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This course has been designed to equip you with the knowledge you’ll need to become a skilled quantity surveyor. Read more
This course has been designed to equip you with the knowledge you’ll need to become a skilled quantity surveyor.

During your time with us, you’ll develop a sound understanding of procurement and financial management, plus you’ll learn to appreciate the significance of process, technology and people to the success of projects.

Upon graduation, you’ll be confident in critiquing existing practice by implementing process measurement and by evaluating alternative strategies for process improvement. You’ll also learn how to take measures to improve teamwork on construction projects.

Key benefits:

• The full Masters degree is accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors
• Follow a programme of study developed for professionals or graduates who want to specialise in the field
• Learn how to organise and plan the procurement and financial management of projects

Visit the website: http://www.salford.ac.uk/pgt-courses/quantity-surveying

Suitable for

Construction professionals or graduates from other built environment disciplines, including building surveying, construction management or architecture. You should want to specialise in quantity surveying.

Programme details

You will learn how to organise and plan the procurement and financial management of construction projects, effectively manage and administer construction contracts and to lead and work effectively with project teams.

Format

On-campus study is comprised of lectures, tutorials and project work.

Lectures introduce the core knowledge for each module and include guest lectures from experts in various fields. Tutorials provide a forum for discussion and debate with personalised instruction from tutors, and project work is your chance to use research and other techniques to develop solutions to prescribed tasks.

If you’re studying by distance learning, you’ll enjoy access to an internet-based learning environment backed up by intensive tutor support. Weekly online tutorials are led by tutors with student interaction. Our online repository of learning material enables you to undertake self-directed study at your own convenience. Learning is driven by real-world problems with application to your workplace and job role.

Module titles

• Procurement in Construction and Property
• Quantity Surveying in Construction
• Process and Project Systems
• Financial and Risk Management
• Dissertation

Assessment

You will be assessed through:

• Written coursework (100%)
• Continuous informal assessment by your tutors

*Certain modules for full-time students have a small amount of assessment through presentations

Career potential

A career in quantity surveying is diverse and exciting, giving you the chance to travel and shape the world that we live in, with the role of the surveyor to measure, value, protect and enhance the world's physical assets. With the increased focus on the environment and sustainability in the planning of construction projects there has developed a strong demand for and short supply of quantity surveyors to provide a cost management service, both financially and environmentally to the construction industry.

This course has been designed to help you plan and organise the procurement and financial management of projects whilst also giving the skills to administer and manage construction contracts. Our course will equip you with the skills to critically examine existing construction practices while evaluating alternative strategies to set in motion a process for improvement in construction. This course will provide you with the skills demanded by clients who rely on the quantity surveyor's knowledge and judgement to keep a project running smoothly.

How to apply: http://www.salford.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/applying

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This course has been running for more than forty years and is recognised as providing a good grounding for students interested in the management, engineering and planning of transport infrastructure. Read more
This course has been running for more than forty years and is recognised as providing a good grounding for students interested in the management, engineering and planning of transport infrastructure. It takes students from a wide range of relevant backgrounds.

The emphasis of the course is on current methodology and practice to improve your employability with engineering and planning departments of local and central governments, passenger transport executives, and transport consultants.

This degree is accredited as meeting the requirements for Further Learning for a Chartered Engineer (CEng) for candidates who have already acquired an Accredited CEng (Partial) BEng(Hons) or an Accredited IEng (Full) BEng/BSc (Hons) undergraduate first degree.

Key benefits:

• Member of the national Universities Transport Partnership
(http://www.utp.org.uk)
• Emphasis on methodology and practice, guided by the needs of employers
• Meets requirements for Further Learning for a Chartered Engineer (CEng)

Visit the website: http://www.salford.ac.uk/pgt-courses/transport-engineering-and-planning

Suitable for

Graduates come from a wide variety of backgrounds including civil engineering, geography, economics, mathematics, physics, business studies and social studies wishing to specialise in the field of transport engineering and planning. Students will need a reasonable aptitude for mathematics/statistics.

Programme details

Transport engineering modules relate to traffic engineering and transport systems design. Transport planning modules consider policy (such as reducing car dependency), travel demand forecasting and appraisal. If you have a civil engineering background you can elect to take an optional module in transport infrastructure design as an alternative to the extended modelling and appraisal work.

The course is supported by field surveys, seminars and studio work, allowing students to experience a range of relevant computer packages and methodological approaches.

You are also required to produce a dissertation with the close supervision of an expert academic member of staff.

This course may be taken on a full-time or part-time basis. The part-time course enables candidates who would not normally be able to obtain a year’s release from employment to also study in depth and is used by some employers as part of their formal graduate training programme.

Format

The course combines formal lectures and seminars with extensive coursework including transport planning studio work, traffic survey projects, appraisal assignments and statistics tutorials. The teaching panel includes visiting specialists with expert knowledge of specific topics.

You will be exposed to a range of relevant transport software.

Part-time students study the taught modules over two years on a day-release basis (currently Thursdays)

Module titles

• Transport Planning: Policy and Principles
• Transport Engineering: Principles and Methodologies
• Transport Engineering: Analysis and Road Safety
• Transport Planning: Forecasting and Appraisal (option)
• Transport Infrastructure Design and Analysis (option)
• MSc Dissertation

Assessment

Assessment is by a combination of formal examinations, tutorial and seminar work, course assignment portfolio and a dissertation. The overall breakdown is:

• Examination: 50%
• Coursework: 50%

Career potential

Graduates come from a wide variety of backgrounds including civil engineering, geography, economics, mathematics, physics, business studies and social studies wishing to specialise in the field of transport engineering and planning. Students will need a reasonable aptitude for mathematics/statistics.

