Taught course

Construction Management

Nottingham Trent University · School of Architecture, Design and the Built Environment

Entry requirements

  • 2:2 honours degree in a construction-related subject; or
  • Corporate membership of an appropriate construction industry-related professional body which has been approved for this purpose by the University, preferably alongside industry experience at managerial level, or
  • An alternative approved construction industry-related professional qualification, together with appropriate industrial experience at managerial level in the construction industry.

Applying with non-standard entry qualifications/experience

  • Applicants with non-standard entry qualifications and/or relevant experience will be considered on an individual basis. Assessment of your experience will confirm that you have achieved the necessary skills in the course of your general experience.
  • If you are applying for the part-time mode, you would typically have a minimum of three years’ experience at the appropriate level, and have the support of your employer who will wish to integrate study and projects into your day-to-day work.
  • You will probably be employed on significant infrastructure and/or building works, either as a direct employee of local or national government, or in the private sector. You will likely have experience of developing and coordinating significant infrastructure and building projects.

Months of entry


Course content

Construction is a global industry and construction managers play a crucial role at the heart of it.

They're responsible for directing operations within building projects - from project planning, contract administration and safety management, through to cost and quality control. Our MSc Construction Management course provides you with a framework for understanding the unique role of a construction manager, with a key focus on the management of construction projects from the perspective of the construction contractor.

This course applies construction management principles and processes to live project work. You’ll gain a critical understanding of management roles in industry processes and examine the technological processes and associated business functions seen in the UK and international environments.

Through the application of research methods, you'll advance your ability to identify innovation and continuous development in the industry.

Who is this course designed for?

This course is aimed at professionals or graduates wishing to pursue a career managing construction projects.

It’s also suitable for professionals already working in the broad construction industries who aspire to senior management positions. Additionally, this course is suitable for undergraduate students in related subject areas, looking to progress to study a managerial and technical programme.

Key Features:

  • This course is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB), the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), the Chartered Institution of Civil Engineering Surveyors (ICES), and the Chartered Association of Building Engineers (CABE), ensuring course content meets both quality and relevance.
  • 95% of our Construction Management postgraduates (PGT) are in a ‘High Skilled’ role 15 months after finishing their degrees (of those available for work or study, latest Graduate Outcomes Survey 2019/20). 
  • Benefit from our industry-standard facilities, right in the heart of Nottingham's city centre. You’ll have hands-on access to our workshops and laboratories, supported by our team of expert technicians, enabling you to test, learn and research for yourself.
  • Our study routes are designed to be flexible and will support part-time learners wanting to balance further study alongside employment.

Course Accreditations:

This degree is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB), the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), the Chartered Institution of Civil Engineering Surveyors (CICES), and the Chartered Association of Building Engineers (CABE), providing an accredited route towards Chartership with each body. These accreditations represent seals of approval that the course delivers the highest standards of teaching, and signify the quality and relevance of the course content.

Fees and funding

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Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

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