MSc Construction Management
Developed by leading UK academics, this course is aimed at delivering the range of professional construction management skills laid down by a range of professional bodies including the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), and the Association for Project Management (APM).
Major construction projects across the globe require professionals with a range of skills and competencies who can operate in a variety of cultural and socio-economic settings.
This one year course provides a wealth of skills development in the areas of construction management, construction finance, project management and construction procurement. Being accredited by the RICS, and APM, the course is highly relevant for those wishing to pursue a career in construction management both nationally and internationally.
The Project Management Institute has conferred GAC accreditation upon the MSc International Project Management and the MSc Construction Management at GCU London.
The UK construction industry is the single biggest industry sector in the economy, contributing almost 10 of Gross Domestic Product and employing one in 10 of the working population.
Demand for highly skilled, innovative and far-sighted Construction Managers is constant with the industry requiring highly skilled professionals who are capable of taking up challenging roles in a range of specialist areas.
This comes from a growing drive to find sustainable and environmentally sound construction methods and innovative management practices to replace 'traditional' procurement routes and management methods. The sector is dynamic and increasingly committed to innovative practices and the development of a culture of professionalism. Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) is at the leading-edge of providing professional training for people wishing to take up key positions in the development and management of construction and the built environment.
The course covers key areas such as project management (core), sustainable construction (core), health and safety (core), construction financial management (core) , construction management (core) construction economics and procurement (option), development and project economics (option), construction contracts and disputes (option), international construction project finance (option) risk and value management (option) and the dissertation (core). Potential candidates will undertake all six core options above plus three of the option choices.
The programme is designed to accept honours degree graduates, with a 2:2 and above, or equivalent in any discipline. However, it is highly recommended that applicants should have previous work experience in the construction or property industry. Candidates without formal degree level qualifications may be accepted on to the programme subject to relevant industry experience and discussions with the admissions tutor.
For both Master's Degree and Postgraduate Diplomas, candidates whose normal medium of education and work has not been English, will normally be required to present evidence of competence in English as demonstrated by a pass at Academic IELTS level 6 (with no element less than 5.5) or a TOEFL Internet based test with reading at 22, listening at 21, speaking at 23 and writing at 21.
For international students who do not meet the minimum English language requirements for direct entry to the postgraduate programmes available at GCU London, we offer English language courses to help you improve your English language skills. View - Pre-sessional English at GCU London.