BSc (Hons) Construction Management
Why study Construction Management at Liverpool John Moores University?
- 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
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.
Additional course costs
Students are required to purchase their own site safety boots to be able to attend organised site visits. There is the option for study visits within the course which will incur additional costs. Locations may change.
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.
"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."
• Accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) for the purpose of graduate membership.
• Accredited by the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB), having been judged to meet the CIOB Education Framework. Prospective members holding these qualifications have full academic exemption and may enter CIOB membership without the requirement for an Individual Assessment.
Fees and funding
There are many ways to fund study for home and international students
The fees quoted above 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 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 funding pages.
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.
Student Futures - Careers, Employability and Enterprise Service
We are committed to ensuring all our students experience a transformation in their employability skills and mindset and their career trajectory. A wide range of opportunities and support is available to you, within and beyond your course.
Every undergraduate curriculum includes Future Focus during Level 4, an e-learning resource and workshop designed to help you to develop your talents, passion and purpose. It will enable you to become more proactive, adaptable and resilient in your awareness and approach to career possibilities.
Every student has access to Careers Zone 24/7, LJMU’s state-of-the-art suite of online tools, resources and jobs board. There are opportunities for flexible, paid and part-time work through Unitemps, LJMU’s in-house recruitment service, ensuring students can build experience whilst they study.
One-to-one careers and employability advice is available via our campus-based Careers Zones to accelerate your job search and applications, CV and interview technique. Themed careers and employability workshops, a programme of employer events and recruitment fairs run throughout the year and students have the opportunity to hear from a range of alumni who openly share their own onward experience.
Student Futures work with businesses to create opportunities for fully funded internships which help students increase their network within the Liverpool City Region and beyond. Our Start-Up Hub can help you to grow your enterprise skills and to research, plan and start your own business or become a freelancer.
A suite of learning experiences, services and opportunities is available to final year students to help ensure you leave with a great onward plan. You can access LJMU’s Careers, Employability and Enterprise Services after you graduate and return for one-to-one support for life.
LJMU aims to make international opportunities available to every student. You may be able to study abroad as part of your degree at one of our 100+ partner universities across the world. You could also complete a work placement or apply for one of our prestigious worldwide internship programmes. If you wanted to go abroad for a shorter amount of time, you could attend one of our 1-4 week long summer schools.
Our Go Citizen Scheme can help with costs towards volunteering, individual projects or unpaid placements anywhere in the world. With all of these opportunities at your feet, why wouldn’t you take up the chance to go abroad?
Find out more about the opportunities we have available via our Instagram @ljmuglobalopps or email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Further guidance on modules
Modules are designated core or option in accordance with professional body requirements, as applicable, and LJMU’s Academic Framework Regulations.
Whilst you are required to study core modules, optional modules may also be included to provide you with an element of choice within the programme. The availability of optional modules may vary from year to year and will be subject to meeting minimum student numbers.
Where changes to modules are necessary these will be communicated as appropriate.
Construction Technology 1
This module introduces the student to construction techniques associated with domestic dwellings including building regulations and building services and develops an understanding of the performance of buildings and the influence of materials and workmanship specification on performance.
Principles of Economics and Management
This module aims to provide students with an introduction to economic and management theories and principles with reference to the built environment, property, and society in general.
Professional Competencies of a Construction Manager
This module aims to enable the student to appreciate the professional competencies required to be a Construction Manager and to demonstrate some core competencies linked to the workplace such as communication, team work, inclusivity, and use of industry standard software.
Science and Materials
This module aims to enable students to apply appropriate scientific and analytical methods to investigate the performance and behaviour of common building materials. We aim to provide students with an appreciation of the common scientific principles associated with environmental conditions inside buildings.
Introduction to Law
This module will provide the students with a working knowledge of the English legal system and an introduction to the principles of the law including contract, tort and property law.
