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MSc Construction Project and Cost Management

Course Description


This MSc in Construction Project and Cost Management has been developed in response to a rapid cultural change in the global construction industry towards less adversarial approaches to project management and the demand for continuing professional development.

This course provides a vocational conversion course for non-cognate graduates joining the construction profession in particular project management, cost consultancy and quantity surveying. Also a route has been created for holders of a cognate award; this will appeal to a wider range of construction professionals engaged in construction/project management, civil and structural engineering, architectural technology, surveying and building services engineering.

Accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), the course focuses on the core skills and competencies as set out by RICS for construction project managers.

The vocational nature of this programme provides a sound basis for enhancing a wide range of skills and excellent career opportunities in the construction industry.


The course focuses on the core skills and competencies as set out by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) for construction project managers, construction cost managers and quantity surveyors. One of the modules is based on attendance at a programme of CPD sessions delivered as part of the RICS CPD foundation and these are prescribed by the programme manager. The course been designed for full time or part time study by the use of ‘one-week blocks’ of teaching.


This course comprises nine modules in total (listed below) one of which is based on attending CPD events and the remaining being taught (each delivered in one week intensive block with the exception of the research project).

Construction Contract Management – CPD;
Pre-Contract Management Practice;
Global Project Management Practice;
Construction Cost Management;
Financial Management for Construction;
Strategic Management for Construction;
Facilities and Asset Management;
Integrated Project or Integrating Design and Construction Project*;
Research Project;
* The Integrating Design and Construction Project module has been designed for holders of a non-cognate first degree, i.e. a degree that is not construction related.

Visit the MSc Construction Project and Cost Management page on the Coventry University website for more details!

Student Profiles

Entry Requirements

To enter the course you should have at least a 2:2 honours degree in an appropriate discipline. Students whose first language is not English should have achieved a minimum English language standard of IELTS 6.5.

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