Masters in Construction Project Management

MSc Construction Project Management

1. Overview

This course develops the interpersonal skills required for effective project management. It also develops judgemental, managerial and leadership qualities, building on the students’ knowledge and experience gained in first degrees and/or the work environment.

You are provided with a professional experience that allows you to pursue your personal objectives in the areas of Property and Project Management, Construction Management and Consultancy, and Research in the Built Environment.

You can study the MSc Construction Project Management degree full-time or online.

2. What you will study

Stage 1

Exit award: PgCert Construction Project Management

Stage 2

Choose 1 module option from the following group:

Exit award: PgDip Construction Project Management

Stage 3

Award: MSc Construction Project Management

The University regularly reviews its courses. Course content and structure may change over time. See our Course Disclaimer for more information.

3. How you will learn

Distance Learning

The distance learning Construction Project Management course is a fully on-line course with no attendance on campus. The course is presented via our Virtual Learning Environment (CampusMoodle).

The CampusMoodle infrastructure provides a virtual classroom to deliver the equivalent of on-campus face-to-face staff ¬student contact. The learning experience is enhanced through the provision of core reading, supplementary notes, reading lists, case study materials, web links, video footage, synchronous and asynchronous interaction and discussions. Additionally commercial systems such as Skype are employed to hold online tutorials, guest presentations, virtual site visits and interviews.

Full-time

The full-time learning Construction Project Management course is based upon campus attendance.

Students will learn by a mixture of teaching and learning methods, including Lecture, Tutorial, Workshop, Seminar, Practical Work, Case Study, Simulations, Games, Student Centred Learning and Private Study. Being a vocationally orientated course the teaching and learning is focused upon providing a sound knowledge and understanding of the subject material in the context of the Built Environment.

Textbooks

Students are expected to purchase core texts, all as indicated in the course Module Descriptors under the heading of Indicative Bibliographies and to pay all costs associated with the preparation of coursework e. g. posters, document folders and the like. Total course expenditure should not exceed £200 to £300 overall.

4. Entry requirements

  • Applicants normally hold a 2:2 undergraduate honours degree or its equivalent. 
  • Applicants with a lower degree classification and / or relevant work experience will be considered on a case by case basis.

International students who do not meet our direct entry requirements for this course can gain additional entry points through our International College at Robert Gordon University.

English Language

Applicants whose first language is not English should have an IELTS of 6.5 overall, with no component lower than 5.5, or an equivalent.

We accept a variety of in-country and secure English language tests, find out more:

English Language requirements

* All entry requirements listed here should be used as a guide and represent the minimum required to be considered for entry. A small number of courses require higher levels, but this will be stated explicitly on your offer letter.

5. Placements and accreditations

This course is accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB).  The School has been awarded Accredited Centre status by the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB).

6. Student Funding

Scholarships

Applicants to this course may be eligible for a scholarship. More information can be found on the Architecture, Construction & Surveying Postgraduate Scholarships page.

Postgraduate Tuition Fee Loan

Applicants (Scottish domiciled and EU) to this course may be eligible for a Postgraduate Tuition Fee Loan (PTFL). Full-time students can apply for a PTFL up to £3400. Part-time students can apply for up to £1700. The tuition fee loan is only available to part-time students who are undertaking at least 50% of a full-time course, and therefore, complete their qualification in 2 years.

Students can apply now by downloading an application form from the SAAS web site.

