Construction Management (Top up) BSc (Hons)





About the course

The construction industry is one of the UK’s most important economic drivers, and this course will equip you with the skills you need to build a successful career in the industry.

A number of different teaching and learning methods are used, including an Honours project.

This course is aimed at students progressing from level 5 qualification such as Foundation Degree or HND and wish to gain a full degree.



Construction Management (Top up) - BSc (Hons) - University Square Campus, Luton

  • Apply Via - UCAS
  • Course level - Undergraduate
  • UCAS Code - K221
  • Campus Location - University Square Campus, Luton
  • Start dates - Oct
  • Duration - 1 Years
  • Attendance - Full time | Part-time day
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Why choose this course?

This dynamic course provides you with essential skills that the current industry is expecting from the construction management graduates and instils the work ethic as well as transferable skills.

The course is comprised of five units, which cover the areas ranging from the policies and new technologies that influence construction through to project management methodology.

  • Learn about construction economics, contract, procurement and risk management, project management and policy development
  • Study on a carefully structured five unit course that covers both practical and theoretical subjects
  • Develop your understanding of the new technologies that are changing the face of the construction industry
  • Gain an understanding of the government and EU policies and regulations that effect the industry
  • Explore the limits of your abilities in our state-of-art teaching facilities
  • Challenge yourself to complete Level 6 which will allow you to take up a post-graduate course
  • Benefit from self-selected project-based learning with an assigned Supervisor who will provide guidance and encouragement as you work



Unit Information – What Will I Learn?

Year 3
  • Honours Project
  • Emerging Technologies and Policy Development in Construction
  • Contract Procurement and Risk Management in Construction
  • Construction Economics
  • Construction Project Management



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How will I be assessed?

The types of assessment used range from practical work that assesses the practical application of knowledge and concepts gained in lectures and seminars and also from learning acquired during self-study to presentation and report based assessments.

Time controlled in-class tests are also used to allow you to experience and adjust to the industry requirements.

A core element of the degree is project-based learning (Dissertation). You will be required to undertake a self-selected project and will have a Supervisor assigned to you. The Unit tutor remains as a tutor to ensure that the project meets both your needs and the academic requirements of the Honours degree.

Entry requirements

This course is for applicants with a related Foundation Degree or Higher Education qualification wishing to top up to the full BA/BSc degree.

Candidates will typically be progressing from level 5 qualification such as Foundation Degree, HND, NVQ 5, or other equivalent qualifications or through interview by the course coordinator.

How will this course enhance my career prospects?

This course is taught by experienced professionals with focus on practical elements and industry requirements while guest lecturers visit to share their experience.

You will be encouraged to attend specialist seminars and trade shows to keep up to date with current developments in the industry.

By presenting your research and analysis you will also develop your presentation and communication skills, deemed to be essential by the industry.

Professional placements

We value real-world experience to prepare you for life beyond university, which is why we’ve forged connections with thousands of companies locally, nationally and internationally. Through our placements, you can gain that all-important practical experience whilst you complete your course.

From volunteering, internships and placements, through to a fee free year in industry, we offer a whole host of opportunities to enhance your employability. Discover more



Go Global

Whether you want to learn a new language, build networks, simply have the travel bug, or want to develop new skills and life experiences, our Go Global programme offers the opportunity to broaden your horizons, enhance your CV, and gain a truly international experience, all at the same time as studying towards your undergraduate degree. The Go Global programme is open to students from the UK and EU.

Travel to exciting destinations, including:

  • China
  • Vietnam
  • India
  • New York
  • Malaysia and Singapore

At the University of Bedfordshire we ensure that your experience here is cultural, as well as academic. That’s why a whole host of opportunities are opened up to you, providing you with that all important experience to make you stand out from the crowd when it comes to getting graduates jobs.

Go Europe

Our International students meanwhile, can make the most of trips to a series of exciting European destinations. From France and Belgium, to Holland and Germany, there are plenty of places to visit, network and broaden your knowledge of the global market place, by seeing and experiencing it for yourself, first-hand.

