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2018 entry

BSc (Hons) Construction Management

Course fees

Tuition fee type Cost (per annum)
Full time international tuition fee: Not applicable
Full-time industrial placement year fee: Not applicable
Part-time tuition fee: Not applicable

*The Department for Education (DFE) have recently announced that they intend to freeze tuition fees for the 2018/19 year. This is still subject to parliamentary approval. Once confirmed we will update our web pages accordingly.

Course type

BSc (Hons)

UCAS info

Points required: 104

UCAS code:

Institute code: L51

Study mode

Five years part time

About your course

The professionally-accredited BSc (Hons) Construction Management at Liverpool John Moores University offers you flexible learning options plus exciting paid placement opportunities.

  • Fully accredited by the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) and the Chartered Association of Building Engineers (CABE)
  • This programme is accredited by the Royal Chartered Institution of Surveyors (RICS)
  • Part time students can study on a day release basis, making the programme ideal for those working in industry
  • £6 million investment in developing state-of-the-art teaching facilities
  • Stepping stone to a varied career with UK and overseas employment opportunities

Two words, 'spot on'. Very well thought out lecture materials, great application of theoretical learning applied to a real world scenario. Fantastic learning and development opportunity. Lecturer was outstanding.

Mark Carmichael, graduate

I have been able to apply the experience and knowledge I gained during my placement year to the degree course, and most importantly I have developed contacts with professionals in the construction industry. I would definitely advise students to complete an industrial placement year, as the practical experience gained is invaluable.

Lauren Hughes, graduate

Support and guidance

Dedicated personal tutor plus study skills support

​Studying on a part time basis can be challenging.  We recognise this and ensure that throughout the course you will have the support of a personal tutor who can provide one-to-one guidance and advice on course-related issues

Course details

This BSc (Hons) degree has an Industry Advisory Panel made up from local and national construction employers working within the North West, who review industry engagement with the programme and our students.

Construction management is concerned with the design and construction of buildings and has become more complex as technology and the mechanisation of the building process have developed.  Construction managers need excellent interpersonal skills as well as in-depth technical knowledge of all aspects of the construction process so that they can handle the responsibility of managing multi-million pound projects.

You will develop a good understanding of factors affecting the design, procurement, sustainability, and management of the building process.  Particular focus is on technology, production and project management through the complete life-cycle of a project.

What you will study on this degree

Please see guidance on core and option modules for further information on what you will study.

During level 4, students gain basic knowledge and theory of construction management.  They gain an introduction to the role of a construction manager and the profession including land surveying.  They will study key themes around construction technology, law and economics, and get involved in exciting collaborative interdisciplinary activities.   At level 4 students also become skilled in academic and digital literacy.

During level 5, students are exposed to the application and integration of key construction management themes.  In particular, students learn about managing construction projects, procurement and construction technology and a more focused legal perspective of building contracts and advanced surveying techniques (geomatics).  Students' progress their practical construction programming skills through learning about Building Information Technologies (BIM) and get involved in collaborative interdisciplinary activities in an exciting project environment.  Students are also introduced to research methods skills and knowledge management.

During level 6, students focus on key concepts around strategic project management and construction site management.  This includes learning about all aspects of the project lifecycle and business management including entrepreneurships strategies.  Students will again be involved in collaborative interdisciplinary activities during a level 6 project, as well as completing a final year research project.

Finally, you may have the opportunity to participate in an exciting international field visit during the final year of study.At every level of the programme we encourage students to participate in extra-curricular activities such as site visits, professional body activities and events and social trips that are organised for them.

Further guidance on modules 

The information listed in the section entitled ‘What you will study’ is an overview of the academic content of the programme that will take the form of either core or option modules. Modules are designated as core or option in accordance with professional body requirements and internal Academic Framework review, so may be subject to change. Students will be required to undertake modules that the University designates as core and will have a choice of designated option modules. Additionally, option modules may be offered subject to meeting minimum student numbers.

Please see the programme specification document for further details on this course.

Teaching and learning

Excellent facilities and learning resources

​You can expect to spend on average 8-10 hours in timetabled activities which may be in the form of lectures, tutorials, practicals and workshops, combined with your own research using our library and the web.  You should spend around 15 hours per week in private study.

Your lecturers

Expert tuition and support

Your lecturers are not only highly qualified experts in their field; they are committed to helping you achieve your full potential in both your studies and your future career plans. The majority of staff that service the programme are themselves Chartered Builders/Construction Managers and will support and direct you towards achieving your ambition to become a professional Construction Manager. In addition the course uses professionals and lecturers from quantity surveying, building surveying and building services engineering.

Your lecturers also carry internationally recognised research in various aspects of the discipline. Being at the forefront of research, your lecturers will help you to develop into research active Construction Managers of the future.

Assessment and feedback

Assessment varies depending on the modules you choose

All students perform differently depending on the type of assessment they are asked to do, and so a variety of assessment methods are used.  These include exams (open and closed book), coursework (projects, technical reports, portfolios, etc), and presentations (individual and group). 

Your tutors will give prompt and constructive feedback via Canvas (our virtual learning environment), face-to-face or in writing.

This will help you to identify your strengths as well as the areas where you may need to put in more work.

