MSc Construction Project Management

Course summary

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The MSc Construction Project Management course aims to advance your knowledge and skills in construction project management, helping support and enhance your career development within the changing globalised construction industry. It is suitable for students with various academic and industry background in the construction sector.

Course summary Why choose this course?
If you already hold a building design or construction related degree and wish to pursue a Masters degree in Construction Project Management then this course is ideal for you. 

The course provides you with a broad, thorough foundation in the fundamentals required for successfully organising and managing construction projects. It covers advanced knowledge and skills in construction project management, and latest technology implementation and innovation, such as BIM and 3D Print. The course strongly links with industrial practice and will pursue the accreditation from the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) shortly. 

Career and study progression
Upon successful completion of  the MSc in Construction Project Management you will be able to pursue, or further your career, in broad range of area within the construction industry. 

 Students can also progress their studies to PhD level within UWL or other institutions.

Course detail

  • Advanced Procurement and Processes (ACPP)
  • Sustainable development in Built Environment (SDiBE)
  • Construction Risk Management (CRM)
  • Research Methods (RM)
  • People and organisation management in Construction (POM)
  • Construction Innovation and BIM (I&BIM)
  • Dissertation
Module details:

Advanced Procurement and Processes (ACPP) (20 credits) 
This module will develop the student knowledge and understanding of the construction project processes associated with various procurement methods in different types of construction projects. The student will develop the ability to interpret the particular needs of different client groups, to develop relevant procurement strategies and to apply tools and techniques to support the implementation of those strategies. It also cover risk controlling and management in construction project processes. 

Sustainable development in Built Environment (SDiBE),(20 credits) 
This module will enhance students’ understanding and skills of sustainable development of built environment. It covers both principles and practical assessment and evaluation methods, and also various energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies implemented in modern building projects.   

Construction Risk Management (CRM) (20 credits)
This module provides students with the knowledge and understanding of risk management processes within construction projects. This will give students an overview of the essential issues regarding processes, requirements and management in controlling risks.

Research Methods (RM) (20 credits)
This module provides students with the skills to acquire and distil knowledge so that they are fully prepared to undertake applied research at master’s level in general and in diverse areas in Build Environment and Civil Engineering, in particular. A range of research methodologies and strategies are discussed in helping students prepare a research proposal for their dissertation. It also aims to develop students’ skills in writing research proposal by exploring and identifying proper research questions and problems.

People and organisation management in Construction (POM) (20 credits) 
This module aims to develop an analytical approach to understanding organisations and the managerial function with reference to the position and role of construction and project managers. It aims to carry students from a state of familiarity with tasks to a more active awareness of their links with people and organisations.

Construction Innovation and BIM (I&BIM) (20 credits)
This module will look into how the modern technology can promote the effect and efficiency of building and construction projects at present and potentially in future. It tackles how to manage R&D activities and implement new technologies in construction industry. Specifically it also look at how the implementation of BIM and other digital technology can enhance building design, construction and management.   

Dissertation  (60 credits)
This module aims to provide students with an opportunity to advance students’ research capability and skills in terms of literature review, research design and planning, data collection and analysis, academic citation with various empirical and scientific research methods in the field of construction project management.

Entry requirements

The applicants for this MSc course should possess an BSc (Hons) 2:2 above degree in the Built Environment areas, including Construction Project Management, Construction Management, Quantity Surveying, Building Surveying, Architecture, Architectural Technology, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Property Management, Urban Development, etc.

Potential APCL/APEL applicants will be considered based on the university.

International students need to meet our English language requirement at either IELTS at 6.5 or above, and a minimum of 5.5 for each of the 4 individual components (Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening).

In some countries where teaching is in English, we may accept local qualifications. Please visit to check for local equivalencies.

We offer pre-sessional English language courses if you do not meet these requirements. Find out more about our English Language courses


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A range of loans, bursaries and scholarships are available to help you fund your studies.

Students on some Masters courses may be eligible to apply for a Postgraduate Loan of up to £10,000 as a contribution towards their course and living costs. Find out how to apply for a Postgraduate Loan on GOV.UK

Other loans available to postgraduate students include Professional and Career Development Loans, which also allow you to borrow up to £10,000.  Find out more about Loans on GOV.UK

Additional funding is available to some types of students, such as disabled students. Find out more about funding opportunities

Within the university, we offer a range of scholarships and bursaries. In the 2017 - 18 academic year, they included:

  • The William Brake Bursary: a £1,000 award for candidates on undergraduate or postgraduate degree courses
  • The Mollie Clay Scholarship: a £2,500 scholarship awarded to an outstanding student
  • Exclusive alumni discounts: a £2,000 discount on taught postgraduate courses or a 10% discount on research courses, exclusive to students who graduated from the University of West London.

Other scholarships are also available, including awards for specific subjects. Find out more and check your eligibility.

Please note fees are paid for each year of study unless otherwise stated. You will be required to re-enrol and pay fees at the beginning of each academic year. Fees may be subject to government regulations on fee increases. Future inflationary increases will be applied to each subsequent year of the course, subject to government regulations on fee increases.

How to apply

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UK and EU students

You can apply for most of our Postgraduate Certificates, Postgraduate Diplomas and Masters’ Degree courses using our online application system.  Simply click the red ‘apply now’ button above.

Your application will be dealt with by our Admissions team who will be in touch with you.

If you are applying for a research degree (MPhil or PhD), you will need to submit: a CV, research proposal, transcript of academic qualifications and online application form.  Full details of how to apply for research degrees

International students

To apply for a Masters’ Degree course, please complete our online application form for international students or you can download the print version (Word, 186kb).

You can also review the relevant information about the qualifications we accept from your country and our English language requirements, as well as details about your visa application.

If you are applying for a research degree (MPhil or PhD), you will need to submit: a CV, research proposal, transcript of academic qualifications and online application form.  Full details of how to apply for research degrees

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Career and study progression

On successful completion of this course, you will be eligible for a career in broad manage areas in the construction industry, such as:

  • project management
  • commercial management
  • design management
  • construction site management
  • building operation and maintenance management
  • sustainable development specialist or consultancy
  • working for building contractors and suppliers.

The course will equip the students with the advanced knowledge and skills in sustainable built environment development, construction project management, integrated and interoperable information management in construction project, environmental friendly design and construction, sustainable financial and procurement management in construction projects