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MSc Construction Project Management

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Study Mode Full-time
Year of Entry 2023/24

Construction Project Management

Join a fast-track course to develop the skills you'll need to be a construction project manager for private or public sector clients and construction companies.

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What is the fee? Home: £9,910 or £11,410 (with work experience) for the course
International/EU: £16,385 or £17,885 (with work experience) for the course
How long will I study? 1 Year
Where will I study? City Campus
When do I start? September 2023

Course summary

  • Gain key managerial skills for a range of construction project management roles.
  • Learn to plan, programme, procure, develop and manage construction projects, both logistically and contractually.
  • Understand industry dynamics and fundamental economic principles, critical thinking and analysis.
  • Develop the knowledge you’ll need to manage the context surrounding projects of all sizes. 

This is a fast-track conversion course for first-degree holders from unrelated disciplines, and existing practitioners, who want to become 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.

All our courses are designed around a set of key principles based on engaging you with the world, collaborating with others, challenging you to think in new ways, and providing you with a supportive environment in which you can thrive.

You’ll benefit from a range of 'experiential' teaching, learning and reflective assessment techniques. The course has a hands-on focus – you’ll work frequently with other students on the Construction Project Management course and in the wider built environment disciplines.

You learn through

  • lectures and seminars
  • tutorials and dialogue
  • presentations
  • site visits
  • visiting speakers
  • projects
  • experiential learning and roleplay

Applied learning

Work placements

You’ll have the chance to work on an international project – experiencing the project management of a real site and the challenges associated with working on a live project for a client. You’ll work with local practitioners and other experts, gaining insights from the professionals working in that location.

Live projects

You’ll complete intensive study weeks which allow you to work on complex, professional briefs with other students – further building your professional experience. 

Field trips

Previously the international project has taken place in Canada, with assistance from international firms. You may also have the opportunity to study and work abroad and gain hands-on experience of the education environment – with the possibility of Erasmus funding being available to support costs for overseas study.

Networking opportunities

Our course content meets 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

This course prepares you for a career in

  • construction project management
  • site management 
  • surveying 
  • business management 
  • the infrastructure sector

There are many employment opportunities for construction project managers with regional, national and international construction and civil engineering contractors. 

After completing the course, you’ll 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.


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 lectures, seminars and practical sessions as well as 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'.


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.

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
Module: Sustainable Building Technology Credits: 15 Assessment: Coursework

Fees and funding

Home students

Our tuition fee for UK students starting full-time study in 2023/24 is £9,910 for the course without work experience placement or £11,410 with work experience placement.

† 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/EU students starting full-time study in 2023/24 is £16,385 for the course without work experience placement or £17,885 with work experience placement.


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

Offering four scholarships for undergraduate students joining the department in September 2020 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, 213KB)

Legal information

Any offer of a place to study is subject to your acceptance of the University’s Terms and Conditions and Student Regulations.


How do I apply?

You apply for this course via our online application form.

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You can also use the application form above to apply for future years of entry.

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