24 months
5250 GBP/year
5250 GBP/year
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This Online MSc will help you to deal with the technical, financial and legal issues that can be encountered during a project.

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This Online MSc in Project Management for Construction offered by the University of Portsmouth aims to give the necessary skills to lead multi-organizational teams while taking into consideration various aspects like financial, technical, commercial, organisational, and legal aspects.

This programme can help you if you are looking to improve your skills and become better in your current position or if you're willing to advance your career. This MSc also involves optional face-to-face events that represent a great opportunity to socialise.

This MSc has three start dates throughout the year, so you can enrol anytime is right for you.

Why study this degree?

During these two years, you will have a chance to examine how various types of construction projects work, from start to delivery. The courses tend to be focused on practical aspects, so students will analyse real case studies which prepare them for any obstacle.

In this course you will:

  • Begin to see construction project management as a multi-directional process, starting with the clients 
  • Develop critical thinking about the factors that can have a major influence on the construction process: economic, social, environmental, legal, etc
  • Learn how to use software like BIM and Revit and understand information management that makes it work
  • Get to know the laws surrounding construction (construction contract law and other forms of liability)

Course assessment

This MSc involves assessments based on coursework and submitted online. You will be assessed through:

  • Written assignments
  • A dissertation

Teachers will also give you formal and informal feedback so you can improve your work in the future.

Career prospects and opportunities

Upon graduation, you'll have the necessary skills to run sophisticated construction projects. You'll be familiar with tools and processes that are essential for a successful delivery. Besides your knowledge and skills which will definitely help you stand out, you can find support in Portsmouth’s Careers and Employability Service.

Here are some examples of the roles open to you with this degree:

  • Arbitrator
  • Building control surveyor
  • Building services engineer
  • Building surveyor
  • Construction manager
  • Estates manager
  • Estimator
  • Fire risk assessor
  • Quantity surveyor
  • Site engineer
  • Sustainability consultant

Programme Structure

  • BIM Theory and Practice 
  • Construction Law, Contracts & Dispute Resolution 
  • Project Management Processes 
  • Project Management Tools and Techniques 
  • Strategic & General Management 
  • Dissertation 

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits



Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

In order to join this course, you must have:

  • A good honours degree or equivalent in a relevant subject, or equivalent industrial and work experience in the construction industry or other related field.
  • English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.0 with no component score below 5.5.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    5250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10500 GBP for the full programme during 24 months.
  • National

    5250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10500 GBP for the full programme during 24 months.


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