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MSc Construction Management

Course Description

The MSc in Construction Management is a long standing and successful course. It is designed to meet the needs and requirements of managers, engineers, surveyors, designers and others working in construction-related companies. It aims to give you a competitive edge.

The programme offers close contact with industry and has an emphasis on problem solving. You will learn to use the latest, most appropriate management theory and information technology systems to solve industrial problems.

The University of Bolton’s unique links with business and industry mean that the programme has the backing of employers, and provides management learning that will contribute to personal career development and progression. It fulfils professional development requirements and can enhance your membership status with professional bodies and institutions.

Managing a construction project from design through to occupation requires a wide range of skills and involves many people. This course will help you develop the general business management and construction specific skills required for site management of major complex construction projects.

The University of Bolton leads the way in offering professional courses which are designed with the current and future needs of employers and your career in mind. Our MSc in Construction Management is designed to give you the edge in a demanding marketplace.

What you will study

The course focuses on the activities of business management and project management. The Research Methods module allows you to examine a problem of your choice in the workplace. It acts as an introductory module enabling you to develop many of the skills required for academic study in subsequent parts of the programme. These skills include information retrieval and analysis. You will be encouraged to make judgments about problems based upon examination of evidence. A further option module allows you to select a topic related to your own interest, or a priority of your employer. The completion of a dissertation allows you to deepen your knowledge in a particular area, and to apply your research and subject related skills to analyse a situation and develop an appropriate solution.

You will learn key management skills including critical analysis, high level presentation skills, project collaboration and consensus, and team working. You will take responsibility for your own learning and will also learn and collaborate in a small group environment.

For more information please visit http://www.bolton.ac.uk/postgrad

Visit the MSc Construction Management page on the University of Bolton website for more details!

Student Profiles

Masters Taught Excellence Scholarship - 3 Awards

The Masters Taught Excellence Scholarship can be awarded to full-time UK, EU, and International Masters students, irrespective of their financial means.In order to receive this Scholarship, applicants must have completed and submitted an application form which can be downloaded from http://www.bolton.ac.uk/pgfinance Please note that this Scholarship is only available to students undertaking their first Masters course.For more information about this scholarship please visit http://www.bolton.ac.uk/pgfinance or contact the Student Funding Advisor, Karen Bentley on 01204 903497

Value of Scholarship(s)



You must have been awarded a First-Class Honours Degree (or equivalent) from a UK or EU institution.
You must be studying a full-time taught masters at the University of Bolton campus in Bolton.
You must not be in receipt of any other offer, i.e. Alumni Discount or any other fee reduction.
You must not be in receipt of any other kind of sponsorship towards your tuition fees, for example from an employer.
The course of study must have commenced in September 2014 or later.

Application Procedure

In order to receive the scholarship towards fees students must have completed the Masters Excellence Scholarship application form, which can be downloaded from http://www.bolton.ac.uk/pgfinance Please return the form with photocopies of your certificates to:Masters Excellence Scholarship Scheme,
Student Centre,
Chancellor's Mall,
University of Bolton,
Deane Road, Bolton. BL3 5ABTel: +44 (0)1204 903497 / +44 (0)1204 903499
Email: [email protected]

Further Information


Entry Requirements

Normally, you will have one of the following: an honours degree in a construction discipline and significant industrial experience (for instance, two years full-time employment or four years part-time employment in a relevant industry); professional status with an appropriate construction institution (for instance, Chartered Architect, Builder, Engineer or Surveyor); alternative qualifications and/or experience (for instance, you have held a responsible position for a number of years with relevant responsibilities).

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