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Construction Project Management MSc

What is Construction Project Management MSc?

Within the rapidly evolving, expanding and thriving global construction industries, the role of Construction Project Managers (CPM) is in high demand. The responsibilities of a Construction Project Manager (CPM) range from logistically leading / managing projects including risks through the project life-cycle to building completion and beyond. Being able to negotiate challenges, and issues such as environment, sustainability, resource, and material procurement shortfalls are integral to the role.

If you are a graduate in or with previous construction-related employment or you’re seeking a senior project management position within the industry, this is the course for you. You will gain an in-depth understanding of the specific issues and complexities that are part of construction project management. You’ll develop the skills needed to find solutions that meet the client’s requirements and expectations, whilst evaluating the environmental impact, time, and budget in the most efficient way.

You will explore digital construction, technical skills, construction methodologies, and organisational procedures. This will allow you to gain insight into the holistic leadership and management of all aspects of construction project lifecycles. You will also explore lean thinking and active decision-making in order to successfully drive and manage projects.

Study style

By the end of the course, you’ll have gained practical experience with project management, allowing you to excel within your current role or land the next job up.

This MSc in Construction Project Management is part of our suite of Architecture, Construction and Built Environment courses. You will be studying with peers from other subjects such as Architecture, Quantity Surveying, Urban Planning and Landscape Architecture, working collaboratively as multidisciplinary teams, to produce a complex project proposal based on a real-world scenario.

You will gain an understanding of the social, economic and environmental issues commonly affecting construction problems and methods to resolve them and explore project management tools, techniques and software including BIM, Revit and AutoCAD.

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Entry requirements

    • 2:2 honours degree in a relevant architecture or construction-related subject including, but not limited to, architecture, architectural technology, interior design, construction management, surveying and civil engineering.


    • Non-standard applications from all candidates will be considered on their merits in light of the nature and scope of the programmes and if they have experience.

    • Applicants with non-standard degrees should complete a bridging course that meets CIOB requirements.

Fees and costs

Students usually support themselves through the postgraduate loan, private savings, family support or sponsorship from an employer. For advice and guidance on your funding options, contact the Money Advice team at or call 01242 714535.

UoG graduates receive up to 20% off postgraduate tuition fees. Terms apply.

Start date Location Course code Total Fee (UK) Total Fee (international)
Sep 2023 Francis Close Hall, Cheltenham £10,550 £16,560
Sep 2024 Francis Close Hall, Cheltenham TBC TBC

Possible careers

  • Architectural Visualiser
  • BIM Coordinator
  • BIM Manager
  • BIM Consultant
  • BIM Designer
  • Digital Engineer
  • Digital Technologist
  • Digital Technology Manager
  • Digital Information Strategist.

Industry links

We have a range of local, national and international industry links such as Arup, Atkins, Evan Jones, Forest of Dean council, Gloucester City Council, Jacobs, Natural England, WSP.

Our strong industry links offer awards, intern positions, live challenges, visiting lectures and employability skills workshops that could result in your graduate career pathway.

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