At the University of Bedfordshire we ensure that your experience here is cultural, as well as academic. That’s why a whole host of opportunities are opened up to you, providing you with that all important experience to make you stand out from the crowd when it comes to getting graduates jobs.



Fees and Funding

  • The full-time undergraduate tuition fee is £9,250 per year. The part-time undergraduate tuition fee is charged pro-rata to £6,160. You can apply for a loan from the Government to help pay for your tuition fees. You can also apply for a maintenance loan from the Government to help cover your living costs.

    See www.gov.uk/student-finance

    The University of Bedfordshire offers a number of scholarships and bursaries to help you finance your studies.

    See www.beds.ac.uk/scholarships

    The University reserves the right to increase tuition fees by no more than inflation.

  • The full-time undergraduate tuition fee is £9,250 per year. The part-time undergraduate tuition fee is charged pro-rata to £6,160. You can apply for a loan from the Government to help pay for your tuition fees.

    See www.gov.uk/student-finance

    The University of Bedfordshire offers a number of scholarships and bursaries to help you finance your studies.

    See www.beds.ac.uk/scholarships

    The University reserves the right to increase tuition fees by no more than inflation.

  • The full-time tuition fee is £11,500 per year A prompt payment discount is available if you pay the full Year 1 fee before or at registration. There are also special scholarships available.

    See www.beds.ac.uk/intfees

    The University reserves the right to increase tuition fees by no more than inflation.

Facilities

Our flagship £34m Campus Centre is funky and functional. It brings together all our student services, social and learning spaces, and a 240-seat lecture theatre under one roof.

The Campus Centre building is connected to the rest of the University and the first floor acts as a one-stop shop for all students services.

Designed for work as well as play, the Campus Centre incorporates relaxed learning zones with Wi-Fi access.

It also features the Students' Union support services and executive offices alongside places to eat

Accommodation at Luton

Our contemporary en-suite accommodation features 852 fully-furnished flats, just part of our accommodation offering of more than 1,500 study rooms.

This exciting new facility includes:

  • state-of-the-art IT and AV equipment
  • informal and quiet learning spaces
  • two Harvard-style lecture theatres
  • a student lounge and cafe

Luton campus is home to the following departments:

  • Business
  • Media, Art and Design
  • Science
  • Computing
  • Law
  • Psychology
  • Social Sciences

Whatever degree you choose the facilities will be first class:

  • New facilities in the Computing and Media departments
  • Business facilities including pioneering Business Pods and a Law Moot Court
  • Dedicated laboratories for psychology, sport and exercise science, biomedical science and forensics
  • Multi-camera HDTV and radio studios
  • Art and design studios

Town centre location

The Luton campus is right in the centre of town next to a large shopping mall and within easy walking distance of the student halls, train and bus stations.

Directions to Luton campus

Luton is the largest town in Bedfordshire and is approximately 50km north of London.

It has excellent transport links to the rest of the UK and Europe, and central London is only a 30-minute train journey away.

Luton is has excellent transport links to other cities such as Manchester, Leeds and Milton Keynes. London Luton Airport is located just 2.5km from the Luton campus.

Learn in dedicated environments using the very latest industry-standard equipment.

How to Apply

  • Application for most full-time undergraduate and foundation courses is via the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS).

    We expect to receive UCAS applications between 1 September and 15 January for courses starting in the following academic year, but may consider applications received after this date should places be available.

    Please contact admission@beds.ac.uk for further details.

    All UK schools and colleges are registered with UCAS to manage their students' applications. Advice on how to submit your UCAS application is available from your school or college.

    If you are not at school or college (including mature students) you should apply independently via UCAS

  • EU students applying for a full-time undergraduate degree at the University of Bedfordshire should apply via UCAS or direct using our admissions form

  • International students applying for a full-time undergraduate degree at the University of Bedfordshire should apply direct using our admissions form or via our representatives in your home country

    You can also apply online

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