7. Course Fees

For Academic Year 2017/2018

All Students

Distance Learning Part-time

  • £3,310 Stage 1 (2017 new starts)
  • £3,310 Stage 2 (2017 new starts)
  • £2,200 MSc dissertation stage (2017 new starts)

UK/EU Students

Full-time

  • £4,640 entire course

International Students

Full-time

  • £11,740 entire course

For Academic Year 2016/2017

All Students

Distance Learning Part-time

  • £3,190 Stage 1 (2016 new starts)
  • £3,190 Stage 2 (2016 new starts)
  • £2,120 MSc dissertation stage (2016 new starts)

UK/EU Students

Full-time

  • £5,500 entire course

International Students

Full-time

  • £11,260 entire course

For Academic Year 2015/2016

All Students

Distance Learning Part-time

  • £2,750 Stage 1 (2015 new starts)
  • £2,750 Stage 2 (2015 new starts)
  • £1,750 MSc dissertation stage (2015 new starts)

UK/EU Students

Full-time

  • £4,340 entire course

International Students

Full-time

  • £10,850 entire course

For Academic Year 2014/2015

All Students

Distance Learning Part-time

  • £2,065 Stage 1 (2014 new starts)
  • £2,065 Stage 2 (2014 new starts)
  • £1,370 MSc dissertation stage (2014 new starts)

UK/EU Students

Full-time

  • £4,200 entire course

International Students

Full-time

  • £10,500 entire course

For Academic Year 2013/2014

UK/EU Students

Full-time

  • £4,000 entire course

Part-time

  • £1,500 Stage 1
  • £1,500 Stage 2
  • £1,000 MSc dissertation stage

Distance Learning Part-time

  • £1,500 Stage 1
  • £1,500 Stage 2
  • £1,000 MSc dissertation stage

International Students

Full-time

  • £9,090 entire course

Part-time

  • £1,500 Stage 1
  • £1,500 Stage 2
  • £1,000 MSc dissertation stage

Distance Learning Part-time

  • £1,500 Stage 1
  • £1,500 Stage 2
  • £1,000 MSc dissertation stage

For Academic Year 2012/2013

UK/EU Students

Full-time

  • £3,690 entire course

Part-time

  • £1,384 Stage 1
  • £1,384 Stage 2
  • £922 MSc dissertation stage

Distance Learning Part-time

  • £1,384 Stage 1
  • £1,384 Stage 2
  • £922 MSc dissertation stage

International Students

Full-time

  • £8,760 entire course

Part-time

  • £2,250 Stage 1
  • £2,250 Stage 2
  • £1,500 MSc dissertation stage

Distance Learning Part-time

  • £2,250 Stage 1
  • £2,250 Stage 2
  • £1,500 MSc dissertation stage

For Academic Year 2011/2012

All Students

  • Part-time or Distance Learning - £2,405 Stage 1
  • Part-time or Distance Learning - £2,405 Stage 2
  • Part-time or Distance Learning - £1,600 MSc Dissertation stage

UK/EU Students

  • Full-time - £3,600 entire course

International Students

  • Full-time - £8,544 entire course

Disclaimer

Course fees are reviewed periodically and so are subject to change for new applicants. All tuition fees are fixed for the duration of a course at the rate confirmed in your offer letter. You will also be liable to pay a graduation fee of £40 before receiving a University award.

For further information see Student Finance pages

 

8. How to apply

Applications for admission to taught postgraduate courses should be made online directly to the University's Admissions Office at www.rgu.ac.uk/applyonline.

If you are a UK/EU student and have any queries, please contact our Admissions Office: 

If you are an International Student and would like further information and application advice:

9. Prospects

When you graduate from the course you will possess a highly respected and professional qualification which is recognised throughout the world. Graduate salaries in this sector are extremely attractive and benefits packages vary significantly between employers. Graduates can choose to work in a number of related fields including the Built Environment, Civil Engineering as well as Heavy Engineering, Offshore and Petrochemical industries. Employment prospects, nationally and internationally, are currently excellent.

10. Assessment

The course is assessed on the basis of a mix of coursework and designated activities. There are no examinations for any of the modules comprising the course

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Start date

Full-time - September / Online Distance Learning - September or January

Course length

Full-time - 1 Year / Online Distance Learning - 2-3 Years

Mode of Attendance

Full-time / Online Distance Learning

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Scott Sutherland School of Architecture and Built Environment
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Accredited By
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