Online Degree in Business & Management

MSc Construction Project and Cost Management

Explore the demands of the construction industry in the 21st century and understand how to address those needs.

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  • Degree title

    MSc Construction Project and Cost Management
  • Type

  • Duration

    Full-time – 1 year; Part-time – 2 years

Explore contemporary approaches to project and cost management

This degree aims to prepare you to effectively manage projects and the budgets surrounding the development of the built environment. Covering physical, legal, economic and technological factors, you’ll have the opportunity to gain an understanding of the theory and practice of procurement, construction economics, cost management and best practice project management within the construction industry.

You’ll have the opportunity to develop high-level knowledge in the theoretical and practical aspects of strategic management in the construction industry.


Accredited by the Chartered Institute of Builders, this degree explores the constraints of project and cost management and helps you develop the core skills required by construction project managers, cost managers and quantity surveyors.
Full-time – 1 year; Part-time – 2 years
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What do I need to apply?

To enter the degree you should have at least a 2:2 honours degree in an appropriate discipline. We do consider applicants with professional qualifications and/or relevant experience who can demonstrate the potential to succeed in study at Masters level.

How can I study this course?

This course can be studied 100% online with both full-time and part-time options.

The full-time route takes one year to complete, or part-time two years.

How much will it cost?

This course has a UK and International fee. The Admissions Team will carry out a fee assessment where appropriate, to determine which fee is applicable.

16 May 2022

UK students – £16,600
International students – £16,600

12 September 2022

UK students – £16,600
International students – £16,600

Postgraduate UK/EU students

The tuition fee for the course that is stated on the course webpage and in the prospectus will apply. If the duration of the course is longer than one academic year, we may increase the fee for each subsequent year of study but any such increases will be no more than inflation. Following the UK’s exit from the European Union, EU students should be aware that there may be a change to UK laws following the UK’s exit; this may change their student status, their eligibility to study part time, and/or their eligibility for student finance. We will act in accordance with the UK’s laws in force in relation to student tuition fees and finance from time to time.

Postgraduate international students

The tuition fee that is stated on the course webpage and in the prospectus for the first year of study will apply. We will review our tuition fees each year. For international students, we may increase fees for each subsequent year of study but such increases will be no more than 5% above inflation.

Please see our Tuition Terms and Conditions.

What are the learning outcomes?

A student who successfully completes the MSc Construction Project and Cost Management degree will have achieved the following course learning outcomes.

  • Demonstrated an advanced understanding and knowledge of the key concepts, theories and principles used in quantity surveying and construction project management
  • Shown a critical appreciation of the significant factors constraining the effective management and development of the built environment (e.g. physical, legal, economic and technological factors) and health and safety precautions and their associated cost implications on construction projects
  • Critically evaluated and applied modern financial evaluation techniques to development projects in the built environment with underlying analysis being informed by the wider business and capital markets areas; and illustrated advanced research and analytical capabilities to inform decision making at an advanced level
  • Appraised theoretical and practical aspects of strategic management, leadership and consultancy in business organisations
  • Evaluated and developed objective strategies to examine commercial and business scenarios in the form of case studies and projects related to construction project and cost management profession
  • Demonstrated an understanding of the multi-disciplinary nature of the construction process, the roles and responsibilities of the construction professionals and stakeholders, and a respect for the fellow team members in terms of both diversity and cultural values
  • Demonstrated an ability to present quantitative and qualitative information, together with analysis, argument and commentary, in an appropriate form to an intended audience, including appropriate acknowledgement and referencing of sources
  • Demonstrated competence at an advanced level in developing independent, ethical research on an individual area of interest in construction, project and cost management by applying appropriate and ethical research methodologies to produce a dissertation

What you’ll get as a degree student

  • Learn when you want by watching videos, reading articles, doing tests, and completing assignments online
  • Join online discussions and collaborate with your peers in a virtual study group
  • Enjoy discussions with feedback from expert educators
  • Get full access to the university library, online resources and support

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This degree has been developed with the support of the Chartered Institute of Building, the world's largest and most influential professional body for construction management and leadership.