Taught course

Construction Management

Coventry University · Faculty of Business, Environment and Society

Entry requirements

To enter the course you should have an honours degree in any relevant area related to construction or built environment, or equivalent. Students whose first language is not English should have achieved a minimum English language standard of IELTS 6.5.

Months of entry

January, September, May

Course content

This course starts in September 2017.

This MSc in Construction Management is an industry-focused and topical course which aims to enhance the career options for those with an undergraduate degree in construction management or architectural technologists, engineers, surveyors or legal practitioners seeking career advancement.

There are free CPD modules such as fundamental construction, which allows the introduction of construction and its process to non- cognate and international students

Why choose this course?

Management for construction

This course is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) and offers an accredited route for holders of appropriate first degrees which are not construction-related to gain chartered status with the CIOB and benefit from the excellent job opportunities in the construction industry.

This degree is designed to have a wide appeal across construction industry professions.

The format of this course has been designed in conjunction with employers to suit part-time students working in industry. It is also popular with full-time students.

What will I learn?

The course includes six taught modules including:

  • project management;
  • construction contract management;
  • organisational theory and behaviour;
  • contemporary issuse and research methodology;
  • building information modelling and management;
  • global professional development;
  • financial management and control;
  • intregrated project;
  • research project.

The course can be studied on a full-time (one year), or part-time basis (two years). Tuition is in one-week intensive blocks, with a few weeks' gap in between blocks for individual research and study. Assessment for the taught modules is a mixture of examination and coursework. For part-time students the blocks are spread over two years rather than one.

There is also an integrated group project and an individual research project. The integrated project provides you with the opportunity to integrate knowledge and skills gained in previous and concurrent modules of study and (where appropriate) in the workplace, and use these to carry out a comprehensive analysis of construction management problems.

The project will require group work integrating the technical, economic, socio-political and interpersonal aspects of the project process, and can be work-based for part-time students.

How will this course enhance my career prospects?

This course provides a topical and industry-focused postgraduate education to enhance career opportunities in the construction industry. It will prepare you for careers in managing companies and human resources, motivation and leadership as well as strategic planning.

The MSc in Construction Management is also suitable for those in roles such as architectural technologists and surveyors as well as those seeking career advancement to senior level in the construction industry.

Global leaders programme

To prepare students for the challenges of the global employment market and to strengthen and develop their broader personal and professional skills Coventry University has developed a unique Global Leaders Programme.

The objectives of the programme, in which postgraduate and eligible undergraduate students can participate, is to provide practical career workshops and enable participants to experience different business cultures.

Click here for futher details on the Global Leaders Programme.

Information for international students

To find an enquiry form for international students, visit our website.

Contact us on +44 (0) 24 7765 2152

Fees and funding

UK students
January 2017 start - £6,930 | May 2017 start - £6,930 | September 2017 start - £7,374
International students
January 2017 start - £12,068 | May 2017 start - £12,068 | September 2017 start - £14,311

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Recruitment and Admissions Office
+44 (0) 24 7765 4321