Construction Project Management MSci

London, Stratford (UCL East)
Construction Project Management MSci (2022)

UK students International students
Study mode
Full-time
Duration
4 calendar years
UK tuition fees (2022/23)
Fees to be confirmed
Overseas tuition fees (2022/23)
Fees to be confirmed
Programme starts
September 2023
Application deadline
25 Jan 2023
UCAS course code
K223

Entry requirements

Grades
AAA
Subjects
No specific subjects. At least two A level subjects should be taken from UCL's list of preferred A level subjects.
GCSEs
English Language and Mathematics both at grade B or 6, plus a Science subject (Biology, Chemistry or Physics. Double award acceptable) required at grade B or 6.

Contextual offer information

Grades
ABB more about contextual offers
Subjects
No specific subjects. At least two A level subjects should be taken from UCL's list of preferred A level subjects.
GCSEs
English Language and Mathematics both at grade B or 6, plus a Science subject (Biology, Chemistry or Physics. Double award acceptable) required at grade B or 6.
Points
38
Subjects
A total of 18 points in three higher level subjects, with no higher level score below 5.

Contextual offer

Points
34 more about contextual offers
Subjects
A total of 16 points in three higher level subjects, with no score below 5.

UK applicants qualifications

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

Equivalent qualification

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma (QCF) or BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (RQF - teaching from 2016) with Distinction, Distinction, Distinction.

Pass in Access to HE Diploma with a minimum of 33 credits at Distinction and 12 credits at Merit, all from Level 3 units.

Successful completion of the WBQ Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate plus 2 GCE A levels at grades AAA.

A,A,A at Advanced Highers (or A,A at Advanced Higher and A,A,A at Higher).

D3,D3,D3 in three Cambridge Pre-U Principal Subjects

Not acceptable for entrance to this programme.

Not acceptable for entrance to this programme.

Not acceptable for entrance to this programme.

International applications

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

Access and widening participation

UCL is committed to widening access to higher education. If you are eligible for Access UCL you do not need to do anything in addition to the standard UCAS application. Your application will be automatically flagged when we receive it.

English language requirements

The English language level for this programme is: Good

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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.

A variety of English language programmes are offered at the UCL Centre for Languages & International Education.

Course overview

The MSci Construction Project Management is an integrated 4-year degree programme with a final year which will extend and deepen knowledge in the management of construction projects through level 7 (masters level) modules. The programme combines training in the project management of construction with a strong grounding in five thematic areas around which modules cluster: industry, technology, management, professional practice and integration. These modules are designed to focus on key construction industry priorities such as digital delivery, industrialisation of production methods, sustainability, safety, value and quality.  Students will build their understanding of the construction development process, from clients developing their requirements during the design, through the procurement and production stages to the final occupation and ongoing management of the facilities.

Projects are studied from the perspective of a range of relevant stakeholders including policy makers, clients, occupiers, funders, designers, contractors and facilities managers. One of the unique features of this programme is the structure which offers both breadth and depth of knowledge and experience, beginning with the fundamentals of projects, firms, process and procedures, which are introduced in the first year, and prepares students to engage with the more advanced systems and the many intertwined technical, commercial, environmental, socio-technical and ethical issues associated with buildings and infrastructure.

What this course will give you

An integrated 4-year degree programme structure with the final year focused on extending students' knowledge and skills through postgraduate (Masters) level modules and independent research

World-class education designed and delivered by leading researchers, educators and practitioners.

Learn about sustainability initiatives influencing the future of construction and the attainment of carbon neutrality in the sector

Learn about cutting edge research leading to industry transformation

Studying in London is the perfect setting and opportunity for construction project management students because of proximity to many exciting ongoing building and infrastructure projects as well as access to leading construction and consulting firms

Teaching and learning

In each year of your degree you will take a number of individual modules, normally valued at 15 or 30 credits, adding up to a total of 120 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 30-credit module is considered equivalent to 15 credits in the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS).

Upon successful completion of 480 credits, you will be awarded a MSci (Hons) in Construction Project Management.

Modules

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.

Full-time

In each year of your degree you will take a number of individual modules, normally valued at 15 or 30 credits, adding up to a total of 120 credits for the year. Modules are assessed in the academic year in which they are taken. A 30-credit module is considered equivalent to 15 credits in the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS). Upon successful completion of 480 credits, you will be awarded a MSci in Construction Project Management.

The programme has:

Four underpinning values: Environment, sustainability and carbon; Health safety and wellbeing; EDI and inclusion, and Industry transformation.

Five compulsory module clusters: Industry, Management, Professional Practice, Technology and Integration

Three optional module streams: Project and Programme Management, Real Estate Management, and Design and Technology Management (in the 3rd and 4th Year)

Modules in Year 1 and 2 are compulsory and drawn from the Industry, Management, Professional Practice and Technology module clusters. These modules develop the theoretical basis for construction project management and whole life management of built assets.   The modules will provide grounding in the management of people and organisations, construction ecosystems, digital technologies, commercial practices, law, contracts, sustainability, ethical issues, business economics and data analytics. Students will also explore the use of relevant technologies, software for digital design and planning as well as modern construction materials and techniques.

