Nottingham Trent University
Online Construction Project Management MSc (PG)
Nottingham Trent University

Key Course Facts

Course Description

100% online degree

With the construction industry booming at both a national and international level, a growing number of companies are calling out for qualified project managers to spearhead their future developments. Our Online MSc Construction Project Management course will help you take advantage of these growing opportunities. As you learn, you'll benefit from the career experience of your cohort, who have an average of 10 years of work experience across 25 different countries, as well as an experienced faculty with links across the industry.

Accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), our course provides you with a framework for understanding project management in the construction industry and puts project management principles into practice. The RICS accreditation is recognition that the course is relevant to the construction industry and provides a benchmark of quality for employers, giving you a competitive edge.

Who is this degree designed for? This course is aimed to equip mid-career professionals or recent graduates with knowledge and skills that can be applied immediately in real working environments. It’s suitable for professionals already working in the construction industry who aspire to senior management positions. Delivered entirely online, it is designed to enable flexible study alongside full-time work. Additionally, it is suitable for undergraduate (honours) students in related subject areas, looking to progress to study a managerial and technical postgraduate programme.

What you'll study Project management in construction requires an overview of the entire process, from inception to completion. This involves a close working relationship between the project manager and the client. Taught by experts from the construction industry, our course has been designed to deliver relevant, cutting-edge skills you can bring to work as a construction project manager, no matter where you are in your career.

The course will cover

  • Managing project briefing, key design and development issues at a detailed level.

  • Learning essential skills to create appropriate procurement strategies.

  • Gaining a comprehensive understanding of the organisational structures required to achieve successful project outcomes, including legal and contractual constraints and people management skills.

Course structure The Online MSc Construction Project Management course is formed of 12 modules, each worth 10 credits plus a dissertation worth 60 credits. The duration of the course is two and a half years.

You'll be assessed via written assignments, projects, reports, presentations, learning portfolios and exams. Assessment methods vary from module to module, however written assignments and case studies form a significant part of the assessment process. Assignments are investigative in nature, enabling you to develop principles, analyse, critically appraise and evaluate relevant issues, demonstrating your creativity and sustainable thinking.

Entry Requirements / Admissions

Requirements for international students / English requirements

IELTS academic test score (similar tests may be accepted as well)

    • 6.5
    • Graduate Degrees
    • (minimum of 6.0 in Writing)
    • 6.5
    • Undergraduate Degrees
    • (minimum of 6.0 in Writing)

Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still study Online Construction Project Management, MSc (PG), if you do not meet the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements.

Applying with prior qualifications 2:2 honours degree, in a construction industry-related subject; or, Corporate membership of an appropriate construction industry-related professional body which has been approved for this purpose by the University, preferably alongside industry experience at managerial level; or, An alternative approved construction industry-related professional qualification, together with appropriate industrial experience at managerial level in the construction industry. Applying with non-standard entry qualifications/experience Applicants with non-standard entry qualifications and/or relevant experience will be considered on an individual basis. Assessment of your experience will confirm that you have achieved the necessary skills in the course of your general experience. You will probably be employed on significant infrastructure and/or building works, either as a direct employee of local or national government, or in the private sector. You will likely have experience of developing and coordinating significant infrastructure and building projects.


Average student cost of living in the UK

Rent £518
Water, gas electricity, internet (at home) £50
Supermarket shopping £81
Clothing £35
Eating out £33
Alcohol £27
Takeaways / food deliveries £30
Going out / entertainment (excl.alcohol, food) £24
Holidays and weekend trips £78
Transport within city £17
Self-care / sports £20
Stationary / books £13
Mobile phone / internet £13
Cable TV / streaming £7
Insurance £51
Other £95
Average student cost of living £1092

London costs approx 34% more than average, mainly due to rent being 67% higher than average of other cities. For students staying in student halls, costs of water, gas, electricity, wifi are generally included in the rental. Students in smaller cities where accommodation is in walking/biking distance transport costs tend to be significantly smaller.

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About Nottingham Trent University

Established in 1843, Nottingham Trent University, also known as NTU, has four separate campuses spread throughout Nottinghamshire, with the main City Campus being located right in the heart of Nottingham. NTU is particularly recognised in British academia for having some of the best post-graduation employment statistics of any university in the UK, with the Institution helping more than 94% of their students get started in their chosen field.

Student composition of Nottingham Trent University

Students by level of study Academic year 2020/21 - Full-time equivalent student enrollments published by Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) on 10 February 2022
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