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MScSustainable Construction Management

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Entry requirements: 2:2
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Why study a sustainable construction management master's degree at Solent University

Develop the skills to become a specialised project manager of complex sustainable projects.

  • 0th
    university in the UK for low carbon emissions (THE 2023)
  • £0m
    invested in our campus estate and facilities in the last five years
  • Develop your knowledge of sustainable construction practice and learn how to manage the performance of complex construction projects against major sustainability performances.
  • Benefit from our strong industry links, offering our students a range of employment opportunities after graduation.
  • This course also has a work experience placement option, forming the second year of study.
  • Benefit from hands-on learning. You'll dive into real-world case studies and live briefs, projects and simulations to apply what you learn in a practical setting.
  • Learn from industry experts. Our course team has a wealth of experience in sustainable construction management and will guide you through every step of your journey.
  • Study on a course that prepares you for roles including sustainable construction manager, sustainability champion in construction companies, sustainable building assessor, sustainability consultant.
  • Get free construction career consultation for life. Our careers advice service, Solent Futures is available to all Solent students and graduates for life, helping you to progress in your current career or discuss options for a change in career.
  • This course is eligible for the Postgraduate Master's student loan. The loan is from Student Finance England and can be used to cover costs (ie, accommodation, tuition fees) associated with postgraduate studies (it was up to £12,167 for 2023 entry).

Course overview

Develop the skills to become a specialised project manager of complex sustainable projects with Solent's MSc Sustainable Construction Management degree. Contribute to tackling the social, economic, and environmental issues of the construction industry, and learn how to balance and optimise construction decision processes.

This stimulating course provides specialist knowledge in the construction management of sustainable buildings - the curriculum enables you to adopt a holistic approach to the management of construction using key sustainability techniques.

Real-world activities, including site visits and live briefs, emphasise the vision and skills needed to shape your future as a sustainability specialist in the construction management field, utilising different approaches to reduce the impact of buildings through intelligent construction management, both in the UK and international markets, and contribute to making construction a safe environment for site workers.

Throughout the course, you'll delve into initiatives and regulations that promote sustainable construction practices. The focus is on providing you with the knowledge and practical tools needed to ensure construction projects adhere to specific standards for emissions, energy usage, materials, waste management, and water efficiency.

Our suite of sustainable construction management, architecture and refurbishment courses have an international focus. Not only in the industry-led course content, but also in the student body. Our students are of many different nationalities, bringing with them a wealth of experience, meaning you'll study in a diverse, multicultural environment that reflects the truly global nature of the sustainable construction industry.

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Student work

Our creative degrees allow our students to develop a critical eye for design with a knowledge of different design approaches and problem solving techniques. Take a look at some of the great work they produce.

Course features

  • Specialist facilities

    This course has access to specialist facilities

  • Apply direct

    You can apply direct to Solent University for this course

  • Part-time option

    You can study this course part-time

  • Placement year

    If you apply for this course with a placement year, you have the opportunity to undertake a year in industry for your second year.

  • Additional qualification

    This course offers additional qualifications for you to obtain with your degree

This course is for

MSc Sustainable Building Design is ideal for both graduates and professionals who aspire to contribute to the transition towards a zero-carbon construction sector.

What this course leads to

We work with our industry partners to facilitate employment opportunities for students, and we continue to develop new relationships with the industry. We use our contacts to provide students with real-world employability skills such as guest lectures, site visits, and live briefs.

Graduates could consider roles such as:

  • Sustainable construction manager
  • Sustainability champion in construction companies
  • Sustainable building assessor
  • Sustainability consultant
  • Passivhaus Designer
  • BREEAM Accredited Practitioner

Meet the team

The University cannot guarantee any particular members of staff will teach specific aspects of the course in the future, but will endeavour to ensure the teaching team maintains their balance of experience and qualifications.

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