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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.

Department

Built Environment

Duration

2 years part-time

2 years distance learning

Start month

September and January

Home/international fees

Fees information

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.

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:

Available to overseas students?

Yes

Can I use prior learning?

Find out more on our Recognition of Prior Learning pages.

How you will learn

Learning experience

You are encouraged to attend the study schools at the start of term in September and January. Learning is through self-study.

Class sizes

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

Independent learning

We encourage you to become a student member of Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyor and to attend monthly meetings at the branch closest to where you live.

Overall workload

If you are studying part time, you should expect the workload to be similar to a part -time job (approx. 18-20 hours per week in total).

With regards time commitment, for example for every 10 credits you are expected to self study for 100 hours. For a 20 credit module this represent around 200 study hours respectively.

Assessment

On this course, you are assessed by coursework. Some modules may also include practice assessments, which help you to monitor progress and make continual improvement.

Each year has two formal summative assessments which count towards your final grade. These take place approximately 6 and 12 weeks into term.

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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