Taught course

Construction Project Management

Heriot-Watt University · School of Energy, Geoscience, Infrastructure and Society

Entry requirements

Masters (MSc) level entry applicants must have one of the following:

Minimum of 2:2 honours degree or equivalent academic qualification in a cognate or semi-cognate subject area

  • Minimum of 2:2 honours degree or equivalent academic qualification in a non-cognate subject area but demonstrates an interest in the discipline (supported by a personal statement, detail of work experience)
  • Corporate (or chartered) membership of relevant professional institutions will also be considered

PG Diploma level entry applicants must have an ordinary degree in a related subject area and relevant post qualification industry experience.

Candidates who do not meet the above entry requirements or have no formal academic qualifications will be considered individually based on their CV and possibly interview. Admission via this route will be at the discretion of the Director of Recruitment.

Recognition of Prior Learning

We are committed to providing study opportunities to applicants who have a wide range of prior experiences through Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). For more information on RPL, please contact the Admissions Team (studywithus@hw.ac.uk) ahead of application. We can only consider requests for RPL at the time of application to a course of study.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

MSc Construction Project Management gives you the vital skills and versatility required in the increasingly thriving and dynamic built environment industry. Our degree provides you with the knowledge, leadership, and management skills necessary for the effective delivery of construction projects from inception to occupation. There is a strong emphasis on construction technology, but you can also learn about important factors such as valuation and procurement. 

During the master’s programme, you’ll gain a detailed and thorough understanding of the theoretical principles and practices of project management in the construction industry and, more generally, any project environment. You’ll also gain expertise of skills necessary for practitioners such as understanding clients’ needs, procurement, management of people and organisational structures, business management, and the planning and programming of building projects in the context of the established bodies.

Upon graduation, you’ll be able to fully manage the design, value, risk, operational, financial, and contractual aspects of the construction process. You’ll be able to contribute to the needs of an organisation as a construction professional.

This industry-focused master’s programme will ensure you have the skills necessary to make a positive and effective contribution to your future working environment.

Two institutes accredit our MSc in Construction Project Management:

We work closely with industry to ensure our course content is up-to-date and reflects the current and emerging needs of industry and employers. You’ll gain the right blend of knowledge, practical skills, and soft skills to set you up for life after graduation.  

The University is also a Corporate Member of the Association for Project Management.

Fees and funding

See University website

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

This course can also be studied online.

Course contact details

Admissions Office