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Study Mode Full-time
Year of Entry 2020/21
MSc

Construction Project Management

This is a fast-track course teaching you the skills needed to be a construction project manager for private or public sector clients and construction companies.


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What is the fee? Home/EU: £9,065 for the course
International: £13,905 for the course
How long will I study? 1 Year
Where will I study? City Campus
When do I start? September 2020
January 2021

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Course summary

  • Learn key managerial skills and knowledge required for a range of construction project management roles.
  • Develop insights and knowledge to plan, programme, procure, develop, and manage, both logistically and contractually a wide range of construction projects.
  • Understand industry dynamics and fundamental economic principles, critical thinking and analysis, in order to mange the context in which projects exist.

This is a fast-track conversion course for first degree holders from an unrelated disciplines and existing practitioners who want to become a Chartered Surveyors through the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB).


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How you learn

Watch lecturer Tony Cheetham talk about Construction, Real Estate and Surveying at Sheffield Hallam University.

The course has a hands-on focus, working with other students, both within the Construction Project Management discipline and with the wider built environment disciplines.

You learn through

  • lectures and seminars
  • tutorials and dialogue
  • presentations
  • site visits
  • visiting speakers
  • projects
  • experiential learning and role-play

Course leaders and tutors

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Norman Watts
Senior Lecturer in Construction Project Management

Norman is a Senior Lecturer in the Built Environment. He has extensive experience in the construction industry. Norman has particular expertise in site and facilitie … Read more

Applied learning

Work placements

The international project provides you with an opportunity to gain experience of the project management of a real site and reflects the challenges associated with working on a real live project for a client. You work with local practitioners and other experts benefiting from insights from professionals working in that location.

Field trips

You benefit from a range of 'experiential' teaching, learning and reflective assessment techniques. Intensive study weeks allow you to work on complex, professional briefs with other students. One of the modules is an international project which last year took place in Canada with assistance from international firms.

Networking opportunities

Our course content conforms to Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) and Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) requirements and also reflects our long-standing relationships with placement and graduate employers in the sector.


Future careers

There are many employment opportunities for construction project managers with regional, national and international construction and civil engineering contractors. This course prepares you for a career in

  • construction project management

After completing the course, you will be able to proceed to the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors Assessment of Professional Competence or the Chartered Institute of Building's professional development programme.

Accreditation

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

Student success story
David Ajala

‘It was a really easy decision for me to stay on at Hallam, after the positive experience I had at undergrad. My main focus was on the management side of things, which has taught me to be more efficient in my work.’

David Ajala, MSc Construction Project Management

Where will I study?

You study at City Campus through a structured mix of online lessons and face-to-face teaching with access to digital and online resources to support your learning.

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City Campus is located in the heart of Sheffield, within minutes of the train and bus stations.

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Equipment and facilities

On this course you work with

  • Microsoft Office suite such as Excel, Powerpoint, Word, Visio and Project
  • other specialist packages used for construction

Entry requirements

All students

Minimum 2:2 degree or equivalent in any discipline.

We welcome applications from candidates who may not meet the exact academic entry requirements but have significant relevant experience, on application you will be referred to our course leader, who will evaluate your experience, this may involve an informal conversation either in person or by other media.

If English is not your first language you typically need an IELTS 6.0 overall score with a minimum of 5.5 in all other skills or equivalent. If your English language skill is currently below IELTS 6.0 we recommend you consider a Sheffield Hallam University Pre-sessional English course which will enable you to achieve an equivalent English score.

Additional information for EU/International students

If you are an International or non-UK European student, you can find out more about the country specific qualifications we accept on our international qualifications page. You can also watch a video guide on how to apply.

For details of English language entry requirements (IELTS), please see the information for 'All students'.


Modules

Module and assessment information for future years is displayed as currently validated and may be liable to change. When selecting electives, your choices will be subject to the core requirements of the course. As a result, selections may be limited to a choice between one of two or more specified electives in some instances.

Modules studied may differ depending on when you start your course.

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Applied Construction Production Management Credits: 30 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Applied International Project Credits: 15 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Applied Research Methods And Dissertation Credits: 45 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Construction Law & Professional Context Credits: 15 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Economics And The Built Environment Credits: 15 Assessment: Exam
Module: Health And Safety Management Credits: 15 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Project Planning And Contractual Issues Credits: 30 Assessment: Coursework
Practical
Module: Sustainable Building Technology Credits: 15 Assessment: Exam

Fees and funding

Home students

Our tuition fee for UK/EU students starting full-time study in 2020/21 is £9,065 for the course.

† If you are studying an undergraduate course, postgraduate pre-registration course or postgraduate research course over more than one academic year then your tuition fees may increase in subsequent years in line with Government regulations or UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) published fees. More information can be found in our terms and conditions under student fees regulations.

International students

Our tuition fee for international students starting full-time study in 2020/21 is £13,905 for the course.

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Non-repayable grant of £3,000 per year for three years

Offering four scholarships for undergraduate students joining the department in September 2019 on an eligible course.

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Additional course costs

This link allows you to view estimated costs associated with the main activities on specific courses. These are estimates and, as such, are only an indication of additional course costs. Actual costs can vary greatly depending on the choices you make during your course.

Additional costs for Construction, real estate and surveying courses (PDF)

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