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Facilities Management (Distance Learning), MSc

Our flexible Master’s in Facilities Management by distance learning will help you respond to the needs of different organisations to make the best use of commercial and business property.

This MSc in Facilities Management recognises the broad and diverse nature of the facilities management role and allows you to tailor your studies to your needs and interests. You'll develop a holistic view of the corporate environment and enhance your expertise in key areas. You can also work on transferable skills including telecommunications and IT.

Our Facilities Management course was developed in response to growing industry demand for graduates with a suitable range of skills. The course aims to grow your ability to co-ordinate physical workspace with the people and organisation involved, allowing the efficient and effective use of business-related property.

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Department

School of Design

Duration

2 years part-time

Start month

September and January

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What you should know about this course

  • This course is offered as a two-year distance-learning master’s degree
  • Develop your awareness, understanding and critical appreciation of the subject
  • Build professional, research and decision-making skills in property and the facilities management sector
  • Gain a holistic view of what corporate environments need and enhance their expertise in key areas
  • This course is part of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors Partnership Portfolio.

What you will study

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Course information is currently unavailable for this programme. Please contact course-info@gre.ac.uk for more information.

About the course team

You will be taught by experts who are both academic and professionally qualified individuals in construction, property and surveying practices. Our staff have a varied experiences globally. Our research and consultancy work inform academics delivery. Over 90 per cent of the lecturers that teach on our programmes hold a teaching qualification.

Entry requirements

If you are

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

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

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

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:

Available to overseas students?

Yes

Can I use prior learning?

Find out more on our Recognition of Prior Learning pages.

How you will learn

For new and returning students in September, our focus is on making our university environments safe and accessible to everyone.  We’ve prepared a 'blended model' of teaching which means combining face-to-face sessions on our campuses with online lectures. All face-to-face sessions are in line with distancing rules. If students are ill or shielding, we’ll provide all lectures and course materials online.

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Learning experience

In a typical week, learning takes place through a combination of lectures and seminars. You'll be abe to discuss and develop your understanding of topics covered in lectures in smaller group session, Scheduled contact activities may fall between 9am and 9pm, depending on your elective courses and tutorials.

Class sizes

This course is available by distance learning and the intake can vary.

Independent learning

Outside of timetabled sessions, you'll need to dedicate time to self-study to prepare for coursework, presentations and exams. Our library and online resources with support your further reading and research.

Overall workload

Your overall workload consists of scheduled learning activities which will include online lectures, online and on campus discussions, workshops and practical sessions.

For full-time students, the workload should be roughly equivalent to a full-time job. For part-time students, this will reduce in proportion with the number of modules you are studying.

Assessment

On this course, students are assessed by take-home exams, coursework and practice assessments on campus where required.

Each course has formal assessments which count towards your grade. Some courses may also include 'practice' assessments, which help you monitor progress and do not count towards your final grade.

Feedback summary

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.

For information about distance and blended learning fees please visit our fees information pages.

Fees information International fees

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 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 preparing you to make the transition from education to employment in the industry. The facilities management sector needs graduates with specialist expertise, but also creative thinkers who are deadline-driven and project-minded and capable of managing digital workflows in an enterprising manner and taking initiative. This is the kind of approach we encourage and help you to develop. 

Career options are wide-ranging. They include space management, transportation and security services.

Do you provide employability services?

The School of Design has an Employability Officer for students to consult about specific opportunities relevant to the course. They work closely with professionals in industry to ensure you are well-prepared for the workplace and have already 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. Additionally, joining societies such as RICS will help you network, build skills, and present new opportunities.

As a master's student within the School of Design, you will be a member of a larger creative community which includes Architecture, Landscape Architecture, and Built Environment.

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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If you are a UK or EU student and want to study full-time then you apply through the Universities and Colleges Admission Service (UCAS).

If you are a UK or EU student and want to study part-time then you apply to the university directly.

If you are a Non-EU student, you can apply directly via our website or through one of our agents. Please note that if you require a Tier 4 student visa, you will not be able to study as a part-time student at undergraduate level.

If you are a Non-EU student, you can apply directly via our website or through one of our agents. Please note that if you require a Tier 4 student visa, you will not be able to study as a part-time student at undergraduate level.