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Construction Project Management
UCAS code: K221
Start dates: September 2023 / September 2024
Full time: 4 years, including 1-year work placement
Part time: Please contact us for details.
Department(s): School of the Built Environment
Construction managers hold a lot of responsibility. They make sure a project meets the client’s needs, they monitor costs, supervise workers, ensure safety, and maintain quality. We designed our Construction Project Management course to give you the broadest possible range of skills so you can cope with a variety of situations on or off the site.
Graduates and employers tell us that the required industry placement year is a real highlight. We’ve built up great partnerships in the industry and we put lots of work into getting you ready to make the most of your experience. Some students find they get offered a job before they’ve even graduated.
Years 1 to 3 are joint with our other construction courses. You can learn about other roles in the industry and switch courses until year 4 if you find another one suits you better. The courses are accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and the Chartered Institute of Building so you can join as a student member.
Why Oxford Brookes University?
Connect with employers
We have great links with big names and specialist companies who offer placements and send in staff to share their experience with you.
Fast track your career
We find that our graduates are ready to progress quickly in the workplace thanks to our focus on essential skills and their experience of the placement year.
Keep your options open
The first 3 years are shared with Building Surveying and Quantity Surveying so you can learn a range of skills and even switch courses.
Expert teaching team
Our staff are qualified and experienced in a range of fields. You’ll learn from surveyors, architects, civil engineers – and outside experts too.
Multiple field trips
Site visits are essential to see things in practice. You’ll visit construction projects in Oxford in your very first week. In the second year, we’ll go to Europe.
Free language courses
Free language courses are available to full-time undergraduate and postgraduate students on many of our courses, and can be taken as a credit on some courses.
You may be able to go on a European or international study exchange while you are at Brookes. Most exchanges take place in the second year. Although we will help as much as we can with your plans, ultimately you are responsible for organising and funding this study abroad.
Accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB)
In year 1, we introduce you to topics like Construction Practice so you can develop your knowledge of the industry. We’ll cover skills from Building Surveying and Quantity Surveying too – useful if you decide to change path later on.
We progress on to advanced skills in year 2. You’ll also start preparing for your placement by developing the practical skills you’ll use during your year in industry. This year also includes a specialist Construction Project Management module.
For your placement year, you’ll have an exciting mix of employers to choose from. You’ll spend your time putting your knowledge to the test and discovering your strengths.
In your final year, you’ll bring all your knowledge and experience together studying on specialist project management modules. You’ll also complete a dissertation to explore a topic in more depth.
Learning and teaching
We use a variety of teaching and learning methods to develop your personal, professional and study skills.
Our teaching methods include;
- practical work
- role plays
- problem-solving exercises
We use a variety of assessment methods, including;
- coursework assignments
- laboratory and field practicals
- class and web-based tests
- oral presentations
- group work
There are a number of one-day UK field trips during the course to aid knowledge and understanding through live projects.
In Year 2 there is a mandatory European field trip aimed at broadening the understanding of construction design and management outside the UK.
For field trip costs see Tuition Fees.
Foundation Construction Law (15 credits)
Construction Communication and Information Technology I (15 credits)
Integrative Project I (15 credits)
Quantity Surveying Practice I (15 credits)
Introduction to Construction Practice (15 credits)
Introduction to Building Services (15 credits)
Building Design and Construction 1 (15 credits)
Building Design and Construction 2 (15 credits)
Construction Technology I (15 credits)
Construction Practice and Procedure (15 credits)
Construction Technology II (15 credits)
Construction Procurement and Law (15 credits)
Construction Communication and Information Technology II (15 credits)
Integrative Project II (15 credits)
Design and Administration (15 credits)
Quantity Surveying Practice II (15 credits)
Construction Project Management (15 credits)
Independent Study (15 credits)
Building Pathology and Inspection (15 credits)
Languages modules (optional)
Year 3 (placement year)
Compulsory Work Placement Year
The compulsory work placement, taken in Year 3, provides a valuable learning experience and is an important part of the course, consolidating your knowledge and preparing you for your final-year studies. During this year you will work in the construction industry for a minimum of 36 weeks. Oxford Brookes has strong links with a variety of construction-based employers ranging from local house-builders to international construction companies. Work experience opportunities are broad; from managing the restoration of a country manor house to the commercial and project management of a multi-million-pound city office development. If you are a part-time student working in the industry in a suitable capacity, you will be exempt from industrial placement.
