universal consultancy

BSc (Hons) Construction Management with Foundation Year

Working in construction is a challenging but ultimately satisfying profession to pursue. The need for construction management expertise is more than it has ever been because of developments such as new environmentally friendly materials, increased awareness of the environment, and breakthroughs in technology. You will learn the broad range of information and professional abilities necessary to effectively lead and manage large construction projects via the completion of this course.

Course Details

Course Overview

This degree programme in Construction Management has been developed to meet the needs of the modern construction industry. It will provide you with the specialised skills and knowledge required to manage a construction project from the time it is conceived and designed all the way through the time it is occupied.

As a result of the nature of the construction business being highly technical, hands-on, and practical, the teaching and learning that takes place in this course mirrors this aspect of the industry. You will study through real life examples, work-related learning, practical workshops, site inspections, and professional guest lecturers from the industry – all of which bring learning to life and make for a vibrant student experience. You will also learn via practical sessions.

You will be able to deliver construction projects in a safe manner, on schedule, within budget, and to the best possible quality and construction standards when you graduate from this programme. You will be able to apply the most important theories, concepts, and principles that are used in construction management, such as measurement, building appraisal and performance, design, and buildability. Additionally, having a solid base in general business management theory will be beneficial to you.

The people who work in construction give our cities their form. They construct the environments in which we live, work, and play. A job in construction management allows one to participate in an industry that is not only lucrative but also demanding and active.

Your specialised skills and expertise, as well as your comprehension of today’s construction business, as well as the legal, environmental, and technical framework in which it functions, will be developed during the duration of our degree programme in Construction Management.

Awarding Institution
Bath Spa University
Weekdays, evenings and/or weekends
£9,250 per year


Year 0 (Foundation)

– Academic Research and Writing
– Introduction to Management
– Preparing for a Professional Career
– Introduction to the Built Environment
– Building Design and Building Science
– Introduction to Construction Management

Year 1

– Introduction to Law and Statutory Requirements
– Commercial and Organisational Environment in Construction
– Construction Methods, Materials and Technology
– Operational and Resource Management
– Innovation in Construction
– The Environment and Sustainable Issues

Year 2

– Preconstruction Management: Planning, Estimating and Tendering
– Professional Practice
– Economic and Financial Management
– Environmental and Construction Technology Design
– Maintenance of Buildings and Services
– Research Methods in Construction and the Built Environment

Year 3

– Contracts Management and Dispute Resolution
– Sustainable Construction and the Environment
– Current Issues in the Built Environment
– Research Project
– Project Management: Development and Evaluation

80 UCAS tariff points (or above) or 60 Credit Ofqual qualification at level 3 GCSEs at Grade C/4 or above or equivalent qualifications including English and Mathematics.

Applicants who do not meet the above entry requirements will be considered on an individual basis and relevant work experience may be taken into to consideration.

Applicants aged 21+
If applicants aged 21+ do not meet the standard entry requirements, we will also consider those with life/work skills which would make them suitable for undergraduate study with our Foundation programme.

London, Birmingham, Manchester, Leeds