In Year 3, the core knowledge and skill areas introduced in year 1 and 2 are developed further by bring together all the numerous strands in teamwork-oriented modules. There will be two compulsory modules from the integration cluster and then two modules within each of the three optional streams.

Year 4 involves one compulsory module from the integration cluster aimed at developing leadership skills for transformative delivery of construction. There will be a compulsory Dissertation as a capstone project, coupled with further training in one module from the three optional streams.

Compulsory modules

Industry 1: The Construction Ecosystem

Industry 2: The Construction Professions

Management 1: People and Organisations

Management 2: Projects and Programmes

Professional Practice 1: Introduction to Law and Contracts

Professional Practice 2: Basic Business Economics

Technology 1: Data and Digital Delivery

Technology 2: Construction Materials and Methods


Compulsory modules

Industry 3: The Construction Culture

Management 3: New Build Projects

Professional Practice 3: Contract Law and Administration

Professional Practice 4: Business Statistics and Data Analytics

Professional Practice 5: Project Financial Control and Reporting

Technology 3: Digital Design and Construction

Technology 4: Construction Products and Systems



Compulsory modules

Integration 1: The Net Zero Carbon Building

Integration 2: End-to-end Value Delivery


Optional modules

Design and Technology Management 1: Requirements and Responsibilities

Design and Technology Management 2: Managing the Digital Design Environment

Project and Programme Management 1: Delivery Models

Project and Programme Management 2: Managing the Project Supply Chain

Estate Management 1: Law of Real Property and Administrative Law

Estate Management 2: Urban Economics and Valuation


Compulsory modules

Integration 3: Project Leadership Practices

MSci Dissertation


Optional modules

Design and Technology Management 3: Manufacturing and Production Technologies

Project and Programme Management 3: Strategy and Strategic Management

Estate Management 3: Managing the Development Process


Your learning

There will be a mix of lectures, seminars, group projects, problem-based learning, project-based learning, software training, workshops and guest lectures. There will also be regular industry guest speakers and site visits.

This course is also available as a five-year course with a “placement year” completed in industry. It aims to introduce 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.

You can apply for the five-year course with “placement year” from the start, but it is possible to convert between the MSci with no placement year and the MSci with “placement year” programme after your second year. The content of both courses is identical, except for the placement year in industry.

The School will actively support students to prepare for, identify and seek paid placement positions through its wide network of industry contacts. Through this placement, students will learn how the skills that they have acquired on the MSci are applied in the field, in construction projects and firms.

Assessment

The modules employ a wide range of techniques to assess knowledge and learning, including closed and open book examinations, coursework, presentations, portfolios, online quizzes, group projects and a dissertation. Supportive formative assessment will also be available on all modules, and includes individual tasks, peer and staff feedback, group exercises, debates and presentations.

Most modules use a combination of these assessment methods, and weighting for each type varies depending on the module. Detailed module descriptions will soon be available on the department website.

Accessibility

Details of the accessibility of UCL buildings can be obtained from AccessAble. Further information can also be obtained from the UCL Student Support & Wellbeing team.

The foundation of your career

Employability

In addition to the main theme of construction project and programme management, design and technology management as well as real estate management, the programme provides a solid foundation in business statistics and data analytics, law, economics, general and strategic management.

Graduates will have both depth and breadth of knowledge and experience and will be able to choose from a range of career pathways primarily in cost consultancy, project management and construction, but also commercial management, real estate development, property finance and investment, facilities and built asset management, and design management.

Fees and funding

Fees for this course

UK students International students
Fee description Full-time
Tuition fees (2022/23) Fees to be confirmed
Tuition fees (2022/23) Fees to be confirmed

The fees indicated are for undergraduate entry in the 2022/23 academic year. The UK fees shown are for the first year of the programme at UCL only. Fees for future years may be subject to an inflationary increase. The Overseas fees shown are the fees that will be charged to 2022/23 entrants for each year of study on the programme, unless otherwise indicated below.

Full details of UCL's tuition fees, tuition fee policy and potential increases to fees can be found on the UCL Students website: ucl.ac.uk/prospective-students/undergraduate/funding-your-studies.

Additional costs

The school will cover the cost of the first and second-year site visits and field trips out of student fees, though students may incur incidental costs of £200-£500 depending on destination for which hardship bursaries will be available.

A guide including rough estimates for these and other living expenses is included on the UCL Fees and funding pages. If you are concerned by potential additional costs for books, equipment, etc., please get in touch with the relevant departmental contact (details given on this page).

Funding your studies

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.

Scholarships

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.

Next steps

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

For further information on UCL's selection process see: How we assess your application.