Taught course

Construction in Emerging Economies

Institution
University of Reading · School of Construction, Management and Engineering
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

You are normally required to have a good undergraduate honours degree (or equivalent from a university outside the UK). If you have other qualifications and a number of years’ relevant work experience then you may also be eligible to apply.

Months of entry

September

Course content

* Explore the opportunities and challenges of construction markets in countries undergoing rapid economic growth
* Supported by experienced academics who draw upon their knowledge of the management of construction organisations and projects
* Engage with humanitarian issues associated with construction sector activity
* Understand the impact of rapid urbanisation, placing construction-related knowledge within the economic, social and developmental contexts in emerging economies

About the Department

Built Environment at Reading

The University of Reading is one of the world’s leading centres of excellence dealing with the challenges of the built environment. We are ranked 3rd in the UK for the impact of our research in the category of Architecture, Built Environment and Planning, and 83% of our research in this area is rated world-leading or internationally excellent.[1]

The School of the Built Environment is highly interdisciplinary in nature, covering a range of diverse subject areas including architecture, construction management, energy and environmental engineering. Our staff have extensive experience as advisers, consultants and visiting lecturers to companies, governments and universities globally.

Our MSc programmes focus on ensuring an excellent student experience. The curriculum extends beyond accepted models of best practice to incorporate the latest findings from research.

Choose to study over two years to fit around your work commitments, applying what you learn immediately, or study more intensively over one year. Both the full-time and flexible part-time modes of the programmes are delivered on a modular basis with teaching arranged in block weeks.

Our excellent facilities include a dedicated computer lounge for use by our students, equipped with the latest digital technology and software, including building information modelling (BIM), 3D laser scanning, 3D visualisation, virtual reality headsets, building energy simulations and urban microclimate simulations.

Additionally, most of our master’s programmes are accredited by professional bodies, and we have a track record of active engagement with the professions. You can be confident of a programme which is professionally relevant and directed towards maximising your career potential.

[1] Research Excellence Framework, 2014.

Information for international students

IELTS: 6.5 overall with no element scoring less than 5.5 (or equivalent)

Fees and funding

UK students
£8,410
International students
£18,760

Qualification and course duration

MSc

full time
12 months
flexible
24-63 months

Course contact details

Name
Global Recruitment Team
Email
student.recruitment@reading.ac.uk