MSc Construction and Project Management

MSc Construction and Project Management,
Awarded by Abertay University, Scotland
Certified Project Management Professional,
Chartered Management Institute

The MSc Construction and Project Management offered by Westford Uni Online in collaboration with Abertay University is for professionals in the industry who look forward to progressing to managerial and leadership roles.

This degree program focuses on management, planning, execution and leadership theories that can be applied by experts in the field of construction. At the same time, the program covers subject maters that are distinct as well as essential to the growth of experts in the field. These subject matters include but are not limited to – innovation in design and health, safety & environmental management.

Assessment of this degree program is conducted through assignments, presentations, and dissertations. The programme is embedded with new theories and best-practices, to assure efficiency and support learners with remaining updated about the latest trends in the industry.

Westford Uni Online aims to create corporate-ready individuals who will be able to advance in their careers or implement their learning outcomes to self-owned businesses, yielding into professional growth. By the end of the degree course, learners will be able to:

Program Highlights:

  • Address the challenges of managing complex construction projects for the built environment.
  • Deliver solutions which enable efficient and effective use of limited resources whilst recognising environmental concerns and changing social requirements.
  • Undertake in-depth investigation in areas of interest relevant to construction management.
  • Enable students to acquire tools to operate in senior positions of leadership and decision-making.
  • Undertake, plan and report on a concentrated period of applied study which integrates knowledge gained, while working to a restricted timescale.
Upon completion of MSc Construction and Project Management through Westford Uni Online, students will be awarded up to 180 credits and a postgraduation degree awarded by Abertay University.


Understand the policy, legal & ethical issues and critically evaluate the social, economic and technical factors, which influence environmental management to operate and plan sustainable projects.
Appraise the environmental performance of an organisation or activity and recommend appropriate measures to minimise pollution, in the short-term and long-term and design appropriate control systems
Undertake a project appraisal involving a range of investment and operational options and make judgments on priority; taking into account cost and environmental considerations.
Examine the leadership traits required to achieve successful project outcomes and evaluate the effectiveness of health and safety practices in reducing workplace risk.
Analyse and critique processes and practices that support innovation in design and construction.
Work as part of a professional design team to produce creative and innovative design options to a given brief, undertaking appropriate research activities to access and apply information.
Work as part of a professional design team to develop and apply a decision support framework to appraise design options, giving due regard to sustainability and health and safety aspects.
Integrate a wide knowledge of management theories and practices within the area of project management to solve problems..
Demonstrate a critical understanding of project management theories, concepts and principles.
Apply a wide range of professional project management skills, techniques and practices.
Analyse the relationship between national culture, organisation behaviour, and management practice.
Evaluate the effects of globalisation/internationalisation of business.
Analyse the recent trends and development of international business and their impacts on managing multiple context organisations.
Investigate and critique topical issues in BIM development
Critically evaluate the main roles, discipline-specific perspectives and technologies used in Building Information Modelling.
Critically evaluate, select and apply bespoke and/or proprietary BIM tools .
Critically review current knowledge in a specified area and establish its status and limitations.
Identify, conceptualise, and define a research question(s) and justify its relevance to practice and its significance as a potential contribution to existing knowledge.
Select and justify a research methodology to meet specified research aims and objectives.
Critically analyse and interpret primary/secondary research data (quantitative and/ or qualitative), testing for validity and reliability of the results.
Critically evaluate and select an appropriate area of investigation.
Plan, design and undertake a programme of research in the selected subject area, working individually, demonstrating time and goal management
Gather, collate, present and analyse information and use the information to make deductions
Demonstrate an ability to communicate the findings and implications of the research programme in a written thesis and during a Viva Voce examination



  • Applicant of MSc Construction and Project Management must hold bachelor’s Degree
  • IELTS with a score of 6.0 or equivalent
  • In case the applicant does not have documentation for English proficiency, they must submit a letter from an employer they are working for or have worked for; stating that the prospective students’ English proficiency is good and the language of communication in the company is in English.
  • A minimum work experience of 3 years.

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    Awarded By

    Abertay University, Scotland


    1 Year

    Total Credits

    180 credits




    Online synchronous learning and onsite workshops


    Dual Certification

    Career Prospects

    Project managers are in charge of the planning and execution of building projects. They make certain that work is finished on schedule and on budget. They plan logistics, distribute tasks, and keep track of expenditures.

