University of Brighton

Project Management for Construction
MSc (PGCert PGDip)

  • Course summary and entry requirements

    Course duration Help

    Full-time: 1 year

    Part-time: 2 years

    Professional accreditation

    The course is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) and the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).

    About the course

    Designed for students with a wide range of professional backgrounds, this course builds a strong technical base for the complexities of modern construction, and combines this with the skills needed to successfully manage a wide range of project solutions.

    The course has been developed using the university's modular structure providing flexibility for student learning, and all of your teaching will be informed by cutting-edge research, for example around understanding project complexities, evaluating and assessment of environmental impacts, and an embedded culture of sustainability. You will also benefit from high levels of personal support, including individual tuition to meet your particular needs, which is reflected in our exceptional postgraduate employment rates.

    This programme forms part of our end-to-end suite of built environment masters courses. Project Management for Construction MSc students look at all stages of a building's lifecycle - ideation, design, construction, operations management through to decommission. Construction Management MSc students focus on the design and construction parts of the lifecycle, and Facilities Management MSc students specialise in the operations management and decommissioning stages. You are free to move between these three courses up to the end of the first semester should your learning interests change.

    Typical entry requirements Help

    Individual offers may vary.

    For non-native speakers of English:
    IELTS 6.5 overall and 6.0 in writing.

    Degree and/or experience:
    Honours degree; or other degree plus at least two years postgraduate experience in a position of responsibility; or full membership of a relevant chartered professional body.

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    Other courses like this:

    Construction Management

    Facilities Management

  • Course content

    Course structure

    The course provides the requisite knowledge for understanding project management for construction as a profession. You will refer to how people, private and public sector organisations and the environment interact by taking account of unique needs and characteristics of project life cycle in an environmentally sustainable fashion.

    The taught portion of the programme will develop the knowledge required for you to practice as a professional project manager in the property and construction industries. The masters project will hone your ability to identify, formulate, execute and report upon an individual programme, and help you develop a specialist understanding of a topic related to the project management profession with a particular reference to the construction industry.

    Areas of study

    Modern construction projects are characterised by a complex network system of interacting stakeholders. With the continuous demand for speed, save in cost, higher quality standards, higher safety standards, mitigation of environmental impacts, globalisation of the financial and technological sectors, the property and construction industry have to evolve and significantly change its acquisition and procurement methods and technologies and the quality of the skill base of its workforce. The taught modules in the project management programme have evolved to reflect this new industrial and commercial environment.


    Core modules:
    - Project Management for Construction
    - Project Risk and Financial Analysis
    - Construction Law and Procurement
    - Management of People and Organisations
    - Project Planning and Analysis
    - Masters project
    - Environmental Impact Assessment
    - Sustainable Construction
    - Energy Assessment of Buildings
    - Environmental Policy and Law
    - Water Resource Management
    - Wastewater Treatment Technology
    - Geographical Information Systems

  • Fees and costs

    The fees listed here are for full-time courses beginning in the academic year 2014-15. Further tuition fees are payable for each subsequent year of study and may be subject to small increases, in line with inflation.

    The tuition fee you have to pay depends on a number of factors including the kind of course you take, and whether you study full- or part-time. If you are studying part-time you will normally be charged on a pro rata basis depending on the number of modules you take.

    What's included in the fee?

    When costs such as health or criminal record checks, field trips or use of specialist materials are incurred as a mandatory requirement of the course they are included in your tuition fee.

    You may incur additional costs depending on the optional modules or activities you choose. The cost of optional activities is not included in your tuition fee and you will need to meet this cost in addition to your fees. Before you apply please check with the school that provides your course using the contact details on the left of this page for advice about what is included and what optional costs you could face so you can budget accordingly.

    Our website provides advice about funding and scholarships as well as further information about fees and advice on international and island fee paying status.

    Project Management for Construction (MSc) (Full time)  [P2BH015]
    UK/EU (Full Time)5,580 GBP
    Island Students (Full Time)5,580 GBP
    International (Full Time)13,840 GBP

  • Location

    Location Help Moulsecoomb

    Located to the north of Brighton city centre, the Moulsecoomb campus offers students an excellent learning environment and a wide range of facilities. It is the largest of our five campuses with over 8,000 students.

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    Living in Brighton

    Brighton’s rich mix of historic architecture, lively arts scene, varied shopping and cosmopolitan community make it a vibrant, enjoyable place to live. It is no wonder that many Brighton graduates choose to stay here.

    Social scene

    Alongside the traditional seaside attractions, Brighton is famed for its exciting social scene with a wide choice of pubs, clubs and restaurants.

    Music event on the beach


    The highlight of the city’s cultural year is the Brighton Festival. The event is held each May and is England’s biggest arts festival, which showcases arts and performance from around the world. Brighton is also home to the UK’s oldest working cinema, the Duke of York’s, which shows alternative and mainstream films. The city is also well known for its exciting music scene and hosts The Great Escape music festival.

    Burning the Clocks winter solstice festival


    Whether you take your sport seriously or just want to keep fit, Brighton offers all kinds of sports opportunities and facilities, on and off campus. You can also make the most of the location, and play volleyball, basketball and windsurfing down by the beach. The seafront is also the finishing point for the famous London – Brighton bicycle ride and the quirky veteran car run.

    Playing volleyball on the seafront
  • Career opportunities

    The course serves as a training and proving ground for the next generation of construction project managers and researchers in the construction industry, leading to immediate employment in the property and construction industries as professional project managers, or to further study at doctorate level. Graduates have gone to successful careers in organisations such as BuroFour, Mace, Kier, and London Underground Limited.

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