Do you want to develop the core skills and technical knowledge needed to pursue a successful career as a construction manager?
Are you interested in learning how building projects are completed safely and within agreed budgets and timescales?
This degree has been designed and developed with employers to prepare you for leading roles in the growing construction and the built environment industry. You’ll graduate with the industry-relevant knowledge, skills and experience needed to manage infrastructure projects and work efficiently within multidisciplinary teams.
This course is subject to validation. You can still apply for this course while it is being approved.
About this course
On this course, you’ll gain a thorough understanding of the principles of construction management. As well as building design and the sequential construction of building elements, you’ll learn about the efficient project management of domestic and non-domestic buildings, including skyscrapers and large-scale sports infrastructure facilities.
We’ll help you to develop the essential skills needed for effective onsite project management, covering aspects of planning, how to execute the construction process, budget management, project expenses and construction safety management.
You’ll consider the variety of factors that can delay a project and learn how to manage and mitigate them, including communicating with clients, negotiating delays, monitoring quality through improved workmanship on large-scale projects and management of contracting packages.
As your studies progress, you’ll explore broader agendas in the construction sector, e.g. sustainability concerning energy-efficient detailing and functional optimisation of the structural performance of buildings. You’ll also study law and economics for the built environment.
The theory you learn in lectures will be supported by practical experience and activities, including field trips and site visits so you can apply your learning to real-world settings.
In your final year, you’ll learn about the refurbishment of heritage buildings, including wide-scale regeneration of existing buildings, and carry out your own research and dissertation into an area of construction management you find of interest.
Why study with us?
- Gain construction management skills encompassing the full building production process and that consider the broader agendas in the current global construction environment.
- Learn about the structural behaviour of buildings, properties of building materials and how to manage restoration projects involving listed and non-listed buildings or buildings of special interest in conservation areas as governed by Historic England (English Heritage).
- Develop the professional skills and experience needed to launch your career in construction management.
You will study a variety of modules across your programme of study. The module details given below are subject to change and are the latest example of the curriculum available on this course of study.
During your first year, you'll study four core modules.
Construction Technology and Design 1 (Core)
In this module, apprentices will delve into the functional requirements of domestic building elements.
Apprentices will learn to evaluate impurities' impact on design, focusing on lean methodologies.
Essential competencies for surveying, Construction, and Project Management are emphasized within this module.
Building Science and the Sustainable Environment (Core)
In this module, apprentices will explore low-carbon detailing and precision engineering, improving thermal comfort.
Apprentices will cover sustainability in Building Regulations Part L and the Global Conventions on Climate Change Act.
They will also consider thermal conductivity, assembly methods, and Passivhaus standards.
During your second year, you'll study four core modules.
Construction Technology and Design 2 (Core)
This module delves into non-domestic building characteristics, focusing on below-ground structures, composite framing, and exterior cladding systems.
Apprentices will explore theoretical design principles rooted in global case studies, emphasizing building safety and restoration challenges.
During the modules, apprentices will pay special attention to the conflict between regulations and heritage preservation, including considerations under the Building Safety Act and Climate Change Act.
Project Planning Ethics and Safety Control (Core)
In this module, apprentices will examine why the construction industry remains perilous despite legal penalties.
It analyses site accidents, safety legislation, and the role of project managers.
This skill is mandatory for built environment professionals, aligning with Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) & Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB)'s standards.
Construction Law (Core)
This module explores UK construction law, including contract types and procurement methods.
It delves into professional service agreements and compliance obligations under CDM regulations.
Apprentices will focus on understanding contract management tools and dispute resolution pathways.
Procurement and Contract Administration (Core)
Apprentices will be introduced to contract procurement and administration principles, focusing on the roles of administrators, quantity surveyors, and project managers.
This module covers pre-contract management and contrasts client's practices with contractors.
The module also outlines post-contract procedures and highlights key contract forms.
During your final year, you'll study three core modules.
