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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.

Key Information

Optional qualifications: This degree is also available as a PG Diploma with fees set accordingly.

Modes and duration

  • Full-time: 1 year
  • Part-time: 2 years

Tuition Fees (2015/16)

UK/EU:
£11,125 (FT)
Overseas:
£20,140 (FT)
Part-time fees are available on request from the department. Fees for flexible, modular study are charged pro-rata to the appropriate full-time Master's fee taken in an academic session. The tuition fee schedule for 2015/16 entry can be viewed on the UCL Current Students website.

Application deadlines

All applicants:
1 June 2015

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.

English language requirement: Standard

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.

International equivalencies

International applicants can find out the equivalent qualification for their country by selecting from the list below.

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Degree Information

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).

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

Core Modules

  • Projects, Economics, Sectors and Behaviour
  • Owner-Based Management of Projects
  • Principles of Enterprise Management
  • Project Management

Options

  • The Economics of Speculative Construction Development
  • Managing the Enterprise-Project Relationship
  • Integrating Project Information Systems with Building Information Modelling
  • Environmental Sustainability in the Construction Sector
  • Enterprise Management: Relationships between Firms
  • Economics of Appraisal of Construction Projects: Leading Issues
  • Construction Industry Development
  • Construction Clients and the Market for Contracts
  • Construction Booms and Slumps
  • Capturing and Delivering Value
  • Choose <strong>four</strong> from the following (restrictions apply):
  • The Construction Firm: Contractors and Sub-Contractors
  • Technology and Design
  • Supply Chain Management: Principles and Case Studies
  • Social Networks in Project and Enterprise Organisations
  • Organisations and People in Projects
  • Marketing and Project Business Development
  • Managing Professional Practice
  • Managing Construction
  • Managing Change in Organisations

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.

Funding

Brown Family Bursary

Value:
£15,000
Duration:
1 year
Eligibility:
Prospective full-time Master's students within the Faculties of the Built Environment, Engineering Science and Mathematical & Physical Sciences.

Bartlett Masters Scholarship

Value:
£5,000
Duration:
1 year
Eligibility:
Prospective MSc, MA or MArch students in the Bartlett Faculty. Applicants' annual income (from a salary or other sources) at the start of the programme must not exceed £14,000 (full-time study) or £28,000 (part-time study).

GREAT/UCL Scholarship

Value:
£5,000
Duration:
1 year
Eligibility:
Prospective graduate students from India applying to one of the following courses: Management MSc, Economics MSc, Construction Economics and Management MSc, Technology Entrepreneurship MSc, LLM, Telecommunications MSc, Drug Discovery and Development MSc,or Cancer MSc.

Bartlett Masters Scholarship

Value:
£5,000
Duration:
1 year
Eligibility:
Prospective MSc, MA or MArch students in the Bartlett Faculty. Applicants' annual income (from a salary or other sources) at the start of the programme must not exceed £14,000 (full-time study) or £28,000 (part-time study).

More scholarships are listed on the scholarships website

Careers

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

  • Network Rail, Project Manager, 2010,
  • Transport for London, , 2013,
  • Endpoint Ltd, Project Co-ordinator, 2010,
  • Noce Limited, Project Manager, 2011,
  • Davis Langdon, Project Manager, 2011,

Employability

A comprehensive and stimulating programme, delivered by leading academics and with RICS accreditation, this MSc also offers each student the opportunity to taior their study to those areas which are of most interest, through the ability to choose 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 Service also offers a regular programme of careers fairs and practical sessions on careers advice.

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 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.

Student / staff ratios › 31 staff › 250 taught students › 20 research students

Department: Bartlett School of Construction & Project Management

Degree reviews

Student review

"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 Jaffar

Subject: Project and Enterprise Management MSc

Application and next steps

Applications

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.

Application deadlines

All applicants
2015-06-01

For more information see our Applications page.

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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.

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