MSc Facilities & Workplace Management awarded by London Metropolitan University (LMU). This is recognised as a Level 9 award on the National Framework of Qualifications.
Entry is by direct application to Portobello Institute.
There are entry criteria available to students with differing qualifications/experience levels and these are detailed below.
Entry with Previous Educational Qualifications. Students seeking to enter using previous educational qualifications must hold one of the following qualifications:
- IWFM (formerly BIFM) level 6 Diploma in Facilities Management
- Qualification equivalent to level 7 or 8 on Irish National Framework of Qualifications with 2.2 grade
- Entry using Experiential Learning
Students may apply for entry to the MSc Facilities & Workplace Management using experience gained in the workplace in place of prior educational qualifications if they meet ONE of the following criteria. Applications are reviewed on a case by case basis with practical management knowledge a key criteria for entry via this route.
- A minimum of 3 years experience in a senior role at management level
- Significant work experience in an operational role.
Students are registered as postgraduate students of London Metropolitan University and will receive a student card confirming their student status.
This is a blended learning course delivered over 3 academic semesters with supported seminars held during scheduled weekends.
Each semester has 3 * one day seminars designed to support the student complete the modules scheduled for that semester. Seminars are generally held on a Saturday from 10am to 4pm. Attendance at seminars is not mandatory and delivered with the purpose of introducing the module tutor, setting out the learning outcomes, content, the assessment strategy and expectations for skills/knowledge development.
All of the course material is held on LMU’s Weblearn portal which is an easy to use online platform specifically designed for online learning programmes. During the induction, students will be introduced to the platform with practical demonstration of how to use the portal and access lessons quickly and easily. To complete this course, students must have a basic knowledge of using a computer and searching the internet for research purposes.