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Construction project managers are vital to the success of every major project, overseeing construction operations and managing schedules and budgets. This Master’s course is designed to give you the skills and knowledge needed to plan, organise and control construction operations, while building your knowledge in all stages of the process.
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Construction project management requires highly skilled individuals who can lead and integrate multidisciplinary teams of professionals. That could be you.
This challenging, industry-focused course gives you the opportunity to not only develop the academic and technical knowledge you’ll need to be a ‘CPM’, but also the management and interpersonal skills so essential for success in this career.
You’ll get to build on the knowledge and experience you’ll have acquired in your undergraduate studies, or in work experience, while we help you prepare to take on the strategic responsibilities that come with managing construction projects. The course is based on the Chartered Institute of Building’s definition of construction project management, which encompasses the whole project lifecycle, from ‘inception to recycling’. As such, sustainability is a key element of this course.
Our teaching staff bring vast industry experience to the course, and many are involved in leading research as part of their own professional development – which means they’re currently involved directly in today’s construction industry, here and all over the world.
The programme is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB). Successful graduates, with appropriate experience, may then to apply to the CIOB for full corporate membership and use the designatory letters ‘MCIOB’ after their name.
Where changes are made to material information contained in this course description or a decision is taken to suspend a course between the offer of admissions and enrolment, we will inform applicants at the earliest possible opportunity and will outline the various options available to the applicant.
This programme is ideally suited to you if you already have construction-related employment experience, and are aiming for senior positions in project management. It aims to develop your awareness of the importance of construction projects to clients, and the context and constraints in which projects are procured and undertaken.
As a construction project manager, you’ll take the lead and play a pivotal role in the successful completion of construction projects. You’ll be responsible for co-ordinating the wide range of resources involved in construction projects, such as labour, materials, finance and consultants to achieve the client’s goals – on time, within budget and to the quality standards required. As a successful graduate of this course, you’ll have developed the management, leadership and problem-solving qualities necessary for a career in this varied, rewarding and challenging field.
As a construction project manager, you could work for consultancy practices, contractors, sub-contractors or other specialist companies in the supply chain.
You may be involved at the very earliest stages of construction projects, managing the development of project briefs and designs for clients. Alternatively, you could be working during the construction phase, or managing the substantive resources needed during occupation, maintenance, refurbishment and finally demolition and recycle. Or you could work as an independent project manager, perhaps building up your own consultancy practice.
The programme is also excellent preparation for doctoral-level study and a career in research and university lecturing.
Graduates can also use the qualification to enter a range of other careers. For some of these roles, relevant experience or post graduate study may be required. Possible careers include:
Important note regarding tuition fees for the 2022-2023 academic year: EU nationals who meet residency requirements (have settled or pre-settled status) may be eligible for 'Home' fee status. If you do not meet these residency requirements, overseas fees will apply. Irish citizens living in the UK or Ireland will be eligible for 'Home' fee status under the Common Travel Area arrangement. Please read the student finance eligibility 2022-2023 policy on www.gov.uk for information.
The fees for a student's course of study will be set for the normal duration of that course subject only to inflationary increases – measured by the Consumer Price Index (CPI) recorded in March each year to take effect for subsequent start dates.
For details of how to apply for this course, please choose your status from the options below:
You may apply directly to the University using the University's online application form. Please select your chosen start date from the list below:
You should have to hand:
Details of the educational establishments you attended and dates
Your certificates for the qualifications you are using to gain entry to the course – you will need to enter the completion date and upload copies
Details of any employment history including name, address, dates and role
Personal statement – this can be either input into the relevant field or uploaded separately
Details including e-mail addresses of two referees, at least one of which should be someone who can provide an academic reference
Please make sure any documents you wish to upload in support of your application are in pdf or jpeg format. Personal statements may be word documents.
Please ensure your data is correct at each stage of the application before you proceed to the next page. If you use the back button at any time during the application, you should check the validity of the data you have already input.
If you experience difficulties during the application process, contact the Admissions Team on 01204 903394 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Apply online: University of Bolton MSc Construction Project Management - 23 January 2023
As an international student you are not allowed to study this course because of the restrictions on your visa.
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We promote active learning through lectures, seminars, workshops, tutorials and library time, alongside your own guided and independent study.
Assessment is predominantly through coursework. Exams comprise 50% of the overall assessment, in two 30-credit modules – equivalent to about 15% of the programme. We assess group work and peer working in one module. Your dissertation comprises an extended piece of individual research, with a viva voce as the concluding assessment for the MSc award.
The modules listed below may be a mixture of compulsory and optional. You may not have the opportunity to study all the modules shown as part of the course.
|Level one||Coursework 85%, Written exams 15%|
|Level one||Guided independent study 85%, Scheduled learning and teaching activities 15%|
The university will use all reasonable endeavours to deliver your course as described in its published material and the programme specification for the academic year in which you begin your course. The university considers changes to courses very carefully and the university will minimise any changes. Please be aware that our courses are subject to review on an ongoing basis and changes may be necessary due to legitimate staffing, financial, regulatory and academic reasons. The content of course modules and mode of associated assessments may be updated on an annual basis. This is to ensure that all modules are up-to-date and responsive to employment and sector needs. The published course material and the programme specification contain indicative ‘optional modules’ that may be subject to change due to circumstances outside of our control. For this reason, we cannot guarantee to run any specific optional module.
The academic staff detailed above teach across a range of courses in this subject area and may not teach on this course specifically.
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