner and the evolving needs of built environment professionals.

We have strong links with prominent companies in the sector, such as:

  • Mace
  • Willmott Dixon
  • BAM Construction.

We consult with these companies to ensure course content remains relevant for the modern construction manager. The also provide advice on existing and proposed courses of study, research activities and consultancy work.

You will work on problems that the construction industry, clients and consultants experience. In doing so you will develop a broad range of management skills and knowledge including:

  • Building Information Modelling (BIM)
  • project finance
  • technology
  • procurement.

The course is ideal if you have a background in the construction industries and want to develop your career as a Construction Manager. Our graduates go on to further their careers locally, nationally and globally.

Please note: the PGCert or PGDip exit awards are not accredited by RICS or CIOB.

Learning and teaching

In response to industry feedback we have made our courses more practical by using an 'applied' approach to learning. This is sometimes called 'problem based learning' or PBL. With this approach you learn by working through problems that are adapted from complex, real situations. We use our links with industrial practitioners to help devise the problems we use in class. This leads to a more exciting and relevant student experience.

Full time mode

You will receive new material weekly with intermediate tutorial or seminar sessions. There are also intensive study weeks and a European field trip where you will learn with students from both modes of study.

Distance learning mode

The virtual learning environment (VLE) is the primary mode of delivery. You will also have contact by email and telephone during the periods off campus.

Assessment

Assessment is 100% coursework, and includes a variety of types of work, including quizzes taken remotely on Moodle (our virtual learning environment). Moodle also allows you to:

  • download course material
  • take part in closed discussions
  • remain in contact with other students whether you are on campus or distance learning students.

Field trips

A compulsory European field trip is part of the course and typically takes place over a five-day period towards the end of January.

The field trip exposes you to European project management practices, allowing you to:

  • consolidate the knowledge gained in the early part of the course
  • develop team and other relationships
  • assess your ability to observe and report on the different approaches to project management in the UK and in a European country.

The trip normally consists of visits to prominent construction/engineering projects and sites. Plus architectural attractions, both en route and at the destination. You will be introduced to the development and planning practices at the destination. And you will have the opportunity to visit major complex projects.

The majority of the costs are subsidised by the School but there are some additional costs. Please see the Additional costs section of this page for details.

Research

Many members of staff are part of the Oxford Institute of Sustainable Development (OISD). OISD is noted for its work on sustainable technology in buildings and sustainable urban form among many on-going projects.

Areas of interest include:

  • sustainability, adaptation and resilience to climate change
  • Building Information Modelling (BIM)    
  • collaborative supply networks for procurement and delivery of project
  • building economics
  • forecasting techniques
  • risk management
  • social networks in project environments
  • managing complex projects
  • management of knowledge and innovation as a source of competitive advantage
  • adaptive re-use of existing buildings
  • facilities management
  • health and safety.

In the recent Research Excellence Framework (REF 2014), our Unit of Assessment (UoA 16) ranked 4th within the University in terms of its Grade Point Average (GPA). We hold the 11th position in terms of Research Impact and Power Rating among the 45 institutions that submitted to our unit of assessment.

Career prospects

All of our distance learning students are employed full time by prominent companies in the sector. 

Full time students find similar employment shortly after graduation. They typically hold (Assistant) Project Manager positions. However, the breadth of knowledge that our students gain gives them the flexibility to function effectively in a number of different roles.

Local and national construction companies, developers, project managers, house-builders, surveyors and housing associations regularly recruit our graduates.

Many graduates are employed globally - including in:

  • India
  • Pakistan
  • South Africa
  • Canada
  • Australia
  • Peru
  • The Middle East
  • China.

Visit the Construction Project Management - PgDip/PgCert/MSc page on the Oxford Brookes University website for more details!

Loading...

Loading...

Loading...

Loading...


Enquire About This Course

Recipient: Oxford Brookes University

* required field

Please correct the errors indicated below to send your enquiry


Your enquiry has been emailed successfully