BSc (Hons) Construction Management Pathway

GCU Pathways

Pathway students enrol on the undergraduate BSc (Hons) Construction Management at Glasgow Caledonian University. In the first year, study HNC in Construction Management at Glasgow Clyde College (Cardonald) whilst preparing for years two, three and four of the degree at GCU.

With a BSc (Hons) Construction Management from GCU, you get practical experience of the technical, financial and planning skills you will need as a Building Construction Manager.

Benefit from the construction degree's global reputation and accreditation by the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) and the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). Take the opportunity the course provides to study in Europe, Australia and the USA.

Choose the Construction Management college pathway if:

  • you want the technical knowledge and industry experience needed to become a construction manager
  • you enjoy learning in a hands-on practical way you work best with lots of interaction from lecturing staff
  • you would like the opportunity to study and work in Europe, Australia and the USA
  • you like working towards clear goals with a sense of achievement at the end of each year of study
  • you would like the option of continuing your studies at masters level and achieving chartered status.

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 Practice of the Construction Industry.

Year 2

Core Construction Management Skills.

Year 3

Industrial Placement and Development of Skills in Construction Management and Construction.

Year 4

Honours Dissertation and further elective study including Commercial Management, 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

  • 2022/23


Mode of study


Start date



BSc (Hons)
Full Time
4 Years
Aug 2022
Multiple Locations
Award Mode of study Duration Start date Location UCAS  
BSc (Hons) Full Time 4 Years Aug 2022 Multiple Locations Enquire Apply

Year 1
Scottish Higher: Standard entry requirement: BB or equivalent

Progression criteria Progress to year two of the degree course with a 15 credit HNC - graded unit B

English language IELTS score of 6.0 (or equivalent) with no element below 5.5

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.

Additional information

Modern Apprenticeships

If you have completed a Modern Apprenticeship at SCQF level 6 in a relevant discipline this would be equivalent to two highers at B.

Relevant experience (RPL)

GCU’s flexible entry policies exist to allow relevant work experience and prior learning to be considered towards standard entry or advanced entry into a course. If you have three to five years of relevant work experience, you can apply for the degree that interests you and get in touch with our admissions team about your application and your eligibility for Recognition of Prior Learning.

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?

Annual full-time tuition fees

College-based: This information will be available from the college itself
GCU-based: £1,820*

*Scottish student tuition 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.

Additional costs

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 million per year.

View undergraduate scholarships at GCU.

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 course 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.