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Construction Project Management MSc / Diploma

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1 year (full-time) / 2 years (part-time)
Delivery type
Weekday evenings and Fridays
Intake date
September, January


There is a very high level of demand for qualified construction project managers in the global construction industry. This programme produces qualified project managers of the quality required by the UK, Middle Eastern and global construction industries, both in terms of their immediate ability to perform and their longer term strategic potential. Taught from the perspective of construction project management, with principles that apply far beyond this sector, the programme provides students with access to both a solid theoretical base and current and future strategies in practical project management.

Professional recognition

The programme is accredited by both the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and by the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB).

Programme content

Full-time students undertake four courses in semester one and a further four courses in semester two.

Taught courses include:

  • Project Management: Theory and Practice
  • Contracts and Procurement
  • Project Management: Strategic Issues
  • Value and Risk Management
  • People and Organisational Management
  • Construction Financial Management
  • Construction Practices and Information Technology
  • Sustainability in Civil Engineering (optional)
  • Construction Technology (optional)

In addition to these taught courses, students pursuing the Masters qualification undertake a research project. Students can study individual courses to meet the continued professional learning requirements of the built environment professions.

Entry requirements

Postgraduate Masters

  • Bachelor's Honours Degree A good first or second class Honours degree (in a cognate or semicognate discipline).
  • Professional/Corporate Membership Membership of a professional institution in a cognate discipline that normally requires an Honours degree for entry.

Postgraduate Diploma

  • Bachelor's Honours Degree A third class Honours degree in a cognate or semi-cognate discipline PLUS two years of relevant work experience at an appropriate level post-qualification.
  • Bachelor's Degree An Ordinary degree in a cognate or semi-cognate discipline PLUS three to four years of relevant work experience at an appropriate level post-qualification.
  • Applicants who do not meet the above entry requirements or have no formal academic qualifications will be considered individually based on their CV and an interview process and may enter the PGDip route. Admission via this route is at the discretion of the Director of Studies and the number of successful applicants will be restricted.

English language requirements

Where English was not the medium of instruction at secondary school, applicants must demonstrate English language proficiency equivalent to IELTS 6.5 (with all elements passed at 6.0 or above). Applicants who have completed secondary and tertiary education will need to provide documentary evidence. A minimum of one year full-time study in English will be required.


  • AED 70000

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