University of Reading: Construction Management

InstitutionUniversity of Reading
Department School of Construction Management and Engineering
Web https://www.reading.ac.uk
Email pgadmissions@reading.ac.uk
Telephone 0118 378 5289
Study type Taught

Summary

We develop specialist expertise on how to manage organisations engaged in construction from the multiple perspectives of the client, design team, and contractor. This includes an overview of how the construction sector operates in the developed and developing world and of the macro-economic and micro-economic factors that influence the work of the sector.

The distinctive focus is on the management of the construction firm, including finance, organisation, project procurement, contracts for design and construction, information and communication technologies in the construction sector and the expectations of clients, developers, financiers and investors in a project.

The School of Construction Management and Engineering is one of the world’s leading university departments dealing with the challenges of the built environment. In the latest Research Excellence Framework (2014), 83% of our research is rated world leading or internationally excellent, and we are ranked 3rd in the UK for research impact in architecture, built environment and planning (Times Higher Education Institutions Ranked By Subject, 2014, based on its analysis of REF 2014).
The course suits those who have an interest in pursuing a career in the management of construction, whether on the supply side or the demand side. Graduates with professional experience will find this course provides a strong grounding for promotion to more senior management positions in the industry. Graduates without experience will find this course an excellent way to gain mastery of the topics relating to management in construction.

Another distinctive feature is in the application of research carried out by the staff of the School; the research informs policy nationally and internationally. All of our research is carried out through close work with industry partners and develops new ways of thinking about the management of construction. The course is constantly being updated with the latest thinking in all the various aspects of construction management.

The course is for graduates from any discipline who are seeking a professional qualification leading to employment in a dynamic, exciting profession involving the application of financial, managerial and property design skills.

The course is offered as a one-year full-time course, or as a flexible modular course over 24-63 months. It is accredited by RICS and CIOB.

**Careers**

Graduates will follow careers in a wide range of construction-related vocations: architectural and engineering design, project management, construction management, general business management, investment appraisal and in the public sector. Some pursue a career in research. This programme is particularly attractive to international students seeking to expand their knowledge and learn about construction management in different national contexts.

**Modules**

- Business of construction

- Managing construction

- Construction contract law

- International construction

- New technology, management and change

MSc

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