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What is Digital Construction MSc?

This course focuses on exploring the issues, challenges and changing digital technological needs of the various stakeholders within the construction industries. You’ll develop an in-depth and integrated understanding of BIM and other Interactive technologies applicable to their working practice and discipline area.

There is a global demand for high-calibre professionals with the skills in BIM and ACT that this course will provide. On completion, you’ll be able to apply specialised knowledge, expertise in interactive technologies and creative solutions across construction and design disciplines, at the forefront of the industry.

This course offers an opportunity for architectural technologists, interior architects, construction management, surveyors and civil engineers to develop specialised skills in construction disciplines, Advanced Construction Technologies and Building Information Modelling as part of a new generation of versatile, highly skilled, high calibre graduates within a competitive job market.

Study style

  • Explore and develop an advanced understanding of Building Information modelling (BIM), CAD, interactive technologies, collaborative techniques and information exchange,
  • Develop your understanding of theoretical, conceptual and practical frameworks in relation to building environment solutions.
  • Explore concepts, methods and systemic processes for whole building life cycle, leaner, better value integrated design solutions and project delivery proposals.
  • Enhance your technical, collaborative and interpersonal skills to position yourself as a future focused project lead, coordinator or manager.

Course modules


Fees and costs

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Start date Location UCAS code Fee (UK)
per year
Fee (international)
per year
Sep 2021 Francis Close Hall, Cheltenham £9,850 £15,300

Possible careers

Graduates from this course can go on to work as:

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

Industry links

All of our existing programmes enjoy the benefit of links with local, national and international practices, business and organisations. Our strong industry links offer awards, intern positions, live challenges, visiting lectures and employability skills workshops that could result in your graduate career pathway.


As part of your course you can gain valuable experience on an optional placement year.

  • Duration – 12 months, full-time (minimum 35 hours a week)
  • Location – popular destinations include the UK, USA, China and Europe
  • Visa – you may need a visa if you’re on placement abroad
  • Finance – your tuition fee is reduced for your placement year – and you can still apply for a maintenance loan and get money advice
  • Placement support – we’ll help you find a great placement and get the most out of the experience