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University of Portsmouth: Construction Project Management

Institution University of Portsmouth
Department Faculty of Technology
Telephone 023 9284 5566
Study type Taught


Overview Establish yourself in the global construction sector with a Master's that trains you to handle challenges within the industry, then to change and improve the industry itself.

On this accredited MSc Construction Project Management, you'll build the professional skills you need to tackle the technical, organisational, commercial, legal and financial issues that arise across the construction sector. You'll work with lecturers who contribute to current projects in the industry, looking at construction projects from the client side and the contractor side, and you'll be digging into the social, economic and environmental issues that can affect large-scale construction projects.

When you graduate, you'll have gathered the tools and knowledge to go further in the international construction sector, or to go on with further study in the field.

Accredited by:

The University of Portsmouth holds CIOB Accredited Centre Status during the period 2022-2027 and MSc Construction Project Management is a CIOB Accredited programme during the period 2022-2027, having been judged to meet the CIOB Education Framework. Prospective members holding these qualifications have full academic exemption and once they have gained three to five years’ relevant work experience may enter CIOB membership as an applicant to progress towards Chartered Membership without the requirement for an Individual Assessment.

What you'll experience On this course, you'll:

  • Study real-life practical problems and active construction industry issues through site visits and case studies, using our local and global partnerships with construction organisations

  • Take on an independent research project and apply your learning and research skills to examining your choice of area within the construction area

  • Master the technical, organisational, commercial, legal and financial issues involved in successfully completing a project, and use your mastery to improve the industry

  • Hear from construction professionals in informal lectures – recent talks featured engineers and business owners who worked on the Shard Project and 22 Bishopsgate, the second highest building in London

  • Learn from expert academic staff with industry connections in a globally focused international student community

Careers and opportunities As a successful graduate of this course, you'll have an accredited qualification in construction project management, which can build your path to careers across the construction sector, such as quantity surveying or contractor work.

What can you do with a Construction Project Management degree? Career opportunities include:

  • Project directing

  • Project management

  • Design management

We'll provide you with as much support as possible in finding employment through close industrial contacts, careers events, recruitment fairs and individual advice.


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