Construction Project Management, M.Sc.

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  • 12 months
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  • English (take IELTS)
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The course develops your understanding of present-day construction, with an emphasis on problem solving. We provide a balanced curriculum of up-to-date technological and managerial methods and traditional approaches to construction.


This is a fast-track conversion course for graduates from an unrelated disciplines who want to become a construction project manager and a member of the Chartered Institute of Building and/or the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.

The course is also suitable if you are a professional working in a property or surveying role and want to improve your skills and career prospects in construction project management. If you have a degree in a related area, you should apply for the MSc Construction Management or MSc Project Management.

Construction project management is a global, professional role. It can involve some of the largest and most prestigious international construction projects, such as building for the 2012 Olympics in London. The construction project manager plays crucial central position in the co-ordination of the different resources of consultants, labour, finance and materials to fit the client's requirements. Communication and strong interpersonal skills are vital to the role.

You benefit from a range of teaching, learning and assessment techniques. Intensive study weeks allow you to work on complex, professional briefs with other students. One of the modules is an international project which currently takes place in Shanghai with assistance from international surveying firms.

The international project provides you with an opportunity to gain experience of the project management of a real site and reflects the challenges associated with working on a real live project for a client. You work with local practitioners and other experts benefiting from insights from professionals working in that location.

You work alongside students studying related subjects by taking part in an interdisciplinary project. This increases your understanding of their roles and responsibilities, how your role as a construction project manager interacts with those roles and develops the skills and knowledge essential to an effective professional practitioner.

Teaching takes place in a newly refurbished, dedicated building at our City Campus. We also support you with online resources that allow you to learn off-campus.

Based on our City Campus there are opportunities to use many of the city's new and existing buildings for case studies, project work and practical teaching sessions.


• coursework • projects • examinations

Programme Structure

Course structure
  • Full-time – one year
  • Part-time – two years

Starts September

Typical modules may include


Economics and market context

This module builds your applied knowledge of fundamental economic principles, critical thinking and analysis, in order to inform both your wider course studies and your preparation for entry into a variety of built environment sector professional careers to maximise your employability. It also provides you with fundamental knowledge and skills to equip you for the study of further specialist modules.

Law and professional context

This module provides you with a solid grounding in law and professionalism to prepare you for employment in a wide range of built environment professional contexts in line with the requirements of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB).

Sustainable building technology

This module uses sustainability as a framework to develop your ability to critically analyse, select and justify suitable methods for domestic and commercial construction.

Health and safety management

This module develops your critical understanding of principles and practices relating to construction project health and safety management. Excellence in health and safety management is a key requirement of construction professional practice. The module develops understanding of the UK health and safety legal framework and informs of good practices within the construction industry. It also underpins effective planning, delivery and review of construction project health and safety management.

Project planning and contractual issues

This module develops your critical understanding of key issues and management practices pertinent to the planning and management of construction projects. The module evaluates the role and essential contribution of planning and control throughout the work winning and delivery phases of a construction project. It also examines the contractual arrangements and risk allocations that exist between the parties and analyse how this affects the decision making process during the entire project from inception to completion.

Sustainable development and refurbishment

This module enables you to apply techniques in the change of use and rehabilitation of existing buildings and development of land, which involves analysing relevant factors including the appraisal of site, location, regulatory and policy regimes and applying these within technical, economic and contractual frameworks. You explore the global context and the interdisciplinary project approach through which successful and sustainable development is delivered.

Applied research methods and dissertation

This module equips you with the knowledge and skills to successfully undertake a sustained, in-depth and theoretically informed dissertation, involving a critical, evaluative or creative approach to an aspect of practice or theory.
  • individual coursework
  • group projects
  • examinations

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Deadline and start date Application deadline and start date were not specified by the programme.
  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Duration 12 months
    • Average duration 24 months
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
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English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

Minimum 2:2 degree or equivalent in any discipline.

If English is not your first language you typically need an IELTS 6.0 overall score with a minimum of 5.5 in all other skills or equivalent. If your English language skill is currently below IELTS 6.0 we recommend you consider a Sheffield Hallam University Pre-sessional English course which will enable you to achieve an equivalent English score.

Tuition Fee Per Year

  • GBP 13250 International
  • GBP 8400 EU/EEA

Home / EU student

Course fees may be subject to annual inflationary increase.

2016/17 academic year

  • Full-time – typically £8,400
  • Part-time – typically £2,800 for year one and £5,600 for year two

Postgraduate loans of up to £10,000 a year are available across the majority of subject areas.

International student

2016/17 academic year

  • Typically £12,500 for the course

2017/18 academic year

  • Typically £13,250 for the course


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