Construction Management in Practice 1
This module aims to provide the students with an understanding of the role of a Construction Manager both in the workplace and within the Industry. It aims to introduce the students to some of the core practical skills and knowledge linked to use of industry standard software packages and surveying equipment. It will also introduce knowledge and improve understanding of the impact of construction on an inclusive environment.
Construction Technology 2
This module aims to introduce construction technology for industrial and commercial buildings including building service installations and within the framework of an inclusive environment. It enables students to evaluate the relative merits of the various construction forms in any given situation.
This module aims to teach students to evaluate the apportionment of risk and responsibility under various construction contracts.
Procurement and Tendering
This module aims to establish an awareness of the project stakeholders, the various procurement options and their associated contracts. Students develop the ability to interpret the particular needs of different client groups to develop relevant procurement strategies and to apply techniques to support the implementation of those strategies ensuring that the project criteria are satisfactorily achieved.
This module aims to introduce the principles and techniques involved in land surveying and setting out on site and introduces the use of novel geospatial information management systems and tools for the surveying, inspection and monitoring of construction works.
Site Production Management
This module aims to develop the students' construction management knowledge and skills in the construction production process.
Construction Management in Practice 2
This module introduces construction technology for industrial and commercial buildings including building service installations and within the framework of an inclusive environment. It enables students to evaluate the relative merits of the various construction forms in any given situation.
Construction Research Project
This module aims to increase skills in research, time management, presentation, written communication by completing a substantial individual piece of work; and to facilitate the opportunity to carry out independent research on a selected subject.
Construction Site Management
This module develops the knowledge and skills further within the area of construction site management. In particular considering, Health, Safety and Welfare, site processes including planning, quality, risk and environmental considerations. The practical skills of using industry standard programming tools will be developed further including BIM.
To enable the student to develop an advanced, factual and conceptual knowledge base in contemporary Business Management.
Strategic Construction Project Management
This module aims to enable students to work on realistic projects that enable the integration and development of a range of professional skills considering aspects of refurbishment and contractual arrangements.
Project Lifecycle Management
This module enables students to understand the whole life-cycle of building projects beyond design and construction to consider operation, use and maintenance.
Teaching and work-related 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.Work-related Learning
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
Assessment varies depending on the modules you choose, but will usually include a combination of exams and coursework.
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.
What you can expect from your School
This programme is delivered in the Byrom Street complex of LJMU’s City Campus. Here you’ll find high quality lecture theatres, meeting and seminar rooms plus social spaces and a large café. The Avril Robarts Library, open 24/7 during semester, is just minutes away on Tithebarn Street.
Please choose your qualifications below to view requirements
Minimum points required from qualifications: 104
GCSE and equivalents
Prior to starting the programme applicants must have obtained Grade C or Grade 4 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
- Welsh GCSE Maths Numeracy
- Minimum number of A Levels required: 2
- Subject specific requirements: None
- Is general studies acceptable? Yes
- Average A Level offer: BCC
- Are AS level awards acceptable? Acceptable only when combined with other qualifications
- Maximum AS Level points accepted: 20
- T Level requirements: 104 UCAS tariff points from relevant subjects. Please contact the Faculty for further information.
- National Certificate (RQF): Acceptable only when combined with other qualifications
- National Extended Certificate: Acceptable only when combined with other qualifications
- National Diploma (RQF): Acceptable on its own and combined with other qualifications
- National Diploma subjects / grades required: D*D* if studied on its own or to the total of 104 UCAS points if combined with other qualifications
- National Extended Diploma (RQF): Acceptable on its own and combined with other qualifications
- National 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: 104 UCAS Tariff points from IB Diploma
- 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
Alternative qualifications considered
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.
Reduced Offer Scheme
No interview required (UCAS application form only)IELTS
6.0 (minimum of 5.5 in each component) or equivalent English language proficiency test.International entry requirements
Please Note: All international qualifications are subject to a qualification equivalency check.Can this course be deferred?
YesIs a DBS check required?
Application and selection
Securing your place at LJMU
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!
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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