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Construction Management and Economics, MSc

Our Construction Management and Economics MSc prepares you for leadership roles in the construction and property industries - developing your analytical, technical and managerial skills.

This Master's in Construction Management and Economics was developed in response to a growing demand for capable and creative professionals from the construction and property industries. We therefore prioritise strategic thinking and the skills needed to respond to volatile economic conditions.

On this course, you will learn the theory and application of economics, finance and management in the context of large-scale construction projects. Our modules include construction economics, construction project management, development economics and planning, and real estate development and investment.

Graduates will be able to pursue roles in project and construction management consultancy, quantity surveying, or careers within construction companies, environmental agencies, local authorities and regeneration agencies.

Department

Built Environment

Duration

  • 1 years full-time
  • 2 years part-time

Start month

September

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What you should know about this course

  • The course addresses and defines new trends and knowledge in the field of built environment and prepares you to become a registered Chartered Surveyor.
  • It equips you with planning and controlling skills for resource allocations, detailed design and production needs to meet project and market objectives.
  • You’ll focus on the presentation and communication of workable solutions to complex problems.
  • Develop analytical, technical and managerial skills and prepares you for leadership roles.
  • You’ll build knowledge and understanding of management and economics in construction and related fields.

What you will study

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About the course team

You will be taught by renowned professional and academic experts with specialisms in the field of construction, property and surveying practices. Classes are held in the world-class facilities of Stockwell Street, and are taught in small numbers in order to maximise contact time with tutors. Our research and consultancy work inform academics, and over 90% of the lecturers that teach on our courses hold a teaching qualification.

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Entry requirements

If you are

You should have an honours degree or equivalent qualification in a built environment discipline, such as civil engineering, construction, surveying or architecture. We will consider undergraduate degrees in other disciplines on an individual basis.

Alternatively, we will consider relevant experience with membership of an appropriate professional body.

This course is accredited by a leading professional body, the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). RICS accreditation demonstrates that a course has reached a globally recognised standard of surveying education.

For more information, contact courseinfo@greenwich.ac.uk or 020 8331 9000.

You can also read our admissions policy.

The University of Greenwich accepts a broad range of international qualifications for admission to our courses.

For detailed information on the academic and English language requirements, please find your country in our directory.

Alternatively, please contact us:

Further information about entry

  • Applicants are assessed on their portfolios and written statement.
  • Suitable applicants may be invited to an interview.
  • We welcome applications from mature students.

Available to overseas students?

Yes

Can I use prior learning?

Find out more on our Recognition of Prior Learning pages.

How you will learn

Teaching

In a typical week, you will have lectures, seminars, and workshops (which may include critiques) to discuss your work with colleagues and tutors. Visiting lecturers will also be available in each term for specialist lectures, workshops and tutorials. Theory courses will be taught alongside other Master's programmes to encourage subject crossover and multidisciplinary views. 

Contact hours may fall between 9am and 9pm, depending on your elective courses and tutorials.

Class sizes

The typical student intake per year averages 20-30. Students also take part in shared/collaborative modules with students on other built environment course. This provides an ideal opportunity to develop skills in group and teamwork. Numbers can vary more widely for modules that are shared between courses.

Independent learning

Outside of timetabled sessions, you are also expected to dedicate time to independent study (around 8-10 hours per module per week). 

Every module will involve further reading and research. You may also be expected to spend time preparing for classwork such as presentations and group discussions, and for assessed coursework and examinations. You can use our Stockwell Street library and online resources to support you in these activities.

In addition, during the week you can also:

  • Attend additional support classes in some modules
  • Attend guest lectures from industry experts
  • Take part in employability and enterprise workshops
  • Join student societies.

Overall workload

If you are studying full-time, you should expect the workload to be similar to a full-time job. For part-time students, this will reduce in proportion with the number of courses you are studying.

Assessment

There are variety of assessments, including coursework, a portfolio, presentations and exams. Each course has formal assessments which count towards your grade. Portfolio submission presentations, essays and reports all form part of your degree. Some courses may also include practice assessments, which help you monitor progress and do not count towards your final grade.

Feedback summary

For all assessment, you will be provided with feedback to help you improve. We aim to give feedback on assignments within 15 working days.

Dates and timetables

The academic year runs from September to June.

Full teaching timetables are not usually available until term has started. For any queries, please call 020 8331 9000.

Fees and funding

Your time at university should be enjoyable, rewarding, and free of unnecessary stress. Planning your finances before you come to university can help to reduce financial concerns. We can offer advice on living costs and budgeting, as well as on awards, allowances and loans.

2019/2020 fees

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Accommodation costs

Whether you choose to live in halls of residence or rent privately, we can help you find what you're looking for. We have dedicated accommodation for postgraduate students (Devonport House) available from just £160 per person per week, with bills included. If you require more space or facilities, these options are available at a slightly higher cost. Students based at the Medway Campus can also reside in student halls in Chatham or rent privately in the local area.

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There is a range of financial support available to support your studies. This includes postgraduate loans, international scholarships, and options for current students and alumni to continue studying at the university.

We also provide advice and support on budgeting, money management and financial hardship.

Financial support

Other costs

If there are any site visits or field trips, you may need to pay your own travel costs.

Careers and placements

What sort of careers do graduates pursue?

This course is aimed at individuals with backgrounds in built environment, engineering and architecture who are looking for management and leadership positions within the construction, property and surveying practices industries. 

It is also designed for mid-career professionals preparing to make the transition into the construction and property industry.

Do you provide employability services?

The School of Design has an Employability Officer for postgraduate students to consult about opportunities relevant to the course. They work closely with professionals in industry to ensure you are well-prepared for the workplace and have begun to build your professional network by the time you graduate.

The central Employability and Careers Service also provides support for students preparing to apply for placements and graduate roles, such as CV clinics, mock interviews and employability skills workshops.

Support and advice

Academic skills and study support

We want you to make the most of your time with us. You can access study skills support through your tutor, our subject librarians, and our online academic skills centre.

Where appropriate, we provide support in academic English and mathematics. If you need to use particular IT packages for a specific module, we provide training for this.

Support from the department

All students on Built Environment courses at the School of Design get access to Microsoft Project and RICS BCIS online.

As a Master's student within the School of Design, you will be a member of a larger creative community. Joining societies such as RICS will also help you network, build skills, and present new opportunities.

The School of Design provides pastoral support throughout your studies. You will have a personal tutor and access to training in study skills, dissertation preparation, methods and ethics. You can also access advice on employability and careers.

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