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.
Duration & Content
The programmes are offered in a variety of forms, Full time, Part Time, Flexible Distance Learning and Online with full support.
All programmes are offered via distance learning and students do not need to travel to Edinburgh or Athens. iCon offers full academic and administrative support to students resident in the region.
Students receive the links to videotaped tutorials that take place in Athens in English and also receive live tuition via our online system. All iCon tutors are approved by the Edinburgh Business School to provide tutorial and pastoral support to its students.
There are three intakes per year and students can start in September, January or May.
The programme consists of 8 courses and 2 research projects:
- Project Management: Theory and Practice
- Project Management: Strategic Issues
- Construction Practice & Information Technology
- Construction Financial Management
- Value and Risk Management
- People & Organisational Management in the Built Environment
- Construction Technology
- Contracts and Procurement
- Research Dissertation
Academic and Professional Recognition
Through the University’s partnership with the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), the MSc programmes supported by iCon is 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 studying at iCon who successfully complete the programme, with all the associated career benefits this provides.
The quality principles demonstrated by RICS accredited programmes & the benefits of RICS membership can be found at the RICS website: www.rics.org
Fees & Provisions
Fees are paid to the University in installments. These include all support, books, notes, case studies, exam fees, use of the University Library and online system.
Application & Information
- Degree certificate
- One reference letter
- Completed application form