How to apply: http://www.salford.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/applying

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Our MSc Planning course will provide you with the range of skills necessary for a career in urban or environmental planning. Accredited by the RTPI and RICS, it is aimed at graduates who intend to pursue a career in planning and development, either in the public or private sector. Read more
Our MSc Planning course will provide you with the range of skills necessary for a career in urban or environmental planning. Accredited by the RTPI and RICS, it is aimed at graduates who intend to pursue a career in planning and development, either in the public or private sector.

The course will provide you with the core knowledge, competencies and skills necessary to become a chartered planning and development professional and member of both the RTPI and the RICS. Alongside the core requirements for a planning and development professional, we also offer you the opportunity for specialist study in urban regeneration, urban design, environmental planning, infrastructure, international urban development planning, or property valuation.

You will gain an understanding of the full range of professional skills relevant for practice, as well as the competencies appropriate to your chosen specialism.

Special features

An overseas field visit is an integral part of the programme. The cost of the visit is largely covered by the course fee, but students in recent years have also been asked to contribute around £400 towards the costs of the trip, depending on the venue. Recent locations have included Toronto, Barcelona and Berlin.

Fieldcourses may be scheduled at any point during the twelve-month period of the degree programme and this may include time during University vacations. Successful applicants are expected to be available to attend. Countries to be visited may change their immigration and visa regulations at short notice. Planning cannot guarantee that where visas are required for the field course, they will be granted. Planning will ensure that, in the unlikely event this occurs, affected students are not academically disadvantaged.

The programme also includes a module that introduces students to the excitement of working within a professional, 'real world' context on a 'live' consultancy project. Working with industrial partners, students will be asked to complete a piece of work on an area of planning, urban regeneration, or environmental management - depending on their chosen specialism - to a standard that is expected and demanded in the planning, environmental management or development professions. This core module is highly regarded by employers and students alike.

Career opportunities

The course prepares you for employment in professional practice in planning in the UK or overseas, and will provide you with the academic knowledge and professional skills for employment in the private (consultancy, development industry) and public (local authorities, development agencies) sectors.

Accrediting organisations

The course fulfils the criteria for full dual accreditation from both the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) and the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). Accreditation from the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) is under the Planning and Development (P&D) specialism.

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The MSc in Management of Projects prepares students for a professional role in a wide range of projects by providing students with an understanding of both the people-related and technical requirements necessary for the successful management of projects, as well as the organisational and strategic aspects. Read more
The MSc in Management of Projects prepares students for a professional role in a wide range of projects by providing students with an understanding of both the people-related and technical requirements necessary for the successful management of projects, as well as the organisational and strategic aspects.

This MSc is one of four MSc courses within the Management of Projects Group of Programmes. The other MSc courses are: Commercial Project Management, Construction Project Management and Engineering Project Management.

The School of Mechanical, Aerospace and Civil Engineering has a long history of delivering project management related masters courses and the staff who deliver the programme are drawn for a wide variety of backgrounds and industrial experience.
Teaching and learning

The Management of Projects MSc is a full time course which is studied over 12 months, starting in September each year. The course comprises eight taught course units, each worth 15 credits, and a research dissertation worth 60 credits. In addition, the Applied Project Management unit is course-specific unit which uses simulation exercises supplemented by guest speakers to provide students with hands-on practical experience of managing a project throughout its life cycle. Students must also select three option units and carry out a Management of Projects based dissertation.

Assessment of the taught part of the course is via a combination of formal written examinations and coursework assignments, which will include group work and oral presentations. Some assessment is based on online material provided by the Association for Project Management (APM) and PRINCE2 (a process-based method for effective project management).

Career opportunities

The MSc Management of Projects acquaints students with the basic processes of project management focuses specifically on the application of project management techniques and the people management challenges in application of project management techniques, using simulation exercises to provide students with hands-on practical experience of managing a project throughout its life cycle, developing team working, decision making and communication skills which employers value highly. Successful graduates of this programme find employment in a wide range of organisations including Bentley Motors, Fujitsu, Activisys FZCO, EPAM Systems, UK NHS, CGGVeritas, Siemens, Carllion, Grand Rig International, also PhD-level research in project management.

Accrediting organisations

The MSc in Management of Projects is listed by the Joint Board of Moderators (JBM) as being Approved Further Learning Schemes for Chartered Engineer. The JBM represents the Institution of Civil Engineers, the Institution of Structural Engineers, the Institution of Highways and Transportation and the Institute of Highway Incorporated Engineers. This means that successful completion of the MSc will enable applicants with an accredited first degree at BEng level, to become chartered engineers.

Students who successfully complete the unit MACE 60062 Conflict Management and Dispute Resolution optional unit are eligible for associate membership of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.

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University of Salford School of the Built Environment
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This course will equip you with the knowledge and expertise needed to plan, organise, secure and manage resources to bring about the successful completion of projects to client’s expectations and satisfaction. Read more
This course will equip you with the knowledge and expertise needed to plan, organise, secure and manage resources to bring about the successful completion of projects to client’s expectations and satisfaction. It enables you to recognise the significance of process, technology and people to the success of projects; to more effectively lead, organise and plan projects; to analyse corporate practice and implement highly effective strategies for change.

