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MSc

Facilities Management

Duration
1 Year
Start
September 2022
Delivery
Campus Taught

Our MSc in Facilities Management has been designed following huge demand for facilities managers both in the UK and abroad. The course is developed in such a way that it draws on FM practice and academia and will prepare you for workplace challenges.

The MSc course in Facilities Management (FM) allows you to gain theoretical and practical knowledge about the discipline of FM. Our dedicated team of staff will provide you with practical training on the application of related software for the management of hard and soft FM services.

The research seminar that is organised by the department enables you to apply statistical software and independently conduct research in an area of interest. In addition to preparing you to work in diverse FM sectors, you are also taught issues about the control of facilities – associated infections in healthcare establishments.

With such level of knowledge, training and support, you are expected to graduate with employability skills that would enable you to gain employment in companies in the UK and abroad.

Why study with us

  • Develop theoretical, practical and technological capabilities to pursue a career in Facilities Management (FM).
  • You’ll have the chance to undertake a professional placement in industry (this will extend your study time by six to twelve months).
  • Graduate as a contemporary Facilities Manager with the right level of knowledge, skills and capabilities to make decisions at the board level.
  • The course is designed primarily as a vocational course; it also provides you with the experience to embark on an academic career in project management.
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What you'll do

  • As a proactive Facilities Manager, you’ll be able to develop an FM plan that carters for the operational and tactical needs of the organisation, contributing to its strategic direction.
  • You will apply FM tools highlighting the need for extra investment, measure performance and demonstrate value for money to the relevant stakeholders.
  • Equipped with ICT and BIM packages, you’ll acquire skills to be able to work in companies at the cutting-edge, applying technology to increase performance and overall profit.

Module Overview

Course Delivery

This course is taught face-to-face at one of our UK campuses.

100%Face-to-face

Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of our published course information. However, our programmes are subject to ongoing review and development. Changing circumstances may cause alteration to, or the cancellation of, courses. Changes may be necessary to comply with the requirements of accrediting bodies or revisions to subject benchmarks statements. As well as to keep courses updated and contemporary, or as a result of student feedback. We reserve the right to make variations if we consider such action to be necessary or in the best interests of students.

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Academic expertise

Facilities Management sits within Construction and Civil Engineering in the School of Engineering. The staff team have a great deal of experience in delivering postgraduate learning and teaching to a wide range of students. The following team members will be central to your learning experience:

The following team members will be central to your learning experience:

Clifford Okeh - Course Leader
BSc, MSc, DIC MCIOB, MCABE C. Build E. MIET MSET FHEA.

Clifford has over 20 years’ experience working in industry and higher education. He has worked with leading construction company’s such as Balfour Beatty Major Civil Engineering Limited UK. He is research active in Fibre Reinforced Concrete Structures (Experimentation and Numerical Modelling) and has a wide range of teaching expertise in civil engineering and construction technology, construction management and structural engineering.

Dr Paul Watson - Academic Lead for Construction and Civil engineering
BSc, PhD

Paul has more than 25 years’ experience of working in higher education. He started his career as an optimisation process engineer with Thames Water after graduating from the University of London in 1987 (with an upper second in Geological Engineering), before moving back into academia in 1988 studying for a PhD (in Geotextile Filters) at Queen Mary, London. Prior to the completion of his PhD, he joined Kingston University in 1992 as a junior academic in civil engineering, successfully gaining his doctorate in 1995.

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Industry placement opportunities

To enhance your work experience you'll have an opportunity to undertake a professional placement as part of your MSc. This will extend your study time by six to twelve months depending on the length of the placement. Alternatively, there are opportunities to choose an industry-based project.

You are responsible for finding your own placement. We'll support you in preparation for this with the Faculty Placement Team and Careers Team, who can help you plan and develop your CV and applications, and have practice interviews.

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Study in our Engineering Innovation Centre (EIC)

During your studies with us you’ll benefit from our new £35 million EIC building which provides an integrated teaching space in state-of-the-art facilities.

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Future careers

The MSc Facilities Management course helps to hone and develop project management skills in a manner that enhances a graduate’s ability and confidence. By attaining this higher level of qualification, you’ll forge a more diverse and fulfilling career path.  

Since the course’s inception, our part-time students have witnessed an immediate positive impact within the workplace, whilst our full-time students have found that the MSc qualification has opened many new doorways of opportunity.

Postgraduate students at the University have the option to develop their knowledge in a subject they enjoy or gain further research-based skills to enhance their career, by undertaking a PhD in their chosen field.

Fees and Funding

2021/22
UK
Full-time£7100 per year
Part-time£785 per 20 credits
EU
Full-time£14500 per year
Part-time£785 per 20 credits
International
Full-time£14500 per year
2022/23
UK
Full-time£7800 per year
Part-time£867 per 20 credits
International
Full-time£14500 per year

Scholarships and Bursaries

We have a wide range of scholarships, bursaries and funds available to help support you whilst studying with us.

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This course is based in the School of Engineering located in the Faculty of Science and Technology

For information on possible changes to course information, see our Essential and Important Course Information

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