Skip to Main Content
People observing the Birmingham city skyline

Built Environment

Postgraduate Pathway in Built Environment

Birmingham is a growing cosmopolitan city undergoing significant urban regeneration, including the HS2 (high-speed railway) development right next to the City Centre Campus. With so much exposure to industry and opportunity, this is the ideal city in which to further your studies.


  • One or two semesters


  • September
  • January
  • May

Entry Points

  • Pre-Master’s

Progression Degrees

MSc Construction Project Management

This course is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB), the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), and the Chartered Association of Building Engineers (CABE). You will gain a strong grounding in how to organise and manage construction projects, equipping you with the knowledge and skills needed as a project manager.

Find out more: MSc Construction Project Management

MSc Real Estate Management

Accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), this degree focuses on the interaction between business and legal processes in property ownership and management. You will explore real-life case studies and acquire the tools for understanding the complex world of property.

Find out more: MSc Real Estate Management

MSc Project Management

You will gain the administrative, organisational and creative skills needed to become one of tomorrow’s leading managers. The degree is accredited by the Association of Project Management (APM) and includes modules such as:

  • Resource Management
  • International Operations and Logistics
  • International Business and Marketing.

Find out more: MSc Project Management

Programme Details

Pre-Master’s Modules

Critical Thinking for Postgraduate Study

You will learn how to critically assess arguments and evidence from a range of academic sources, as well as gaining an understanding of effective critical reading at postgraduate level.

Interactive Learning Skills and Communication for Postgraduate Study

During this module, you will learn advanced skills in topics such as:

  • Public speaking
  • Writing techniques and language styles
  • Research and referencing techniques.

Research Methods for Postgraduate Study

You will gain an understanding of research methods and methodologies for postgraduate study, as well as learning how to plan and undertake effective research at postgraduate level.

Business and Economics*

This module covers the fundamental aspects of global economics and the environment in which advanced and emerging economies co-exist. You will also explore how changes within the global economic and business environment will impact upon marketing strategies of global organisations, international monetary exchanges and managerial economics.

ICT Skills for Postgraduate Study*

You will develop a range of ICT skills for research purposes and postgraduate study – including the presentation of data and using essential tools in Microsoft Word.


This module will equip you with the knowledge and skills needed to run a business. There is a focus on organisational management and business as a transformational process, with an introduction to elements of HRM, marketing and entrepreneurship.

*two-semester programme only

Entry Requirements

For entry onto MSc Construction Project Management, you must have a qualification equivalent to UK Bachelor’s (Pass) in surveying, civil engineering, real estate or any other construction subject.

Industry-standard Facilities

Birmingham City University’s School of Engineering and the Built Environment is based on BCU’s City Centre Campus, opposite the multi-million-pound HS2 development. Take a look at where you will be studying and the facilities available to you.

Our Facilities – Built Environment
Back to Top