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Construction Management BSc (Hons) 2017/18 entry

Clearing 2017

Clearing places available on this course

We have limited places available on this course through Clearing. Contact us to discuss your options:

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Reasons to make us your clearing choice

  • No. 12 UK University - The Guardian University Guide 2018
  • Awarded Gold in the Teaching and Excellence Framework (TEF)
  • 1st for overseas student experiences in 2015/16 - HESA 2017
  • UK’s top new university - The Guardian and the Complete University Guides 2018
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Study options:

3 years full-time
4 years sandwich
5 years part-time


Coventry University


September 2017



Get in touch

For questions regarding study and admissions please contact us:

+44 (0) 24 7765 2222


A degree in Construction Management can give you the opportunity to work all over the world, in many areas of the construction industry.

Why Coventry University?

An award-winning university, we are committed to providing our students with the best possible experience. We continue to invest in both our facilities and our innovative approach to education. Our students benefit from industry-relevant teaching, and resources and support designed to help them succeed. These range from our modern library and computing facilities to dedicated careers advice and our impressive Students’ Union activities.

Global ready

An international outlook, with global opportunities


Career-ready graduates, with the skills to succeed

Teaching Excellence

Taught by lecturers who are experts in their field

Course essentials

A degree which offers you more, at no extra cost

Accreditation & Professional Recognition

This course is accredited and recognised by the following bodies:

The Chartered Institute of Building

An accredited course leading to membership of the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB). Additional costs may apply. Please check with the membership body for details.

Course information

This course blends traditional design skills with modern technologies, using traditional drafting methods alongside computer aided design (CAD). It will enable you to develop the skills necessary to become a highly-trained professional in this very demanding but rewarding discipline, setting you on the path towards chartered status and full membership of the CIOB.

Coventry enjoys excellent links with local and national contractors like Galliford Try, Vinci, Kier and Willmott Dixon, many of whom provide direct input into course development as members of our Civil Engineering and Building Advisory Boards. They can also enable you to gain involvement with the construction community through networking and placement opportunities, which can enhance your employment prospects on graduation.


of students agreed that our staff are good at explaining things

NSS, 2016

Course specification
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In the first year you will be introduced to the fundamental topics of building design and the construction process that are essential to practitioners in all of the construction professions.

The first year will be taught in common with other building disciplines (Architectural Technology, Building Surveying, Quantity Surveying and Commercial Management) giving you the opportunity to experience and understand the construction team, and enable transfer between courses.


  • Design Studies (Building)

  • Surveying for Construction Management

  • Construction Technology and Building Materials

  • Group Project 1

  • Academic and Professional Development Skills

  • Construction Technology and Building Science


The focus on preparing students for successful futures sets Coventry apart as a university.

The Add+vantage modules teach a range of work experience and extra-curricular activities that are taken each year, and broaden students knowledge and skills within a work focused environment. There is a very wide range of Add+vantage free-choice subject areas, and they are arranged in themes.



  • Law for Construction Professionals

  • Group Project 2

  • Academic and Professional Development in Practice

  • Construction Technology

  • Construction Management Practice

  • Project and Cost Management

  • Project Administration


The focus on preparing students for successful futures sets Coventry apart as a university.

The Add+vantage modules teach a range of work experience and extra-curricular activities that are taken each year, and broaden students knowledge and skills within a work focused environment. There is a very wide range of Add+vantage free-choice subject areas, and they are arranged in themes.



  • Study Abroad

  • Professional Training



  • Contract Management

  • Group Project 3

  • Construction Resource and Quality Management

  • Sustainability and Innovation in Construction

  • Research Practice and Communication

  • Research Dissertation


The focus on preparing students for successful futures sets Coventry apart as a university.

The Add+vantage modules teach a range of work experience and extra-curricular activities that are taken each year, and broaden students knowledge and skills within a work focused environment. There is a very wide range of Add+vantage free-choice subject areas, and they are arranged in themes.


Our Building and Town and Country Planning courses are ranked 13th in the UK by the Guardian University Guide 2018

In more detail...