    Project Manager

    Before any construction work begins, site engineers are responsible for designing, marking off, and levelling construction sites. They also create roads, drainage systems, and other critical infrastructure to ensure that building projects run smoothly.

    Site Engineer

    Supervising and coordinating building projects from start to finish. In-depth review of the project to plan deliveries and estimate expenses. Monitoring compliance with building and safety rules by supervising all onsite and offsite constructions.

    Construction Manager

    Project Engineers design, schedule, predict, and manage all technical duties of their assigned project from start to end to ensure accuracy, sufficient resources, and quality.

    Project Engineer

    Educational Partner

    About Abertay

    Abertay University, formerly the University of Abertay Dundee, is a public university in the city of Dundee, Scotland. Abertay is a modern, friendly university in the heart of Dundee, Scotland, with a strong focus on teaching and preparing its graduates for the world of work, combined with excellence in research and knowledge exchange. With roots going back to 1888, Abertay has always responded to the needs of industry, supplying a pipeline of graduate talent to work, lead and innovate across a wide range of sectors. Abertay University prides in offering an inclusive, friendly, and welcoming environment for our students and staff alongside first-rate teaching and excellent student experience. An ambitious, forward-thinking institution, it offers degree programmes to prepare students for careers in the modern world. Graduates have gone on to work for organisations including Apple, Google, BBC, Rockstar, Microsoft, Barclays Bank, and Coca Cola, as well as the NHS and government departments.
    Achievements of Abertay University:
    • Ranked Top 10 in UK for Student Experience by the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020
    • UK University of the Year for Teaching Quality” by The Times & Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021
    • QAA’s highest rating for academic standards and teaching quality, 2021

    About Chartered Management Institute (CMI)

    The Chartered Management Institute (CMI) works with business and education to inspire people to become skilled, confident, and successful managers and leaders. Chartered Management Institute is the only chartered professional body dedicated to promoting the highest standards in management and leadership excellence. Over 100,000 managers use CMI’s unique services daily. Organizations like Jaguar, Land Rover, Royal Bank of Scotland, Fujitsu, Allianz, Silverstone, Royal Air Force, London South Bank and Royal College of Physicians use Chartered Management Institute certifications for certifying their professionals.

    Key Highlights
    • CMI promotes the highest standards in management and leadership excellence.
    • It is the ultimate management accolade backed by a unique royal charter.
    • Provides practical insight for both today’s leaders and the next generation.
    • Currently has 100k active learners and boasts 12000+ Chartered managers.

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    Why you should do this Program

    Meet Job Requirements

    Gain specialized knowledge in managing complex construction projects, honing skills in planning, budgeting, and risk assessment. With a growing demand for skilled professionals in the construction industry, this program offers abundant career prospects and higher earning potential. Stand out as a leader, equipped with expertise in sustainable practices, innovative technologies, and effective project execution. Position yourself for success in a dynamic and rewarding field.


    Westford Uni Online stands on four pillars of strength: quality education, accessibility, credibility, and affordability. Students at Westford can enjoy the flexibility of multiple payment methods, ensuring convenience. Moreover, the institution offers various scholarships, supplementing its commitment to affordability and accessibility. With a focus on delivering high-quality education, Westford Uni Online provides students with the opportunity to pursue their academic goals in a flexible and affordable manner, supported by accessible payment options and scholarship opportunities.

    Dual Certification

    Individuals pursuing MSc Construction and Project Management with Westford Uni Online are provided a with unique opportunity to graduate with two certifications. This helps professionals receive an edge over their competitors.
    ✓ MSc Construction and Project Management, Awarded by Abertay University, Scotland
    ✓ Certified Project Management Professional, Awarded by Chartered Management Institute (CMI), UK

    Blended Learning Format

    Blended onsite and synchronous learning combines the advantages of in-person and real-time online learning, offering a range of benefits to students. This approach provides flexibility in terms of time and location, allowing students to attend on-site classes while also participating in synchronous online sessions. Blended learning also provides access to a wide range of digital resources, encourages interaction among peers and instructors, and ultimately leads to improved learning outcomes.


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