University of Westminster

Course Introduction

Course summary

This innovative postgraduate construction course is aimed at graduates who are already in, or have been in, construction-related employment, and who aspire to senior positions in the field of commercial management. The course aims to develop your awareness of the importance of construction projects to clients, and the context and constraints within which projects are procured and undertaken.

You will gain greater knowledge and understanding of the theories, concepts, principles, techniques, and intellectual and practical skills needed for the commercial management of construction projects. You will have the opportunity to plan and implement a personal research project related to commercial management. The course utilises web based technologies in the delivery and extensive use is made of enquiry based learning to enhance lifelong learning skills.

The blended learning approach offers flexible access to the core content, while still providing the discipline and structure of regular attendance at the University. The design of the part-time course recognises the significant challenges of combining postgraduate-level study with full-time professional employment.

CAREER PATH

Many of our students have already started on a career path in the construction industry. Whether they are architects, interior designers, surveyors, engineers, construction managers or property developers, what they have in common is they aspire to move to more senior management positions in the construction industry. Some wish to become Chartered Surveyor or Chartered Builders.

GRADUATE EMPLOYMENT

Many of our students are employed or are taking sabbatical years from their work, however, others who are not employed have quickly found employment with major consultants and contractors including companies such as Turner and Townsend and Mace.

INDUSTRY LINKS

Virtually all of our staff have previously worked in the construction industry and therefore have well-established network of links with the construction industry and the professional bodies throughout London and the UK.

CAREERS AND EMPLOYABILITY SERVICE

Our Careers and Employability Service is here to support you to achieve your full potential.

With a growing network of over 3,000 employers around the world and a team of experienced careers consultants, we provide you with a variety of opportunities to work and develop new skills. As a University of Westminster student, you?ll have access to our services throughout your studies and after you graduate.

Start Date:

2020-SEP-21, 2021-JAN-18. 2020-SEP-21, 2021-JAN-18.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
1 year
Full Time
MSc £10,500 Home Fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc £10,500 European Fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc £14,000 Overseas Fees
2 years
Part Time Evening
MSc Home Fees
2 years
Part Time Evening
MSc European Fees
2 years
Part Time Evening
MSc Overseas Fees

Qualifications required:

  • Domestic entry requirements: A minimum of a lower second class honours degree (2:2) in a related subject area, and be in, or have been in, relevant employment in a professional or managerial capacity. Relevant degree disciplines include construction, architecture or civil engineering. Alternatively, you may hold membership of a recognised construction-related professional body achieved through examinations and/or professional interview, and have professional or managerial experience in a construction-related post. Exceptionally, consideration will be given to applicants who lack standard qualifications but have significant relevant professional or managerial experience.
  • International entry requirements: A minimum of a lower second class honours degree (2:2) in a related subject area, and be in, or have been in, relevant employment in a professional or managerial capacity. Relevant degree disciplines include construction, architecture or civil engineering. Alternatively, you may hold membership of a recognised construction-related professional body achieved through examinations and/or professional interview, and have professional or managerial experience in a construction-related post. Exceptionally, consideration will be given to applicants who lack standard qualifications but have significant relevant professional or managerial experience. If your first language is not English you should have an IELTS 6.5 with at least 6.0 in writing.