The Bartlett School of Sustainable Construction


Project and Enterprise Management MSc

Project and Enterprise Management MSc equips students with an understanding of cutting-edge thinking based on research carried out by our staff.

MSc Project and Enterprise Management

Course highlights

  • Gain an advanced understanding of the organisation and management of projects and firms/organisations (enterprises) in the built environment, from supply chain management to business strategy and behavioural economics 
  • Accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) our students benefit from a free student RICS membership which provides advantages such as access to research papers and links to international groups. 
  • Prepare for a variety of senior roles across various sectors, ranging from a career in construction or engineering project management to consultancy or central government. 

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This postgraduate course aims to equip students with an advanced understanding of management thinking relating to the organisation and management of enterprises and projects in the built environment, particularly with regard to the roles that projects and enterprises play in construction; and to give students a sound appreciation of the way construction projects should best be defined, developed, and delivered.

This course teaches concepts, tools and techniques employed in managing construction projects from their earliest stages of definition and development through to operations and maintenance.

These projects are primarily focused on construction (building, civil engineering and infrastructure), but also look at wider applications, such as:

  • aerospace
  • automotives
  • electronics
  • pharmaceuticals
  • software

Course content

Term 1 - compulsory modules

Students take four core modules which are compulsory for all students, covering the basic knowledge areas of the course and developing the fundamental approach that characterise this programme. These are intensive modules which consist of lectures, tutorials and group exercises or discussions. There is a high degree of contact time under the direction of the module leader.

Term 2 - option modules

Students take a further two core (compulsory) modules and two option modules in the second term. Students are able to choose those option modules that best suit their planned careers. Module choices are subject to availability and timetabling with core modules.  


Your dissertation is an assessed piece of original research on a topic related to the built environment. It is an important principle of the course that each student chooses their own dissertation topic and collects original data.

Contact time here is almost entirely directed by you - you are responsible for managing the progress of your work. Each student is assigned a supervisor to guide them through the process.

Non-assessed module

Research methods helps develop an awareness of research methods. Through lectures and tutorials, this module teaches you to mobilise theories and concepts for application to information and data collection in the field.

Structure and assessment

The programme is delivered through a combination of formal and interactive lectures, small-group seminars and tutorials. Visiting speakers are invited to contribute to modules. Assessment is through assigments, examinations and the dissertation.

The programe is organised over three terms:

  • Term 1 – four compulsory modules
  • Term 2 – two compulsory modules and two option modules. Work on the dissertation starts in term 2
  • Term 3 -  examinations, assessments and dissertation

The course requires you to pass eight taught modules and the dissertation. The eight taught modules require a total of eight assessments – six assignments and two exams.

You will choose four of the eight taught modules and decide on your own research dissertation topic.

Part time students take half of the modules per academic year, typically, and the degree can be completed over two years. For more information, please refer to the UCL Graduate Prospectus.

This programme is also offered in a modular/flexible study mode. For more information, please refer to the UCL Graduate Prospectus.

Study modes and entry requirements

Duration: The course can be studied full-time over one year, part time over two years, or two to five years flexibly. For part time students, dissertations will be undertaken in the second year. For flexible study, students will agree the appropriate pace of study with the programme leader.

Entry requirements: Read the full entry requirements for this course on the UCL Graduate Prospectus.

Personal statement: As part of your application you need to provide a personal statement. Please tell us about a specific experience (work or social, e.g. an instance where you experienced a social, economic or other type of inequality) that made you interested in the management of projects and explain how the MSc in Project and Enterprise Management will develop your interest in projects both personally and professionally for your future. (600 words)

Fees and funding

Fees: Tuition fee information can be found on the UCL Graduate Prospectus.

Funding: For a comprehensive list of the funding opportunities available at UCL, including funding relevant to your nationality, please visit the Scholarships and Funding section of the UCL website.

Programme staff

Dr Simon Addyman, Programme leader


Simon is a construction project management professional, with 30 year’s experience in industry, both overseas and in the UK, and 5 year’s experience as a researcher and educator at UCL. He is the Director of Enterprise in BSSC and Director of the Institute for Routine Dynamics (IfRD).

Dr Jean Xu, Deputy programme leader


Dr Francesco Di Maddaloni, Deputy programme leader


Teaching and learning adminstrator

Julia Sladen


The programme is accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). All students on the programme have free student membership of RICS, which provides benefits including access to research papers, information about funding for research, links to groups around the world, and advice on full membership.


This programme provides a platform from which to achieve a variety of ambitions, from a career in construction or engineering project management to consultancy or academia. The network that you establish at UCL will provide opportunities and support for the rest of your chosen profession.

Having finished the course, students will have the skills to perform senior management roles with a variety of employers, including:

  • client organisations in property and construction infrastructure
  • manufacturing, transport, financial, electrical, gas, water, petrochemical, pharmaceutical companies
  • defence agencies and government departments
  • public sector infrastructure client organisations
  • consultancies and service providers working with public and private sectors
  • management consultants
  • financial institutions
  • central and local government
  • commercial research organisations

In addition, a number of students use the MSc as a foundation for MPhil/PhD research.

More information

For key information, including how to apply, visit the UCL Graduate Prospectus.