Lincoln’s MSc Construction Science and Management responds to the global challenges that built environments face: changes in climate, technology, urbanisation, population dynamics, and governance. These challenges require innovative leadership from built environment professionals in order to adapt appropriately.
This Chartered Institute of Building accredited programme is designed to further develop students’ knowledge and understanding of the science of buildings, and the management of the construction process in order to fulfil their professional duties in creating, improving, and sustaining the built environment. It provides a holistic perspective of construction management processes and the global challenges facing the modern construction industry.
Recent graduates from construction and other related disciplines may find this programme beneficial to develop their technical knowledge and the management skills required for a fast track career in the construction industry. It is also suited to experienced construction professionals who aspire to senior management positions in the UK and overseas. It can also open up opportunities to progress to MPhil/PhD research studies in the fields of construction science, construction technology, and construction management.
The programme is designed around the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) Education Framework, and the curriculum has been developed in collaboration with industry partners. The programme content is informed by state-of-the-art research carried out by academics across the School of Architecture and the Built Environment. This includes research on latest trends in lean and sustainable construction. The programme is offered as a one-year full-time modular course or two-year flexible modular course.
How You Study
Through a combination of lectures, seminars, tutorials, practical exercises, site visits, field trips, and workshops with industry experts, this course aims to prepare students for a broad range of career paths within the construction sector.
Students can benefit from our research-active team of academic staff within the school, who have well-established links to industry through their research contributions and previous work experience.
The structure of the course will comprise a number of modules covering the subject areas required by the CIOB:
Term 1 modules:
- Advanced Construction Law
- Construction Process Management and Professional Practice
- Project and Contract Risk Management
- Sustainable Building Design, Construction and Performance
Term 2 modules:
- Advanced Construction Technology and Innovation
- BIM and Integrated Project Delivery
- Construction Project Organisation and Governance
- Strategic Management and Leadership
The course will also include a Research Methods and Master’s dissertation module, an essential research element of the curriculum. Specialist research training will be delivered to help students develop their research skills and prepare their research proposal for a substantial written research project dissertation in any area relating to construction science and management.
The School of Architecture and the Built Environment is proud of its interdisciplinary structure and students in Construction Science and Management are likely to be working alongside postgraduate students from other disciplines, particularly architecture. We are proud of our construction industry connections which enable us to provide students with opportunities for construction site visits, and the potential for work placements and graduate employment.
Contact Hours and Independent Study
Weekly contact hours on this programme vary depending on the module being delivered and the stage of study. Postgraduate level study involves a significant proportion of independent study, exploring the material covered in lectures and seminars. As a general guide, for every hour spent in class, students are expected to spend at least two to three hours in independent study. For more detailed information please contact the Programme Leader.
What You Need to Know
We want you to have all the information you need to make an informed decision on where and what you want to study. To help you choose the course that’s right for you, we aim to bring to your attention all the important information you may need. Our What You Need to Know page offers detailed information on key areas including contact hours, assessment, optional modules, and additional costs. For research programmes this includes research fees and research support fees.