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3 Academic Semesters


Masters Level 9


Awarding Body
London Metropolitan University

Start Date

Start Date
September 2020

MSc in Facilities & Workplace Management

We are working remotely and are available to support you with any queries you have - please email Brandon at or call him on 01-8920035. Our academic delivery teams are all also working remotely and are supporting our students to continue with their studies through online learning or to get started for those just commencing their learning journey.  

The field of Facilities Management is fast becoming a source of strategic management for organisations as the sector grows rapidly in the global market. This MSc Facilities Management sets out to develop the critical and practical skills which can be applied in the practice of facilities and operational management in a highly competitive global market place. This Masters programme builds upon the knowledge gained from undergraduate studies and/or experiential learning in the workplace.

This Masters degree is designed to offer a level 9 qualification for those coming from a broad spectrum of degree programmes, such as business, finance and engineering. The blended learning delivery mode is a flexible study option for those seeking to fit learning around work and family. There is access to extensive learning resources and support materials  through our virtual learning environment that enables students to choose the time and place most suited for them to study. Assignments are practical and work-based culminating in a research project in semester 3. This project provides an opportunity to explore a situation or issue highly relevant to your organisation’s operational or future strategic needs.

Cultivating strategic thinking is a core theme and the programme is taught from this perspective. Tutors are experienced industry leaders,  ensuring the relevance of the content to the FM sector. Graduates can immediately implement their learning and make a positive impact to the success of their working environment. This MSc programme will benefit your personal development as well as your professional career putting you in a strong position for career progression in this sector. 

How will I learn?

This course has been specifically re-designed for delivery by online learning with live interactive webinar sessions. It is very suited to you if you have a busy work and home life and want to fit study around this. During the induction, you will be given your log-in details to the online portal,  "ePortobello". Here you will find course notes, reading lists, articles of interest and assessment guidelines. The content is structured in an easy to "find and follow"  format. You will need basic computer skills such as searching the internet and typing a word document.

There is one to one tutor support available to you during your learning journey. You can upload your assessments and your support tutor will give you feedback on whether you are on the right track. Online learning allows you to study at your time with support available  when you need it. Integrated throughout the programme are webinars, designed to give you the connection between theory and practice in facilities management.

What is a Webinar?

A webinar, in the context of online learning, is a lecturer delivering a presentation or class online to a group of students. We use specifically designed elearning software so you can participate in the class just as if you were present in the same room. You can ask a question of the lecturer at any stage during the class. The software is designed with "break-out rooms" where you can discuss a topic or complete a group exercise with a smaller group from your class. You will need a computer, laptop, tablet or smartphone that has internet connection, an audio facility so you can hear and speak during the class and a camera so your lecturer and fellow class participants can see you. The webinar is a secure online environment and only those permitted entry by the lecturer can gain access to the "classroom". Webinars are recorded during each session and should you miss a session, you can catch up with the recorded session at a later date. You will only be able to access Webinars of the group you are assigned to.


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MSc Facilities & Workplace Management awarded by London Metropolitan University (LMU). This is recognised as a Level 9 award on the National Framework of Qualifications.

Students are registered as postgraduate students of London Metropolitan University and will receive a student card confirming their student status.

Qualifications Frameworks in Ireland and the UK

The Irish and UK qualifications authorities have collaborated on initiatives that promote the transparency, recognition and mobility of qualifications between our respective jurisdictions. The qualifications authorities in the UK and Ireland have agreed the qualifications frameworks in operation, Brexit will not impact this agreement. Further guidance on this framework is available here. 

Entry Requirements

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:

  • BSc Facilities Management
  • BIFM Level 6 graduates
  • Senior FM persons  – requires entry assessment via application process
  • Other Level 8 Degree holders with relevant experience in FM

Entry using Experiential Learning 

Students may apply for entry to the MSc Faciliites & 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.

Our experienced course adviser team are available to support you with your programme choice. If you are unsure if this programme is right for you, please email your cv to for further advice or call him on 01-8920035. We will support you to map your experience to date and any previous educational experience you may have to the FM programmes so that you can select the course best suited to your career ambition and educational experience.

Application Process

Step 1 - Complete the online booking form.

Step 2 - Applicants will be contacted for confirmation/evidence of meeting the entry criteria and entry will be confirmed.

Step 3  - Confirmation of a place will be given to applicants immediately meeting the criteria.


Applicants who do not meet the criteria, maybe eligible for advanced entry into the BSc (Hons) Facilities & Workplace Management. This programme is available through Portobello Institute.


Please note places on this course are only confirmed once tuition fees have been received. Early Application is advised.


This is an online learning course delivered over 3 academic semesters with supported webinars held during scheduled weekends. 

Semester 1 & 2 - 26/09/20 - 07/05/21, Assessments - 24/05/21 - 29/05/21

Semester 3 - 02/10/21 - 17/12/21, Assessments - 18/01/22 - 22/01/22

There is a break during the summer months.

Each semester has 3 * one day webinars designed to support the student complete the modules scheduled for that semester. Webinars are generally held on a Saturday from 10am to 4pm and are available to log-in to, from an off-site location. Attendance at webinars 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 an elearing 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.

Course Aims

Students will further develop skills such as critically analysing and problem solving in the context of strategic decision making. Practical industry insights and presentations ensure that students relate theory to real-life work scenarios.

This MSc degree programme is designed to encourage student interaction and contribution by developing their ability to work independently, in proposing and developing solutions to problems in a systematic and effective manner, and in communicating confidently and clearly both in writing and verbally.

Learning Outcomes

The learning outcomes for the MSc Facilities & Workplace Management are as follows:

Enable participants to develop advanced core competencies in facilities management, by building on learning skills already gained at BSc level

Cultivate strategic thinkers with extensive high-level management knowledge, skills and practice

Equip learners with the necessary qualification to advance their careers in the globalised Facilities Management sector

Develop competitive managers and future leaders and decision-makers for the FM sector

Module Content

Semester 1

Fundamentals of CSR and Sustainability

Strategic Facilities Management

Project Management in the Workplace

Semester 2

Management Learning and Research

Strategic Operations Management in Facilities Management

Financial Management and Environmental Economics

Semester 3

Industry Capstone Project

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The titles of these modules are subject to change

Designing a learning journey that is unique to each student is part of the ethos of the academic philosophy of Portobello Institute. Each module is led by an experienced educator with many years FM experience. Their role is to support you to grasp the concepts of FM by giving you insight into their experience in the sector and supporting you to complete the assignments for each module. You will also be assigned a Personal Academic Support Tutor who will support your learning journey - reviewing draft assignments, giving you feedback and generally being available to answer any queries you may have.

Course price €8,995 for Semester 1,2 & 3.

LMU Assessment fee €435 payable in Semester 1

Easy Payment Plan

The following plan is available to students who wish to spread out payment for this programme.

Deposit of 25% payable upon booking with 9 payments due on 1st of month commencing the first month after the programme commences. Administration fee of €315.

Deposit = €2,245

Monthly instalment due on 1st of month after the course commences - €785

Terms of Enrolment apply - please click here to review

LMU Registration fees are due on or before the start date of Semester 1.

We are working remotely and are available to support you with any queries you have - please email Brandon at or call him on 01-8920035. 

Tel: +(353) 1 892 0035

Tel: +(353) 1 892 0000

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Course Code Location & Info Price
FMMS-B-DS-SP-20 Portobello Institute, Dublin 1

26/09/20 - 17/12/21
This is a blended learning course with optional tutorial seminars held on a Saturday, 10am - 4pm
€8995 Book Now
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