Online MSc Construction Project Management: Career outlook

Build a career in a booming sector

Whether you want to manage tomorrow’s megastructures or spearhead affordable housing initiatives, an online MSc in Construction Project Management can help you realise your greatest career ambitions. By learning from our international industry partners, leading research and teaching teams and a global community of students, you’ll develop the diverse experience you need to develop a career in the driving seat of an industry bursting with opportunity.

Nottingham Trent University (NTU) was recently ranked in the top-20 in the UK for Construction, Surveying and Planning in The Guardian University Guide,1 highlighting exceptional teaching in this field. It’s this reputation that ensures our students will always stand out to prospective employers, anywhere in the world.

Over 60% of global wealth is currently in land and real estate2

In the UK, the construction industry is expected to reach £236.8 billion by 20243

The Project Management Institute expects that by 2027, employers will need 87.7 million individuals working in project management roles4

Formal Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) accreditation enforces the highest international standards in construction to employers.

Career Spotlights

Key roles in the construction industry

Senior Quantity Surveyor


Senior quantity surveyors are responsible for sourcing, selecting and costing the necessary materials for a construction project. They maintain these duties throughout the project, and act as a liaison between engineers and suppliers.5

Senior Project Manager


A senior project manager is responsible for leading the resources, schedules and financial aspects across the lifecycle of a project, managing teams across the business to deliver on project objectives.6

Additional roles

  • Project Manager
  • Site Engineer
  • Site Manager
  • Contracts Manager
  • Commercial Manager

Online MSc Construction Project Management career outcomes:

  • manage project briefing, key design and development issues at a high level
  • deploy appropriate procurement strategies
  • manage people and negotiate through legal and contractual constraints
  • apply your understanding of organisational structures to achieve successful project outcomes

I have learnt quickly to prioritise and manage my time effectively, which has not only had a positive impact on my work ethic but has also streamlined the way in which I work. The course thus far has given me vital knowledge in my chosen profession, which I have been able to implement daily.

Aidan Munnelly (UK),
Online MSc Construction Project Management

Career support

Your relationship with NTU will continue long after graduation. To make the most of your future career prospects, we will help you gain the skills and knowledge employers are looking for:

  1. Online community: Become part of an online community of like-minded professionals from over 40% of countries worldwide.
  2. Distinguished lectures: Access our Distinguished Lecture Series for free and listen to the world’s greatest minds interrogating contemporary course topics.
  3. Employability support: Talk to our dedicated careers team for up to three years after graduation.


  1. UNKNOWN (2022) Construction, Surveying and Planning. Guardian University Guide 2023. Available at: [Accessed 06.10.2022]
  2. UNKNOWN (2017) RICS [online] Available at: [Accessed 16.02.2021]
  3. UNKNOWN (2021) Designing Buildings Wiki [online] Available at: [Accessed 16.02.2021]
  4. UNKNOWN (2017) Job Growth and Talent Gap 2017–2027. Project Management Institute [online] Available at: [Accessed 16.02.2021]
  5. UNKNOWN. Senior Quantity Surveyor Salary. Pay Scale [online] Available at: [Accessed 16.02.2021]
  6. UNKNOWN. Senior Project Manager. Top Resume [online] Available at: [Accessed 16.02.2021]

Start your journey today
To find out more about NTU’s MSc Construction Project Management online course, complete our online form or call the admissions office on 0800 032 1180 (UK) or +44 (0)115 941 8419 (International).