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This MSc aims to equip students with an advanced understanding of management thinking relating to the management of enterprises and projects, particularly with regard to the roles that enterprises play in construction; and to give students a sound appreciation of the way projects should best be defined, developed, and delivered.

About this degree

The programme teaches concepts, tools and techniques employed in managing projects from their earliest stages through to operations and maintenance. Projects will primarily be in construction (building, civil engineering, process engineering), but there will also be reference to other projects, including aerospace, automotives, electronics, organisational change, pharmaceuticals, software and IT.

Students undertake modules to the value of 180 credits.

The programme consists of four core modules (60 credits), four optional modules (60 credits) and a dissertation (60 credits). In addition, there are two non-assessed, but compulsory modules in management and research methods.

A Postgraduate Diploma (120 credits, full-time nine months) is offered.

Compulsory modules

  • Project Management
  • Owner-Based Management of Projects
  • Principles of Enterprise Management
  • Projects, Economics, Sectors and Behaviour

Optional modules

A full-time student must choose at least two modules from the project-based optional modules, and at least one module from the enterprise-based optional modules. A student's fourth module can come from any of the three (project-based, enterprise based or economics-based) sets of modules.

Optional module choices will include:

  • Managing the Enterprise-Project Relationship
  • The Procurement of Construction, Engineering and Professional Services
  • Organisations and People in Projects
  • Managing Construction
  • Environmental Sustainability in the Construction Sector
  • Supply Chain Management: Principles and Case Studies
  • The Management of Large Project and Programmes
  • Social Networks in Project and Enterprise Organisations
  • Integrating Project Information Systems with Building Information Modelling
  • The Management of Value
  • The Management of Innovation in Construction Firms
  • Contractual Claims and Dispute Resolution
  • Transforming Projects into Business Operations
  • Managing Professional Practice
  • Relationships Between Firms
  • Capturing and Delivering Value
  • The Construction Firm: Contractors and Sub-Contractors
  • Marketing and Project Business Development
  • Managing Change in Organisations
  • Construction Booms and Slumps

Dissertation/report

All MSc students submit a 10,000-word dissertation on a topic related to the main themes of the programme. The topic can be chosen to enhance career development or for its inherent interest.

Teaching and learning

The programme is delivered through a combination of formal and interactive lectures, small-group seminars, tutorials, workshops, visiting speakers and site visits. Assessment is through coursework, essays, written papers and examinations, and the dissertation.

Fieldwork

Half-day site visits will be undertaken.

Additional costs

Students will need to make arrangements for travel to half day site visits as part of the fieldwork and therefore may incur additional expenses.

Funding

For a comprehensive list of the funding opportunities available at UCL, including funding relevant to your nationality, please visit the Scholarships and Funding website.

Careers

Graduate career options are varied. Students are expected to go on to work in many related areas: public sector infrastructure client organisations, construction, engineering and design enterprises, professional consultants and commercial research organisations, and client enterprises with significant project portfolios such as large manufacturing, transport, financial, electrical, gas, water, petrochemical, pharmaceutical, defence enterprises as well as government departments and agencies. A number of students use the MSc as a foundation for MPhil/PhD research.

Employability

A comprehensive and stimulating programme, delivered by leading academics and with RICS accreditation, this MSc also offers each student the opportunity to tailor their study to those areas which are of most interest, by choosing from a wide range of optional modules. In addition, there is a strong focus on student career progression. Each year the school hosts a series of networking events and presentations attended by professionals from industry/organisations and UCL Careers also offers a regular programme of careers fairs and practical sessions on careers advice.

Why study this degree at UCL?

The MSc programme prepares you for a dynamic career within some of the world's most successful organisations.

The UCL Bartlett is the UK's largest multidisciplinary Faculty of the Built Environment with an excellent global reputation for both research and teaching across the many areas that comprise the built environment. The programme is taught by academics with current research and publications, experienced practitioners and guest speakers from industry.

Accreditation:

Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) is the world's leading professional body for qualifications and standards in land, property, infrastructure and construction.

Department: Bartlett School of Construction & Project Management

Applications

A "gathered field" selection system is in operation for this programme. Applications will be considered on four dates during the year (30 November 2017, 31 January 2018, 31 March 2018, 31 May 2018). Please see the Bartlett website for more information. Students are advised to apply as early as possible due to competition for places.

There is an application processing fee for this programme of £150 for both online and paper applications. Further information can be found at: http://www.ucl.ac.uk/prospective-students/graduate/taught/application.

Who can apply?

The programme is particularly appropriate for students with backgrounds in design, construction, management, legal and other associated disciplines who wish to gain current knowledge in the management of projects and enterprises. However, those with other forms of industrial or government experience may also find the programme suited to their needs.

Application deadlines

Full-time

1 May 2019

Flexible/Modular

30 August 2019

Please see the Bartlett website for more information about admissions to this programme.

For more information see our Applications page.

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What are we looking for?

When we assess your application we expect to be able to learn:

  • why you want to study Project and Enterprise Management at graduate level
  • why you want to study Project and Enterprise Management at UCL
  • what particularly attracts you to the chosen programme
  • how your academic and professional background meets the demands of this challenging programme
  • where you would like to go professionally with your degree.

Together with essential academic requirements, the personal statement is your opportunity to illustrate whether your reasons for applying to this programme match what the programme will deliver.


Visit the Project and Enterprise Management MSc page on the University College London website for more details!

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