UCL (University College London)

Course Introduction

The course is designed to equip students with the economics and management skills to analyse the kinds of problems that will confront senior managers, policy advisers and decision'makers in any branch of the construction industry. The programme is delivered through a combination of lectures, seminars and group work on case studies, exercises and problems. Lectures include industry guest speakers.

Course Modules

Core Modules: The economics of construction (economics, sectors and industries); the economic institutions of the construction industry; project management; the management of construction enterprises. Options (choose at least 2 of the following): Construction booms and slumps; construction clients and the market for contracts; economics of appraisal of construction projects (leading issues); economics of speculative construction development; construction industry development. Plus at least 1 of the following: Managing professional practice; relationships between firms; capturing and delivering value; the construction firm (contractors and subcontractors); marketing and project business development; managing change in organisations.

Course Additional Entry

The normal minimum qualifications are a lower 2nd Class Honours degree from a UK university or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard. Generally, however, we will be looking for a standard close to an upper 2nd unless the applicant can offer professional qualifications or a reasonable period of relevant practical experience.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc (Postgraduate) £22,180  Academic year. First year overseas fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc (Postgraduate) £13,370  Academic year. First year home fees
2 years
Part Time
MSc (Postgraduate)
3 - 5 years
Variable
MSc (Postgraduate)
1 year
Full Time
PgDip
2 years
Part Time
PgDip
3 - 5 years
Variable
PgDip