MSc Construction Project Management (MSc (240))
About this course
Learn how to lead and integrate a team of multi-disciplinary professionals on LJMU's Construction Project Management Masters.
- This Programme is available as a 180 and a 240 credit route including a Group Project and Dissertation
- Study on this programme accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB)
- Benefit from the development of professional and transferable skills required in industry
- Choose the part-time, day release study option if you are already in employment
- Look forward to direct entrance onto the RICS APC professional training programme and CIOB PDP if you are employed
This programme aims to provide a stimulating and challenging curriculum which produces self-reliant, versatile, enterprising and competent construction project managers. It will enable you to build your knowledge, skills and understanding to become an independent learner. You will even be able to tailor your programme of study to your personal background, interests and career aspirations.
The quality of this programme and the Department is recognised by the Chartered Institute of Building with Accredited Centre status, and by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors as a Partnering Establishment. The degree has a high standing both academically and professionally.
The programme will increase your exposure to the current and emerging theories and practice of project management. It will encourage a risk management approach to problem solving, provide opportunities for collaborative and student-centred study and offer clear career development opportunities.
The course is always well received by students who commend the applied use of theory through software applications in the workplace.
With a first degree in architecture, Joshua Boaler researched project management Masters courses all over the UK, before settling on LJMU's Construction Project Management programme.
Fees and funding
There are many ways to fund postgraduate study for home and international students
The fees quoted at the top of this page cover registration, tuition, supervision, assessment and examinations as well as:
- Library membership with access to printed, multimedia and digital resources
- Access to programme-appropriate software
- Library and student IT support
- Free on-campus wifi via eduroam
Although not all of the following are compulsory/relevant, you should keep in mind the costs of:
- accommodation and living expenditure
- books (should you wish to have your own copies)
- printing, photocopying and stationery
- PC/laptop (should you prefer to purchase your own for independent study and online learning activities)
- mobile phone/tablet (to access online services)
- field trips (travel and activity costs)
- placements (travel expenses and living costs)
- student visas (international students only)
- study abroad opportunities (travel costs, accommodation, visas and immunisations)
- academic conferences (travel costs)
- professional-body membership
- graduation (gown hire etc)
There are many ways to fund postgraduate study for home and international students. From loans to International Scholarships and subject-specific funding, you’ll find all of the information you need on our specialist postgraduate funding pages.
Please be aware that the UK’s departure from the EU may affect your tuition fees. Learn more about your fee status and which tuition fees are relevant to you.
Further your career prospects
LJMU has an excellent employability record with 96% (HESA 2018) of our postgraduates in work or further study six months after graduation. Our applied learning techniques and strong industry connections ensure our students are fully prepared for the workplace on graduation and understand how to apply their knowledge in a real world context.
There are many employment options available to you after you graduate. For example you could work for a main contractor on a commercial development such as Liverpool One, or you could work for a Project Management Consultancy and represent the Client such as a NHS trust for a new hospital like the Royal Liverpool Hospital.
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Discover the building blocks of your programme
Your programme is made up of a number of core modules which are part of the course framework. Some programmes also have optional modules that can be selected to enhance your learning in certain areas and many feature a dissertation, extended report or research project to demonstrate your advanced learning.
Collaborative BIM Project
The module is an opportunity for students to follow BIM protocols and practice in a collaborative multidisciplinary project team to achieve project success.
This module focuses on your critical understanding of the research process. In preparation for your research study, it also develops skills in research design, implementation and presentation. You will come to understand the differing techniques, strategies and methods used to undertake research in the built environment.
This module develops and tests your ability to prepare a dissertation, based on the study of a subject related to your chosen discipline within the built environment. Dissertation preparation normally takes place after completion of the Postgraduate Diploma stage.
Project Management Fundamentals
The module covers the fundamental theory and concepts of Project Management. It explores and promotes contemporary principles and concepts and examines processes, tools and methodologies.
Project Planning, Executing, Controlling and Closure
This module develops the Project Management skills and knowledge necessary to manage the key processes of planning, executing, controlling and closing a project at appropriate stages in the project life cycle. It also offers a thorough analysis of the environment in which such processes operate.
Sustainable Construction and Innovation
This module provides you with a wide ranging study of the sustainability and lean principles affecting the modern construction sector. It aims to identify and critically appraise how environmental sustainability and lean principles can be incorporated into a more modern and innovative construction organisation and industry.
Production Management and BIM
This module provides you with an in-depth understanding of the production management of modern, complex and fast-paced construction projects. It also covers key aspects of Building Information Modelling (BIM) within construction management roles.
Leading and Managing People in Projects
This module aims to provide an overview of the key concepts and theories of project team working. The module will explore the key concepts and theories associated with management and organisational behaviour which influence people and project-orientated team working. The underlying focus of the module will be practice-based, which will give participants the knowledge to effectively lead real and virtual project-orientated teams.
An insight into teaching on your course
You will learn through a mixture of lectures, tutorials, seminars, projects and field study visits.
Close partnerships with industry and practice ensure the course and our graduates are responsive to the changing needs of industry, government, local communities and professional practice.
How learning is monitored on your programme
To cater for the wide-ranging content of our courses and the varied learning preferences of our students, we offer a range of assessment methods on each programme.
Assessment methods on this programme include: group and individual presentations, written reports, a formal exam and a dissertation.
Our staff are committed to the highest standards of teaching and learning
Dr Ali Rostami
Dr Ali Rostami
Ali is a Senior Lecturer in Quantity Surveying in the School of Built Environment, Liverpool John Moores University. He is a full member of APM – the Chartered body for the project profession, and a chartered Civil Engineer. Before coming to LJMU, he held a Lecturer position in Built Environment in the School of Computing and Engineering at the University of West London, and a senior researcher position in Project Risk Management at the University of Wolverhampton. During his PhD studies, he was a lecturer at Glasgow Caledonian University in Risk Management.Prior to his academic career, he has worked for almost 10 years as a project manager in the oil, gas and petrochemical construction industry in the Middle East. He was responsible for the project management of various large-scale international projects. During his professional career, he covered the whole life cycle of projects from the initial feasibility study to the final handover and implementation.
Where you will study
What you can expect from your School
This programme is based in the City Campus. Besides well-equipped workshops, we have: a structural testing laboratory, a concrete laboratory, a radio frequency and microwave laboratory, a highways research laboratory, an industrial chemistry laboratory, a soil mechanics laboratory, hydraulics laboratory, surveying laboratory, light structure and materials laboratory, building information modelling (BIM) software and expertise and smart homes.
You will need:
- a minimum 2:2 honours degree in a cognate subject area.
- an equivalent professional qualification with appropriate work experience
- IELTS English language requirement: 6.5 (minimum 5.5 in each component)
- Extra Requirements
- RPL is accepted on this programme
Application and selection
Securing your place at LJMU
To apply for this programme, you are required to complete an LJMU online application form. You will need to provide details of previous qualifications and a personal statement outlining why you wish to study this programme.
You need to demonstrate that you have a sufficient level of knowledge to embark on the programme and to complete it within the time limits. You should provide evidence, at the interview stage, of your learning capabilities and commitment to a postgraduate programme of study.
Applications from non-standard applicants are welcomed. In exceptional circumstances applications by mature healthcare practitioners without sufficient qualifications will be considered.
The University reserves the right to withdraw or make alterations to a course and facilities if necessary; this may be because such changes are deemed to be beneficial to students, are minor in nature and unlikely to impact negatively upon students or become necessary due to circumstances beyond the control of the University. Where this does happen, the University operates a policy of consultation, advice and support to all enrolled students affected by the proposed change to their course or module.
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