Taught course

Project Management (Construction)

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

Entry requirements

Applying with prior qualifications

  • 2:2 honours degree in a construction-related subject such as construction management, civil engineering or property management; 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

Project managers play a crucial role in the success of construction projects. They ensure that timeframe targets and budgets are met, and oversee logistic side tasks, such as planning, execution, monitoring, control and closure. Our MSc Project Management (Construction) degree underpins practice with theoretical rigour and will provide you with a well-rounded view of project management in context of both the industry and the associated needs of clients.

Through the course, you’ll advance your understanding of the systems and processes needed to achieve successful project outcomes. Through module and project work you’ll cover industry crucial aspects such as project briefing, exploring design, development issues, legal and contractual constraints, and people management skills. The course will allow you to develop exceptional skills surrounding procurement strategies — setting you up for a successful career as a key part of a highly dynamic industry.

Who is this course designed for?

This course is aimed at professionals or graduates wishing to pursue a career as a project manager in the construction industry. It’s suitable for those already working in broad roles in the construction industries who aspire to reach senior management positions. Additionally, this course is suitable for undergraduate students in related subject areas looking to progress to study a managerial and technical postgraduate 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.
  • We’re in the UK's Top 20 for Building and Town and Country Planning (Guardian University Guide 2022).
  • Our expert Employability team will work closely with you at every stage of your career planning, providing personal support and advice. You can benefit from this service at any time during your studies, and for up to three years after completing your course.
  • Our flexible study routes support part-time learners, who wish to balance employment with further study.

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.

Information for international students

We accept qualifications from schools, colleges and universities all over the world for entry onto our postgraduate degrees. If you’re not sure how your international qualification matches our course requirements please visit our website to find out more.

Pre-Masters and foundation degrees

If you need to do a foundation or pre-Masters course to meet our course requirements please contact Nottingham Trent International College (NTIC). If you’re already studying in the UK at a school or college and would like to know if we can accept your qualification please visit our foundation and pre-Masters courses page of our website.

English language entry requirements

If English is not your first language you need to show us that your language skills are strong enough for intensive academic study. We usually ask for an IELTS test and we accept some alternative English language tests.

  • For 1-year Masters you'll need a 6.5 grade overall with minimum of 5.5 in each component.

For a list of our language requirements please visit our website.

If you need to do a pre-sessional English language course to meet the English requirements, please visit the pre-sessional English course page of our website.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Please visit the course page for latest course fees and funding opportunities.

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

Course contact details

NTU Admissions
+44 (0)115 848 2999