Webinar Series - MSc Construction and Project Management - 9 March 2017

The Essence of Project Management

An Insight into MSc (Masters) in Construction and Project Management

This short webinar took place on Thursday 9th March 2017 at 1030 GMT

With Ron Coates, Senior Teaching Fellow and CPM Programme Director

During this webinar - which lasted approximately 50 minutes - Ron Coates briefly outlined the MSc programmes within Construction Project Management, describing the varied educational and professional backgrounds of a typical student cohort in CPM; our students come from the UK, Ireland and across the world and from China and the Far East, from the Middle East, Africa, Eastern Europe and EU countries.

Ron gave a short presentation, typical of normal lecture content, on the ‘Essence of Project Management’ – what sets Project Management apart from all other forms of management. Project Management is concerned with the management of change – however big, or small; Planning and Control sits at the heart of Project Management – without a plan how can you control anything?

The Webinar presentation then concluded with further details, briefly describing the various modules of study within CPM and BIM-PM and how these fit the structure of the programmes, together with an outline of the personal research module for the MSc Dissertation.

During the Webinar, attendees had the opportunity to submit written questions which were then answered in full before the session concluded.

You can view a recording of the webinar online (some additional software may be required).

If you would like any further information on future webinars or on our MSc Construction and Project Management, please email

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Why Queen's University?

The UK's ninth oldest university, Queen's is a member of the Russell Group of 24 leading UK research-intensive institutions. Queen's is also in the top 1% of the world's universities.

Over 93% of Queen’s graduates are in employment or further study 6 months after graduation (HESA Destination of Leavers from Higher Education Survey, 2014/15)

Why Belfast?

Belfast is one of Europe’s most friendly and fashionable regional capitals. Described by Lonely Planet as a ‘must-see visitor destination’, it was also voted one of the UK’s top ten destinations by Tripadvisor in 2015 (Travellers’ Choice Awards). 

In Mercer's 2016 Worldwide Cost of Living survey, Belfast was recognised as having the lowest cost of living in the UK, making it an ideal city in which to live, work and study.

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