Key benefits:

• The full Masters degree is RICS, CIOB and APM accredited
• 100% employability for past graduates
• Meets the needs of individuals managing change in a fast moving business and project environment.

Visit the website: http://www.salford.ac.uk/pgt-courses/project-management-in-construction

Suitable for

Applicants who want to learn the skills needed to manage change in fast-moving business and project environments. Typically, you’ll have an academic or professional background in construction, design, property, engineering or a management discipline.

Programme details

This course meets the needs of individuals and corporations managing change in a fast moving business and project environment.

This course emphasises the need for integration in projects and leadership in performance improvement. You will develop an understanding of project and process management, and recognise the significance of process, technology and people to the success of projects in the design, property and construction industries.

Learn how to:

• Organise and plan construction projects and manage project information
• Critically examine existing practice through implementing process measurement and evaluate alternative strategies for process improvement
• Analyse corporate problems and design and implement strategies for change
• Lead and work effectively with project teams, and communicate effectively in a variety of forms

Format

On-campus study comprises lectures, tutorials and project work.

Lectures introduce the core knowledge for each module. Tutorials provide a forum for discussion and debate with personalised instruction from tutors, and the project work is your chance to employ research and other techniques to develop solutions to prescribed tasks.

If you’re studying by distance learning, you’ll enjoy access to an internet-based learning environment backed up by intensive tutor support. Weekly online tutorials are led by tutors with student interaction. Our online repository of learning material enables you to undertake self-directed study at your own convenience. Learning is driven by real-world problems with application to your workplace and job role.

Module titles

• Culture and People
• Procurement in Construction and Property
• Process and Project Systems
• Lean Integrated Design and Production
• Dissertation

Assessment

You will be assessed through written coursework (100%) and continuous informal assessment by your tutors

*Certain modules for full-time students have a small amount of assessment through presentations.

Career potential

This course will emphasise the need for integration in projects and leadership in performance improvement, with a focus on the understanding of project and process management. It recognises the significance of process, technology and people to the success of projects in the design, property and construction industries. You will leave with the knowledge to plan construction projects and manage project information, lead and work effectively with project teams as well as the skills to analyse corporate problems, alternative strategies, and to implement these changes.

The construction industry has witnessed a marked change over the last few years, increasingly moving away from the traditional approach to project management in construction to a more integrated approach, fusing together the design and construction elements where once they would be viewed as separate management disciplines. Therefore a graduate entering the construction management arena must be well equipped to cope with the demands of the construction industry and its expectations of project management. The School of the Built Environment has 100% graduate employment rate for Project Management in Construction, with graduates employed in a number of related fields including the built environment, civil engineering, heavy engineering, offshore and petrochemical industries.

How to apply: http://www.salford.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/applying

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University of Salford School of the Built Environment
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This course aims to create reflective practitioners in quantity surveying who have a knowledge and understanding of procurement and financial management and recognise the significance of process, technology and people to the success of mechanical and electrical projects. Read more
This course aims to create reflective practitioners in quantity surveying who have a knowledge and understanding of procurement and financial management and recognise the significance of process, technology and people to the success of mechanical and electrical projects. You will critically examine existing practice through implementing process measurement and evaluate alternative strategies for process improvement.

Learn how to:

• Organise and plan the procurement and financial management of construction projects
• Very effectively manage and administer construction contracts
• Lead and work effectively with project teams and communicate effectively in a variety of forms.

Key benefits:

• The full Masters degree is accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors
• Organise and plan mechanical and electrical projects
• Follow a programme designed for those wanting to specialise in this area of quantity surveying.

Visit the website: http://www.salford.ac.uk/pgt-courses/quantity-surveying-mechanical-and-electrical

Suitable for

Practising quantity surveyors and/or senior construction professionals (e.g. construction/project managers and civil engineers) who want to develop and formalise their skills in this area.

Programme details

Upon graduation, you will be a mechanical and electrical specialist. The programme of study will equip you with a professional understanding of procurement, financial and risk management, and lifecycle cost management, as they apply to the construction industry.

In addition to formalising your knowledge of traditional quantity surveying, you’ll receive a solid grounding in cutting-edge developments applying to mechanical and electrical works.

Format

Studying by distance learning, you’ll enjoy access to an internet-based learning environment backed-up by intensive tutor support. Weekly online tutorials are led by tutors with student interaction. Our online repository of learning material enables you to undertake self-directed study at your own convenience. Learning is driven by real-world problems with application to your workplace and job role.

Module titles

• Procurement in Construction and Property
• Quantity Surveying in Mechanics and Electrics
• Process and Project Systems
• Financial and Risk Management
• Dissertation

Assessment

You will be assessed through:

• Written coursework (100%)
• Continuous informal assessment by your tutors

Career potential

As a qualified mechanical and electrical quantity surveyor, you could find employment in the building sector or specialist fields including nuclear power.

There is currently a severe skills shortage in the UK for quantity surveyors with expertise in mechanics and electrics.
Consequently, this course has a 100% graduate employment record.

How to apply: http://www.salford.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/applying

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University of Salford School of the Built Environment
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If you’re looking to progress your career in construction management, or you want to find employment in the sector in the UK, this course is designed with you in mind. Read more
If you’re looking to progress your career in construction management, or you want to find employment in the sector in the UK, this course is designed with you in mind. During your time with us, you’ll learn how to successfully organise and plan complex construction projects, diagnose corporate problems, and manage project teams, procurement, finance and risk.

