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 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
2 - 4 Years
Sep 2022
GCU Glasgow
Award Mode of study Duration Start date Location UCAS  
BSc (Hons) Full Time 2 - 4 Years Sep 2022 GCU Glasgow Enquire Apply

Full-time entry requirements

Year 1
Scottish Higher: Standard entry requirement: ABBC Nat 5: C (English and Maths)
Minimum entry requirement: ACCC Nat 5: C (English and Maths)

Minimum entry requirements are for widening access students only. If you are from a group that is not currently well-represented in higher education you may qualify as a widening access student. This includes living in a target postcode area, attending a target school or college, attending SWAP, are care-experienced or provide care for someone else, have refugee status or are an asylum seeker.

A level: CCC GCSE: C/4 (English and Maths)
ILC Higher: H2 H2 H2 H2 O2: (English and Maths) if not achieved at Higher level
IB Diploma: 26 points (incl Maths and English at 4)
BTEC: MMM Ext Dip in relevant subject GCSE: C/4 (English and Maths)

Year 2
IB Diploma: 30 points (incl two subjects at HL and SL Maths and English)
College HNC: Built Environment subject - graded unit B
BTEC: DMM Ext Dip in Built Environment subject GCSE: C (English and Maths)

Year 3
College HND: Construction Management - graded units BB
Other Built Environment HND courses may be considered.

English language IELTS score of 6.0 with no element below 5.5

Part-time entry requirements

Year 1
Scottish Higher: BBC Nat 5: C (English and Maths)

Year 2
College HNC: Construction Management - graded unit B

Year 3
College HNC: Construction Management - graded unit B minimum of two year’s work experience
College HND: Construction Management - graded unit B

English language IELTS score of 6.0 with no element below 5.5

Part-time applicants must be in suitable full-time employment

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

Home: £1,820*
RUK: £9,250**
International: £13,000

*Scottish student tuition fees are subject to confirmation by the Scottish Government and may change once confirmed.
**Students from the Rest of the UK (RUK) will pay no more than £27,750 towards the total fees of a three or four-year degree.

Part-time and distance-learning tuition fees

Visit our part-time and distance-learning fee schedules.

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.

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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), the Chartered Association of Building Engineers 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.