Coventry University program

Contemporary Issues and Research Methodologies

Examine issues within the construction industry and research methodologies applicable to construction management research.

This program is part of the MSc Construction Project and Cost Management degree offered by Coventry University

Explore issues influencing construction project management now and in the future

This program aims to help you develop knowledge and critical understanding of the issues influencing the manner in which modern construction projects are managed. Emphasis will be placed on the construction research methodologies used in addressing these issues and achieving sustainable development.

The program will aim to enhance problem-solving capabilities by applying quantitative and qualitative research approaches in construction and it will help to shape and support the work of the Research Project program.


5 courses

This program contains a portfolio, where you'll be able to gather your work and get feedback from course educators.

Delivered by expert academics

Coventry secured a gold rating in the UK government’s 2017 Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) and is the University of the Year for Student Experience’ in Times and Sunday Times league table.

Please note that the staff described in the 'Who will you learn with?' section below may be subject to change.

  • Coventry University

Who will you learn with?

Associate Professor Quantity Surveying/Project Management
Course Director MSC Construction Project & Cost Management (CPCM) and MSC CM with BIM
Faculty of Engineering & Computing Coventry University

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of this program you should be able to:

  • Critically assess the implications of contemporary issues within the construction industry
  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of research methodology including theory, ontology and epistimology in academic research
  • Review and evaluate the main streams of construction research methods strategies and their applications
  • Formulate research problems and apply appropriate quantitative and qualitative research methods to address these problems to achieve defined objectives
  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding in academic writing to a postgraduate level such as proposals and conference papers

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