Modes and duration
- Full-time: 1 year
- Flexible: 2-5 years, for students in full-time employment
Programme start date
Tuition Fees (2016/17)
- £11,460 (FT)
- £22,180 (FT)
The normal minimum qualifications are a second-class Bachelor's degree from a UK university or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard.
A second acceptable qualification is a degree of lower than second-class Bachelor's standard, with some knowledge, demonstrable competence, and a skill set related to facility management practice. Applicants without a first degree but who have substantial work experience in the field, may be admitted after passing a special qualifying examination. Details of this route can be obtained from the UCL Bartlett's Academic Administration Office.
As the programme is designed to enhance the knowledge base of practitioners in facility management, it is useful for candidates to have some knowledge, demonstrable competence, and a skill set related to facility management practice, in addition to the above requirements.
English Language Requirements
If your education has not been conducted in the English language, you will be expected to demonstrate evidence of an adequate level of English proficiency.
The English language level for this programme is: Standard
Further information can be found on our English language requirements page.
Country-specific information, including details of when UCL representatives are visiting your part of the world, can be obtained from the International Students website.
International applicants can find out the equivalent qualification for their country by selecting from the list below.
Select your country:
Our philosophy is to base our teaching on real-world issues in facilities management (FM) at high-performing organisations in both the private and public sectors. Our students develop the ability to think critically about all facets of the FM services - maintenance, engineering, projects, catering, cleaning, security and property management, by considering engineering and management theories and concepts and their applications to FM situations in these service lines. This allows our students to use their experience to explore these applications in their current or future careers.
Students undertake modules to the value of 180 credits.
The programme consists of six core modules (90 credits), two optional modules (30 credits) and an original dissertation (60 credits).
A Postgraduate Diploma (120 credits, full-time nine months) is offered.
- Introduction to Facility Management
- Management Concepts for Facilities
- Environment Management and Sustainability
- Service Operations Management
- Space and Workplace Management
- Facility Management Law
- Asset Management and Capital Projects
- Facility Management Finance and Governance
- Building Information Modelling and Management for Sustainability
- Or any other MSc module from the extensive list within the faculty.
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 interactive, small-group discussions, seminars, visits and self-directed work, all supported by UCL's Moodle-based e-learning portal. There are parallel programmes in London and Singapore and students in the two locations can meet virtually and share leading-edge perspectives on green and sustainable FM operations.
The International Facility Management Association (IFMA) provides scholarship opportunities, which can be reviewed on their website at: www.ifma.org.
Scholarships relevant to this department are displayed (where available) below. For a comprehensive list of the funding opportunities available at UCL, including funding relevant to your nationality, please visit the Scholarships and Funding website.
The majority of graduates are engaged at a senior level in facility management operations, consultancy or design. Some students use the MSc as a foundation for subsequent MPhil/PhD research. The programme has helped participants to improve career prospects and keep ahead of developments in this field.
The students from this programme move into a variety of facility positions, ranging from assistant facility managers, property managers, contract managers, consultants (normally engineering based students) to directors of facilities (both public and private sector). For overseas students the degree normally leads to taking positions with international property management companies or multi national companies, depending on the level of experience.
Top career destinations for this degree
- Software Engineer, BSkyB (2013)
- Assistant Facility Manager, Cushman and Wakefield (2013)
- Facilities Manager, Shell (2011)
- Facilities Manager, Transport of London (2011)
- Environmental Logistics Manager, NHS King's College Hospital (2012)
The students from this programme move into a variety of facility positions, often depending on their previous work experience and management capabilities, these jobs range from Assistant Facility Managers, Property Managers, Contract Managers, Consultants (normally Engineering based students) to Director of Facilities (both public and private sector). For Overseas students the degree normally allows them to take positions with international property management companies or multi-national companies, again depending on the level of experience. The more successful students do go on to become Facility Directors in the public and private sectors.
Why study this degree at UCL?
The UCL Bartlett is the UK's largest multi-disciplinary Faculty of the Built Environment, bringing together dozens of scientific and professional specialisms required to research, understand, design, construct and operate the buildings and urban environments of the future.
This programme is accredited by: the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and the International Facility Management Association (IFMA). RICS provides free student membership to those joining the programme for the duration of their studies.
UCL Bartlett staff are assisted by distinguished external contributors and students gain a multi-disciplinary perspective in facility management.
Student / staff ratios › 25 staff including 10 postdocs › 100 taught students › 45 research students
Application and next steps
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 directed at facility professionals, as well as architects, service engineers, surveyors, building scientists, interior designers, management professionals and property administrators wishing to acquire a specialist qualification within facility management. It attracts participants from a wide range of professional backgrounds at all management levels, including office, healthcare, retail, education and residential.
- All applicants
- 29 July 2016
For more information see our Applications page.Apply now
What are we looking for?When we assess your application we would like to learn:
- why you want to study Facility and Environment Management at graduate level
- why you want to study Facility and Environment 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