  • use of the unique Coventry University Construction Simulation Centre.
  • a course that is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB);
  • integrated project work where theory is put into practice as soon as it is learned;
  • a course that achieved an overall satisfaction of 91% in the National Student Survey (NSS) 2014.
  • support to all students from local and national contractors, which will enable you to gain involvement with the construction community (including placement opportunities);
  • studying with a wide range of other professional disciplines in an integrated School including Civil Engineering, Architecture and Building, which reflects the modern interdisciplinary nature of construction projects;
  • being taught by experienced academic staff, who are active researchers and consultants in their field, and have professional experience with a high level of design and technical expertise which they include in their teaching;

The core themes of the course include:

  • Construction technology, building science and structures
  • The legal and regulatory framework of building
  • Engineering surveying and construction processes
  • Construction management, contractual procedures, and construction finance

Your timetable has a range of learning opportunities, from lectures, seminars and tutorials to laboratories, workshops and studio sessions. You will also be allocated a personal tutor, who will review and discuss your progress with you, and will be available for advice.

You will work with staff on real-world problems from industry, commerce and research groups, as you would in professional practice; this means that you can obtain professional skills at the same time as you learn the technical content of your degree.

An estimated percentage breakdown of how your final grade is assessed is as follows:

  • Formal examinations: 40%
  • Coursework, tests, essays: 20%
  • Practical or project work: 20%
  • Group work: 10%
  • Presentations, posters: 10%

A compulsory Add+vantage module must also be completed: please see the page on the Add+vantage scheme for more details.

20% assessed by practical or project work

In a typical week you will have up to 20 contact hours, which breaks down as follows:

  • Personal tutorial/small group teaching: 6 hours of practical classes, tutorials and project work (or later, individual project supervision) each week.
  • Medium-group teaching: 6 hours of tutorials, CAD or drawing studio each week.
  • Large-group teaching: 8 hours of lectures each week.

Construction Management is a global industry and examples from across the world are used to enhance this course. There may be opportunities to work internationally during the course.

If you wish to study abroad for part of your studies, you can do this using our extensive Erasmus links for countries in the European Union. Links are also available for study in America and Asia.

Global ready

Did you know we help more students travel internationally than any other UK university according to data from the experts in higher education data and analysis, HESA?

In 2015/16, we were able to provide a total of 2101 experiences abroad that lasted at least five days, 76% of which were our own organised trips for undergraduates and 23% from postgraduate travel.

Much of this travel is made possible through our Global Leaders Programme, which enables students to prepare for the challenges of the global employment market, as well as strengthening and developing their broader personal and professional skills.

Explore our international experiences

1st for

international experiences

Sending more students overseas than any other UK uni (HESA)


Student experiences

The number of student trips abroad for at least 5 days in 2015/16


and counting

The number of students we’ve helped travel internationally so far


global programmes

As well as trips, we offer other opportunities like language courses

Clearing places available on this course

During Clearing, the tariff points for this course may change. Clearing tariff points will be published 14th August.

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Tuition Fees

We pride ourselves on offering competitive tuition fees which we review on an annual basis and offer a wide range of scholarships to support students with their studies. Course fees are calculated on the basis of what it costs to teach each course and we aim for total financial transparency.

For more information, please visit our Finance pages.



September 2017

£9,250 (per year)


If you're a truly outstanding undergraduate candidate we may be able to offer you a Coventry University Scholarship.

Coventry University Scholarships are awarded to recognise truly exceptional sports achievement and academic excellence.



September 2017

£9,250 (per year)


For the September 2017 and January 2018 intakes, we're investing £1 million into scholarships for high achieving and enterprising students.

Our scholarships are worth up to £10,000 and every student that applies will be considered. Fulfil your potential this academic year with Coventry University!



September 2017

(per year)

Course essentials at no extra cost

We're committed to communicating study costs clearly to make sure you're not faced with having to make any unexpected payments.

This is why our ‘Flying Start’ package provides you with a few course essentials. Your full-time fee for an undergraduate degree will cover the following:

UK field trips

Any mandatory site visits and trips within the United Kingdom.

Key material

This can include core textbooks, software and equipment.

Laser prints

1,000 A4 sides of black and white laser printing credits per year.

Optional year

Pay no tuition fees for optional work placements or study abroad trips.

Career prospects

The Faculty’s Employability and Placement team, EC Futures are the proud winners of the 'Best University Placement Service (UK 2015) presented by the NUE Awards.

Coventry University is committed to preparing you for your future career. The University's Careers and Employability Team provide a wide range of support services to help you plan and prepare for your career.


of our graduates are in professional or managerial roles six months after the course

DHLE 2014/15


Our graduates earn an average salary of £22,000 six months after the course (DHLE 2014/15)


By accepting your offer of a place with us, a Student Contract (“the Contract”) will be formed between you and the University. The Contract will detail all of your rights and also the obligations you will be bound by during your time as a student and will also contain all of the obligations that the University owes to you.  We would encourage you to read the Student Contract before you accept any offer of a place at the University. A copy of the Contract can be found here.