Key benefits:

• The full Masters degree is RICS accredited
• Combine study and your career with our innovative distance learning option from anywhere in the world
• Operate effectively and accurately in areas of construction law

Visit the website: http://www.salford.ac.uk/pgt-courses/construction-management

Suitable for

This course will enable lawyers and built environment professionals including surveyors, engineers and architects, to operate more effectively in areas of construction practice which involve construction law. The course is ideally suited to practising professionals.

Programme details

• Course development has been led by industry to ensure that material is relevant to current industry trends and emerging future skills areas in construction management
• Emphasis is given to practical knowledge, skills and tools for a rewarding career in construction
• This course offers a structured route to obtaining the knowledge and understanding required to practice construction management.
• This course provides hands-on training in the use of state-of-the-art software tools and techniques.

Format

On campus study is study is delivered by a variety of learning and teaching methods. Lectures introduce new material and provide the core knowledge base for each module. Tutorials offer the opportunity for discussion and debate with personalised instruction from lecturers. Project work is an important aspect of the course enabling you to initiate and control research or other techniques to develop solutions to prescribed tasks. Throughout the course expert guest lecturers in various fields are invited to deliver lectures.

Distance learning uses an internet-based learning environment backed up by intensive tutor support. Weekly online tutorials are led by tutors with student interaction. Our online repository of learning material enables you to undertake self directed study at your own convenience. Learning is driven by real-world problems aligned to your workplace and job role.

Module titles

• Performance and Integration Management
• Supply Chain Management
• Project and Production Management
• Finance and Risk Management
• Dissertation

Assessment

You will be assessed through:

• Written coursework (100%)
• Continuous informal assessment by your tutors

Career potential

On this course, you’ll gain the legal knowledge you’ll need to perform your current role more effectively or to move into a new role relating to construction law. Construction law and practice affects professionals throughout the construction industry. Graduates of this course have included surveyors, architects, engineers, planners, construction managers, financial managers, solicitors and lawyers.

How to apply: http://www.salford.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/applying

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University of Salford School of the Built Environment
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If you are interested in the fundamental changes occurring across the construction industry, and efficient multidisciplinary collaboration in the design and construction process with the support of advanced BIM technologies, this is the course for you. Read more
If you are interested in the fundamental changes occurring across the construction industry, and efficient multidisciplinary collaboration in the design and construction process with the support of advanced BIM technologies, this is the course for you. It provides the skills and competences to support integrated design and delivery solutions and the coordination of roles and responsibilities for the financial, environmental and social performance of buildings. The course builds upon leading edge research and practice, enabling students to up-skill to undertake a leading role in the transformation of practices in work settings.

Key benefits:

• Gain knowledge of advanced BIM technologies and lean processes
• Develop skills to deliver better value through integrated design
• Research-based teaching, including industrial guest lectures.

Visit the website: http://www.salford.ac.uk/pgt-courses/bim-and-integrated-design

Suitable for

This course is intended for graduates or experienced practitioners in:
• Architecture
• Architectural technology
• Structural and mechanical and electrical engineering design
• Design
• Design/project management

Programme details

This course addresses currently emerging needs of new skills for architects, engineering and construction and built environment professionals: efficient multidisciplinary collaboration through the design and construction processes, enabling the delivery of integrated design and solutions with the support of advanced technologies such as Building Information Modelling (BIM).

The construction industry is facing unprecedented change around BIM, Lean and sustainability. Organisational forms, contracts, and many other different aspects of construction are changing. This course focuses strategically on these changing processes. It supports professionals in responding to current and future challenges in client expectations and societal needs, which are pushing professionals to improve integration and coordination of formerly separate roles and responsibilities.

This course is based on state-of-the-art research developed within the internationally leading School of the Built Environment. The course also incorporates the latest practice based developments through guest lectures from leading practitioners.

It addresses the benefits that can be achieved through the adoption of BIM and discusses:

• integrated processes
• improved value to clients and users
• improved design coordination, information management and exchange
• clash detection
• clearer scheduling
• improved sustainability and social outcomes

Format

On campus study is delivered by a variety of learning and teaching methods. Lectures introduce new material and provide the core knowledge base for each module. Tutorials offer the opportunity for discussion and debate with personalised instruction from tutors. Design project work is an important aspect of the course enabling you to initiate and control research and design techniques to develop solutions to prescribed tasks.

Distance Learning uses an internet-based learning environment backed up by intensive tutor support. Weekly online tutorials are led by tutors with student interaction. Our online repository of learning material enables you to undertake self-directed study at your own convenience. Learning is driven by real-world problems aligned to your workplace and job role.

Additional learning support will be provided through optional study days for both on-campus and distance learning students along with a summer school which will include seminars, group working, presentations and guest speakers from industry.

Module titles

• Building Information Modelling Theory and Practice (30 credits)
• Integrated BIM Projects (30 credits)
• Lean Integrated Design and Production (30 credits)

Optional Modules

• Sustainable Design Theory and Practice (30 credits)
• Project and Production Management (30 credits)

Then

• Dissertation (60 credits)

Assessment

You will be assessed through:

• Coursework/design project work (100%)
• Continuous informal assessment by your tutors

Career potential

This course aims to provide extensive training in the field of BIM. It is intended primarily for practitioners and graduate students in the field of architecture, engineering and the construction industry who wish to specialise in this state-of-the-art technology.

You will develop managerial, technical and interpersonal skills to deliver better value through integrated design. You will be able to work collaboratively throughout design development. You will also be able to apply digital and media technologies to generate, represent and communicate innovative design solutions.

