Course Overview

Attendance
UK/EU Fees £1,540 *
International Fees £2,125 *
Duration 5 years

* Price per 20-credit module

Course summary

Construction management is an established discipline managing the production of construction work, including new build, refurbishment, maintenance, and increasingly, design. Construction managers have specialist skills and knowledge in the technologies of domestic, industrial and commercial building, construction processes, planning, project life-cycle assessment, and people and business management. In addition to the core themes of management and technology this professional role requires a range of management skills including team working and effective communication.

These skills are integrated into the learning strategies of this course, enabling you typically to work in construction management, although you may also follow a career in project management, financial management or property development. Alongside the knowledge and understanding of construction management theories and the practical and technical skills needed to become a construction manager, you will gain the transferable and cognitive skills necessary for lifelong personal and professional development.

Our construction courses share a common Year 1, so students interact with those studying different pathways, gain some knowledge of the work of all professionals working in the construction industry, promoting the interdisciplinary nature of the modern construction industry. Throughout the course, construction technology and management remain central, the issue of health and safety is addressed, and the importance of sustainability is considered.

All of our courses are delivered using an enquiry-based blended learning approach involving workshops, lectures, tutorials and independent study. Our technology-enhanced learning supports independent study via synchronous online lectures, tutorials and seminars, which are captured and stored to enable you to revisit sessions online after the event. We assess your learning through a variety of methods including project work, essays and exams.

Course structure

The following subjects are indicative of what you will study on this course.The programme below is for a three-year course. If you study part time you will study the same content, spread over four years.Please note, each Level corresponds to one Year in the full-time version of the course (Level 4 is equivalent to Year 1, Level 5 is equivalent to Year 2, and Level 6 is equivalent to Year 3).

Subjects of study include:

  • Technology – Construction Technology and Surveying
  • Technology – Building Design & Environmental Engineering
  • Technology – Building Science and Structures
  • Management – Built Environment and Graduate Attributes
  • Management – Project, Commercial and Organisational Environment
  • Design – Design Principles

Credit Level 4

Subjects of study include:

  • Technology – Fabric and Performance
  • Technology – Building Services Engineering
  • Technology – Structures Principles
  • Management – Commercial, Legal and Organisational Management
  • Management – Construction Based Project Learning
  • Management – Project and Commercial Management

Credit Level 5

Subjects of study include:

  • Technology – Sustainable Design and Construction
  • Technology – Refurbishment and Maintenance
  • Management – Project and Commercial Management
  • Management – Construction Management
  • Management – Professional Practice
  • Management – Sustainable Development and Lean Construction

Credit Level 6

Professional recognition

This course is fully accredited by the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) and the Chartered Association of Building Engineers (CABE).

"CABE is proud to accredit the degree programmes within the built environment at the University of Westminster. This brings us closer to talented students who will build their global future as Chartered Building Engineers and as other professionals within the industry." – Chartered Association of Building Engineers.

Entry Requirements

Typical offer

One of the following (or an equivalent qualification):

  • A Levels – BBC
  • International Baccalaureate – 28 points
  • Edexcel BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma – DMM
  • Access to HE Diploma – Pass with 45 credits at Level 3 with a minimum of 33 Level 3 credits at Merit or Distinction

In addition to one of the above, you should have:

  • GCSE minimum grade 4 (Grade C in grading system prior to 2017) in Maths and English.

View more information about our entry requirements and the application process.

Typical offer

  • International Baccalaureate – 28 points

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Careers

Graduates can progress directly towards full professional qualification with the CIOB and CABE – professional accreditation that can help you to secure employment.

Our graduates have developed careers with many types of organisations including:

  • contractors
  • consultancies
  • commercial companies
  • local authorities
  • housing associations

Others have also pursued further studies at Master's level, either on a full-time or part-time basis, typically in areas such as construction or project management.

Our students have found employment with major consultants and contractors including companies such as Turner and Townsend and Mace.

Roles include:

  • managing elements of construction projects
  • financial management of packages of work
  • day-to-day site management ensuring the safe progress of site activities

Our Career Development Centre has just been shortlisted for the Best University Careers Service in the National Undergraduate Employability Awards for 2017.

With a growing network of over 3,000 employers around the world and a team of experienced careers consultants, we are here to help you succeed.

In 2015–16, we helped over 1,500 students find work placements across a range of sectors, with 250 employers attending 14 on-campus skills and careers fairs.

As a Westminster student, you’ll have access to our services throughout your studies and after you graduate.

We can help you:

  • find work placements related to your course
  • find part-time/vacation, placement and graduate jobs, including voluntary experience
  • find international opportunities to enhance your employability
  • market yourself effectively to employers
  • write better CVs and application forms
  • develop your interview and enterprise skills
  • plan your career with our careers consultants
  • meet employers and explore your career options at our employer fairs, careers presentations and networking events throughout the year

Find out more about the Career Development Centre.

What our students say

Construction Management student Siu Yin Kwan

Siu Yin Kwan

Studying at Westminster has taken me to another level to see things and gain confidence to try. The combination of the location, student quality, supportive lecturers, professional events, hands-on experience and the intention to succeed really makes the University of Westminster a place that you can depend on to reach higher.

Fees and Funding

UK and EU tuition fee: £1,540 (Price per 20-credit module)

The amount you will pay may increase each year to take into account the effects of inflation.

Find out how we set our tuition fees.

Funding

As well as tuition fee loans, there is a range of funding available to help you fund your studies.

Find out about undergraduate student funding options.

Scholarships

The University is dedicated to supporting ambitious and outstanding students and we offer a variety of scholarships to eligible undergraduate students, which cover all or part of your tuition fees.

Find out if you qualify for one of our scholarships.

Additional costs

Download our additional costs guide for information on what your tuition fees cover and what you may need to pay for separately on this course.

International tuition fee: £2,125 (Price per 20-credit module)

The amount you will pay may increase each year to take into account the effects of inflation.

Find out how we set our tuition fees.

International student funding

Find out about funding for international students.

Scholarships

The University is dedicated to supporting ambitious and outstanding students and we offer a variety of scholarships to eligible undergraduate students, which cover all or part of your tuition fees.

Find out if you qualify for one of our scholarships.

Additional costs

Download our additional costs guide for information on what your tuition fees cover and what you may need to pay for separately on this course.

Field trips

Our students are offered the opportunity to join a week long field trip, the Constructionarium. Held at the National Construction College site at Bircham Newton in Norfolk, students experience the challenges and issues inherent with any construction project, helping them develop professional and personal skills. Read more about the Constructionarium field trip.

Group photo during Constructionarium field trip

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Studying Property and Construction at Westminster

Watch our video to find out more about studying Property and Construction courses with us.

Student successes

A group of students on Westminster bridge

Our Property and Construction students have won a wide range of awards including the Constructors Prize from the Worshipful Company of Constructors. Read more about our students' awards.

Course Location

Our Marylebone Campus has benefitted from a multi-million pound refurbishment resulting in new workshops, digital studios and development of the Marylebone Library. The campus is home to the Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment and Westminster Business School. For more details, visit our Marylebone Campus page.

Contact us

Call our dedicated team on:

+44 (0)20 7915 5511

Opening hours (GMT): 9am-5pm Monday to Friday

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