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BA (Honours) Facilities Management (top up)

If you already have a foundation degree in facilities management this course allows you to continue your studies and gain an honours degree. It includes a dissertation focused on some aspect of your own organisation such as sustainability, outsourcing or service delivery.

Course description

This is a one year top up course suitable for people who have completed the Foundation Degree in Facilities Management and wish to further their development and gain an honours degree.

You complete a dissertation with support from an in depth module on research methods. The dissertation allows you to consolidate your previous learning and to develop those ideas and materials in a critical and analytical way.

You can focus your research on an issue in your own organisation such as sustainability, outsourcing or service delivery.

You also study contemporary issues in facilities management. This involves looking at significant factors that are currently impacting on the facilities management industry and profession. You gain an understanding of how these issues can affect your organisation.

A case study exercise based on your learning from previous modules involves you analysing data and producing solutions to critical financial management issues. This develops your knowledge of the wide ranging impact facilities management has in organisations.

Professional recognition

We are a recognised British Institute of Facilities Management (BIFM) centre. On achieving the BA (Hons) Facilities Management you can also gain certified membership of the Institute (CBIFM). This course is accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).

Entry requirements

2017 entry requirements

You need to have completed the Foundation Degree in Facilities Management.

If English is not your first language you need an IELTS score of at least 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in all skills.

Course structure

Part-time – one year
You attend three two-day teaching blocks. Teaching blocks are typically three months apart. Advance timetables are available.

Typical modules may include

Modules

Contemporary issues in facilities management
You look at significant factors currently impacting on the facilities management industry and gain a strong understanding of how these issues affect your organisation.

Facilities management case study
This module allows you to draw upon your learning throughout the programme. It presents you with a case study and a problem to resolve.

Research methods
This module prepares you for the dissertation. It develops your knowledge and understanding of the various approaches that could be taken.

Dissertation
This project is normally completed within your own organisation. It develops various research and work skills including identification and framing of a problem, sourcing information through primary research, analysis and presentation of results. Throughout the dissertation you are supported by a dedicated tutor.

Assessment
  • essays
  • reports
  • reflective commentary
  • case studies
  • presentations

Employability

You develop your skills, knowledge and professional ability, which in turn can help you to further develop your career and gain roles with greater responsibility.

Fees

Home / EU student

Please note tuition fees may increase in each subsequent academic year of your course, subject to government regulations on fee increases and in line with inflation. More information can be found in the ‘Tuition Fee Increases’ section of our Fees Regulations (PDF, 2.10 MB)

2016/17 academic year

Typically £5,000 per stage – this includes the British Institute of Facilities Management registration fee.

2017/18 academic year

Typically £5,100 per stage – this includes the British Institute of Facilities Management registration fee.

International student

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 information

How to apply

Complete the application form available at www.shu.ac.uk/study/form

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

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