On completion of this course you will have developed skills and knowledge in a highly advanced specialism and the expertise gained is at the forefront of industry requirements. The technical and reflective skills you will gain are of immediate advantage to employers in construction, engineering and design roles across the built environment.

How to apply: http://www.salford.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/applying

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Advertising and management skills are in high demand, with graduates working at all ends of the advertising spectrum from traditional print-based advertising to digital media. Read more
Advertising and management skills are in high demand, with graduates working at all ends of the advertising spectrum from traditional print-based advertising to digital media. This course will offer you a combination of commercial, theoretical and creative units to provide ensure you have a significant advantage in this fast-paced and dynamic industry.

The programme will develop your creative thinking skills in helping to create and implement effective creative advertising solutions to complex advertising challenges.

You will be taught by industry professionals and highly experienced tutors, who are able to draw upon their substantial industry experience, bringing lectures to life and offering practical support on student projects.

This course is also approved and accredited by the Chartered Institute of Marketing and has been developed to meet the demand for skilled marketing communications professionals to work within the ever-changing marketing communications industry.

Special features

• This course is approved and professionally accredited by the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM).
• You will be taught in the internationally recognised, multi-award-winning Business School on All Saints Campus.
• The Business School enjoys established links with the Chartered Institute of Marketing and the Institute of Direct Marketing as well as the Chartered Institute of Public Relations. Our students can obtain student membership of these professional bodies.
• This programme has an advanced standing route for mature students who have relevant professional qualifications or who have previously studied for a postgraduate certificate or diploma. Through advanced standing we can give you academic credit for your current qualifications. Consequently you only need to study selected units and can achieve an MSc in a shorter time frame. The tuition fees for this route are also lower because you only pay for the units you need to take rather than having to study all the units for the MSc.

Throughout your studies there is strong provision for employability and gaining graduate employment through our Careers and Employability Hub and a range of additional activities that include:

Live business project

Many employers require graduates who possess a range of skills and knowledge, including experience in the workplace. Masters students of the Business School take a unit called Investigating Business Practice, where you will act as a marketing consultant for a real business. This will develop your project management, team working, client management and business consultancy skills.

In groups, you will be matched with a business organisation that is seeking solutions to an issue that is related to your subject area. You will be expected to meet with the client company, identify the key issues that the client is facing and be required to scope out their specific requirements and business needs, delegate roles and tasks within your team and then respond professionally to this brief, showcasing strategies and proposals that they can realistically implement into their business.

Behind-the-scenes business visits

As a Masters student of the Business School, you have the opportunity to participate in a number of free business visits that allow you to see behind the scenes of successful companies and learn about how these businesses are structured and operate. The business visit programme varies each year, find out more on the mmu.ac.uk/business-school website.

Professional development weeks

The Faculty of Business and Law hosts two Professional Development Weeks annually. Free and open to all students, this includes a festival of skills-development activities, practical support in developing your CV and employability skills, and the opportunity to network with actively recruiting graduate employers.

Consultancy dissertation

The dissertation unit is your chance to undertake a consultancy dissertation, which could be based on a current or potential employer and aligned to your career goals in a specific sector, organisation or industry. This would involve identifying and structuring an investigative managerial or business issue, producing a substantial written document of your conclusions and recommendations.

Expert guest lectures

A number of guest lectures take place each year with leading speakers from industry. The Business School shares extensive links with over 25 professional bodies including the Chartered Institute of Marketing and the Chartered Institute of Public Relations. We invite speakers from various industries onto campus as guest lecturers to share their knowledge with current Masters students.

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In an international business climate, which has undergone tumultuous economic change during the last decade, graduates with excellent marketing awareness and management skills have never been in greater demand. Read more
In an international business climate, which has undergone tumultuous economic change during the last decade, graduates with excellent marketing awareness and management skills have never been in greater demand. The shifting balance in world trade, the emergence of fast growing economies plus an increasing pool of world consumers means that businesses need to be increasingly focused on how they develop their competitive marketing strategies.

The applied nature of this course ensures that you study the latest thinking and techniques within the discipline of marketing and acquire the capabilities to enhance your employability and career prospects. More specifically, this course will develop your awareness for and critical understanding of the latest issues within the discipline of marketing, marketing strategy and consumer behaviour.

The course is taught by highly experienced academic tutors and industry practitioners, who bring a wealth of experience and knowledge to the challenges posed in today’s business environment. The course combines strong academic principles and theories and examines these within a focused and applied teaching approach. Contemporary business issues are discussed within appropriate academic and practical contexts whilst students develop their knowledge in international branding and digital media. At the end of the course, you will have acquired the skills and knowledge to be a skilled marketing professional.

Special Features

• This course is approved and professionally accredited by the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM).
• You will be taught in the internationally recognised multi-award-winning Business School on All Saints Campus.
• The Business School enjoys established links with the Chartered Institute of Marketing and the Institute of Direct Marketing as well as the Chartered Institute of Public Relations. Our students can obtain student membership of these professional bodies.
• This programme has an advanced standing route for mature students who have relevant professional qualifications or who have previously studied for a postgraduate certificate or diploma. Through advanced standing we can give you academic credit for your current qualifications. Consequently you only need to study selected units and can achieve an MSc in a shorter time frame. The tuition fees for this route are also lower because you only pay for the units you need to take rather than having to study all the units for the MSc.
• Experience a real work scenario in acting as a consultant on "live" client projects for businesses within the Manchester region.
• Enhance your digital skills - the course's extensive digital content increases your knowledge of digital marketing techniques.

