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Email: bartlett.pgclerk@ucl.ac.uk

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Fees and funding

UK/EU 2013/14:

£10,500 (FT)

Overseas 2013/14:

£19,000 (FT)

Full details of funding opportunities can be found on the UCL Scholarships website

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Project and Enterprise Management MSc

This MSc aims to equip students with an advanced understanding of management thinking relating to the management of enterprises and projects, particularly with regard to the roles that enterprises play in construction; and to give students a sound appreciation of the way projects should best be defined, developed, and delivered.

Degree summary

What will I learn?

The programme teaches concepts, tools and techniques employed in managing projects from their earliest stages through to operations and maintenance. Projects will primarily be in construction (building, civil engineering, process engineering), but there will also be reference to other projects, including aerospace, automotives, electronics, organisational change, pharmaceuticals, software and IT.

Why should I study this degree at UCL?

UCL is one of the best universities in the world and is located in the heart of London.

The UCL Bartlett is the UK's largest multi-disciplinary Faculty of the Built Environment with an excellent global reputation for both research and teaching across the many areas that comprise the built environment. The programme is taught by academics with current research and publications, experienced practitioners and guest speakers from industry.

The MSc programme is accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors for entry to their Project Management Faculty and prepares you for a dynamic career within the world's most successful organisations.

See subject website for more information:

Degree structure

Availability: Full-time 1 year; Part-time 2 years (flexible 3-5 years)

Students undertake modules to the value of 180 credits. The programme consists of four core modules (60 credits), four optional modules (60 credits) and a dissertation (60 credits).

A Postgraduate Diploma (120 credits, full-time nine months) is offered.

Core Modules

  • Project Management
  • Owner-Based Management of Projects
  • Principles of Enterprise Management

Options

  • Choose at least four of the following:
  • Managing the Enterprise-Project Relationship
  • Technology and Design
  • The Procurement of Construction, Engineering and Professional Services
  • Organisations and People in Projects
  • Managing Construction
    Environmental Sustainability in the Construction Sector
  • Supply Chain Management: Principles and Case Studies
  • The Management of Large Projects and Programmes

  • Choose at least one from the following enterprise-based modules:
  • Enterprise Management: Relationships Between Firms
  • Capturing and Delivering Value
  • The Construction Firm: Contractors and Sub-Contractors
  • Marketing and Project Business Development
  • Managing Professional Practice

  • A fourth option taken either from list above or from the following
  • economics-based modules:
  • Construction Booms and Slumps
    Construction Clients and the Market for Contracts
  • Economics of Appraisal of Construction Projects: Leading Issues
  • The Economics of Speculative Development
  • Construction Industry Development

Dissertation/report

All MSc students submit a 10,000-word report on a topic related to the main themes of the programme. The topic can be chosen to enhance career development or for its inherent interest.

Teaching and Learning

The programme is delivered through a combination of formal and interactive lectures, small-group seminars, tutorials, workshops, visiting speakers and site visits. Assessment is through coursework, essays, written papers and examinations, and the built environment dissertation.

Further details available on subject website:

Entry and application

Entry requirements

The normal minimum qualifications are a lower second-class Bachelor's degree from a UK university or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard.

For overseas equivalencies see the relevant country page.

How to apply

You may choose to apply online or download application materials; for details visit www.ucl.ac.uk/gradapps

The deadline for modular/flexible programmes is 6 September 2013. If you require a Tier 4 visa in order to study in the UK, then you are not eligible to apply or be made an offer of a place on a programme as a part-time (modular flexible) student. Students are advised to apply as early as possible due to competition for places. Those applying for scholarship funding (particularly overseas applicants) should take note of application deadlines.

Who can apply?

The programme is particularly appropriate for students with backgrounds in design, construction, finance, legal and other associated disciplines who wish to gain current knowledge in the management of projects and enterprises. However, those with other forms of industrial or government experience may also find the programme suited to their needs.

What are we looking for?

When we assess your application we expect to be able to learn:

  • why you want to study Project and Enterprise Management at graduate level
  • why you want to study Project and Enterprise Management at UCL
  • what particularly attracts you to the chosen programme
  • how your academic and professional background meets the demands of this challenging programme
  • where you would like to go professionally with your degree.
Together with essential academic requirements, the personal statement is your opportunity to illustrate whether your reasons for applying to this programme match what the programme will deliver.

Career

Graduate career options are varied. Students are expected to go on to work in many related areas: public sector infrastructure client organisations, construction, engineering and design enterprises, professional consultants and commercial research organisations, and client enterprises with significant project portfolios such as large manufacturing, transport, financial, electrical, gas, water, petrochemical, pharmaceutical, defence enterprises as well as government departments and agencies. A number of students use the MSc as a foundation for MPhil/PhD research.

First destinations of recent graduates include:

  • Davis Langdon: Project Manager
  • TfL (Transport for London): Project Manager
  • Dearle & Henderson: Risk Consultant
  • Deloitte: Management Consultant

Find out more about London graduates' careers by visiting the Careers Group (University of London) website:


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