Project Management (15 credits)
Advanced Procurement and Dispute Resolution (15 credits)
Enterprise Management in Construction & Development (30 credits)
Construction Management Dissertation (30 credits)
Facilities and Maintenance and Management (15 credits)
Independent Study (15 credits)
Innovation in Management & Technology (15 credits)
Quantity Surveying Studies (15 credits)
Project Management Studies (15 credits)
Building Pathology and Inspection Studies (15 credits)
Please note: As our courses are reviewed regularly as part of our quality assurance framework, the modules you can choose from may vary from those shown here. The structure of the course may also mean some modules are not available to you.
Our Construction Project Management graduates progress quickly once they start their careers. The extra year of experience during the industry placement and our strong focus on practical skills and employability means they adapt well to professional life. And the fact that our students have such broad knowledge means that they can succeed in a wide range of roles.
Oxford Brookes graduates are working on a range of projects in the UK and abroad, with large well-known names as well as niche organisations. Recent destinations include:
- Balfour Beatty,
- Gardiner & Theobald,
- Morgan Sindall,
- Ridge and Partners,
- Taylor Wimpey,
- Turner & Townsend,
Wherever possible we make our conditional offers using the UCAS Tariff. The combination of A-level grades listed here would be just one way of achieving the UCAS Tariff points for this course.
UCAS Tariff Points: 112
A Level: BBC
IB Points: 30
UCAS Tariff Points: 88
A Level: CCD
IB Points: 27
Further offer details
We welcome applications from candidates with alternative qualifications, and from mature students.
Specific entry requirements
GCSE: Mathematics grade 4/C
Please also see the University's general entry requirements.
We value the personal statement. In this we are looking for evidence of motivation and commitment: what interests you about the subject and why you want to study it. Evidence of relevant work experience is useful, and let us know what you do in your spare time.
After reading personal statements and considering predicted grades. Offers will be made based on your application with an invite to a bespoke applicant engagement day.
English language requirements
Pathways courses for international and EU students
If you do not meet the entry requirements for this degree, or if you would like more preparation before you start, you can take an international foundation course. Once you enrol, you will have a guaranteed pathway to this degree if you pass your foundation course with the required grades.
If you only need to meet the language requirements, you can take our pre-sessional English course. You will develop key language and study skills for academic success and you will not need to take an external language test to progress to your degree.
English requirements for visas
If you need a student visa to enter the UK you will need to meet the UK Visas and Immigration minimum language requirements as well as the University's requirements. Find out more about English language requirements.
Many of our courses consider applications for entry part-way through the course for students who have credit from previous learning or relevant professional experience.
Find out more about transferring to Brookes. If you'd like to talk through your options, please contact our Admissions team.
Terms and Conditions of Enrolment
When you accept our offer, you agree to the Terms and Conditions of Enrolment. You should therefore read those conditions before accepting the offer.
International qualifications and equivalences
How to apply
Full time international applicants can also apply through UCAS
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Please note, tuition fees for Home students may increase in subsequent years both for new and continuing students in line with an inflationary amount determined by government. Tuition fees for International students may increase in subsequent years both for new and continuing students.
Oxford Brookes University intends to maintain its fees for new and returning Home students at the maximum permitted level.
Financial support and scholarships
Please be aware that some courses will involve some additional costs that are not covered by your fees. Specific additional costs for this course are detailed below.
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