Throughout your studies there is strong provision for employability and gaining graduate employment through our Careers and Employability Hub and a range of additional activities that include:

Live business project

Many employers require graduates who possess a range of skills and knowledge, including experience in the workplace. Masters students of the Business School take a unit called Investigating Business Practice, where you will act as a marketing consultant for a real business. This will develop your project management, team working, client management and business consultancy skills.

In groups, you will be matched with a business organisation that is seeking solutions to an issue that is related to your subject area. You will be expected to meet with the client company, identify the key issues that the client is facing and be required to scope out their specific requirements and business needs, delegate roles and tasks within your team and then respond professionally to this brief, showcasing strategies and proposals that they can realistically implement into their business.

Behind-the-scenes business visits

As a Masters student of the Business School, you have the opportunity to participate in a number of free business visits that allow you to see behind the scenes of real companies and learn about how these businesses are structured and operate. The business visit programme varies each year, the following are indicative of the type of business visits that are available:

• Manchester United Football Club – museum and stadium tour plus guest speaker on business operations
• Robinson’s Brewery – tour of 175 year old family run brewery and guest speaker
• BBC at MediaCityUK - tour of BBC studios at MediaCityUK with an insight into how TV broadcasting works.
• Jaguar LandRover - tour of the LandRover factory including every stage of the assembly process to the finished product.

Professional development weeks

The Faculty of Business and Law hosts two Professional Development Weeks annually. Free and open to all students, this includes a festival of skills-development activities, practical support in developing your CV and employability skills, and the opportunity to network with actively recruiting graduate employers.

Consultancy dissertation

The dissertation unit is your chance to undertake a consultancy dissertation, which could be based on a current or potential employer and aligned to your career goals in a specific sector, organisation or industry. This would involve identifying and structuring an investigative managerial or business issue, producing a substantial written document of your conclusions and recommendations.

Expert guest lectures

A number of guest lectures take place each year with leading speakers from industry. The Business School shares extensive links with over 25 professional bodies including the Chartered Institute of Marketing and the Chartered Institute of Public Relations. We invite speakers from various industries onto campus as guest lecturers to share their knowledge with current Masters students.

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Advertising and management skills are in high demand, with graduates working at all ends of the advertising spectrum from traditional print-based advertising to new digital media. Read more
Advertising and management skills are in high demand, with graduates working at all ends of the advertising spectrum from traditional print-based advertising to new digital media. Commercial, theoretical and creative units are combined to provide graduates of this programme with a significant advantage in this fast-paced and dynamic industry.

The programme is taught by industry professionals and highly experienced tutors, who are able to draw upon their substantial experience in marketing, digital and creative advertising management to bring lectures to life and help direct practical student projects.

The programme has excellent professional links nationally and internationally - Manchester is acknowledged as a world-leader in digital marketing activity. Completing the programme can enhance a student’s career prospects, as graduates will have the digital, creative and cutting-edge business skills required by advertising agencies internationally.

Special Features

• This course is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Marketing which means you can gain exemptions from the Institute's professional qualifications
• You will be taught in the internationally recognised multi-award-winning Business School on All Saints Campus.
• Extensive use of the University's online virtual learning portal (Moodle) to provide additional learning materials, communication and also as an aid to discussions
• Adding value to your employability skills

Throughout your studies there is strong provision for employability and gaining graduate employment through our Careers and Employability Hub and a range of additional activities that include:

Live business project

Many employers require graduates who possess a range of skills and knowledge, including experience in the workplace. Masters students of the Business School take a unit called Investigating Business Practice, where you will act as a marketing consultant for a real business. This will develop your project management, team working, client management and business consultancy skills.

In groups, you will be matched with a business organisation that is seeking solutions to an issue that is related to your subject area. You will be expected to meet with the client company, identify the key issues that the client is facing and be required to scope out their specific requirements and business needs, delegate roles and tasks within your team and then respond professionally to this brief, showcasing strategies and proposals that they can realistically implement into their business.

Behind-the-scenes business visits

As a Masters student of the Business School, you have the opportunity to participate in a number of free business visits that allow you to see behind the scenes of real companies and learn about how these businesses are structured and operate. The business visit programme varies each year, please check mmu.ac.uk/business-school for more information.

Professional development weeks

The Faculty of Business and Law hosts two Professional Development Weeks annually. Free and open to all students, this includes a festival of skills-development activities, practical support in developing your CV and employability skills, and the opportunity to network with actively recruiting graduate employers.

Consultancy dissertation

The dissertation unit is your chance to undertake a consultancy dissertation, which could be based on a current or potential employer and aligned to your career goals in a specfic sector, organisation or industry. This would involve identifying and structuring an investigative managerial or business issue, producing a substantial written document of your conclusions and recommendations.

Expert guest lectures

A number of guest lectures take place each year with leading speakers from industry. The Business School shares extensive links with over 25 professional bodies including the Chartered Management Institute and the Institute of Leadership and Management. We invite speakers from various industries onto campus as guest lecturers to share their knowledge with current Masters students.

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Cities in Africa, Asia and Latin America struggle with growth, and urban communities in the developing world are increasingly faced with problems relating to poverty, informality and inequality, climate change, insecurity and lack of social cohesion. Read more
Cities in Africa, Asia and Latin America struggle with growth, and urban communities in the developing world are increasingly faced with problems relating to poverty, informality and inequality, climate change, insecurity and lack of social cohesion. Sustainable urban development planning in the global South is thus a complex task with many dimensions.

