Master of Construction Management in UK

Master of Construction Management in UK

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Suman PoudelTue Oct 26 2021

Master in Construction Management in UK prepares students for a professional role in the management of construction projects by providing students with an understanding of the technical requirements necessary for the successful management of projects and organisational and strategic aspects. 

The course equips students with both theoretical and conceptual elements of construction project management.

As a result, graduates will learn about crucial practical aspects of construction management including- resource management, Project planning and estimation, budgeting and cost management, Information Communication Technology, Construction Law, Supply Chain Management, Procurement,  stakeholder management, contract management and information management.

Eventually, students will gain the construction and engineering skills needed to excel in their career trajectory. Construction Management professionals can earn from GBP 35,000 to GBP 60,000 per year and more. 

This degree is generally 1 year long and costs from GBP 12,000 per year to 28,000 per year. 

Why choose this course? 

  • The entry requirements for a master degree in construction management in UK is a lot less demanding than in USA and Canada. 
  • The fees for this program is affordable compared to other countries like Australia and USA. 
  • The average base salary of construction managers in UK is GBP 44,000. 

Top Universities for Construction Management in UK: Master’s Level

These are the top universities for master of construction management in UK accordion to THE University Ranking.

World Wide Ranking

University

Construction Management Programs

51

University of Manchester

MSc Construction Project Management

107

University of Birmingham

Advanced Engineering Management MSc- Construction Management

200

Queen’s University Belfast

Construction and Project Management MSc

201-250

University of Reading

MSc Construction Management; MSc Construction Cost Management

351-400

Loughborough University

Construction Management MSc; Construction Project Management MSc; Construction Project Management with Building Information Modelling MSc

351-400

Northumbria University

Construction Project Management with BIM MSc

351-400

Heriot-Watt University

MSc Construction Project Management; MSc Civil Engineering & Construction Management

401-500

Liverpool John Moores University

MSc Construction Project Management

501-600

University of Portsmouth

MSc Construction Project Management; Building Information Management MSc

Tuition Fees for Master of Construction Management in UK

The fees for this program ranges from GBP 12,000 to GBP 28,000 for international students. 

University

Annual tuition fees for domestic students (GBP)

Annual tuition fees for international students (GBP)

University of Manchester

14,500

28,000

Nottingham Trent University

8,500

15,500

University of East London

9,720

14,340

Coventry University

10,400

16,600

University of Loughborough

11,900

26,500

University of West London

8,500

13,250

Birmingham City University

8,500

14,520

University of Westminster

10,500

14,000

University of Leeds

11,500

25,750

Heriot-Watt University

7,776

16,184

Entry Requirements for Master of Construction Management in UK 

University of Manchester

  • Course name: MSc Construction Project Management 
  • Course duration: 1 year
  • English test scores: 
    • IELTS: Overall 6.5, with 6.5 in writing and 6.0 in all areas. 
    • TOEFL IBT: Overall 90, with a minimum of 22 in writing and 20 in other fields. 
    • PTE: Overall 70, with a minimum 70 in writing and 65 in other tests. 
  • Academic Requirements: Applicants need to score an upper second class (2:1) UK honours degree in relevant degrees like built environment, engineering science or management background. 

Nottingham Trent University

  • Course name:  Construction Management MSc
  • Course duration: 1 year
  • English test scores: 
    • IELTS: Overall 6.5, with 5.5 in each component.
  • Academic Requirements: Applicants need to hold a 2:2 honours degree in construction-related subjects. 

University of East London

The University of East London offers MSc Construction Management with placement in the UK.

  • Course name: MSc Construction Engineering Management
  • Course duration: 1 year
  • English test scores: 
    • IELTS: Overall 6.5, with no band score less than 6.0.
  • Academic Requirements: Applicants need to score a minimum of 2:2 honours degree in any related subjects, law and business management.

Coventry University

  • Course name: MSc Construction Engineering Management
  • Course duration: 1 year
  • English test scores: 
    • IELTS: Overall 6.5, with no band score less than 5.5
  • Academic Requirements: Applicants need to score a minimum of 2:2 honours degree in courses related to construction or built environment or equivalent. 

Loughborough University

  • Course name: Construction Management MSc 
  • Course duration: 1 year
  • English test scores: 
    • IELTS: Overall 6.5, with no score less than 6.0.
    • TOEFL IBT: A minimum overall score of 92 with no band score less than 22.
  • Academic Requirements: Applicants need to score a minimum of first-class honours, upper second class honours and lower second class honours in a field related to the built environment. 

