Build a firm foundation of management skills to lead construction projects effectively and confidently. Our BSc (Hons) Construction Management and Property Development is relevant, challenging and opens doors to high-achieving careers.
- This course is currently going through the process of applying for accreditation from the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). Please keep checking the course page for the latest developments on this
- Take a major step towards membership of the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB), which paves the way for Chartered status and the chance to boost your earning power
- This course is also accredited by the Chartered Institution of Civil Engineering Surveyors (CICES)
- Gain a wide range of hands-on experience to put your learning into practice
- Develop a practical approach to problem-solving and decision-making within construction
- Choose to spend an optional year on an industry placement to strengthen your CV further still
- Take the opportunity to join UK and European study trips
If you have the potential and ambition to study with us, but feel you’re not quite ready to join the BSc (Hons) Construction Management and Property Development right now, why not consider taking this course with a foundation year?
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BSc (Hons) Construction Management and Property Development at Derby
Offering a substantial hands-on experience, our BSc (Hons) Construction Management and Property Development is an excellent route into a career offering a high level of responsibility and rewards.
The first stage of the course introduces you to practical skills in construction technology, develops your ability to interpret data and gives you an understanding of the theories of construction management. Throughout, we encourage you to challenge accepted ideas and analyse competing theories.
As you progress, you will gain a deeper knowledge of construction management through Interdisciplinary Professional Practice and Independent Study.
There is also an optional placement year between stages two and three, which gives you the opportunity to gain the skills and knowledge employers are looking for.
If you want to ‘top up’ an existing foundation degree or HND qualification to gain the BSc degree, you can also join this course at stage three, subject to bridging requirements being met.
Please note that our modules are subject to change - we review the content of our courses regularly, making changes where necessary to improve your experience and graduate prospects.
How you will learn
The course offers plenty of practical, hands-on experience and there is an emphasis on seminars, small group study and tutorials. We also offer an optional placement year between stages two and three.
In addition, you could take the opportunity to join UK and European study trips. We encourage you to display your work in exhibitions too.
How you are assessed
You will be assessed in a variety of ways including assignments, exams, presentations, class tests, case studies and portfolios. These assessment methods will help you develop your presentation and communication skills which are essential for professional practice.
Personal academic tutoring
Your personal academic tutor will work with you to help you get the most out of your time at university. Having someone to talk to about your academic progress, your university experience and your professional aspirations is hugely valuable. We want you to feel challenged in your studies, stretched but confident to achieve your academic and professional goals.
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These are the typical qualification requirements for September 2022 entry.
|Requirement||What we're looking for|
|GCSE||At least five GCSEs (or equivalent) including Maths and English at grade 4/C or above|
|Access to HE||Pass Access to HE Diploma with 60 credits: 45 at Level 3 with a minimum of Distinction: 15, Merit: 24, Pass: 6|
English language requirements
IELTS: 6.0 (with at least 5.5 in each skills area)
2021/22 Fees (August 2021 - July 2022)
£9,250 per year
£1,155 per 20 credit module
£14,045 per year
Further information about our fees and support you may be entitled to.
Additional costs and optional extras
Once you have completed the course, you will have every opportunity to pursue an exciting professional career in construction management, project management, site management or manufacturing. Because the degree is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB), you will be eligible for membership (MCIOB).
Our graduates go on to take up roles with the main construction and civil engineering contractors for the public sector, including all the major companies. Some enter the teaching profession and others undertake further postgraduate study such as our MSc in Civil Engineering and Construction Management.
If you need any more information from us, eg on courses, accommodation, applying, car parking, fees or funding, please contact us and we will do everything we can to help you.Contact us
† Additional information about your studies
Part time: 5 years minimum. Day release: 2 years part-time. (Day release mode only available for final year of the degree. Study may be more than one day a week).
Like most universities, we operate extended teaching hours at the University of Derby, so contact time with your lecturers and tutors could be anytime between 9am and 9pm. Your timetable will usually be available on the website 24 hours after enrolment on to your course.
Additional costs and optional extras
We’re committed to providing you with an outstanding learning experience. Our expert teaching, excellent facilities and great employability prepare you for your future career. As part of our commitment to you we aim to keep any additional study costs to a minimum. However, there are occasions where students may incur some additional costs.
Please also note that due to the current Covid-19 situation, if your course offers fieldtrips, the location of these may change or be cancelled. If this happens, you will be communicated to in advance and we will do our very best to seek out other practical opportunities to ensure your experience is not affected.
The information below is correct for entry in the academic year September 2021 - August 2022 only. Entry for future academic years may be subject to change.
Included in your fees
- Use of resources
- First year field trips
- All necessary PPE, including safety boots
Mandatory costs not included in your fees
- Books, approx. £200
- Additional field trips, approx. £200
- Site visits, approx. £100
- Personal expenses such as meals on fieldtrips
- Any travel for paid placements
Please note: Our courses are refreshed and updated on a regular basis. If you are thinking about transferring onto this course (into the second year for example), you should contact the programme leader for the relevant course information as modules may vary from those shown on this page.