​In addition to the excellent facilities and learning resources, you'll get support on both sides of the learning experience, havng dedicated workplace based LJMU trained mentors and from university tutors to provide developmental and pastoral support.

Entry requirements

Please choose your qualifications below to view requirements

Minimum points required from qualifications

104

Application and selection

​We are looking for students who are keen to learn new skills and develop those they already possess. We want students with the ability to: be creative with ideas and concepts, moderate their creativity with logic, be enthusiastic and thirsty for knowledge, communicate effectively and confidently and understand and adapt to a wide range of issues connected with the subject. It is also important that students are able to manage time and tasks effectively as an individual and as part of a team, use appropriate sources to find and organise information and select and critically evaluate information in order to analyse problems

If you would like to develop these skills further, have a strong interest in this subject area and want to work effectively within it, then this is the course for you!

GCSE and equivalents

  • Prior to starting the programme applicants must have obtained grade 4 or grade C or above in English Language and Mathematics GCSE or an approved alternative qualification below: Key Skills Level 2 in English/ Maths • NVQ Level 2 Functional skills in Maths and English Writing and or Reading • Skills for Life Level 2 in Numeracy/English • Higher Diploma in Maths/ English • Functional skills level 2 in Maths/ English • Northern Ireland Essential Skills Level 2 in Communication or Application of Number • Wales Essential Skills Level 2 in Communication or Application of Number

A Levels

  • Minimum number of A Levels required: 2
  • Is general studies acceptable? Yes
  • Are AS level awards acceptable? Acceptable only when combined with other qualifications
  • Average A Level offer: BCC
  • Maximum AS Level points accepted: 20

BTEC qualifications

  • BTEC certificate: Acceptable only when combined with other qualifications
  • 90 credit diploma: Acceptable only when combined with other qualifications
  • Diploma (QCF): Acceptable on its own and combined with other qualifications
  • Diploma subjects / grades required: D*D if studied on its own or to the total of 104 UCAS points if combined with other qualifications
  • Extended diploma (QCF): Acceptable only when combined with other qualifications
  • Extended diploma subjects / grades required: DMM if studied on its own or to the total of 104 UCAS points if combined with other qualifications

Access to Higher Education Diploma

  • Access to Higher Education Diploma acceptability: Acceptable on its own and combined with other qualifications
  • Further information: Access programme must have been taken be in a relevant subject area, minimum of 24 Distinctions and 12 Merits required

International Baccalaureate

  • International Baccalaureate: Acceptable on its own and combined with other qualifications
  • Additional information: 24 IB Diploma Points

Welsh awards

  • Welsh Baccalaureate: Acceptable only when combined with other qualifications

Irish awards

  • Irish Leaving Certificate: Acceptable on its own and combined with other qualifications
  • Grades / subjects required: 104 UCAS points from a minimum of 5 subjects

Additional entry requirement information

​Applicants studying an HND or Foundation Degree in Construction or Building Studies will be considered for direct entry into Level 2.  A HND with Merit Overall or Foundation Degree at 50% overall would be required.

Will I be interviewed?

Mature and non standard applicants may be invited to attend interview

IELTS

6.0 (minimum 5.5 each component)

Can this course be deferred?

Yes, please contact us to discuss your options

Is a DBS check required?

No

Is RPL accepted on this programme?

Yes

International requirements

Please Note: All international qualifications are subject to a qualification equivalency check via NARIC.

Finance/fees

For information on fees and finance please contact: degreeapprenticeships@ljmu.ac.uk

Career prospects

Career prospects for Construction Management graduates are good, with many of our students finding jobs both in the UK and overseas.

Career prospects for construction management graduates are excellent, with many students securing their first professional position working for multi-national contractors and consultancies and also for organisations within the supply chain either before or after graduation.  You can work in the Public or the Private sector and will be equipped with skills to work in the building or civil engineering field and also within Facilities Management.

However, the skills that are obtained within the programme, albeit focused around construction, can be applied into other areas such as financial control and project planning and management of resources.

You can also enjoy varied career opportunities overseas in addition to the UK.
If you decide not to go into the profession, however, you can still take advantage of your transferable skills and work experience to enter other careers.

CareerSmart programme

All students in their first year of study will have an opportunity to engage with the CareerSmart programme as an integral part of a core module of study. Once you have completed this, a wide range of other career-related provision and services will be available to support your development throughout your studies.

The new CareerSmart e-learning tool will introduce you to the steps involved in making informed choices about your career. It will enable you to consider your strengths and development areas, your career motivators, the options available to you and the necessary steps to take to achieve your career goals.

Professional accreditation / links

​This course is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) and once you graduate you gain the status of Applicant Member with full corporate membership of the CIOB once you have reached its standards of professional competence. It also grants full exemption from the Chartered Association of Building Engineers exams.

 This programme is accredited by the Royal Chartered Institution of Surveyors (RICS). You can also apply for the RICS APC to gain full membership after you graduate and are in appropriate employment.

 

International Scholarships

Please note: this programme is not suitable for students who require a Tier 4 visa. Due to immigration requirements, Tier 4 international students must study on a full-time basis.

The University may make changes to a programme of study or module where 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.
Further guidance on programme changes

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