Taught course

Building Information Modelling and Management

Oxford Brookes University · School of the Built Environment

Entry requirements

The course is open to applicants who hold a 2.1 undergraduate honours degree (or international equivalent).
We will actively consider applications from candidates with lower degrees, who can evidence substantiated & relevant experience in construction.
Industry professionals with suitable practice qualifications (e.g MRICS, MCIOB) - demonstrating ability to study at master's level, are also encouraged to apply.
For Distance-Learning study, it is recommended that applicants have at least six months work experience in the built environment sector.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

Accredited by Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB).

This programme has been designed to meet the challenging demands of the modern learner and the rapidly evolving needs of the built environment sector in respect to the emergence of Building Information Modelling (BIM) as a working practice, the MSc in Building Information Modelling and Management , through its intelligent use of the Virtual Learning Environment (VLE), is designed to deliver a flexible and innovative programme of study.

The MSc is available both as a one year full-time programme, and in distance learning mode that is normally taken over two years (extendable up to 5 years). The course consists of four core modules plus research methods and a final dissertation. As each of these core modules is entirely self-contained students may enter the program in either September or January.

You may choose to exit at the PGCert or PGDip stage, but please note that these exit awards are not accredited by RICS or CIOB.

Why choose this course?

  • We use an ‘applied approach’ to teaching, and our students work on real-life or reality based problems as experienced within the construction sector and its associated industries, consultants and clients.
  • You are also exposed to behavioural aspects of managing projects, which most construction project managers only experience when their careers are well-advanced.
  • This provides a more interesting and engaging learning environment than the traditional ‘study and examination’ approach to learning.

Information for international students

English language requirements - If your first language is not English you will require a minimum IELTS score of 6.5 overall with 6.0 in all components.

Qualification and course duration


25-29 months
distance learning
24-60 months
full time
13-17 months


full time
13-17 months
29-29 months


25-29 months
full time
13-17 months

Further details of qualification

You may choose to exit at the PGCert or PGDip stage, but please note that these exit awards are not accredited by RICS or CIOB.

Course contact details

Programme Administrator
+44 (0)1865 483342