This interdisciplinary course, offered by the Global Urban Research Centre (GURC), draws on the advanced expertise of staff from the Global Development Institute (GDI), Planning and Environmental Management, Geography and Architecture, from within the School of Environment, Education and Development as well as Alliance Manchester Business School. It is suitable for students wishing to improve their understanding of urban development in cities of the global South in general, as well as development professionals seeking to acquire new expertise in dealing with urban issues, and social development specialists working in the voluntary, private or public sector. We particularly encourage applications from Latin American, African and Asian students.

Aims

An understanding of the cutting edge conceptual debates in global urban development theory and practice, by exploring analytical approaches and relating these to operational frameworks for policy, planning and programming to promote more equitable and sustainable urban development in cities and towns of the global South.

Analytical and practical skills to deepen your knowledge of global urban development and planning theories, as well as the ability to identify, investigate and justify possible solutions to problems arising out of theory and practice (including competency in developing reasoned arguments, finding commonalities and differences, and defending different approaches).

Skills necessary to gather, organise and employ evidence and information from a wide variety of sources, complemented by guidance on how best to manage workloads and obtain research materials, and support to develop your area of expertise through relevant research culminating in a dissertation.

Teaching and learning

The programme requires students to pass a total of eight course units totalling 120 credits of postgraduate study and to undertake a dissertation of 12000 -15000 words which provides a further 60 credits. You must normally complete 4 core course units compulsory for all students, and 4 optional course units selected from those available both within GDI and in other relevant disciplines within the Faculty of Humanities.

Part-time Study
Part-time students complete the full-time programme over 27 months. There are no evening or weekend course units available on the part-time programme, therefore if you are considering taking a programme on a part-time basis, you should discuss the requirements with the Programme Director first and seek approval from your employer to have the relevant time off. Timetabling information is normally available from late August from the Programme Administrator and you will have the opportunity to discuss course unit choices during Welcome Week with the Programme Directors.

Coursework and assessment

Most courses are assessed by essays, class presentations and examinations or a combination of these (depending on the course units selected). A dissertation of between 12,000-15,000 words provides an opportunity to obtain an advanced level of expertise in a particular subject area through supervised individual research.

Career opportunities

You will develop an advanced knowledge and skill base that can be applied to professional activities relating to a variety of urban-related fields. Past students have gone on to work as consultants for international development cooperation agencies; planners for national and local governments and private companies; and as practitioners in slum upgrading programmes, or international networks and national NGOs in cities in Africa, Asia and Latin America.

Accrediting organisations

This course is accredited by the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI). After completion of relevant work experience, you may be able in due course to proceed to full RTPI membership. Full RTPI accreditation is subject to appropriate option choice.

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This course provides a specialist understanding of the relationship between urban design and planning by focusing on issues that are of international significance. Read more
This course provides a specialist understanding of the relationship between urban design and planning by focusing on issues that are of international significance.

The course is fully accredited by the RTPI and will provide you with the core knowledge and competencies needed to become a chartered planner and specialise in urban design and international planning.

Special features

An overseas field visit is an optional part of the programme, if students choose to undertake the relevant optional course unit: International Planning (Field Visit). The cost of the visit is partly covered by the course fee, but students in recent years have also been asked to contribute around £200 towards the cost of the trip, depending on the venue. Recent fieldtrip locations have included Barcelona, Amsterdam, Belfast, Dublin and Toronto.

Countries to be visited may change their immigration and visa regulations at short notice. Planning and Environmental Management cannot guarantee that where visas are required for the field course, they will be granted. In the unlikely event that this occurs, we will ensure affected students are not academically disadvantaged by setting alternative assignments covering the same learning outcomes as the field visit components, but which can be completed in Manchester.

Teaching and learning

Part-time students complete the full-time programme over 27 months. There are no evening or weekend course units available on the part-time programme, therefore if you are considering taking a programme on a part-time basis, you should discuss the requirements with the Programme Director and seek approval from your employer to have the relevant time off. Timetabling information is normally available from late August from the Programme Administrator and you will have the opportunity to discuss course unit choices during induction week with the Programme Director.

Career opportunities

This course has been specifically designed to equip you for professional practice in urban design and planning in a fast moving international market. Oportunities will arise in both the private and public sectors across global consultancies, development companies, government departments and agencies, and third sector organisations.

A number of professional practitioners are engaged in teaching on this course making for a theoretically informed, practice-orientated approach to teaching and learning. Our overseas fieldtrip provides an opportunity for you to gain knowledge and experience of urban design and planning in practice in an international setting.

Accrediting organisations

The course is fully accredited by the Royal Town Planning Institute.

You will gain:
-A framework for knowledge in the fields of urban design and planning, enabling you to engage in professional and inter-professional debate on the nature, purpose and methods of successful urban design and planning projects from an international perspective.
-An understanding of the cutting edge theoretical and practice-related debates in urban design and planning from an international perspective.
-Analytical and practical skills needed to deepen your knowledge of urban design and planning to enable you to identify, investigate, and critique existing theoretical, methodological, and analytical approaches to urban design and planning in different international contexts.

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This fast-track conversion course combines academic excellence with the explicit development of the transferable skills essential for a career in real estate whether in the private or public sectors, in the UK or internationally. Read more
This fast-track conversion course combines academic excellence with the explicit development of the transferable skills essential for a career in real estate whether in the private or public sectors, in the UK or internationally.

