Facilities Management, M.Sc.

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
  • English (schedule IELTS)
    Language

About

It involves the integration of multi-disciplinary activities with the built environment and the management of their impact upon the people and the workplace.

The MSc/Diploma in Facilities Management develops competencies and skills to enable its graduates to manage facilities effectively for a changing business world. Facilities Management provides proactive support and dynamism to the core business of an organisation through a coordinated and well managed approach to secondary business functions. Graduates from the course will gain the skills necessary to fully realise the potential of facilities management in providing effective and productive environments which meet the needs of todays businesses.

Accreditation

  • The MSc course is fully accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and the British Institute of Facilities Management.

Programme Structure

  • Service Procurement and Provision mandatory
  • Space Planning and Management - mandatory
  • Asset Maintenance Management - mandatory
  • Contracts & Procurement - mandatory
  • Sustainable Practices in Facilities Management - mandatory
For BIFM accreditation, students should undertake the following three elective modules:
  • People & Organisational Management in the Built Environment - optional#
  • Business Management for Built Environment Professionals optional
  • Project Management (Theory and Practice) - optional
Alternatively, students can choose (subject to timetabling) three other electives from a range of management electives offered by the School, including:
  • Value and Risk Management optional
  • Macroeconomics, Finance and the Built Environment - optional
  • Corporate Property Asset Management - optional
  • Property Investment and Finance optional

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Blended
    • 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 need the following C1 Advanced score:

  • Minimum required score (Grade C):

    180

    C1 Advanced is a Cambridge English Qualification. It reports on the Cambridge English Scale between 142 and 210. You will receive a separate score for each of the four skills (reading, writing, listening and speaking) and for Use of English. These five scores are averaged to give you an overall result for the exam. Universities and colleges may ask you to achieve a specific score, either overall or for a particular skill.

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

Before starting a programme, you need to have a basic knowledge of the English language.

Find English courses on Preparation Courses Portal.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Upper Second Class
Recommended score: Upper Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Upper Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of Upper Second Class 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).

For MSc level entry students must hold: a good (minimum 2nd class) honours degree in a relevant discipline; or a minimum upper 2nd class honours in a non-cognate discipline; full membership of a relevant professional institution; or an equivalent UK/overseas qualifications which may be considered on an individual basis.

Those with a lesser qualification will be considered for entry via the postgraduate diploma. Students admitted onto the Diploma course who perform at MSc standard during the course may transfer to the MSc. Requirements for diploma entry are the same as above or: a relevant ordinary degree and an acceptable period of relevant industrial experience; a good (minimum 2:2) honours degree from another discipline; or a sub degree qualification plus substantial work experience in the field.

English Language Requirements

If your first language is not English, or your first degree was not taught in English, well need to see evidence of your English language ability. The minimum requirement for English language is IELTS 6.5 or equivalent. We offer a range of English language courses to help you meet the English language requirement prior to starting your masters programme:

  • 2 semesters English (for IELTS of 4.5-5.0);
  • 12 weeks English (for IELTS of 5.5);
  • 6 weeks English (for IELTS 5.5*-6.0). (*minimum 5.5 reading and writing)

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    930 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 930 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    930 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 930 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Edinburgh

  • 725 - 1170 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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