Research Methods and Dissertation (Core)
This final year module offers a comprehensive exploration of key areas within Construction and the Built Environment.
Apprentices will engage in independent research, critically reviewing primary and secondary data from established sources.
Topics include emerging technologies, cost engineering, production cycles, business management, diversity, climate change, and design paradigms.
Professional work placements
Experience matters. That's why we embed professional work placements within our standard undergraduate degrees.
How does it work?
Careers and Placements will work with you to find your perfect placement or help you arrange your own, whether that's in Leeds, another part of the UK or even abroad. You will be able to take part in a series of workshops, events and live ‘employer challenges’ to boost your confidence and prepare you for your placement.
During your placement, you will have an opportunity to gain degree-relevant work experience, build your knowledge of career sectors and secure valuable employer references and industry contacts. This experience will help you to shape your career decisions and find the right path for you.
You’ll have the opportunity to be involved in developing and delivering various construction projects working with employers across the construction and the built environment sector, including public and private sector contractors and construction companies.
To find out how we can help you make your career ambitions a reality, visit:
Learning and Teaching
At Leeds Trinity we aim to provide an excellent student experience and provide you with the tools and support to help you achieve your academic, personal and professional potential.
Our Learning, Teaching and Assessment Strategy delivers excellence by providing the framework for:
- high quality teaching
- an engaging and inclusive approach to learning, assessment and achievement
- a clear structure through which you progress in your academic studies, your personal development and towards professional-level employment or further study.
We have a strong reputation for developing student employability, supporting your development towards graduate employment, with relevant skills embedded throughout your programme of study.
We endeavour to develop curiosity, confidence, courage, ambition and aspiration in all students through the key themes in our Learning and Teaching Strategy:
- Student Involvement and Engagement
- Integrated Programme and Assessment Experience
- Digital Literacy and Skills
- Employability and Enterprise
To help you achieve your potential we emphasise learning as a collaborative process, with a range of student-led and real-world activities. This approach ensures that you fully engage in shaping your own learning, developing your critical thinking and reflective skills so that you can identify your own strengths and weaknesses, and use the extensive learning support system we offer to shape your own development.
We believe the secret to great learning and teaching is simple: it is about creating an inclusive learning experience that allows all students to thrive through:
- Personalised support
- Expert lecturers
- Strong connections with employers
- An international outlook
- Understanding how to use tools and technology to support learning and development
Your time on campus, learning through in-person teaching, is at the heart of your academic experience and the way we deliver our programmes. This is supported and further enhanced by additional engagement activities and opportunities provided online and through digital teaching materials. This blended approach seeks to ensure a positive learning and teaching student experience.
Your programme of study has been carefully designed around a three-phase model of delivery:
- Preparation: You will be given clear tasks to support you in preparing for live teaching. This could include watching a short-pre-recorded lecture, reading a paper or text chapter or preparing other material for use in class.
- Live: All your live teaching will be designed around active learning, providing you with valuable opportunities to build on preparation tasks, interact with staff and peers, and surface any misunderstandings.
- Post: Follow-up activities will include opportunities for you to check understanding, for staff to receive feedback from you and your peers to inform subsequent sessions, and for you to apply learning to new situations or context.
Preparation, Live and Post teaching and learning and the digital materials used will vary by course, but will be designed to help you structure your learning, take a full and active part in your course, and apply and test your developing knowledge and skills.
A variety of assessment methods are used, matched to the learning outcomes for your programme, allowing you to apply and demonstrate the full range of knowledge and skills that you have developed.
For more details on specific assessment methods for this course contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Leeds Trinity University is committed to recruiting students with talent and potential and who we feel will benefit greatly from their academic and non-academic experiences here. We treat every application on its own merits; we value highly the experience you illustrate in your personal statement.
Information about the large range of qualifications we accept, including A-Levels, BTECs and T Levels, can be found on our entry requirements page. If you need additional advice or are taking qualifications that are not covered in the information supplied, please contact our Admissions Office.
|GCSE English Language and Maths at grade C or 4 or above
Fees and finance
UK Home Students:
Tuition fees cost £9,250 a year for this course in 2024/2025.
