Undergraduate prospectus 2021


Project Management for Construction (Sandwich) BSc

This programme is designed to equip 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.

Covid-19 programme updates

For the most up-to-date advice and information concerning UCL's response to the coronavirus outbreak please go to the Coronavirus (Covid-19) information pages. There is a Frequently Asked Questions section for prospective students and schools.

Key Information

Programme starts

September 2021
UCAS code
Full-time: 4 years
Chartered Institute of Building, Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors
Application deadline
29 January 2021
London, Bloomsbury

Entry requirements

A Levels

No specific subjects. At least two A level subjects should be taken from UCL's list of preferred A level subjects.
English Language and Mathematics at grade C or 5. UCL requires all UK-based students to have, by the time of their UCL graduation, a basic competence (GCSE grade C or 5 or equivalent) in a foreign language (other than Ancient Greek, Hebrew or Latin). UCL offers plenty of opportunities to study a language to the required level once you join us. Further information is available at ucl.ac.uk/ug-regs.

Contextual offer

BBB (more about contextual offers)
No specific subjects. At least two A level subjects should be taken from UCL's list of preferred A level subjects.
English Language and Mathematics at grade C or 5. UCL requires all UK-based students to have, by the time of their UCL graduation, a basic competence (GCSE grade C or 5 or equivalent) in a foreign language (other than Ancient Greek, Hebrew or Latin). UCL offers plenty of opportunities to study a language to the required level once you join us. Further information is available at ucl.ac.uk/ug-regs.

IB Diploma

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

Contextual offer

32 (more about contextual offers)
A score of 15 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:

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 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.

International applications

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

UCL 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 12-year school system which does not meet the standard required for direct entry to UCL.

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

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.

Degree benefits

  • There is a strong vocational focus: a proportion of the teaching staff have previous/current industry experience. Teaching is supported by specialists from industry and a programme of visiting speakers.

  • The Bartlett School of Construction and Project Management has flourishing links with industry and is able to support students in finding summer work placements and a suitable host for your year in industry (work placement). This will enhance your studies and may lead to future employment.

  • 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.

Degree structure

There are four main integrated subject themes running across the programme: 1. Management 2. Technology 3. Construction Production Process 4. Business Environment

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. 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.

The student-led UCL Construction and Property Society provides an opportunity to observe construction within and outside the UK through field trips and site visits.

Upon successful completion of 360 credits, you will be awarded a BSc (Hons) in Project Management for Construction (Sandwich).


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.

Compulsory module(s)

  • Computing for the Built Environment (15 credits)
  • The Construction Industry and its Management (15 credits)
  • Economics (15 credits)
  • Introduction to the Built Environment (15 credits)
  • Introduction to Law (15 credits)
  • Management - Introduction (15 credits)
  • Materials: Their Use and Structural Function (15 credits)
  • Making Cities: The Production of the Built Environment (15 credits)

Optional modules

All first year modules are compulsory.

Compulsory module(s)

  • Building for a Sustainable Future (15 credts)
  • Building Services Engineering I (15 credits)
  • Contract Administration and Law I (15 credits)
  • Economics II (15 credits)
  • Management - Intermediate (15 credits)
  • Professional Skills for Project Management (15 credits)
  • Project Management I (15 credits)
  • Technology Studies (15 credits)

Optional modules

All second year modules are compulsory.

Work Placement Year (120 credits)

Compulsory module(s)

  • Building Services Engineering II (15 credits)
  • Built Asset Management (15 credits)
  • Contract Administration and Law II (15 credits)
  • Dissertation (30 credits)
  • Management - Advanced (15 credits)
  • Project Evaluation and Development (15 credits)
  • Project Management II (15 credits)

Optional modules

All final year modules are compulsory.

Your learning

Across the modules there are a range of teaching methods including lectures, seminars, group project work and field trips. In some modules you will work in groups and give presentations of your work, replicating the co-operative teamwork characteristic of the industry.


You will be assessed using a variety of assessment methods including examinations, in class tests, coursework, day assessments, 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.


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.


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.

The careers and employability support the School offers complements our students’ technical skills and provides a solid foundation for the future following graduation.

UCL is commited to helping you get the best start after graduation. Read more about how UCL Careers and UCL Innovation and Enterprise can help you find employment or learn about entrepreneurship.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

The fees indicated are for undergraduate entry in the 2021/22 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 2021/22 entrants for each year of study on the programme, unless otherwise indicated below.

UK students
£9,250 (2021/22)
Overseas students
£28,500 (2021/22)

Full details of UCL's tuition fees, tuition fee policy and potential increases to fees can be found on the UCL Students website.

Additional costs

There is currently a fieldtrip for all first-year students - travel and accommodation are provided, students should budget about £200 for the trip for additional costs. Year 2 and 3 students should also budget for a trip.

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).


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.

Funding may be available from the Bartlett School of  Construction and Project Management or Bartlett Faculty Office.

Departmental scholarships

Funding opportunities relevant to the department may appear in this section when they are available. Please check carefully or confirm with the programme contact to ensure they apply to this degree programme.

Bartlett Promise Scholarship

Deadline: 2 July 2021
Tuition fees plus £15,364 maintenance/yr
Based on both academic merit and financial need

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

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.

Application deadline: 29 January 2021


Selection is made based on the UCAS application form. All applicants are welcome to contact the department to arrange a visit.

It is only necessary to apply for one of our programmes as you have the option of transferring to the three-year Project Management for Construction BSc or the four-year Project Management for Construction 'Sandwich' 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.

UCL is regulated by the Office for Students.

Page last modified on 6 January 2021