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    The MSc International Construction Management (ICM) programme is offered through a high-quality flexible distance learning experience using workfiles and text books complemented by web-based activities and support. Study is undertaken to individually agreed schedules ranging from 15 months to five years.

    The programme reflects the breadth of management issues facing todays international construction manager and seeks to develop creative decision-making and problem-solving skills critical for success in a competitive business environment.

    A key element of the programme is learning through reflection on your practice. Emphasis is placed on applying what you learn to the industry and on comparing and contrasting issues with your peers from around the world. This approach is reinforced by the opportunity to attend residentials at the University of Bath, or the British Columbia Institute of Technology, Vancouver.

    The programme comprises six core units, 2 option units, an integrative unit (Consolidating Theory and Practice), residential attendance and, for the MSc, a dissertation. The MSc has been designed to be studied over a period of 3 years but the study duration may be contracted down to a minimum period of 15 months and extended to a maximum period of five years. The standard 3 year schedule is based on around 7 hours of study per week, and each unit is equivalent to 100 hours of study time.

    Accelerated Study Route
    You may apply for the Accelerated Study Route to enable you to complete the MSc programme in 15 months. This is an ideal study mode for those wanting to take a sabbatical from work or who currently find themselves without employment. Your studies are conducted at a distance and so you are able to remain in your home country. You will attend two 7 day residential schools at one of our study centres during the programme.

    Programme structure

    The MSc programme takes three years to complete and comprises:

    * six core units
    * two option units
    * an integrative unit
    * attendance at two separate residential schools
    * and a dissertation.

    Study Plan:

    * Management in Construction
    * Economics in Construction
    * Construction Law
    * Managing Human
    * Procuring Construction
    * Strategy in Construction
    * CTP portfolio submission


    UK requirements for international applications

    Universities in the United Kingdom use a centralized system of undergraduate application: University and College Admissions Service (UCAS). It is used by both domestic and international students. Students have to register on the UCAS website before applying to the university. They will find all the necessary information about the application process on this website. Some graduate courses also require registration on this website, but in most cases students have to apply directly to the university. Some universities also accept undergraduate application through Common App (the information about it could be found on universities' websites).

    Both undergraduate and graduate students may receive three types of responses from the university. The first one, “unconditional offer” means that you already reached all requirements and may be admitted to the university. The second one, “conditional offer” makes your admission possible if you fulfill some criteria – for example, have good grades on final exams. The third one, “unsuccessful application” means that you, unfortunately, could not be admitted to the university of you choice.

    All universities require personal statement, which should include the reasons to study in the UK and the information about personal and professional goals of the student and a transcript, which includes grades received in high school or in the previous university.


    University requirements


    Program requirements

    The MSc programme is open to quantity surveyors, engineers, architects and suitably qualified candidates from other fields, including those engaged in all aspects of the construction industry. Applicants will usually have a first degree from a recognised University or hold a professional qualification such as MCIOB, MRICS, RIBA, MICE. For non-graduate applicants with substantial experience in the construction industry, the 'Access Route' is available.The 'Access Route' comprises the first two modules of the full MSc/Postgraduate Diploma programme. Entrants achieving the required standard in these two modules, who wish to continue with their studies, will be allowed to register as candidates for the Postgraduate Diploma or MSc degree.Each module may be taken for CPD (Continuing Professional Development) purposes by professionals who do not wish to follow the entire course.We strongly recommend that students have regular access to a broadband internet connection. If you are concerned about your internet and/or computing facilities, you should discuss this with us at the point of application.English Language RequirementWhere English is not a first language: IELTS 6.5 (at least 6.0 in each of the four components); or a minimum of 62 in PTE Academic (with no less than 59 in each component).APL or APELWhere applicants can demonstrate evidence of prior learning achievement which is relevant in terms of this programme, credit may be awarded in part fulfilment of the programmes credit requirement. Credit will be granted for whole modules up to a maximum of 50% of the taught element of the programme.Graduates of the Engineering Management Programme (EMP) PGCert are granted 30 credits exemption from the ICM programme. English Language Requirements IELTS band: 6.5 IMPORTANT NOTE: Since April 2014 the ETS tests (including TOEFL and TOEIC) are no longer accepted for Tier 4 visa applications to the United Kingdom. The university might still accept these tests to admit you to the university, but if you require a Tier 4 visa to enter the UK and begin your degree programme, these tests will not be sufficient to obtain your Visa. The IELTS test is most widely accepted by universities and is also accepted for Tier 4 visas to the UK- learn more.

    You may be eligible for funding for your postgraduate taught or research degree studies:

    * Taught postgraduate funding
    * Research postgraduate funding.

    We provide detailed information on how to apply for research degree funding.

    Further funding and discounts

    The University also offers a number of postgraduate funding options including scholarships for Home/EU and International students.

    Alumni discount

    If you have graduated with a degree-level qualification from a previous programme at the University of Bath, you'll be eligible for a 10% discount on your programme fees.

    Accreditation

    The ICM programme is accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). In addition, graduates with suitable experience may be exempt from all examinations for the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) corporate membership. Applications to the CIOB should be made on an individual basis on completion of the programme.

    This degree is accredited as meeting the requirements for Further Learning for a Chartered Engineer (CEng) for candidates who have already acquired an accredited CEng (Partial) BEng (Hons) undergraduate first degree.

    The University of Bath comes top for student satisfaction out of more than 150 UK higher education institutions.

    According to the 2013 National Student Survey (NSS) our students have an overall satisfaction rate of 94%.

    The 2013 NSS also awarded us top ranking in three subject tables: Mechanical Engineering (97% satisfaction), Aerospace Engineering (96%) and Business Studies (98%).

    Our students ranked their Students Union as the fourth best in the UK. We are proud of the warm community environment in which our students learn.

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