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Project Management (MSc)


Course Description

Our aim is to develop tomorrow's project management leaders in the construction industry.

Project managers lead and co-ordinate increasingly global, fast-moving and complex construction projects. We develop a coherent framework for the discipline and practice of project leadership and management.

The project leadership role requires strategic thinking, sound knowledge of project management tools and techniques, and strong interpersonal skills to motivate diverse team members (often across geographic and organisational boundaries) towards project success. The distinctive focus is on the strategic management of projects, programmes and portfolios.

This programme is accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB).

Modules include:

• Introduction to Project Management
• Design Management
• Construction Contract Law
• Human Resource Management
• Construction Cost Engineering.

What career can you have?

Graduates typically develop their careers in senior leadership positions in construction, energy, IT and other project-based organisations, with responsibilities for developing integrated approaches to organising teams around projects, programmes and portfolios.

Architecture, Building and Construction Management

Join us in our programme of discovery and creative thinking, designed to question and challenge conventional wisdom about the built environment.

Our aim is the co-creation of new knowledge and understanding about complex and challenging problems.

The School of Construction Management and Engineering is one of the world’s leading university departments dealing with the built environment. The School is truly multidisciplinary in nature and our staff have extensive experience as advisers, consultants and visiting lecturers to commercial organisations, governments and universities globally. We also attract students from all over the world.

Our MSc courses are focused on ensuring an excellent student experience, dealing with new ideas, tools and techniques, and exposure to the latest research. We supplement this excellent teaching with twenty-first century technologies.

Excellent facilities include a dedicated computer lounge for use by our students, equipped with the latest digital technology and software, including building information modelling (BIM), 3D laser scanning, building energy simulations and urban microclimate simulations. The School also possesses laboratory space and experimental equipment to support student research projects.

Visit the Project Management (MSc) page on the University of Reading website for more details!

Entry Requirements

You are normally required to have a good undergraduate Honours degree (or equivalent from a university outside the UK). The Reading MSc in Project Management is for professionals of proven competence who are seeking to reach beyond the limits of their own particular discipline towards a senior management role. Candidates must possess a good degree or be a member of a relevant professional body (e.g. RICS, CIOB, ICE). They will need the ability and commitment to sustain a rigorous programme of study.

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