Edinburgh Napier University / Southpoint Education International

Construction Project Management Master’s Degree

MSc Construction Project Management


Effective project management can be defined in terms of overall Planning, organisation and control of corporate resources to deliver a project within the constraints of time, cost and performance. A few years ago, project management was confined to large defence contractors and construction companies. Today, principles of project management are being applied in diverse industries and organisations such as defence, construction, pharmaceuticals, petrochemicals, banking, the national health service, central and local governments. There is great demand in organisations for project managers who are capable of delivering projects that range from small to large investments and with life spans of several months or indeed years. The MSc Construction Project Management programme is designed for those who wish to acquire or improve upon their knowledge of project management skills. Functional managers and upper level executives who provide continuous support to projects will also benefit from the programme.

You will gain an industry recognised qualification as this course is accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE). Combined with a suitable BEng accredited undergraduate degree, the course will then satisfy the academic requirements of the UK Engineering Council for Chartered Engineer (CEng) status. As such, there is a requirement for formal moderated examinations for three of the modules –  Project Risk Management, Production Management and Project Appraisal and Finance. You will be required to make arrangements to sit these examinations in your country and you will be responsible for any costs involved.

Earn a world class MSc Construction for under $10,000.

Trimester 1 (15 weeks) Trimester 2 (15 weeks)
Strategic Management

20 Credits

Project Management

20 Credits

Project Appraisal & Finance

20 Credits

Production Management

20 Credits

Trimester 3 (15 weeks) Trimesters 4 – 5 (13 – 26 weeks)
Procurement Strategy

20 Credits

Project Risk Management

20 Credits

MSc Dissertation

60 Credits


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  • Strategic Management

    This module includes the examination of management theory; motivation; behavioural aspects of the individual and interaction of groups; leadership theory and styles; communication; conflict; delegation; innovation and entrepreneurship organisational theory: objectives, operational principles, structure characteristics, inception and growth; systems approach to the organisation; corporate planningformulation of company policy: models for strategic planning; evaluation and implementation of strategy; and managing change.

  • Project Management

  • Project Appraisal and Finance

  • Production Management

  • Procurement Strategy

  • Project Risk Management

  • Dissertation

  • Assessment is by end of unit quizzes and end of module assignments, aside from 3 modules which have formal exams: Project Risk Management, Production Management, Project Appraisal and Finance. The schedule for assessments is published in advance.
  • The MSc Construction Project Management comprises of six modules and a dissertation to a timescale that matches your requirements, but can be completed in 20 months minimum/4 years max.
Admissions Criteria
  • Ideally, you will hold a first degree at 2:2 or above, or an equivalent qualification for entry into this programme. We look for applicants to have a background in any discipline in order to be eligible for the programme.
  • We may also consider applicants who have completed a Bachelor (Ordinary) degree if you have sufficient relevant work experience within the industry. There may also be an additional essay requirement if you apply with less than an Honours degree, this would be confirmed on submission of the application to the Admissions Team.

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