Construction and Project Management


Develop your core engineering and scientific skills with a Masters (MSc) in Construction and Project Management from Queen's University Belfast.

This course offers graduates from engineering and science backgrounds the opportunity to integrate their design, engineering and construction knowledge with financial, legal, IT and managerial skills so they can manage complex projects and construction organisations.

An Holistic Approach

Develop an holistic approach to the planning, monitoring and control of construction projects. Manage simple to complex projects through their various stages from inception, feasibility, strategy, design, construction, commissioning and maintenance.

Hone Your Core Skills

Develop critical and analytical problem-solving abilities across a broad range of subjects and transferable skills. Enhance your skills in literacy, numeracy, computing, teamwork, group work, and personal presentations and interactions to prepare yourself for more general employment.

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The course’s primary focus is on project management, which will give you the chance to take your career forward in any industry, not just in construction. We teach the principles of project management – the distinct discipline of working to agreed deadlines, starts and finishes on a given project.

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Fully Accredited

Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS)
Joint Board of Moderators (JBM)
Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB)
MSc Construction and Project Management

You’ll learn to apply management methods to design, engineering and construction problems, and be able to be plan, monitor and control construction projects by integrating technical knowledge with leadership, commercial and managerial skills.

You could be: a civil engineer, an architect, a planner, a manager, a lawyer, or an archaeologist. You could have been in work for a while already - some of our previous students have been many years into their career when they join us - or you may be a recent graduate, for example with a BEng. This Master’s gives you the opportunity to acquire a management ‘bolt on’ on top of your engineering degree.

In your first semester you’ll have the option to take a three-day study tour in London. You’ll get an insight into how industrial companies work, who are always interested in Queen’s graduates.

Why choose Queen's

Ranked in the Top 140 Universities in the world for Graduate Prospects

(QS Graduate Employability rankings 2020)

Competitive Fees

Queen’s offers lower tuition fees than many other similarly well-regarded UK universities. (Natwest Student Living Index 2017).

Safe and affordable

Belfast offers the lowest cost of living in the UK and is the safest region in the UK. (Mercer 2016, British Crime Surveys, 2015/16).

The Perfect Balance

The course is all about balancing theory and practice. You’ll hear from practitioners as well as academics. You’ll get an insight into how industrial companies work, and a foot in the door with those companies, who are always interested in Queen’s graduates.

Career Options

This programme opens doors, not only in construction, but also into other industries. Being a dedicated project management programme, you can work anywhere in the world with companies such as The McAvoy Group, JA Rattigan and Son, Keir, CrossRail or Multiplex (who built Wembley Stadium)

Project Management Focused

The course’s primary focus is on project management. This gives you the chance to take your career forward from a management viewpoint, not just in construction, but in other sectors as well.

Student Experience

You’ll be taught in a class of around 50 if you’re a full-time student, alongside students from places such as India, China, Vietnam and Egypt. Our teaching starts in the afternoon as we know many postgraduate students will need to take time off work to attend classes. You’ll have the beautiful new Graduate School at your disposal as well as the state-of-the-art facilities within the School.