MSc International Construction Project Management

The MSc International Construction Project Management course aims to equip you with the skills necessary to manage construction projects, both in the UK and overseas. This means that you'll will have the opportunity to develop the abilities, frame of reference and, critically, a common understanding of the construction project management 'language' to work more effectively with international clients and organisations.

The course has proven to be popular with international students and the intake has continued to grow in recent years. It is further anticipated that the enhanced project management skills on offer will prove popular with industry as CPD. These core skills remain significant components with the professional membership criteria of the course's accreditation bodies, namely CIOB, RICS, APM.

Graduate opportunities

Demand for expert project professionals is growing rapidly as more companies around the world adopt a project management culture. Since GCU's MSc International Construction Project Management is aligned with global accreditation standards, you'll be well-prepared to launch a rewarding career in the region of your choice.
The course has eight core modules followed by a dissertation at the end:

The Management of Safety, Health and Environment Project Risks looks at the fundamental and universal principles of sound risk management of safety, health and the environment as well as examining safety management systems and the concepts of training, behavioural safety and safety culture.

Construction Economics and Procurement takes a macro overview of the structure of the construction sector including materials supply and relationships with the economy as a whole.

Construction Contracts and Dispute Management provides an in-depth understanding of contract administration in a modern international commercial environment based on the main standard form contracts. You will examine the various methods of resolving disputes arising.

Sustainable Design and Construction introduces the technologies, tools, methods, processes and systems required to develop a sustainable building. The module considers lifecycle thinking, management techniques and also the technological aspects.

Risk and Value Management examines methodologies for risk identification, analysis, acceptance and transfer are vital elements to the success of a project as well as value management techniques. 

Construction Financial Management covers all aspects of the financial management of construction companies and projects with particular attention to capital investment decisions and cash flow management.

Construction Project Management has been designed to include both the process and people elements when managing complex projects. 

Strategic Management in Construction and Property Enterprise develops insight into the strategic decision-making processes necessary for organisations to establish and meet organisational goals. It also examines the types of strategies and how they may be successfully utilised.

Study Options

  • 2020/21

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MSc
Distance Learning
30 Months
18 Jan 2021
GCU Glasgow
MSc
Full Time
18 Months
18 Jan 2021
GCU Glasgow
MSc
Part Time
30 Months
18 Jan 2021
GCU Glasgow
MSc
Distance Learning
2 Years
29 Sep 2020
GCU Glasgow
MSc
Full Time
1 Year
29 Sep 2020
GCU Glasgow
MSc
Part Time
2 Years
29 Sep 2020
GCU Glasgow
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Entry requirements

This course is intended to be accessible to applicants from a range of backgrounds.

  • The normal entry qualification is an Honours degree 2:2 and above in any construction/built environment related subject) or an equivalent overseas qualification.
  • Corporate membership of a chartered built environment professional institution (such as MRICS, MCIOB, ARIBA, MICE, MAPM).
  • A Third Class/Ordinary Degree with a minimum of five years’ senior level built environment experience in a relevant managerial or professional occupation or a Higher Diploma or equivalent with 10 years’ senior level built environment managerial experience.
  • An unrelated Honours degree (minimum 2.1) applicant with approximately one year's full-time employment in a people/logistics management role.

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.

English language

Academic IELTS score of 6.0 (or equivalent) with no element below 5.5.

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

Entry options for international applicants

If you are an international applicant and do not meet the academic requirements above you may be eligible for an International Graduate Diploma or Pre-sessional pre-masters programme at INTO Glasgow. Based in our Glasgow campus, successful completion of an INTO course with the required grades provides you with a guaranteed conditional offer of a place on this degree.

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

Tuition fees 2020/21

Home: £6,000
RUK: £6,000
EU: £6,000
International: £13,500

Part-time and distance-learning tuition fees

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

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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Scholarships

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.

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MSc International Construction Project Management is accredited by three professional bodies:

  • Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS)
  • Chartered Institute for Building (CIOB) 
  • Association for Project Management (APM)

Start of term September 2020

With all of this uncertainty, we understand that you may be wondering how the COVID-19 pandemic will affect your University start in September. Please be assured that our priority remains your experience. We are working to make the adjustments needed to ensure the best possible start for you. As things change we will keep you informed and have created a dedicated space where we answer some of the questions you may have around COVID-19 and starting University