Taught course

Construction Management

University of Bolton · Faculty of Advanced Engineering and Sciences

Entry requirements

Applicants will normally possess one of the following: A first degree in a relevant subject, e.g. in an appropriate construction discipline (students who have obtained their degree by full-time study will also normally have two years' industrial experience); Professional status with an appropriate construction institution, e.g. Chartered Architect, Builder, Engineer or Surveyor; Alternative qualifications and/or experience - e.g. holding a responsible position for a number of years with relevant responsibilities.

MSc, PGDip, PGCert.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

The MSc in Construction Management is a long standing and successful course. It is designed to meet the needs and requirements of managers, engineers, surveyors, designers and others working in construction-related companies. It aims to give you a competitive edge.

The programme offers close contact with industry and has an emphasis on problem solving. You will learn to use the latest, most appropriate management theory and information technology systems to solve industrial problems.

The University of Bolton's unique links with business and industry mean that the programme has the backing of employers, and provides management learning that will contribute to personal career development and progression. It fulfils professional development requirements and can enhance your membership status with professional bodies and institutions.
Managing a construction project from design through to occupation requires a wide range of skills and involves many people. This course will help you develop the general business management and construction specific skills required for site management of major complex construction projects.

The University of Bolton leads the way in offering professional courses which are designed with the current and future needs of employers and your career in mind. Our MSc in Construction Management is designed to give you the edge in a demanding marketplace.

The course focuses on the activities of business management and project management. The Research Methods module allows you to examine a problem of your choice in the workplace. It acts as an introductory module enabling you to develop many of the skills required for academic study in subsequent parts of the programme. These skills include information retrieval and analysis. You will be encouraged to make judgments about problems based upon examination of evidence. A further option module allows you to select a topic related to your own interest, or a priority of your employer. The completion of a dissertation allows you to deepen your knowledge in a particular area, and to apply your research and subject related skills to analyse a situation and develop an appropriate solution.

You will learn key management skills including critical analysis, high level presentation skills, project collaboration and consensus, and team working. You will take responsibility for your own learning and will also learn and collaborate in a small group environment.

Information for international students

This course is not suitable for international students.

Fees and funding

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Qualification and course duration


part time
36 months


part time
24 months


part time
12 months

Course contact details

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