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Construction Project Management, M.Sc.

Construction Project Management, M.Sc.

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    Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration

About

A range of core courses covering management, procurement and technology-related subjects will give you a foundation in management principles while providing practical skills relevant to professional practice in construction. You will also choose an optional course from a range of subjects drawn from our built environment programmes, providing you with a broader understanding of built environment issues and an opportunity to tailor your studies to fit your interests and professional needs. The Msc in Construction Project Management programme is offered by the Heriot-Watt University.

Students tend to come from the construction industry, bringing with them practical experience in a variety of built environment roles, or from other professional backgrounds but with an interest in converting to a career in the construction industry.

This industry-focused programme ensures graduates are quickly able to make a positive and effective contribution to their working environment, and as such are in great demand by construction industry employers.

This course offers a number of guest lectures each year specific to the modules where experienced professionals from industry visit to share their knowledge and experience with students.

There is also an annual industry and professions day, which is an interactive forum to bring together students on the course with relevant employers and representatives from the professions.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Project Management: Theory and Practice
  • Value and Risk Management
  • Contracts and Procurement
  • Project Management: Strategic Issues
  • Construction Financial Management
  • Construction Practice and Information Technology
  • People and Organisational Management in the Built Environment

            Detailed Programme Facts

            • More details:
              •  January (DL only)
              There is no official deadline for postgraduate applications,we accept them right up until the beginning of term.
            • Programme intensity

              You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

              Full-time
              • Full-time duration 12 months
              Part-time
              • Average part-time duration 24 months
              • Intensity Flexible
              • Part-time variant
                Flexible
              • Duration description

                Independent Distance Learning (IDL) - 2-7 years

            • Credits
              180 ECTS
            • Languages
              • English
            • Delivery mode
              On Campus, Online
              • Time flexibility
                Semi-structured
              • Attendance
                No Attendance
              • Teacher support
                Continuous support with feedback on request
              • Student interaction
                Individual work/assignments (with online group discussions), Online group works/assignments

            English Language Requirements

            You only need to take one of these language tests:

            • Minimum required score:

              90

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            • Minimum required score:

              6.5

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            • Minimum required score (Grade B2):

              176

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              Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

            • Minimum required score:

              58

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            Academic Requirements

            You need the following GPA score:

            Required score: Lower Second Class

            Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Lower Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

            Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

            • Minimum of 2:2 honours degree or equivalent academic qualification in a related subject area.
            • For postgraduate conversion programmes, non-related degrees will be considered.
            • Corporate (or chartered) membership of relevant professional institutions will also be considered.

            Technological Requirements

            Please note that independent distance learning students who access their studies online will be expected to have access to a PC/laptop and internet.

            Tuition Fee

            • International Applies to you

              14520 GBP/year
              Tuition Fee
              Based on the original amount of 14520 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
            • EU/EEA Applies to you

              5360 GBP/year
              Tuition Fee
              Based on the original amount of 5360 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
            We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

            Living costs for Edinburgh

            • 725 - 1170 GBP/month
              Living Costs

            The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

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