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Sheffield Hallam University

Construction Project Management

UCAS Code: K220
Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons) years full-time, sandwich 2018
Ucas points guide


% applicants receiving offers


  • Building
Student score
82% HIGH
% employed or in further study
95% MED
Average graduate salary
£22.8k MED
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
Not Available

Scottish Highers
Not Available

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

UCAS tariff points

120 UCAS points including at least 64 points from two A levels, or equivalent BTEC National qualifications. We accept AS levels. We accept general studies. Or 104 UCAS points from three A levels or equivalent BTEC National qualifications. We accept general studies.

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 104-120 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.

The real story about entry requirements

% applicants receiving offers


Provided by UCAS, this is the percentage of applicants who were offered a place on the course last year. Note that not all applicants receiving offers will take up the place, so this figure is likely to differ from applicants to places.

What does the numbers of applicants receiving course offers tell me?

Tuition fee & financial support


Maximum annual fee for UK students. NHS-funded, sandwich or part-time course fees may vary.

If you live in:

  • Scotland and go to a Scottish university, you won’t pay tuition fees
  • Northern Ireland and go to an NI uni, you’ll pay £3,805 in tuition fees
  • Wales you’ll pay £3,810 in fees and get a tuition fee grant to cover the rest
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Will this course suit you?

Sources: UCAS & KIS

Every degree course is different, so it’s important to find one that suits your interests and matches the way you prefer to work – from the modules you’ll be studying to how you’ll be assessed. Top things to look for when comparing courses

Course description

Prepare for management careers in the construction industry by gaining the technical knowledge, initiative and personal and management skills demanded by industry. Most of your university-based learning takes place at our City Campus through a series of lectures, seminars and tutorials. You also have practical classes in well-equipped specialist laboratories and complete various project-based tasks throughout the course. You will have the opportunity to visit different construction sites across the city and region to facilitate learning. You have the opportunity to work alongside students from other disciplines on related courses, such as quantity surveying, building surveying and real estate. You learn to adopt an active and flexible approach to learning and managing the building process. This includes using information technology in our computer suites and learning centre. There are a number of software applications that are used throughout the course and on into your career. In your third year, you apply what you have learned with a one-year paid work placement, usually earning a salary between £14,000 and £26,000. The placement is your chance to apply your academic knowledge in the work environment, and improve your career prospects. It can even lead to the offer of a permanent job with your placement employer. Lectures explore the arena of various construction projects, from simple house extensions to major commercial projects. Students study • construction technology • design • site management • business management • live construction projects • legal and regulatory issues • building lifecycle • programming/planning • building information modelling (BIM) application • project evaluation. Teaching All of our teaching staff have extensive industry experience across a range of professional disciplines within the construction sector. We also invite visiting lecturers from consultancy companies and large contractors to reinforce the practical nature of the course. In recent years we have had speakers from construction companies presenting on health and safety, environmental matters, civil procedure rules, BIM and professional bodies. Regular site visits also help you understand the commercial aspects of construction. There are also field trips in your first and second year which may be residential. The trips are typically based around a module in that year, such as collaborative working in Lisbon or land surveying in the Peak District National Park. You may be able to study abroad as part of the Erasmus programme. Work placements Previous placement students have worked as • site managers for national construction firms • assistant project managers for national firms • HR and recruitment consultants • health and safety managers • design managers • consultants/engineers and other disciplines in the built environment. There are also opportunities to work abroad – recent students have taken placements with companies in Hong Kong, Malaysia, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa.


**Year one**- The first year of the course establishes you within the discipline and supports your learning regarding simple construction technology, materials and procedures. The first year includes an optional field trip which you may have to contribute towards financially. Some design software is taught during the first year and the broad range of elements within construction management are introduced. **Year two**- During the second year, you delve deeper into construction projects and technical issues related to the discipline. Preparation for placement occurs over this year and you are supported in your applications, if you wish to be. There is an optional field trip which may be international. **Final year**- You advance your knowledge through the study of various types of construction software application. You audit large projects and are encouraged to undertake individual research through a dissertation. You are expected to be flexible in your approach and undertake more self-directed study than in previous years. You should be able to direct your own learning, which feeds into industry requirements to keep up with continuing professional development.

Sheffield Hallam University

Adsetts Learning Centre

Sheffield has all the excitement of a major city but the friendliness of a small town. The university and students' union work together to enhance the student experience; your employability is at the top of our agenda. We have lots of societies, sports clubs and volunteering opportunities, plus the largest number of students in Britain on courses with a year's paid work placement.

How you'll spend your time

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How you'll be assessed

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What do the numbers say for

The percentages below relate to the general subject area at this uni, not to one course. We show these stats because there isn't enough data about the specific course, or where this is the most detailed info made available to us.

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were taking courses within this subject area about things such as the quality of facilities and teaching - useful to refer to when you're narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether overall satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 89%
Student score 82% HIGH
Able to access IT resources


Staff made the subject interesting


Library resources are satisfactory


Feedback on work has been helpful


Feedback on work has been prompt


Staff are good at explaining things


Staff value students' opinions



Who studies this subject?

Source: HESA

Start building a picture of who you could be studying with by taking a look at the profile of people that have studied this subject here in previous years.

UK / Non-UK
8% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
13% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
51% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
290 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
77% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
11% of students do not continue into the second year of their course
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What are graduates doing after six months?

Source: DLHE

Here’s what students are up after they graduate from studying this subject here. We’ve analysed the employment rate and salary figures so you can see at a glance whether they’re high, typical or low compared to graduates in this subject from other universities. Remember the numbers are only measured only six months after graduation and can be affected by the economic climate - the outlook may be different when you leave uni. What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

% employed or in further study 95% MED
Average graduate salary £22.8k MED
Graduates who are architects, town planners and surveyors


Graduates who are business, research and administrative professionals


Graduates who are engineering professionals


Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
Want to take a degree that is definitely in demand? Try building! We're short of graduates in this area, so most graduates get jobs quickly. Building graduates make excellent surveyors, and that's currently one of the jobs that employers find hardest to fill, so there are great opportunities available of you want to try your hand at a surveying career. Building graduates also go into jobs in site and project management and other high skilled parts of the construction industry. There are jobs to be had in most parts of the country, so if you're technically-inclined and want to work somewhere specific, it might be worth considering this as an option. Building graduates are more likely than most to start their career with an employer who gave them work experience, so it’s particularly worth trying to secure links with industry if you take this degree.
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