University of Portsmouth
Construction Project Management MSc
University of Portsmouth

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Key Course Facts

Salary

Salary of all UK Graduates of

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £22481 £20177 £23660
25-75 percentile range £20119 - £25653 £15142 - £24804 £17699 - £30158

Course Description

Overview

Establish yourself in the global construction sector with a Master's that trains you to handle challenges within the industry, then to change and improve the industry itself.

On this accredited MSc Construction Project Management, you'll build the professional skills you need to tackle the technical, organisational, commercial, legal and financial issues that arise across the construction sector. You'll work with lecturers who contribute to current projects in the industry, looking at construction projects from the client side and the contractor side, and you'll be digging into the social, economic and environmental issues that can affect large-scale construction projects.

When you graduate, you'll have gathered the tools and knowledge to go further in the international construction sector, or to go on with further study in the field.

Accredited by:

The University of Portsmouth holds CIOB Accredited Centre Status during the period 2022-2027 and MSc Construction Project Management is a CIOB Accredited programme (subject to conditions) during the period 2022-2027, having been judged to meet the CIOB Education Framework. Prospective members holding these qualifications have full academic exemption and once they have gained three to five years’ relevant work experience may enter CIOB membership as an applicant to progress towards Chartered Membership without the requirement for an Individual Assessment.

What you'll experience

On this course, you'll:

  • Study real-life practical problems and active construction industry issues through site visits and case studies, using our local and global partnerships with construction organisations
  • Take on an independent research project and apply your learning and research skills to examining your choice of area within the construction area
  • Master the technical, organisational, commercial, legal and financial issues involved in successfully completing a project, and use your mastery to improve the industry
  • Hear from construction professionals in informal lectures – recent talks featured engineers and business owners who worked on the Shard Project and 22 Bishopsgate, the second highest building in London
  • Learn from expert academic staff with industry connections in a globally focused international student community

Careers and opportunities

As a successful graduate of this course, you'll have an accredited qualification in construction project management, which can build your path to careers across the construction sector, such as quantity surveying or contractor work.

What can you do with a Construction Project Management degree?

Career opportunities include:

  • Project directing
  • Project management
  • Design management

We'll provide you with as much support as possible in finding employment through close industrial contacts, careers events, recruitment fairs and individual advice.

****You'll be assessed through:**** - examinations - coursework - projects - a dissertation You'll be able to test your skills and knowledge informally before you do assessments that count towards your final mark. You can get feedback on practice and formal assessments so you can improve in the future.

Entry Requirements / Admissions

English language requirements

test Grade Additional Details
IELTS (Academic) 6

English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.0 with no component score below 5.5.

Cambridge English Advanced

Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) taken after January 2015. An overall score of 169 with no component score less than 162.

Cambridge English Proficiency

Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE) taken after January 2015. An overall score of 169 with no component score less than 162.

TOEFL (iBT) 79

79 with a minimum of 18 in Reading, 17 in Listening, 20 in Speaking and 17 in Writing.

PTE Academic 54

An overall score of 54 with a minimum of 51 in each skill.

IELTS (Academic) 6

English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.0 with no component score below 5.5.

Cambridge English Advanced

Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) taken after January 2015. An overall score of 169 with no component score less than 162.

Cambridge English Proficiency

Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE) taken after January 2015. An overall score of 169 with no component score less than 162.

TOEFL (iBT) 79

79 with a minimum of 18 in Reading, 17 in Listening, 20 in Speaking and 17 in Writing.

PTE Academic 54

An overall score of 54 with a minimum of 51 in each skill.

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

A second-class honours degree or equivalent in a relevant subject, or equivalent industrial and work experience in construction management or other related field.

Costs

Tuition Fees Construction Project Management MSc

EU £10400 year 1
England UK £10400 year 1
Northern Ireland £10400 year 1
Scotland £10400 year 1
Wales £10400 year 1
Channel Islands £10400 year 1
Ireland £10400 year 1
International £20200 year 1

Additional fee information

Students who are resident in EU countries: please note that the net fee is inclusive of the Transition Scholarship

Fees are accurate at the time of publishing and are subject to change at any time without notice.

Fees may also go up in later years, in line with inflation

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 University of Portsmouth

The University of Portsmouth is located on the United Kingdom’s only island city, Portsmouth. This public university, which was previously known as Portsmouth Polytechnic, forms part of the University Alliance, an organisation whose aim is to promote growth and innovation in the UK by putting an emphasis on links with business and industry.

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