The Scott Sutherland School of Architecture & Built Environment

Construction Project Management

PgCert | PgDip | MSc

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PgCert | PgDip | MSc Construction Project Management
This fully accredited Construction Project Management degree will develop your technical, managerial and interpersonal skills necessary for the management of complex construction projects. The distinctive, industry-driven curriculum equips you with the competencies needed to meet the challenges of today’s technologies, working relationships and project-related risks.

The course will provide you with the opportunities to pursue your own personal objectives in the areas of management, procurement and construction law, accounting management and consultancy and research in the Architecture, Engineering and Construction sector. It is suitable if you are either an experienced practitioner in the industry or are just starting out your career. Individual modules can be studied on a stand-alone basis for Continued Professional Development.

This course has multiple study options
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Mode of Attendance
Mode of Study
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Course Length
Mode of Attendance
  • On Campus
Mode of Study
  • Full Time
Start Month
Course Length
12 months

Mode of Attendance
  • On Campus
Mode of Study
  • Full Time
Start Month
Course Length
17 months

Mode of Attendance
  • Online Learning
Mode of Study
  • Part Time
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Course Length
36 months

Mode of Attendance
  • Online Learning
Mode of Study
  • Part Time
Start Month
Course Length
36 months
stages 1 & 2

You will be introduced to the core discipline and processes of Construction Project Management theory and practices. You will develop an understanding of how to manage complex design processes from concept design through Building Information Systems (BIM) to detail design, procurement, construction and post completion maintenance and decommissioning. Skills in consultancy and research in the Architecture Engineering and Construction (AEC) sector will be enhanced.

stage 3

You will undertake an industry based research dissertation of 12-15,000 words which if appropriate, will normally be integrated into your place of work. The dissertation will develop your skills and intellectual abilities in the investigation, assessment, evaluation and interpretation of a variety of relevant source materials.


Modules and delivery order may change for operational purposes. The University regularly reviews its courses. Course content and structure may change over time. See our course and module disclaimer for more information.

Detailed module information
On Campus Study

You will learn through a mixture of teaching and learning methods including lectures, tutorials, workshops, seminars, practical work, case studies, simulations and games. Access to our virtual learning environment, CampusMoodle, is also provided giving you access from home to learning materials (including e-books, journals and audio visual resources).

Distance Learning Study

This online course is taught through CampusMoodle, which offers you flexibility of where and when you can study. No attendance is required on campus.

CampusMoodle provides a virtual classroom to deliver the equivalent of on-campus face-to-face staff/student contact. You will learn through case study materials, web links, video footage, group discussions and core reading. Systems such as Skype are used to hold online tutorials, guest presentations, virtual site visits and interviews.

Activity Summary

Year 1

  • Lectures - 15-20 full-time students per group, 12 hours per week / 6 hours per week online distance learning
  • Seminars - 15-20 students per group, variable hours (within the lecture hours) per week / 1 hour online distance learning per week
  • Webinar - 1 hour online distance learning per week
  • Tutorial - 15-20 full time students per group, variable hours (within the lecture hours) per week / 1 hour online distance learning per week
  • Independent Study - 15-20 full-time students per group, variable hours (within the lecture hours) per week
  • Field Work -  15-20 full-time students per group, variable hours (within the lecture hours) per week week
  • External Visits - 15-20 students per group, variable hours (within the lecture hours) per semester
Independent Study

Individual research will involve the use of numeric and written communication skills, as well as presentation and discussion in module coursework and in the dissertation module.


The course is delivered by industry experts, respected researchers and academics with relevant industry experience across the construction sector.


Typically students are assessed each year:

Year 1

  • Full-time: 24 written assignments, including essay
  • Online distance learning: 12 written assignments, including essay
  • Full-time: 1 dissertation

Year 2

  • Online distance learning: 12 written assignments, including essay
  • Online distance learning: 1 dissertation

Year 3

  • Online distance learning: 1 dissertation

We aim to provide you with feedback within 20 working days of hand-in for all written exams, coursework and practical exams.


The Disability & Dyslexia Centre advises and supports students who disclose a sensory or mobility impairment, chronic medical condition, mental health issue, dyslexia and other specific learning differences. Applicants are encouraged to arrange a pre-entry visit to discuss any concerns and to view the facilities.



All undergraduate and postgraduate students, whether you are learning on-campus or by online distance learning, benefit from using our collaborative virtual learning environment, CampusMoodle. You will be provided with 24/7 online access to your learning material and resources, along with the ability to interact with your class members and tutors for discussion and support.



The Study Support Team provides training and support to all students in:

  • Academic writing
  • Study skills (note taking, exam techniques, time management, presentation)
  • Maths and statistics
  • English language
  • Information technology support


Library Support

The Library offers support for your course, including the books, eBooks, and journals you will need. We also offer online reading lists for many modules, workshops and drop-ins on searching skills and referencing, and much more.

University Library


On successful completion of this course, you will possess a highly respected and professional qualification which is recognised throughout the world and has excellent employment prospects. The high-level professional skills you will develop will distinguish you in the contemporary job market. Graduate salaries in this sector are extremely attractive and benefits packages vary significantly between employers. You 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.


  • 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.
English Language Requirements

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:


Please note, some courses may require a higher standard of English than stated in this page. Contact for further information.

International students

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.


Our Pre-Sessional English Programme (PSP) is available for students who have not yet reached the required English level and those who would like to improve their language competency.



All Students


  • £3,270 Stage 1
  • £3,270 Stage 2
  • £2,170 MSc dissertation stage

UK/EU Students


  • £6,000 entire course

International Students


  • £13,720 entire course

All Students

Online Learning Part-time (Over 3 years)

  • £3,190 Stage 1
  • £3,190 Stage 2
  • £2,120 MSc dissertation stage

UK/EU Students


  • £5,500 entire course

International Students


  • £12,470 entire course
Additional Costs

The following course-related costs are not included in the course fees:

  • The cost of books that you may wish to purchase.
  • Costs associated with your placement / study abroad
  • Accommodation and Living costs
  • Printing
  • Full-Time On Campus: £100 preparation of coursework


Alumni Discount

Robert Gordon University is delighted to offer a 20% loyalty discount on course fees for all alumni who have graduated from RGU.


Student Funding

Postgraduate students will normally make their own arrangements for payment of fees. However, there are a limited number of SAAS funded places on certain postgraduate courses.
There are also sources of funding that are applicable to categories of student.


Scholarships and Financial Awards

You may also qualify for a scholarship or financial award:



For new intakes course fees are reviewed and published annually for each mode of delivery. Tuition fees are fixed for the duration of a course at the rate confirmed in the offer letter.  For further information see:



Have a question about the course? Get in touch with our Student Admissions Team and we'll do our best to help.

+44 (0) 1224 262728

Group work and individual workflow allows strong bonds with future construction project managers and visits from industry professionals, currently undertaking projects across the sector. It's a fantastic course that will develop any professional, with or without experience to secure positions and develop careers in ways that no other course can do in just a year.
Adrian Szalinksi, MSc Construction Project Management Graduate


This course is accredited by:

The School has been awarded Accredited Centre status by the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB).


Taking this course, you will have access to some of the world's best facilities. 

We've invested more than £100 million in the development of our campus, new facilities and new resources.

University Wide Facilities


The university has moved to home teaching and working following official COVID-19 guidance from the Scottish Government. Our staff will continue to process applications and respond to enquiries about your course during this time.  

We’ve got a few options for applying to our postgraduate courses for UK, EU and international applicants.

All applicants to postgraduate courses can apply direct to the university using our online application form.

All applicants can apply direct to the University with our PDF form.

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