Taught course

Construction Project Management

The University of Manchester · School of Mechanical, Aerospace and Civil Engineering

Entry requirements

The academic entry requirements for this Masters programme will be at least a Second Class UK honours degree; preferably an Upper Second, or international equivalent, in a relevant subject, such as built environment, engineering, technical or management disciplines.

Months of entry


Course content

This programme aims to develop a critical understanding of the factors that influence construction project management within the context of, and applied to, construction projects.

Module details:

The programme commences in mid-September and for the first two semesters students follow a programme of lectures, tutorials and assignments. This programme involves examinations in January and in May/June. The remaining months are spent on a research project and the submission of a dissertation, which must be submitted by the beginning of the following September.

The programme is based on a template of 5 core units and 3 optional or directed units. Following the successful completion of 8 units (120 credits) students will undertake a dissertation. The dissertation, if at all possible, should relate to a real project situation. However, when this is not possible dissertation topics related to the programme content can be agreed.

The core course units are common to each route and typically include:-

Commercial Management
Management of Projects
People and Organisation
Project Planning and Control
Project Management Research Methods
Optional and directed course units typically include:

Business Projects Involving IS/IT
Commercial Contract Management
Conflict Management and Dispute Resolution
Project Finance
Risk Management

Information for international students

If English is not your first language you will need a recognised English language qualifications: IELTS (6.5 with no sub-test under 5.5); TOEFL (570 with 5.0 in TWE); CBTOEFL (230 with 5.0 in TWE). Other English Language qualifications/tests can be considered including those offered by the University's Language Teaching Centre.

Fees and funding

Please see www.manchester.ac.uk/postgraduate/funding

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Administrator
+44 (0)161 275 4442
+44 (0)161 306 9218