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Construction Project Management

BSc (Hons)

School - School of the Built Environment

Subject area - Built Environment

UCAS Code: Full-time: K200, Part-time: K200P

Start Date(s): January; September


Three years full-time
Four years with work placement
Five years part-time

Two years Accelerated full-time

Three years Accelerated part-time

January start available for entry in to year 2


UK - £9,250 per year

International - £12,600 per year

In Brief:

  • Accredited by the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) and the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS)
  • Course can be studied as an Accelerated Degree
  • Site visits and fieldtrips are a crucial part of your learning experience, and may include study visits abroad
  • Part-time study option
  • Work/industrial placement opportunity
  • International students can apply

Course Summary

Construction project managers lead, manage and control all construction operations. Their primary role is to ensure that construction projects are completed on-time and within budget. They identify and control resources and ensure quality standards and safety requirements are met.

Studying this degree course will teach you how to plan, organise and control construction operations, building your knowledge in all stages of the process – from initial feasibility studies through to design, construction, maintenance, refurbishment and demolition. You will also have the opportunity  to  take  part in project orientated group work where real problems will be tackled.

This course is accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) meaning that you will be educated to the highest industry standards. You will also be encouraged to undertake a placement year in industry between your second and third year,  which  you  will arrange with our support.

Find out more about the School of the Built Environment

Awards and Accreditation

Year 1 (If studied part-time Years 1 and 2)

Year one of this course has modules in common with other related courses within the school, meaning that you will benefit from collaborative learning with students from other disciplines, gaining an understanding of essential foundation subjects.

Modules may include: 

  • Technology 1
  • Economics and Management
  • Introduction to Law and Regulatory Framework
  • Environmental Science and Services
  • Introduction to Construction Management
  • Construction Management Project 1

Year 2 (If studied part-time Years 3 and 4)

During your second year you will be introduced to subjects specific to your course, as well as some modules which are common with other courses such as the multi-disciplinary project. This provides another opportunity for collaborative working which is common practice in the career of a construction project manager.

Modules may include: 

  • Technology 2
  • Procurement and Administration
  • Construction Process Management
  • Lean and Offsite Production Management
  • Construction Management Project 2
  • Multidisciplinary Project 

Year 3 (If studied part-time Years 4 and 5)

During your final year you will study some core compulsory construction project management modules in addition to some which you select each semester. You will also undertake a research project on a built environment subject of your choice under the supervision of a member of academic staff. 

Modules may include: 

  • Project Management
  • Discipline Research Project
  • Professional Practice
  • Introduction to Integrated Design and Delivery Systems
  • Construction Law and Dispute Resolution
  • Sustainable Design and Construction

Industrial Placement year

If you are studying full-time, you'll have the option to take an industrial year-out placement between years 2 and 3. If you wish to take a placement year you will be responsible for securing your own work placement. The University will help you to develop their employability skills. An academic member of staff is appointed to be your placement tutor. Your progress within your placement is monitored by the appointed placement tutor with 'telephone visits', visits to your place of employment and the assessment of a written end of placement report which you prepare.

Please note, exact modules may vary in order to keep content current. Your tutor will be able to advise you as to the modules you will study on or before the start of the programme.

Entry Requirements

Qualification Entry requirements
You must fulfil our GCSE entry requirements as well as one of the requirements listed below.
Grade C or above in Maths and English Language
UCAS tariff points 104 points
BTEC National Diploma National Diploma MMM
BTEC Higher National Diploma Higher National Diploma Pass in cognate subject for entry to level 5
Foundation Degree Pass in cognate subject for entry to level 5
International Baccalaureate 30 points
Other Qualification Degree in cognate subject for level 5 entry

Salford Alternative Entry Scheme (SAES)

We welcome applications from students who may not meet the stated entry criteria but who can demonstrate their ability to pursue the course successfully. Once we have received your application we will assess it and recommend it for SAES if you are an eligible candidate.

There are two different routes through the Salford Alternative Entry Scheme and applicants will be directed to the one appropriate for their course. Assessment will either be through a review of prior learning or through a formal test.

English Language Requirements

International applicants will be required to show a proficiency in English. An IELTS score of 6.0 with no band below 5.5 is proof of this.

Applicant profile

Applicants will also need to have a minimum grade C pass in English and Mathematics at GCSE O level (or equivalent) There are no specific A level topics required.

In addition to our academic entry requirements, we also look for certain characteristics in each student. Possessing these characteristics will not only help you to fulfil your potential at university, but is also an essential requirement for a successful career in the built environment.

All our courses are management focused; therefore leadership skills and a hard-working approach are important. The built environment caters for many different skills from creativity and original thinking to efficiency and technical ability, so you should be willing to develop in new areas.

The modern built environment industry relies on a multidisciplinary team based approach to work. Therefore all our courses combine academic study with group project work, so it is essential that you are a good team player.

Most importantly we want you to have a real passion for developing, advancing and shaping the future of the built environment.

We positively welcome applications from students who may not meet the stated entry criteria but who can demonstrate their ability to successfully pursue a programme of study in higher education. Students who do not have formal entry qualifications are required to sit a written assessment which is designed for this purpose. Support in preparing for the written assessment is available from the University. Please contact Andy Fleming the Director of Admissions for further information.

Fees and Funding


Fees 2018-19

Type of Study Fee
Full-time £9,250 per year
Part-time Your annual fee will be calculated pro rata to the full-time fee according to the number of credits you are studying.
Full-time International £12,600 per year

Additional costs

You should also consider further costs which may include books, stationery, printing, binding and general subsistence on trips and visits.


  • Lectures
  • Seminars
  • Coursework
  • Projects with other students
  • Guest lectures and site visits to construction projects, completed buildings, product manufacturing plants etc.


You will be assessed through coursework, projects, exams, and a dissertation.


Dale Sookoo

BSc Construction Project Management graduate

Salford has a respectable reputation for high standards in all construction disciplines - I enjoyed the programme in its entirety and was impressed by the support and encouragement offered by the staff.

Career Prospects

Construction project managers are in considerable demand in the UK and internationally. Therefore, graduates from this course are much sought after by employer organisations and opportunities are excellent. Recent graduates are working in a wide range of organisations including construction companies,  project management consultancies and government departments.

Companies that have previously employed our graduates include: Lend Lease, Kier, Laing O'Rourke, Simons Construction Ltd, Skanska.

Furthermore, the annual Built Environment Recruitment Fair that takes place on campus is an excellent way for  students to meet employers from industry and find out about jobs within the sector. Employers who attend the event promote a variety of opportunities  that range from part-time, placement and graduate roles. This event is exclusive to students studying at the University of Salford.

Links with Industry

During the Multidisciplinary Projects module students have worked on some ‘live’ development projects. Previous students have helped design a new club-house for Salford City FC and worked on the designs for Macclesfield Cricket Club and the Salford Woolpack community pub.

In addition, we have close associations with industry and professional bodies such as:

  • Sir Robert McAlpine Ltd
  • Balfour Beatty Construction
  • RICS
  • CIOB

This provides our students with a number of benefits such as site visits, guest speakers and placements.

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