BSc (Hons) Construction Management

Construction Managers, based on site and in the office, work with a wide range of people, from architects to construction workers.

This programme covers a wide variety of technical, financial and planning aspects in theory and practice, using both traditional and online teaching methods. Most Construction Management graduates in Scotland have trained at GCU.

Industry experts provide guest lectures throughout the programme and as part of the programmes commitment to enhance the personal, professional and employability skills of our students, in Year 3 there are opportunities to spend six months on a work placement. There are also opportunities to study abroad, in Europe, Australia and the USA.

The programme is fully accredited by the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) and the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).

Your career

Graduates have gone on to work for major companies such as Lend Lease, BAM Construction, Clark Contracts, Galliford Try, Sir Robert McAlpine, Balfour Beatty, Laing O'Rourke, McLaughlin and Harvey, Persimmon Homes and Ogilvie Construction.

Year 1

Foundation Level, Developing Knowledge of Fundamental Principles and Practiceof the Construction Industry.

Year 2

Core Construction Management Skills.

Year 3

Industrial Placement and Development of Skills in Construction Management andConstruction.

Year 4

Honours Dissertation and further elective study including CommercialManagement, Building Information Modelling (BIM), Project Management,Facilities Management and Sustainable Construction.

Download the Programme Specification for a detailed breakdown of its structure, what you will learn and other useful information.

Study Options

  • 2019/20


Mode of study


Start date




BSc (Hons)
Part Time
2 - 5 Years
16 Sep 2019
GCU Glasgow
BSc (Hons)
Full Time
2 - 4 Years
16 Sep 2019
GCU Glasgow
Award Mode of study Duration Start date Location UCAS  
BSc (Hons) Part Time 2 - 5 Years 16 Sep 2019 GCU Glasgow Enquire Apply
BSc (Hons) Full Time 2 - 4 Years 16 Sep 2019 GCU Glasgow Enquire Apply

All entry requirements listed here should be used as a guide and represent the minimum required to be considered for entry. Applicants who are made a conditional offer of a place may be asked to achieve more than is stated.

Full-time entry requirements

Year 1

SQA Higher
ABBC plus Nat 5 English and Maths at C.
A level
CCC plus GCSE English and Maths at C/4
ILC Higher
H2 H2 H2 H2 plus English and Maths at Ordinary Level O2
IB Diploma
24 points
Level 3 Extended Diploma in relevant subject at MMM

Year 2

HNC Built Environment subject with a B in the Graded Unit.
Level 3 Extended Diploma in Built Environment subject at DMM

Year 3

HND Construction Management with BB in the Graded Units. Other Built Environment HND programmes may be considered.

Part-time entry requirements

Year 1

SQA Higher
Minimum of BBC

Year 2

SQA HNC Construction Management with B in the Graded Unit

Year 3

SQA HNC Construction Management with B in the Graded Unit and minimum of two years’ work experience. Or SQA HND Construction Management with B in the Graded Unit.

Employment requirements

Part-time students

All applicants to the part-time programme require to be in relevant employment within industry.

English language

Students whose first language is not English will normally be required to hold the equivalent of an Academic IELTS test score of 6.0 with no element less than 5.5.

Please note: if you are from a majority English speaking country, you may not be required to provide further proof of your English Language proficiency.

Additional information

Other Academic and Vocational Qualifications

Each application to GCU is considered on an individual basis. If you do not have the typical academic entry qualifications, but can demonstrate relevant work experience and/or credits from recognised professional bodies, you may be eligible to enter this course via the University's Recognition of Prior Learning scheme.

International pathways

If you do not meet the English language requirements, you may be eligible for our pre-sessional English programme which is taught at our Glasgow campus.

The tuition fees you pay are mostly determined by your fee status. What is my student fee status?

Tuition fees 2019/20

Home: £1820** 
RUK: £9250*
EU: £1820** 
International: £11,845 

*Total tuition fees for RUK students completing a three or four year degree are capped at £27,750.

**Specific fees are subject to confirmation by the Scottish Government and may change once confirmed.

Fees are subject to change and published here for guidance only. Fees and refund policy.

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As a student at the University, there are additional fees and costs which may or may not apply to you, but that you should be aware of.

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We provide high-quality education for a fair price; as the University for the Common Good, we are committed to offering accessible higher education for talented students by keeping our tuition fees low and providing a generous scholarship package of over £2.5 million per year.

View our Undergraduate scholarships.

For new international students, particular care is taken around our induction events which begin on 13 September 2019 to welcome you to the UK and GCU prior to the start of teaching. There will be a whole host of fun and informative activities taking place during this period, including campus tours, city tours and social events where you can meet other international students. Where possible, we encourage you to arrange travel to allow you to arrive in time to enjoy these.

Find out more about international life at GCU.

The part-time BSc Construction Management degree is one of only two available in Scotland.

Accredited by the Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management (CIWEM) and the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), your degree can take you to employment and further study around the world. On successful completion of their degree, many graduates work towards chartered membership status MCIOB and MRICS.

Third-year work placements can be completed in Scotland or abroad. These are not compulsory or guaranteed.

The programme has been developed very much in partnership with the construction industry. This ensures teaching modules reflect and develop current best practice and graduates are well equipped to enter careers at management level. We have a very strong record of graduate employment due to the high regard with which the programme is held throughout the industry.

In partnership with HM Forces, GCU has identified this programme is being particularly suited to military and ex-military men and women. Visit the HM Forces Careers Zone for more information on the services we provide.

A unique element of our course, which is mainly assessed through our students’ coursework, is the preparation for placement module, a practical four-day insert undertaken at the National Construction College Scotland. As well as industrial site visits as part of their construction technology modules, our students also have the opportunity to take part in a European study tour, which in 2012 involved our students going to Barcelona. The programme has strong links with industry and many industrial organisations provide opportunities for placements and they also offer guest lectures in a number of modules.

Between the end of Level Two and the beginning of Level Three, our students have the chance to undertake a seven month work placement programme. Many of our students who do so find employment in these organisations when they finish their programme of study with us. Our students are prepared for a role in ‘setting out’ through the use of some surveying based equipment. We have strong links with industry and keep our course relevant to industry’s requirements, by inviting guests and former students to lecture our current cohort. We also have strong links with professional bodies who illustrate to our students the value and recognition achieved by becoming chartered.