Part-time tuition fees will be prorated accordingly to the number of credits you're studying.
Depending on government policy, tuition fees may change in future years.
Tuition fees for 2025/26 entry will be set in summer 2024.
Living costs, e.g. accommodation, travel, food, will also need to be taken into consideration.
Leeds Trinity offers a range of bursaries and scholarships to help support students while you study.
International Students, including EU Students:
Visit our webpage for international students.
Part-time study is not available for international students on a Student Route Visa.
We advise students that there may be additional course costs in addition to annual tuition fees:
- Recommended and required reading lists will be provided at the start of your course. All the books and e-books are available from our Library to borrow but you may choose to purchase your own.
- On some courses there may be additional costs, such as field trips, equipment, accreditations, that may be part-funded by the University. More details will be provided at the start of the course.
- You'll need to include placement/s travel and associated costs too, however the University will contribute a standard amount towards your total expenditure.
- The University provides students with a £6 printing credit each academic year which can be topped up either on campus or online.
How to apply
For full-time undergraduate courses, you apply through UCAS. That's the University and Colleges Admissions Service.
On your application form, you'll need to know our institution code - it's L24 - and the course code. If you click through to the UCAS website using the button below, it'll take you to the right place with all the information you need.
You'll need to write a personal statement - we've prepared a guide to help you.
Although the equal consideration deadline has passed for 2024 entry there are still ways to apply now.
If you included five choices on your application, have received decisions from all five, and weren’t accepted, or if you declined the offers you received, you will be able to use Extra which opens on 28 February. If you use Extra to add another choice you cannot reverse this to go back to your original five choices.
If you did not use all your choices in your initial application, you don't need to use Extra, you can just sign in to your application and add another choice, as long as it’s before 30 June, and you’ve not accepted or declined any offers.
If you don’t hold any offers after 5 July, you will be able to add an additional choice using Clearing.
If you require a Student Route Visa in order to study in the UK, then you must meet all the conditions of your offer and present all supporting documentation required for the visa application no later than Friday 26 July 2024.
Applications are not yet open for courses starting in September 2025. You can register and start your application for 2025 from 14 May 2024, although you cannot submit it until later in the year. The UCAS application deadline for courses starting in September 2025 is 29 January 2025.
There's lots more information about the application process on the UCAS website, or you can get in touch with our admissions team who will be happy to help:
Providing you with the opportunity to develop the professional skills and experience you need to launch your career is at the heart of everything we do at Leeds Trinity University.
You’ll graduate with the professional skills and experience you need to launch your career in construction management roles working for large, medium or small contracting organisations, project management consultancies or client-side organisations. Potential career routes may include planner for construction clients; construction manager delivering site-based management roles; site manager; or health and safety consultant advising clients as principal designers.
As you progress in your career you could take up middle to senior management roles, managing a variety of public/private sector projects including fit-out refurbishment or repair and maintenance projects in the real estate and property sector.
This degree also provides excellent preparation for postgraduate study in construction and the built environment.
After you graduate, Careers and Placements will help you as you pursue your chosen career through our mentoring scheme, support with CV and interview preparation and access to graduate employability events.
To find out how we can help you make your career ambitions a reality, visit:
Chat with our students
Do you want to find out more about studying at Leeds Trinity University?
Ask our Student Ambassadors about what it’s like to be part of the Leeds Trinity University community, chat to them about your course(s) of interest and hear more about their Leeds Trinity University student experience.Chat with our students
What is Discover Uni?
Discover Uni is the official, authoritative source of information and guidance on higher education in the UK. The website allows you to search for and compare data and information on university and college programmes from across the UK.
It helps you make sense of all the information out there by linking to other quality resources and explaining what can be found where. It also allows you to search for and compare information and data for individual undergraduate courses across the UK.