University of Salford
Construction Project Management with Foundation Year BSc (Hons)
University of Salford

Key Course Facts

Student Reviews

Below you can see course specific reviews for 15 graduates of Construction Project Management with Foundation Year BSc (Hons) at University of Salford for each of the survey questions in comparison to the average for all UK degree courses in Building & Construction.

Overall student satisfaction
85 /100
15 total respondents
The NSS is commissioned by the Office for Students


Salary of Graduates in Building & Construction

Important: Salary data below is not course specific, but contains data of all students of Building & Construction at the university. Due to data collection methodology, salary data is mainly based on data related to undergraduate students.

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £29000 £28000 £36000
25-75 percentile range £25000 - £36000 £22500 - £36000 £27000 - £44000

Salary of all UK Graduates of Building & Construction

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £32360 £33392 £39689
25-75 percentile range £28280 - £38033 £26505 - £41913 £30106 - £50841

Course Description

Despite global economic challenges, construction growth continues. With a skills shortage, and new technologies driving change, now is a great time to study a BSc (Hons) Construction Project Management with Foundation Year degree with Salford.

Construction project managers oversee the entire construction process, from resource distribution, timeframes and budget management, to managing staff and stakeholder relationships. We’ve shaped our popular, accredited Construction Project Management degree to include action-based and reflective learning approaches, that will help you learn how to plan, organise and control construction operations, and open up exciting career opportunities.

Build in-demand professional knowledge and skills

This foundation year pathway is designed to give you a strong foundation in construction, surveying and design techniques, and the essential study skills so you are ready to progress. This pathway is an excellent route if you want to study the full honours degree, but don't meet the direct entry requirements. On successful completion of the foundation year, you will progress on to the full BSc (Hons) Construction Project Management degree, which is accredited by both the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB).

During inspiring tutorials, you will explore the relationship between a building and its internal and external environments, understanding laws and regulations in the construction and property industries, construction management techniques and construction technology including BIM and CAD. As you progress, you will expand your subject knowledge to procurement and lean and offsite production management. In your second year, you will experience Constructionarium, an

unmissable week-long residential project that puts your learnt theory into practice, so you can see how things work in the real world.

Delivered by industry-experienced tutors and practitioners, you'll be educated to the highest industry standards, studying a range of tailored, industry-shaped modules that will develop your professional, technical and interpersonal skill set. With a focus on your future employability, you will experience group projects that will build your confidence and capabilities in team working, problem-solving and communication - all desirable skills for real-world built environment careers.

Get closer to industry

Located at the heart of one of the largest property and construction markets outside of London, Salford is a great place to study construction, with impressive development projects right on our doorstep. Delivered from our Peel park campus, minutes away from buzzing central Manchester, you’ll have opportunities to visit local construction projects, and receive industry guest lectures, building your professional connections and gaining real-world context for your learning.

Our new home for the built environment

In Autumn 2022, we opened our new £65 million hub for science, engineering and the environment - and our new home for the built environment. Sustainability-designed and 100% electric powered, the building offers unrivalled teaching, learning and research facilities and provides exciting new spaces for industry collaboration.


  • Start with a foundation year to boost your skills and be ready to progress to the full BSc (Hons) Construction Project Management degree
  • Learn about the economic conditions, legal regulations and technological advancements driving the sector
  • Understand the construction process, from feasibility studies and design to construction, maintenance, and demolition
  • Learn about the interactions between a building and its internal and external environments
  • Build knowledge and understanding of management theories in construction and property development
  • Use industry software and technology to understand how real-time digital data guides physical construction

Jobs & Career Perspectives

15 months after graduation, graduates of this course were asked about what they do and, if they are working, about their current job and their perspectives.

Current jobs

Required skill level of job after 15 months

Jobs of graduates of this course (15 months after graduation)

Example below based on all graduates of Construction Project Management with Foundation Year BSc (Hons) at University of Salford

30% Finance Professionals
20% Science, engineering and technology associate professionals
5% Business and public service associate professionals
5% Business, Research and Administrative Professionals
5% Information Technology Professionals
5% Managers, directors and senior officials
5% Natural and social science professionals
5% Finance Professionals
5% Business and public service associate professionals

Grading Distribution

Students of the course received the following grades

Entry Requirements / Admissions

UCAS Tariff of Accepted Students for this course

Requirements for international students / English requirements

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

    • 6.5
    • All other courses
    • 4.5
    • Foundation / Pathway Courses
    • 6.5
    • Graduate Degrees
    • 6.0
    • Undergraduate Degrees
Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still study Construction Project Management with Foundation Year, BSc (Hons), if you do not meet the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements.


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.

How to apply

Application deadline:

January 1, 2025

This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.

Possible Entry Points:

  • Foundation

University Rankings

Positions of University of Salford in top UK and global rankings.

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About University of Salford

The University of Salford is a publicly funded university in a town of the same name, in Greater Manchester, England. The university’s primary campus, Peel Park, is just half an hour’s walk from Manchester city centre. Additionally, this campus is also home to the Salford Museum and Art Gallery.

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