The normal entry requirements for admission to the MSc programme are: 1. Candidates come to this programme from a diverse range of backgrounds. Possibly, a 2:2 honours degree or higher, in a facilities, property, built environment or business management related discipline offers the more suitable entry, but candidates with considerable practical experience and/or other relevant technical or professional qualifications are actively encouraged to apply and will be interviewed and mentored on a personal basis. 2. for graduates of non-UK universities, sufficient command of spoken and written English to meet the demands of the programme (e.g. TOEFL 550 or equivalent) The very nature of the programme is such that candidates from a wide variety of backgrounds will be considered.
Months of entry
Property and facilities management is one of the fastest growing professions in the UK; our MSc programme develops the professional skills and expertise required to effectively and efficiently manage buildings, estates and services supporting businesses.
The course has been designed to address cutting-edge, strategic and operational issues that impact upon estates, property, facilities and corporate business services. It is suited to those working within or aspiring towards a senior management position in the field. Past students have entered the programme from a range of specialist discipline areas which include: engineering, building services, surveying, hotel services, general business administration, healthcare and estates management.
The course has been designed so that students can develop a holistic, integrated approach to the delivery and management of property and associated support services. You will gain the knowledge and skills that will enable you and your organisation to proactively and effectively manage assets, contents and components for the benefit of all end users.
The Built and Natural Environment Department at UWTSD has excellent links with industry and all programmes engage with outside agencies, allowing students to benefit from ‘real’ projects. Our links with professional bodies such as CIOB and RICS assists us with the development of course content and provision to meet the needs of industry and also provides opportunities for student-employer networking as well as the development of course content and provision.
Learning and Teaching
The course offers a stimulating part-time pathway, allowing flexibility for individuals with responsibilities and commitments, to progress to Master’s level within the field of Facilities, Property and Asset Management. The programme is modular, containing both core and elective options within Part One and a Dissertation, generally work related, in Part Two. The latter is often completed remotely but with full workplace support being provided by an experienced supervision team and specialist University support staff. Individual modules can be studied on a semester basis to meet an individual or professional body’s CPD requirements, and can be used to build on to more formal academic qualifications.
§ Strategic Property Management and Procurement (20-credits)
§ Management of Human and Organisational Resources (20 credits)
§ Building Maintenance and Property Asset Management (20 credits)
§ Services and Energy Performance of Buildings (20 credits)
§ Health & Safety Management (20 credits)
§ Research Methodology (20 credits)
§ Dissertation (60 credits)
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Chris House
- 01792 481000