The course offers a stimulating part-time pathway, allowing flexibility for individuals with responsibilities and commitments, to progress to Master’s level within the field of: Facilities, Property and Asset Management. The programme is modular, containing both core and elective options within Part One and a Dissertation; generally work related, in Part Two. The latter is often completed remotely but with full workplace support being provided by an experienced supervision team and specialist University support staff.
This is the only post-graduate F.M. related qualification offered within an educational establishment in Wales and the south-west of England. The programme is eminently suited to those working within or aspiring towards a senior management position, addresses cutting edge, strategic and operational issues that impact upon estates, property, facilities and corporate business services. The current mode of attendance for Part One occurs at the Mount Pleasant campus in Swansea, generally taking place on a Wednesday afternoon, between 2.00pm and 8.00pm.
Existing and past students have entered the programme from a range of specialist discipline areas, including engineering, building services, surveying, hotel services, general business administration, hard and soft F.M. property, project management, town planning, health-care etc. Their employers have included international PLCs, central government, local authorities, professional practices, Universities, Further Education colleges, Housing Associations, outsourced F.M. organisations, Welsh Government Agencies etc.
Programme Content and Structure
Candidates study at a high level, a range of inter-related topics that will typically include:
Strategic Property Management and Procurement,
Management of Human and Organisational Resources,
Building Maintenance and Property Asset Management,
Services and Energy Performance of Buildings
Health & Safety Management
Individual modules can be studied on a semester basis to meet an individual or professional body’s CPD requirements, and used to build subsequently onwards to more formal academic qualifications.
Assessment is via industry related case study based assignments, some formal examinations, presentations to panels and a dissertation that can be very closely focussed to the candidate’s current employment or area of career aspiration.
Candidates are interviewed and come to this programme from a diverse range of backgrounds; possibly, an Honours degree or higher, in a facilities, property, built environment or business management related discipline offers the more suitable entry, but candidates with considerable practical experience and/or other relevant technical or professional qualifications are actively encouraged to apply and will be interviewed and mentored on a personal basis. Consideration will also be given where prior learning or experience exists at this level.
For information on our postgraduate study scholarships please visit: http://www.uwtsd.ac.uk/bursaries/