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A postgraduate qualification from the University of Reading will help you to stand out from the crowd, broaden your career options and set you on an accelerated career-path.

Progress faster

Whether you are studying with us to progress your career, or before embarking upon your career, your postgraduate qualification will enable you to go further. You will have the opportunity to gain a wealth of knowledge and skills to complement your existing experience and many of our students secure a job before graduation, or successfully pursue promotion with their existing employer.

"My career since leaving Reading followed a different path to most of my colleagues. The master's provided me with a broad enough perspective to be able to think about things differently, not confined by purely understanding technical skills and processes."

Ed Brown

MSc Construction Cost Management graduate

Become a future leader

Our graduates are well-represented at the very top of the construction management and engineering profession, both in the UK and internationally.

Our graduates have gone on to work within leading firms around the world, including:

AECOM Khazanah Nasional Berhad
China State Construction Engineering Corporation


Enka Construction

MTR Corporation Ltd

Hyundai Engineering & Construction


Istanbul University

SOHO China

Kajima Corporation

VINCI Construction Grands Projets


Experts from industry are actively engaged with our courses, including professionals from many of the companies listed above. Our guests share current and topical insights from practice, in a range of industry areas, and are eager to network and connect with our students. Our events offer prime opportunities for you to build your personal network, making valuable connections which could lead to future employment.

"A lot of guest speakers come in, which is actually really exciting. They tell us about hands-on real cases, and the new technologies and methodologies they're using. The lectures are very interactive and you can ask questions. You meet people you never thought you would meet from CEOs to directors to managing directors."

Amal Khawaja

MSc Construction Management

Connect with employers at careers fairs

Careers fairs, specific to sectors relevant for our students, are held every year enabling you to connect with employers – and enabling employers to connect with our highly sought after Construction Management and Engineering students.

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