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MSc/PGCert/PGDip Construction Management (Project Management)

Course Description

Our MSc in Construction Project Management is an extremely popular and aspirational course, globally recognised for its quality and expert delivery. The course is tailored for those wishing to develop their project management skills and abilities within the context of construction and engineering, maximising their career potential and opening up new and exciting opportunities in the UK and overseas. By focussing upon the project management knowledge areas and project management processes, the course tackles project management problems using the latest research informed processes and advanced technology. The development of leadership and team building skills is a cornerstone of the course: students attend a bespoke residential workshop hosted by an internationally renowned management development company situated in the heart of the Lake District National Park

- Contributions to modules and workshops by industry-based practitioners and consultants
- Access to extensive on-line library and electronic resources
- Introductory workshop which introduces you to e-learning technology and learning techniques
- Opportunity to develop management, IT and research skills
- Residential workshop/conferences with participation by leading specialists in all aspects of construction management
- Simulation exercises including project planning, programming and delay analysis
- Supplementary live on-line tutorials and seminars
- Flexible progression to suit your job and lifestyle

There is an undiminishing national and global demand for construction professionals who are skilled in the medium of construction management, project management, health and safety, construction economics and facilities management. This fact, together with the ever-increasing demand for blended e-learning provision in this subject area, ensures strong interest in this MSc programme.

The first sixteen-week stage of the Postgraduate Certificate, commencing in January, starts with the module Construction Management Skills. This first module allows plenty of time to acclimatise to the electronic system of teaching and learning as well as the subject matter itself. The residential conference takes place towards the end of this module and contributes, in part, to the module's assessment strategy.

The remaining two modules, Contemporary Procurement Issues and Risk Assessment and Management, will occupy the rest of your time at the PGCert stage; again, each module has a notional timescale of sixteen weeks so this means that the three modules are planned to be completed in 48 weeks, giving you a 'buffer' of four weeks in the twelve-month period. The PGDip stage of the programme will then commence with a further twelve-month timescale designed to the same model. Following the PGDip stage, the MSc stage can be completed in a further 26 weeks with the Dissertation together with Research Methods.

Visit the MSc/PGCert/PGDip Construction Management (Project Management) page on the University of Central Lancashire website for more details!

Entry Requirements

Applicants must provide evidence of English Language competence and an IELTS score of 6.5 (or equivalent) and comply with one of the following three entry criteria: A good university honours degree in property, construction or equivalent Professional qualification deemed to be equivalent to RICS, CIOB, MICE, RIBA or any other equivalent qualification relating to property or construction disciplines Hold a relevant position within a construction or construction-related organisation and possess extensive industrial/professional experience at an appropriate level. In addition, two written references will be required and the applicant will be interviewed with a view to assessing suitability for the course.

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