This BSc equips you with the tools necessary to manage the changing nature of the construction industry, with an emphasis on the development of analytical and managerial skills. You will spend your third year in industry, gaining important professional experience for which industrial sponsorship may be available.
- UCAS code
- 4 years
- Application deadline
- 15 January 2017
- No specific subjects.
- English Language and Mathematics at grade C. For UK-based students, a grade C or equivalent in a foreign language (other than Ancient Greek, Biblical Hebrew or Latin) is required. UCL provides opportunities to meet the foreign language requirement following enrolment, further details at: www.ucl.ac.uk/ug-reqs
- A score of 16 points in three higher level subjects, with no score lower than 5.
UK applicants qualifications
For entry requirements with other UK qualifications accepted by UCL, choose your qualification from the list below:
Edexcel Level 3 Extended Diploma (QCF), or Edexcel Level 3 BTEC National Diploma (NQF) with Distinction, Distinction, Distinction.
Pass in Access to HE Diploma, with a minimum of 28 credits awarded with Merit in the Level 3 units.
D3,M1,M1 in three Cambridge Pre-U Principal Subjects
ABB at Advanced Highers (or AB at Advanced Higher and BBB at Higher)
Successful completion of the WBQ Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate plus 2 GCE A-Levels at grades ABB.
In addition to A level and International Baccalaureate, UCL considers a wide range of international qualifications for entry to its undergraduate degree programmes.
Undergraduate Preparatory Certificates
The Undergraduate Preparatory Certificates (UPCs) are intensive one-year foundation courses for international students of high academic potential who are aiming to gain access to undergraduate degree programmes at UCL and other top UK universities.
Typical UPC students will be high achievers in a twelve-year school system which does not meet the standard required for direct entry to UCL.
For more information see our website: UCL Undergraduate Preparatory Certificate.
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. Information about the evidence required, acceptable qualifications and test providers can be found on our English language requirements page.
The English language level for this programme is: Standard
A variety of English language programmes are offered at the UCL Centre for Languages & International Education.
- A strong vocational focus; a high proportion of the teaching staff have industrial appointments and teaching is supported by specialists from industry and a programme of visiting speakers.
- The school has flourishing links with industry and is able to help you find summer work placements which will enhance your studies and may lead to future employment.
- The degree is accredited by both the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) and the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).
- Studying in central London provides unrivalled access to building projects and potential employers. London's financial centre continues to create demand for exciting, cutting-edge examples of construction activity.
This programme is accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB). Graduates are eligible for RICS membership after completion of the Assessment of Professional Competence (APC). The CIOB's Professional Development Programme is available to graduates who wish to progress to Chartered membership.
Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014
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.
- 81% 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.
In each year of your degree you will take a number of individual modules, normally valued at 0.5 or 1.0 credits, adding up to a total of 4.0 credits for the year. Modules are assessed in the academic year in which they are taken. The balance of compulsory and optional modules varies from programme to programme and year to year. A 1.0 credit is considered equivalent to 15 credits in the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS).
Focusing on the project management of capital projects, the programme develops your understanding of the construction development process, from clients developing their requirements, through the design, procurement and construction stages, to the final occupation and maintenance of the new facilities. You will learn about construction from the perspective of the contractor and from the perspective of clients, funders, and designers.
The programme addresses the design and technology of buildings and the management of the construction process through four main subject themes: management; technology; construction production process; and business environment.
The third year of the programme is spent on a work placement within industry, introducing you to the realities of the construction industry and its processes, the technical aspects of the building process, and the managerial and professional aspects of running construction projects and a construction organisation.
Site visits and field trips provide an opportunity to observe construction within and outside the UK.
An indicative guide to the structure of this programme, year by year.
Computing for the Built Environment
The Construction Industry and its Management
Introduction to the Built Environment
Introduction to Law
An Introduction to Management
Materials: Their Use and Structural Function
Making Cities: The Production of the Built Environment
All first year modules are compulsory.
Building for a Sustainable Future
Building Services Engineering 1
Contract Administration and Law 1
Professional Skills for Project Management
Project Management 1
All second year modules are compulsory.
Year spent in industry
Building Services Engineering 2
Built Asset Management
Contract Administration and Law 2
Project Evaluation and Development
Project Management 2
All final year modules are compulsory.
Teaching methods include lectures, seminars, group project work and field trips. In a number of modules you will work in groups and give presentations of your work, replicating the co-operative teamwork characteristic of the industry.
Assessment includes examinations, coursework, project work and presentations. Most modules use a combination of assessment methods, and weighting for each type varies depending on the module.
Detailed course descriptions are available on the department website: Project Management for Construction (Sandwich) BSc.
In addition to the main themes of construction technology and project management, the programme provides a solid foundation in economics, law and general management.
Former graduates have found that they are in great demand from a wide range of employers in project and construction management, contracting companies and other professional organisations.
First career destinations of recent graduates (2012-2014) of this programme include:
- Assistant Project Manager, Deloitte
- Graduate Construction Project Manager, Stace LLP
- Graduate Surveyor, Cushman and Wakefield
- Project Manager, Mace
*Data 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.
UCL is commited to helping you get the best start after graduation. Read more about how UCL Careers, UCL Advances and other entrepreneur societies here: Careers and skills.
Fees and funding
The fees indicated are for undergraduate entry in the 2016/17 academic year.
- UK/EU students
- £9,000 (2016/17)
- Overseas students
- £21,320 (2016/17)
Fees for students entering UCL in September 2017 (i.e. for the 2017/2018 academic year) will be set in the summer of 2016 and published on the UCL Current Students website. Fees advertised by UCL are for the first year of the programme. UK/EU undergraduate fees are capped, but fees for other students may be subject to increase in future years of study by between 3-5%.
Various funding options are available, including student loans, scholarships and bursaries. UK students whose household income falls below a certain level may also be eligible for a non-repayable bursary or for certain scholarships. Please see the Fees and funding pages for more details.
The Scholarships and Funding website lists scholarships and funding schemes available to UCL students. These may be open to all students, or restricted to specific nationalities, regions or academic department.
Application and next steps
As the programme is in a specific vocational area it is essential that your application indicates a firm understanding of the subject and explains why you have chosen to study it. Your application will also benefit from a demonstration of wide and varied interests beyond school or college, evidence of leadership or organisational skills, and directly related work experience.
How to apply
Application for admission should be made through UCAS (the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service). Applicants currently at school or college will be provided with advice on the process; however, applicants who have left school or who are based outside the United Kingdom may obtain information directly from UCAS.
Application deadline: 15 January 2017
Selection is made based on the UCAS application form. All applicants are welcome to contact the department to arrange a visit and anyone who is offered a place will be invited to visit the school.
It is only necessary to apply for one of our programmes as you have the option of transferring to the three-year BSc or four-year 'sandwich' programme BSc once you are a UCL student.
We accept students from a wide variety of academic backgrounds. Your interest in construction is considered to be more important than particular A level subjects.
For further information on UCL's selection process see: Selection of students