There are a number of course units common to the MSc Real Estate Asset Management and MSc Real Estate Development that provide a sound grounding in real estate from the perspectives of investor, developer, occupier and the broader society. You then follow specific course units, depending on the specialist route chosen, with the ability to choose further optional units to reflect your own particular interests.

A residential fieldtrip to London is an integral part of the programme and there is an optional fieldtrip to another major European city.
It is fully accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors under its Valuation, Commercial Property, Residential and Planning & Development pathways.

Aims

You will:
-Gain the necessary framework of knowledge, understanding and skills to enable you to pursue a successful career in the real estate field
-Develop your capacity for critical thinking and ability to present sound, well-justified arguments and solutions to complex problems, recognising the interconnected nature of real estate practice
-Develop commercial awareness in conjunction with technical knowledge and skills to enable you to take a leading role in addressing the challenges facing the real estate industry
-Be able to draw upon the world-class research and practical experience of the School of Environment, Education and Development, together with our excellent links with business and the public sector, enabling you to explore new insights into the areas of sustainable development and strategic management of the built environment

Special features

One of the special features of our Masters programmes is the opportunity to work on a 'live' consultancy project. Working with industry partners, students will complete a piece of work within a real-world professional environment.

A comprehensive range of site visits, guest lectures and presentations from business and public organisations are an integral part of the course and networking opportunities are strongly promoted.

An overseas field trip is a recommended option on the programme. The cost of the visit is largely covered by the course fee, but students in recent years have also been asked to contribute around £350 towards the costs of the trip, depending on the venue. Recent locations have included Barcelona, Toronto, Amsterdam and Dublin. Countries to be visited may change their immigration and visa regulations at short notice. The Department cannot guarantee that where visas are required for the field course, they will be granted but will ensure that, in the unlikely event this occurs, affected students are not academically disadvantaged.

Teaching and learning

Part-time students complete the full-time programme over 27 months. There are no evening or weekend course units available on the part-time programme, therefore if you are considering taking a programme on a part-time basis, you should discuss the requirements with the Programme Director and seek approval from your employer to have the relevant time off. Timetabling information is normally available from late August from the Programme Administrator and you will have the opportunity to discuss course unit choices during induction week with the Programme Director.

Career opportunities

The programme prepares students for employment in real estate professional practice, in the UK or internationally. Potential careers could be in both the private and public sector ranging across global consultancies, investment advisors and corporate organisations to regional property practices and development companies to government agencies or even your own real estate business. Recent graduates have gone on to work for consultancies including CBRE in UK and China, JLL, Savills, Cushman & Wakefield, Colliers International and Real Estate companies such as Grosvenor, Kier, Bruntwood and Wanda.

Complementary careers advice sessions, tailored for real estate, are provided alongside professional networking opportunities.

Accrediting organisations

Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors - Valuation, Commercial Property, Residential and Planning & Development pathways.

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The MSc in Commercial Project Management prepares students for a professional role in the management of commercial projects by providing students with an understanding of the both the people-related and technical requirements necessary for the successful management of projects, as well as the organisational and strategic aspects; it also stresses the commercial aspects of project management. Read more
The MSc in Commercial Project Management prepares students for a professional role in the management of commercial projects by providing students with an understanding of the both the people-related and technical requirements necessary for the successful management of projects, as well as the organisational and strategic aspects; it also stresses the commercial aspects of project management: for example, marketing and sales, financial management, procurement, bidding and contract management.

This MSc is one of four MSc courses within the Management of Projects Group of Programmes. The other MSc courses are: Management of Projects, Construction Project Management and Engineering Project Management.

The School of Mechanical, Aerospace and Civil Engineering has a long history of delivering project management related masters courses and the staff who deliver the programme are drawn for a wide variety of backgrounds and industrial experience.

Teaching and learning

The Commercial Project Management MSc is a full time course which is studied over 12 months, starting in September each year. The course comprises eight taught course units, each worth 15 credits, and a research dissertation worth 60 credits. Students on this particular MSc study four core units fundamental to project management, and which are shared by students on the other MSc courses. In addition, students on this course study Contract Management and programme specific unit, Commercial Management, where students work in teams to produce documents related to the buying and selling side of a case study activity. Students must also select two optional units and carry out a Commercial Project Management based dissertation.

Assessment of the taught part of the programme is via a combination of formal written examinations and coursework assignments, which will include group work and oral presentations. Some assessment is based on online material provided by the Association for Project Management (APM) and PRINCE2 (a process-based method for effective project management).

Career opportunities

The MSc Commercial Project Management Programme acquaints students with the basic processes of project management but focuses more specifically on the commercial aspects of project management, the establishment of stable, profitable and low-risk exchange relationships for project procurement or sales and the management of the contracts that represent these relationships in a range of project settings. Practical skills in the buy and side project procurement, contract management and conflict and dispute resolution are developed. Successful graduates of this programme find employment in a wide range of commercial-related roles, from forensic delay analysis to quantity surveying to general project management in companies such as Blackrock, Costain, Parsons Brinckerhoff, Yendall Hunter, PwC.

Accrediting organisations

The MSc in Commercial Project Management is listed by the Joint Board of Moderators (JBM) as an Approved Further Learning Schemes for Chartered Engineer. The JBM represents the Institution of Civil Engineers, the Institution of Structural Engineers, the Institution of Highways and Transportation and the Institute of Highway Incorporated Engineers. This means that successful completion of the MSc will enable applicants with an accredited first degree at BEng level, to become chartered engineers.
Students who successfully complete the unit MACE 60062 Conflict Management and Dispute Resolution optional unit are eligible for associate membership of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.

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