Taught course

Construction Project Management

University of Portsmouth · School of Civil Engineering and Surveying

Entry requirements

A second-class honours degree or equivalent in a relevant subject, or equivalent industrial and work experience in construction management or other related field.

English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.0 with no component score below 5.5.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content


Establish yourself in the global construction sector with a Master's that trains you to handle challenges within the industry, then to change and improve the industry itself.

On this accredited MSc Construction Project Management, you'll build the professional skills you need to tackle the technical, organisational, commercial, legal and financial issues that arise across the construction sector. You'll work with lecturers who contribute to current projects in the industry, looking at construction projects from the client side and the contractor side, and you'll be digging into the social, economic and environmental issues that can affect large-scale construction projects.

When you graduate, you'll have gathered the tools and knowledge to go further in the international construction sector, or to go on with further study in the field.

Course highlights

  • Study real-life practical problems and active construction industry issues through site visits and case studies, using our local and global partnerships with construction organisations
  • Take on an independent research project and apply your learning and research skills to examining your choice of area within the construction area
  • Master the technical, organisational, commercial, legal and financial issues involved in successfully completing a project, and use your mastery to improve the industry
  • Hear from construction professionals in informal lectures – recent talks featured engineers and business owners who worked on the Shard Project and 22 Bishopsgate, the second highest building in London
  • Learn from expert academic staff with industry connections in a globally focused international student community

Career planning

During your course you'll have expert career support from our Careers and Employability Centre, your tutors and our Business and Law Career-Ready Programme. This support will continue for 5 years after you graduate.

Career support

You'll benefit from:

- Networking events

- Regular emails from the Career Ready Programme sharing job opportunities, application tips and events

- Applied projects with companies such as IBM, Boeing and Hampshire County Council

- Workshops to enhance your employability skills

- Recruitment events including the Student and Graduate Opportunities Fair

- 1-to-1 appointments

- CV and cover letter advice

- Interview preparation and practice

- Support starting your own business

Careers and opportunities

As a successful graduate of this course, you'll have an accredited qualification in construction project management, which can build your path to careers across the construction sector, such as quantity surveying or contractor work.

Graduates of this course have gone onto roles such as:

  • Project director
  • Project manager
  • Design manager

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    part time
    24-28 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12-16 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

12 months full-time (September intake), 24 months part-time (September intake), 16 months full-time (January intake), 28 months part-time (January intake)

Course contact details

Admissions Team
023 9284 5566