University of West London

  • Course name: Construction Project Management MSc 
  • Course duration: 1 year
  • English test scores: 
    • IELTS: Overall 6.5, with no score less than 5.5
  • Academic Requirements: Applicants need to hold an honours degree in a range of subjects including:
    • construction project management 
    • construction management 
    • quantity surveying 
    • building surveying  
    • architecture 
    • architectural technology  
    • civil and environmental engineering  
    • property management 
    • urban development.

Birmingham City University

  • Course name: Construction Project Management MSc
  • Course duration: 1.5 Years ( with professional placement)
  • English test scores: 
    • IELTS: Overall 6.0
  • Academic Requirements: Applicants need to score a 2:2 honours degree or equivalent in surveying, construction, civil engineering, real estate or other closely related construction subjects. 

University of Westminster

  • Course name: Construction Project Management MSc 
  • Course duration: 1 year
  • English test scores: 
    • IELTS: Overall 6.5, with no score less than 6.0.
    • TOEFL IBT: A minimum overall score of 88 with 17 in listening, 21 in writing, 18 in reading and 20 in speaking.
    • PTE: Overall 59, with 54 in the component. 
  • Academic Requirements: Candidates need to have a lower second class honours degree (2:2) in relevant disciplines such as  construction, architecture or civil engineering

University of Leeds

  • Course name: International Construction Management and Engineering MSc (Eng)
  • Course duration: 1 year
  • English test scores: 
    • IELTS: Overall 6.5, with no score less than 6.0.
    • TOEFL IBT: A minimum overall score of 92 with 21 in listening, 22 in writing, 21 in reading and 23 in speaking.
    • PTE: Overall 64, with 60 in the component. 
  • Academic Requirements: A minimum of 2:1 bachelor degree in civil engineering or relevant construction degree. Students with a 2:2 honours degree and 3 years experience can also apply. 

Heriot-Watt University

  • Course name: MSc  Construction Project Management
  • Course duration: 1 year
  • English test scores: 
    • IELTS: Overall 6.5, with no score less than 6.0.
    • TOEFL IBT: A minimum overall score of 90
    • PTE: Overall 58
  • Academic Requirements: Candidates need to have a 2:2 honours degree or international equivalent in a cognate or semi cognate area. Applicants with a minimum of 2:2 degrees in non-cognate areas but the significant relevant experience can also apply. 

Scholarships

University

Scholarship

Value

University of Loughborough

Alumni bursary

10% off tuition fees

Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) Chevening Scholarship

100% waiver in tuition fees

Commonwealth masters scholarship

100% tuition fee waiver

Government-sponsored Scholarship

Variable

Said Foundation Scholarship

100% tuition fee waiver

University of Westminster

Chevening Scholarship

Full scholarship

International Postgraduate Part fee Scholarship

Amount: GBP 2,000

Heriot-Watt University

Alumni Discount Scheme

20% TO 30 fee discount

Postgraduate Merit Award

Up to full waiver on tuition fees

Funds for Women Graduates Grants

Partial to full tuition fee waiver

Scope and Career Opportunities

Construction management graduates are highly sought after by employers upon the completion of the master degree.

 As a result, construction managers with postgraduate qualifications find a wide range of career opportunities in construction companies, mining companies, consultancies, research etc..

Construction Management graduates from UK go on to work with large multinational organisations all over the world such as:

  • Accenture, UK
  • AECOM, UK
  • Atkins, UK
  • Balfour Beatty plc, UK
  • BGS Ingenieros SAC, Brazil
  • Chechen State University, Russia
  • E.C. Harris, UK
  • FFC Pakistan
  • FDM Group, UK
  • Pentecost University College, Ghana
  • Hyundai Engineering & Construction, Korea
  • Ikea, China
  • Jones Lang LaSalle, UK
  • Joannou & Paraskevaides, Cyprus
  • KPMG, UK
  • Turner & Townsend, UK
  • Saleh Ibrahim Steel Contracting LLC, UAE
  • Sare Group, India
  • Unicon Ltd, Qatar

Look at the table below for the average annual salary of construction management positions in UK.

Job Profile

Average Salary in GBP

Contractor Management

44,071

Project Management

44,843 

Construction Site Inspection

44,002

Construction Estimating

43,682

IT and Technical

42,874

Site Engineer

64,700

Facilities Manager

53,440

Sustainability Consultant

48,900

 

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