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BSc (Hons) Construction Management with Foundation Year

Construction professionals shape our cities. They build the places we live, work and play. Be a part of this rewarding, challenging and dynamic sector with a career in construction management.

The Construction Management undergraduate degree course will develop your specialist skills and knowledge, as well as your understanding of today's construction industry - and the legal, environmental and technological context in which it operates.

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Course overview

The Construction Management degree course has been designed to meet the needs of today’s construction industry, giving you the specialist skills and knowledge needed to manage a construction project from inception and design through to occupation.

The construction industry is a very practical, technical and hands-on environment, and teaching and learning on the course reflects this. You will learn from real life examples, work-related learning, practical sessions, site inspections and expert guest speakers from the sector – all of which brings learning to life and makes for a dynamic student experience.

Upon graduation, you will be able to deliver construction projects safely, on time, on budget, and to the highest possible quality and construction standards. You will be able to apply the key theories, concepts and principles used in construction management - including measurement, building appraisal and performance, design and buildability - and will benefit from having a solid base in general business management theory.

As a Construction Management graduate, you will also be able to apply evidence-based approaches to analysis, evaluation, decision making and problem solving within the construction industry, making you the true specialist that employers are looking for.

Intakes
September, February, June

Duration
4 years

Awarding Institution
Bath Spa University

Awarded Degree
BSc (Hons) Construction Management

Delivery
Weekdays, evenings and/or weekends

Locations
London, Birmingham, Manchester, Leeds

Fees
£9,250 per year

Year 0 (Foundation)

- Academic Research and Writing
- Introduction to Management
- Preparing for a Professional Career
- Introduction to the Built Environment
- Building Design and Building Science
- Introduction to Construction Management

Year 1

- Introduction to Law and Statutory Requirements
- Commercial and Organisational Environment in Construction
- Construction Methods, Materials and Technology
- Operational and Resource Management
- Innovation in Construction
- The Environment and Sustainable Issues

Year 2

- Preconstruction Management: Planning, Estimating and Tendering
- Professional Practice
- Economic and Financial Management
- Environmental and Construction Technology Design
- Maintenance of Buildings and Services
- Research Methods in Construction and the Built Environment

Year 3

- Contracts Management and Dispute Resolution
- Sustainable Construction and the Environment
- Current Issues in the Built Environment
- Research Project
- Project Management: Development and Evaluation

Assessment on the course is designed to provide suitable opportunities for all students to demonstrate a full range of knowledge, skills and competences that are key in construction management. Assessment methods include essays, reports, real-life simulations, presentations, projects and group debate.

You will be required to work in your own time to complete research, homework tasks or group work. Self-study is vital to your success on this course and lecturers will give you guidance on how best to approach this throughout the study period.

Assessment methods at GBS are reviewed annually and may be updated based on student feedback, to suit content or based upon feedback from an External Examiner. An External Examiner is an independent academic expert from an external Higher Education Institution that acts as a safeguard to academic assessment standards.

Education
80 UCAS tariff points (or above) or 60 Credit Ofqual qualification at level 3. 5 GCSEs at Grade C/4 or above or equivalent qualifications including English and Mathematics.
Applicants who do not meet the above entry requirements will be considered on an individual basis and relevant work experience may be taken into to consideration.

Applicants aged 21+
If applicants aged 21+ do not meet the standard entry requirements, we will also consider those with life/work skills which would make them suitable for undergraduate study with our Foundation programme.

English Proficiency
IELTS 6.0 overall (minimum 5.5 in all components) where English is not the first language of students.

All Applicants
All applicants are assessed by the GBS Admission Team via interview for listening and speaking and for writing via a Personal Reflection Statement.

Documents required:
Application form
Supervised Personal Reflection Statement
Personal interview

Funding your study

All students can access student finance. 

Tuition Fee Loans

A Tuition Fee Loan covers the cost of your tuition fees. This is paid directly to your awarding institution (in this case Writtle University College). Loan repayments only start once you have finished your course and are earning £26,575 a year or more. Both full- and part-time learners can apply.

Maintenance Loans

If you are eligible, you can also apply for a Maintenance Loan to cover living expenses. This loan is paid directly into your bank account at the start of term. Maintenance Loans has are repaid after you finish your course and your earnings are above £26,575 per year. For more information, please visit gov.uk/studentfinance.

Maintenance Grants

You can also apply for a Maintenance Grant to help with living costs. Maintenance Grants are paid directly into your bank account at the start of term. You don’t have to pay them back, but any funds you get will reduce the size of the Maintenance Loan you could receive, should you also wish to apply for one.

New students must prove they have been living in the UK for five years before their course start date in order to get living cost support from Student Finance England.

Fees

Please click here for course fees or call us +44 (0)20 3011 2638

Year 0 (Foundation)

- Academic Research and Writing
- Introduction to Management
- Preparing for a Professional Career
- Introduction to the Built Environment
- Building Design and Building Science
- Introduction to Construction Management

Year 1

- Introduction to Law and Statutory Requirements
- Commercial and Organisational Environment in Construction
- Construction Methods, Materials and Technology
- Operational and Resource Management
- Innovation in Construction
- The Environment and Sustainable Issues

Year 2

- Preconstruction Management: Planning, Estimating and Tendering
- Professional Practice
- Economic and Financial Management
- Environmental and Construction Technology Design
- Maintenance of Buildings and Services
- Research Methods in Construction and the Built Environment

Year 3

- Contracts Management and Dispute Resolution
- Sustainable Construction and the Environment
- Current Issues in the Built Environment
- Research Project
- Project Management: Development and Evaluation

Admission open for September 2022

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It’s my first year here. I chose this university because it gave me the opportunity to have choice. I study two days per week - it’s very flexible. It makes it easy to study.

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What I like about GBS is the friendly staff, the students, the campus, the nice green area. I chose GBS because I was recommended by a friend – she said it was a really great university to come and check it out.  Even though there’s one right next to my house – like 20 minutes away, I still chose to come here.  GBS is the one.

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The campus is very new and comfortable. One of the best I saw. I like because I can work – I have a child and I can study and I can work and be with my family. This is very good for me. Because I have lived in this country only second year and English is a new language for me, when I study here I can teach my child at home new words.

Elena Todorova

My favourite part of studying here is because its close and the class sizes are small. I can have more interaction with the teacher and ask questions. I enjoy learning here - the teachers are friendly and they explain everything well.

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It’s my first year here. I chose this university because it gave me the opportunity to have choice. I study two days per week - it’s very flexible. It makes it easy to study.

Manea Bianca Stefana

What I like about GBS is the friendly staff, the students, the campus, the nice green area. I chose GBS because I was recommended by a friend – she said it was a really great university to come and check it out.  Even though there’s one right next to my house – like 20 minutes away, I still chose to come here.  GBS is the one.

Mohammed Solomon Ahmed

The campus is very new and comfortable. One of the best I saw. I like because I can work – I have a child and I can study and I can work and be with my family. This is very good for me. Because I have lived in this country only second year and English is a new language for me, when I study here I can teach my child at home new words.

Elena Todorova

My favourite part of studying here is because its close and the class sizes are small. I can have more interaction with the teacher and ask questions. I enjoy learning here - the teachers are friendly and they explain everything well.

Raimon Larrainzer Make

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