Project and Enterprise Management MSc

London, Bloomsbury

The programme is designed for students who have experience in the built environment, have a degree relevant to the built environment, or are thinking of moving into a built environment profession.

The programme aims to equip students with an advanced understanding of management thinking relating to the 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.

UK students International students
Study mode
UK tuition fees (2023/24)
Programme also available on a modular (flexible) basis.
Overseas tuition fees (2023/24)
Programme also available on a modular (flexible) basis.
1 calendar year
2 calendar years
5 calendar years
Programme starts
September 2023
Applications accepted
All applicants: 09 Jan – 31 Mar 2023

Applications not yet open

Whilst UCL will endeavour to issue decisions as soon as possible, it is expected that some applications will be considered in Spring 2023 as part of a gathered field, with formal decisions released in May 2023.

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.

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: Level 2

UCL Pre-Master's and Pre-sessional English courses are for international students who are aiming to study for a postgraduate degree at UCL. The courses will develop your academic English and academic skills required to succeed at postgraduate level. International Preparation Courses

Further information can be found on our English language requirements page.

Equivalent qualifications

Country-specific information, including details of when UCL representatives are visiting your part of the world, can be obtained from the International Students website.

International applicants can find out the equivalent qualification for their country by selecting from the list below. Please note that the equivalency will correspond to the broad UK degree classification stated on this page (e.g. upper second-class). Where a specific overall percentage is required in the UK qualification, the international equivalency will be higher than that stated below. Please contact Graduate Admissions should you require further advice.

About this degree

The programme aims to equip students with an advanced understanding of management thinking relating to the organisation and management of projects and firms/organisations (enterprises) 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.

The programme is designed for students who have experience in the built environment, have a degree relevant to the built environment, or are thinking of moving into a built environment profession.

Built environment disciplines include, engineering, architecture, surveying, construction management, urban planning and design, economics and finance and topics related to sustainability. 

As a programme oriented primarily to the social sciences, the programme also welcomes students with degrees and or experience in areas such as geography, business studies, philosophy with an aspiration to use this in a built environment context.

Who this course is for

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.

What this course will give you

The MSc programme prepares you for a dynamic career within some of the world's most successful organisations.

The 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 foundation of your career

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 events and presentations attended by professionals from industry/organisations. UCL Careers also offers a regular programme of careers fairs and practical sessions on careers advice.


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.


The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) is the world's leading professional body for qualifications and standards in land, property, infrastructure and construction.

Teaching and learning

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.

In terms 1 and 2 full-time students can typically expect between 8 and 15 contact hours per teaching week through lectures, workshops and tutorials. In term 3 students will be completing their own dissertation research, keeping regular contact with their dissertation supervisors.

Outside of lectures full-time students typically study the equivalent of a full-time job, using their remaining time for self-directed study and completing coursework assignments.


You will undertake 8 taught modules and the research dissertation.

Full-time structure:

Term One:

You will take 4 compulsory modules, and receive training in research methods.

Term Two:

You will take 4 option modules and submit an outline of your proposed dissertation research.

Term Three:

You will complete outstanding assignments for the taught modules, take examinations for two of the compulsory modules, following which you will continue work on your dissertation in this term and throughout the summer.

The compulsory modules provide the basic knowledge and theoretical underpinning of the organisation, management and economics of construction. The option modules build upon this knowledge and allow exploration of more specialist areas.

Modular/Flexible structure: (over 2 years)

Year One:

In term one you will take 2 compulsory modules.

In term two you will take 2 option modules.

In term three you will complete outstanding assignments for the taught modules and take an examination for one of the compulsory modules.

In the summer there is no formal teaching but you should be developing ideas for your dissertation.

Year Two:

In term one you will take two compulsory modules and present the outline for your dissertation research.

In term two you will take the 2 remaining option modules and continue work on your dissertation.

In term three you will complete assignments for your taught modules, take 1 exam and work on your dissertation for the remainder of the term and throughout the summer.

In the case of modular/flexible students, this is the fastest route to completion but a slower route may be taken. The sequence is designed to ensure that the economics is understood first in year one through the compulsory modules and the economics-based options build on that knowledge.

Please note that the list of modules given here is indicative. This information is published a long time in advance of enrolment and module content and availability is subject to change. Modules that are in use for the current academic year are linked for further information. Where no link is present, further information is not yet available.

Students undertake modules to the value of 180 credits. Upon successful completion of 180 credits, you will be awarded an MSc in Project and Enterprise Management.


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Online - Open day

Graduate Open Events: MSc/MRes Urban Spatial Science Q&A

Join us for a virtual open day presentation and Q&A for prospective students interested in our MSc/MRes programmes in Urban Spatial Science at the UCL Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis. Programme leaders Dr Andrew Maclachlan and Dr Duncan Smith will introduce the degrees and be on call to answer any questions you may have. A current student will also be present to discuss their experience of CASA and life at UCL.

Online - Open day

Graduate Open Events: MSc Development Administration & Planning

This will be an opportunity for prospective DAP students around the world to meet staff, tutors, and alumni, understand the programme, ask questions about the application process (what to look for in an application), discover what the programme offers beyond the curriculum and learn about its future prospects. This event will be crucial for prospective students to make an informed decision about pursuing postgraduate studies at the DPU.

Fees and funding

Fees for this course

UK students International students
Fee description Full-time Part-time
Tuition fees (2023/24) £21,200 £10,600
Tuition fees (2023/24) £35,000 £17,500

Programme also available on a modular (flexible) basis.

The tuition fees shown are for the year indicated above. Fees for subsequent years may increase or otherwise vary. Where the programme is offered on a flexible/modular basis, fees are charged pro-rata to the appropriate full-time Master's fee taken in an academic session. Further information on fee status, fee increases and the fee schedule can be viewed on the UCL Students website:

Additional costs

Fee deposits for this programme are as follows: UK full-time students £2,000; UK part-time students £1,000.

If you are concerned by potential additional costs for books, equipment, etc. on this programme, please get in touch with the Programme Administrator, Mr James Allie , by e-mailing  or telephoning +44 (0)20 3108 7533.

For more information on additional costs for prospective students please go to our estimated cost of essential expenditure at Accommodation and living costs.

Funding your studies

UCL offers a range of financial awards aimed at assisting both prospective and current students with their studies.

Any additional funding available from The Bartlett School of Sustainable Construction and the Built Environment Faculty Office are advertised on the respective websites.

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

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.

There is an application processing fee for this programme of £160 for both online and paper applications. Further information can be found at Application fees.

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.

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.

For this programme, applications are considered in a number of different rounds. Please see here for important information on application deadlines.

Please note that you may submit applications for a maximum of two graduate programmes (or one application for the Law LLM) in any application cycle.

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