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.
Modes and duration
Tuition fees (2017/18)
- £14,100 (FT)
- £23,050 (FT)
Note on fees: The tuition fees shown are for the year indicated above. Fees for subsequent years may increase or otherwise vary. Further information on fee status, fee increases and the fee schedule can be viewed on the UCL Current Students website. Fees for flexible, modular study are charged pro-rata to the appropriate full-time Master's fee taken in an academic session.
The normal minimum qualifications are a lower second-class Bachelor's degree from a UK university or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard.
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.
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About this degree
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.
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). In addition, there are two non-assessed, but compulsory modules in management and research methods.
A Postgraduate Diploma (120 credits, full-time nine months) is offered.
- Project Management
- Owner-Based Management of Projects
- Principles of Enterprise Management
- Projects, Economics, Sectors and Behaviour
A full-time student must choose at least two modules from the project-based optional modules, and at least one module from the enterprise-based optional modules. A student's fourth module can come from any of the three (project-based, enterprise based or economics-based) sets of modules.
- Managing the Enterprise-Project Relationship
- 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 Project and Programmes
- Social Networks in Project and Enterprise Organisations
- Integrating Project Information Systems with Building Information Modelling
- The Management of Value
- The Management of Innovation in Construction Firms
- Contractual Claims and Dispute Resolution
- Transforming Projects into Business Operations
- Managing Professional Practice
- Relationships Between Firms
- Capturing and Delivering Value
- The Construction Firm: Contractors and Sub-Contractors
- Marketing and Project Business Development
- Managing Change in Organisations
- Construction Booms and Slumps
All MSc students submit a 10,000-word dissertation 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 dissertation.
Half-day site visits will be undertaken.
Scholarships relevant to this department are displayed below.
- £10,000 (1 year)
- UK, EU, Overseas
- Based on financial need
For a comprehensive list of the funding opportunities available at UCL, including funding relevant to your nationality, please visit the Scholarships and Funding website.
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.
Top career destinations for this degree
- Business Manager, China Water Electricity International Investment Corporation
- Procurement Specialist, Procter & Gamble
- Graduate Project Manager, AECOM
A comprehensive and stimulating programme, delivered by leading academics and with RICS accreditation, this MSc also offers each student the opportunity to tailor their study to those areas which are of most interest, by choosing from a wide range of optional modules. In addition, there is a strong focus on student career progression. Each year the school hosts a series of networking events and presentations attended by professionals from industry/organisations and UCL Careers also offers a regular programme of careers fairs and practical sessions on careers advice.
Careers data is taken from the ‘Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education’ survey undertaken by HESA looking at the destinations of UK and EU students in the 2012–2014 graduating cohorts six months after graduation.
Why 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 multidisciplinary 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 prepares you for a dynamic career within some of the world's most successful organisations.
The MSc programme is accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors for entry to their Project Management Faculty.
Student / staff numbers
› 42 staff
› 300 taught students
› 20 research students
Staff/student numbers information correct as of 1 August 2017.
Research Excellence Framework (REF)
The Research Excellence Framework, or REF, is the system for assessing the quality of research in UK higher education institutions. The 2014 REF was carried out by the UK's higher education funding bodies, and the results used to allocate research funding from 2015/16.
The following REF score was awarded to the department: Bartlett School of Construction & Project Management
74% rated 4* (world-leading) or 3* (internationally excellent)
Learn more about the scope of UCL's research, and browse case studies, on our Research Impact website.
What our students and staff say
"UCL is a top university. I've enjoyed the journey so far by meeting exceptional people, enjoying the London lifestyle that is second to none, and the teaching and learning experience itself is so remarkable that I am tempted to come back for another degree. What is promising is that UCL continues to raise the bar for challenging education and I look forward to be a part of it in the future."
Hassan JaffarProject and Enterprise Management MSc
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 particularly appropriate for students with backgrounds in design, construction, management, 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.
- 30 June 2017
- 1 September 2017
- 1 September 2017
*Applicants who require a Tier 4 student visa will not be eligible to apply.
For more information see our Applications page.Apply now
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.
A demonstrated interest in project management, or some relevant project management experience is desirable, although not essential.
Successful applicants to this programme will be required to pay a tuition fee deposit dependent on their mode of study and fee status as given below:
- UK/EU full-time: £2,000
- UK/EU part-time: £1,000
- Overseas full-time: £2,000
- Overseas part-time: £1,000
Further details can be found on the Fees and funding page.
- Victoria West, Senior Teaching and Learning Administrator