Facilities Management

1 year
September 2024

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.

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.

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.


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:

Dr Clifford Okeh - Course Leader

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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Dr Adebayo Oladapo
Senior Lecturer
School of Engineering and Computing

Adebayo has been an academic/project management consultant for over 30 years working in several institutions in Africa, Asia and Europe, has headed BSc/MSc courses in Nigeria and South Africa and is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (UK). He is experienced in investigatin…

Dr Godfaurd John
Senior Lecturer
School of Engineering and Computing

Godfaurd teaches across the different cohorts of students within the construction and civil engineering section of the school, including taught postgraduate courses. Godfaurd's expertise is in project/construction management, imparting his knowledge and skills to train the next g…

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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It’s incredibly rewarding and it looks really good on your CV, it gives you the experience that companies are looking for when you finish your degree. It puts you head and shoulders above the crowd and something to talk about in 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.  

Fees and funding

Full-time£9,000 per year
Sandwich year£2,500 for the sandwich year
Part-time£1,000 per 20 credits
Full-time£16,900 per year

Scholarships and bursaries

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

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This course is based in the School of Engineering and Computing

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