MSc in Construction Project Management

The MSc Construction Project Management programme at Heriot-Watt University equips graduates with the knowledge and skills to develop successful careers as professional project managers in the construction industry and beyond. For graduates with a first degree in a built environment subject it can provide a competitive edge in a fierce employment market. For architects, engineers and other professionals it can provide a move into project management. The programme increasingly attracts those whose qualifications and experience lie outside the field of construction, but recognise the career opportunities that exist for suitably qualified Construction Project Management graduates. The programme is accredited by RICS providing graduates the opportunity not only to achieve academic and scientific knowledge of the topic but also attain the appropriate professional qualifications.
The programme MSc in Construction Project Management has a typical duration of 2 years part –time. There are three study periods per year: January – April, May – August, September – December. Within each study period a student can choose to undertake between 1 to three courses. Each course is accessed via written coursework and examinations. The programme consists of 8 courses and a dissertation:

  • Project Management: Theory and Practice
  • Construction Practice & Information Technology
  • Value and Risk Management
  • Construction Technology
  • Project Management: Strategic Issues
  • Construction Financial Management
  • People & Organisational Management in the Built Environment
  • Contracts and Procurement
  • Research Dissertation
Heriot – Watt University is an accredited UK higher education institution so the degrees it awards are the recognized for their high academic standards in all countries of the world. The recent award of “Scottish University of the Year 2011-12” reveals the high level of quality of the University. Furthermore, through Heriot-Watt University’s partnership with the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), the MSc programmes in Greece are fully accredited by the RICS. This demonstrates that the programme meets the quality principles of the RICS and provides graduate entry to the profession for students who successfully complete the programme, with all the associated career benefits this provides. The quality principles demonstrated by RICS accredited programmes and  the benefits of RICS membership can be found at the RICS website: Relevant programmes:

  • MSc Real Estate Investment and Finance
  • MSc Real Estate Management & Development
  • MSc Commercial Management & Quantity Surveying
  • MSc Facilities Management

There are 3 intakes per year: September, January and May. In order to take part in one the programmes the application should be submitted at least 15 days prior to the date of the intake. For the application the following will be needed:

  • Degree certificate
  • CV
  • One reference letter
  • One colour photograph
  • Completed application form

In order to obtain the application form and be given instructions on how to complete it please contact us.

Fees are paid in four installments during the period of studies. Please contact us for further information regarding fees.