Course Overview

This one year full-time or two year part-time course is for those who wish to top-up a Higher National Diploma in the Built Environment to a BSc (Hons) in Construction Management.

The programme is designed to embrace a broad spectrum of management activities and provide study that is both academically rigorous and provides specific professional expertise in Construction Management, such that graduates may play a leading proactive role within the Construction industry.

Course Structure

The programme has been designed to enhance understanding of the principles and concepts of Construction Management, whilst at the same time developing your abilities to be innovative and creative in solving unique problems.

The programme aims to deepen your knowledge and develop the ability to apply skills acquired from subjects previously studied at HND or Foundation degree level. There will be advancement in management specialisations such as Cost Management, Human Relations, Organisational Structures, Contract Law, Sustainability and the Environment, leading to BSc (Hons) in Construction Management.

The programme seeks to fulfil the educational requirements for membership of an appropriate professional body and  to enhance your employment opportunities in many sectors of the Construction industry.

Modules Covered

The course comprises six modules:

  • Construction Technology, Environmental Practice and Sustainability 
  • Research Methods
  • Construction Management Practice
  • Financial Management and Economics
  • Dissertation
  • Contract Administration and Law.

Learning Methods

In addition to lectures, seminars and tutorial sessions, research study work will form the basis of your learning programme. The emphasis is on developing your ability to understand the demands of working as a professional; this is achieved through a student focused approach to develop your understanding and your research, critical and evaluative skills.

Learning methods include: Research, lectures, case studies, seminars, guest speakers and interactive approaches such as Moodle.

Teaching Methods

The teaching methods used on the course are a blend of lectures, research work, group work, tutorial and directed study .


A variety of assessment methods are used including: coursework, essays, reports, project work and examinations.

Work Placement/Fieldwork

If you are not in employment, you are encouraged to find work placements during the attendance recess, in order to enhance your learning and application of construction management principles.


What's Next?

You can expect to go on to a career as a Higher Technician in a variety of construction-related professions including: Architectural Practice, Construction and Building Management, Project Management, Building Surveying or Quantity Surveying. Alternatively, you may wish to continue your studies to Master's level.

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Entry Requirements

Successful completion of a relevant Foundation degree or HND.

All full-time students are expected to join the Chartered Institute Of Building or Association of Building Engineers as student members.

We also consider individual applicants who can demonstrate relevant learning, work/voluntary experience, using our Recognition of Prior Learning process. Please contact the admission team for further information and support.

Information, Advice and Support

Careers Guidance

Help with choosing the right course and with thinking about where this might take you in the future.
Email: [email protected]

Student Finance

Money matters - you may be entitled to financial support whilst you study.
Tel: 01274 088503 (HE).
Email: [email protected]

Learning Support

Support for applicants with a learning difficulty, disability, illness or other learning need.
Tel: 01274 088344
Email: [email protected]

For all other queries call 01274 088088

Fees Information

We believe that quality degrees should not cost the earth. That's why our competitive tuition fees provide you with a quality experience that includes more taught hours than those at most universities, good levels of tutor access, and support with small teaching groups. More information on our competitive tuition fees

Programme Specification