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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
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.
Translating your academic studies into essential professional experience
Work-related learning is included within this programme, so students will have the opportunity to engage in real world projects and activities, and apply their own practical experiences.
In doing so, students will be able to apply and further develop their knowledge and employability skills in a 'world of work' context.
Having experience of the workplace and current issues is incredibly valuable in developing career aims and when applying for graduate jobs.
Work-related learning may take different forms, the most common being: work placements; internships; simulations of workplace activity; and employer-driven case studies.
The programme has active links with industry and involves employers in the industrial projects at each level of the programme. Real world case studies are used wherever possible.
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
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.Programme specification document (PDF)
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.
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.
Please choose your qualifications below to view requirements
Minimum points required from qualifications
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
- Understand and adapt to a wide range of issues connected with the subject
- Manage time and tasks effectively as an individual and as part of a team
- Use appropriate sources to find and organise information
- 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
- Minimum number of A Levels required: 2
- Subject specific requirements: None
- 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 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 on its own and 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: Pass with Merit average at Level 3. Recommended subject streams are: Engineering; Science; Business
- International Baccalaureate: Acceptable on its own and combined with other qualifications
- Additional information: 24 IB Diploma Points
- Welsh Baccalaureate: Acceptable only when combined with other qualifications
- Irish Leaving Certificate: Acceptable on its own and combined with other qualifications
- Grades / subjects required: Applicants should be studying at least three subjects at Higher Level
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. An HND with Merit grades in at least 4 units or Foundation Degree at 50% overall would be required.
No interview required (UCAS application form only)IELTS
6.0 (minimum of 5.5 in each component)Can this course be deferred?
YesIs a DBS check required?
NoIs RPL accepted on this programme? International requirements
Please Note: All international qualifications are subject to a qualification equivalency check via NARIC.
Finance and fees
Find out more about the student funding that you may be eligible for from either LJMU or the government. This section will give you information about grants and loans as well as targeted support for students with children, adult dependants or those with a disability.
Please note that the amount of money you will receive as a student is dependent on where in the UK you normally live (i.e. England, Wales, Northern Ireland or Scotland).
LJMU's scholarships are open to all new full-time Home and EU undergraduates that are liable to pay tuition fees. These awards are not income assessed, they are based on excellence. If successful, you will be awarded a scholarship for each year of your course subject to satisfactory progress. Scholarships are worth between £1,000 and £10,000 per year. The money you receive doesn’t have to be paid back.
The LJMU bursary is automatically paid to eligible students – you do not need to apply for it. The annual bursary is £500, which works out at £1,500 over a three year degree.
LJMU bursaries are means-tested and you don’t have to pay them back; they are intended to help you meet some of the costs associated with being a student.
In 2017 LJMU charged a tuition fee of £9,250* for the majority of its full time undergraduate programmes and £6,935 per year for its part time courses. You will be charged a fee for each year of your course. The University reserves the right to increase fees up to the maximum permitted by law or government policy in the second and subsequent years of your course. Generally, these fee increases are linked to RPIX inflation (Retail Price Index excluding mortgage interest payments).
The important thing to remember is that you don't have to pay your tuition fees upfront - subject to meeting eligibility criteria, you can take out a tuition fee loan for each year of your course.
You can also take out a maintenance or living cost loan for each year of your course to cover your living expenses, such as rent and food.
You don’t start repaying your student loans until after you’ve left university and start earning at least £21,000.**
For more information on eligibility and tuition fee loans, go to:
LJMU is committed to ensuring that students understand the full cost of studying at the University. Your tuition fee will cover or contribute to, as appropriate, expenses associated with your core modules, including:
- safety equipment, such as lab coats and goggles
- uniforms for nurses, paramedics and other professional placements
- UK field trips and other educational visits
- student exchanges
- DBS checks (Disclosure and Barring Service – formerly CRB)
- Professional sector regulatory body membership
*Based on 2017 entry.
** Repayment threshold for students normally resident in England and Wales.
Living expenses (maintenance) loan
In addition to your tuition fees, eligible full-time undergraduate students can also apply for a maintenance loan to cover your living costs. If you’re eligible, you can take out a loan for each year of your course.
The amount you’ll receive will depend on where in the UK you normally live and your household income. This money will be paid into your bank or building society account in three instalments and it’s up to you to budget for your living costs.
The government has stated that it intends to introduce a pro rata maintenance loan for part time students from England from the 2018/19 academic year.
For more information on student loans, go to: www.gov.uk/studentfinance
Paying back your student loans
You only start repaying your student loans the April after you have graduated or left university and start earning £21,000* or above. Repayments are based on a percentage of your salary not how much you have borrowed from the Student Loans Company. Repayments are currently set at 9% of any income over the threshold (which is currently set at £21,000).*
*Repayment threshold for students normally resident in England and Wales.
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.
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.
The Programme team links with the local and regional CIOB which provides sponsorship for Student Quizzes and Student Prizes as well as guest lecturers and site visits.
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.
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