UCL-IoE merger

UCL and the Institute of Education merged on December 2, 2014. Learn about the study options available to you.


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Mr Pete Ronan

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Project Management for Construction (Sandwich) BSc

UCAS code: K222

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.

Entry requirements

A Levels

Grades ABB
Subjects No specific subjects.
AS Levels For UK-based students a pass in a further subject at AS level or equivalent is required.
GCSEs 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

IB Diploma

Points 34
Subjects A score of 16 points in three higher level subjects, with no score lower than 5.

Other qualifications

For entry requirements with other UK qualifications accepted by UCL, choose your qualification from the list below:

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International applicants

International qualifications

In addition to A level and International Baccalaureate, UCL considers a wide range of international qualifications for entry to its undergraduate degree programmes.

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Undergraduate Preparatory Certificates

UCL offers intensive one-year foundation courses to prepare international students for a variety of degree programmes at UCL.

The Undergraduate Preparatory Certificates (UPCs) are for international students of high academic potential who are aiming to gain access to undergraduate degree programmes at UCL and other top UK universities.

For more information see our website: www.ucl.ac.uk/upc

English language requirements

If English is not your first language you will also need to satisfy UCL's English Language Requirements. A variety of English language programmes are offered at the UCL Centre for Languages & International Education.

Degree benefits

  • 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 provides full exemption from the professional examinations of 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.

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.

Field trips provide an opportunity to observe construction within and outside the UK.

Your learning

Teaching methods include lectures, seminars, group project work and field trips. In a number of courses 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 courses use a combination of assessment methods, and weighting for each type varies depending on the course.

Degree structure

In each year of your degree you will take a number of individual courses, normally valued at 0.5 or 1.0 credits, adding up to a total of 4.0 credits for the year. Courses are assessed in the academic year in which they are taken. The balance of compulsory and optional courses 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).

Year One

Compulsory courses

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
The Production of the Built Environment

Optional courses

All first year courses are compulsory.

Year Two

Compulsory courses

Building for a Sustainable Future
Building Services Engineering I
Economics II
Law I
Project Management I
Quantity Surveying and Contract Procurement
Technology Studies

Optional courses

All second year courses are compulsory.

Third Year

Year spent in industry

Final Year

Compulsory courses

Building Services Engineering II
Built Asset Management
Contract Administration and Law
Organisational Management
Project Evaluation and Development
Project Management II

Optional courses

All final year courses are compulsory.

Further details on 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 (2010-2012) of this programme include:

  • Development Officer, Bouygues UK (2012)
  • Contract Manager, Basebuild Services (2012)

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

Your application

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.


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.

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Fees and funding

UK & EU fee

£9,000 (2014/15)

Overseas fee

£20,100 (2014/15)

General funding notes

Details about financial support are available at: www.ucl.ac.uk/study/ug-finance

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