UCAS tariff points
Years of Entry
2024 2025
Leeds City Campus
Study Mode
Full time (3 years)

Course overview

Are you looking for a career in project management in the construction industry?

Do you want to develop the skills needed to plan and manage building projects from initiation to completion?

This course, developed alongside employers in the sector, is designed to equip you with the essential skills and knowledge to project or programme manage the full range of commercial and domestic construction projects.

This course is subject to validation. You can still apply for this course while it is being approved.

The Student Contract

About this course

You’ll learn how to plan projects, from initiation through to completion, covering aspects such as the allocation of resources, risk and people management.

Throughout your studies, you’ll gain a comprehensive understanding of the core principles and practices of construction project management, including sustainability, financial management, procurement, leadership and commercial practice.

You’ll explore the role of construction project managers and the tools and techniques used to oversee the entire process of new building projects; from meeting with the client to discuss the initial plans, hiring a team and managing building legislation to managing the project budget, liaising with the client and overseeing the construction team.

Professional work placements and employer projects are integral to your degree and allow you to gain valuable experience, build your employability skills and develop contacts in the sector.

By the time you graduate, you’ll have been able to develop the necessary skills required for your career as a built environment professional.

Why study with us?

  • Prepare for the workplace through the experience gained though the professional placements and employer projects included in your degree.
  • Develop the fundamental knowledge and core skills needed to effectively deliver construction projects from initiation to completion.
  • Learn the tools and techniques needed for a successful career in construction project management and associated fields.
  • Use your degree to access the extensive career opportunities available in the global construction industry.

Course Modules

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.

Year 1

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.

Project Environment and Management Techniques (Core) Construction Economics (Core)

Year 2

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.

Year 3

During your final year, you'll study three core modules.

Collaborative and Interprofessional Practice (Core) Management of People, Projects and Organisation (Core)
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:

Professional Work Placements

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
  • Inclusion
  • 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

Programme delivery

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:

  1. 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.
  2.  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.
  3. 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

Entry Requirements

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.

Entry requirements for this course:
UCAS tariff112-136
GCSE requirementsGCSE 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. 

Additional costs

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:

Graduate opportunities

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 project management working for contracting and construction companies, project management consultancies or client-side organisations.

Potential career routes may include project planner for construction clients; construction project manager delivery site-based management roles; project coordinator; sustainability manager and principal design and contractor.

As you progress in your career you could take up middle to senior management roles, managing a variety of public/private sector 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:


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