|Study location||United Kingdom, Nottingham, City Campus|
|Type||Master courses, full-time|
|Nominal duration||1 year|
|Tuition fee||To be confirmed|
Undergraduate diploma (or higher)
The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English.
Often you can get a suitable transcript from your school. If this is not the case, you will need official translations along with verified copies of the original.
IELTS: 6.5 overall (with minimum of 5.5 in each component)
At least 1 reference(s) must be provided.
One academic reference is required.
All applicants will be required to demonstrate a commitment to the subject they wish to study and should demonstrate how their chosen programme of study will benefit them in their future career.
Project Management is a growing field with a strong focus on finding graduates with strong theoretical background in Project and Programme Management. 15.7 million new Project Management roles will be created globally by 2020 (PMI 2013).
Our MSc Project Management course has been designed to equip you with all the necessary skills and knowledge to design, plan and execute projects successfully. The course allows you to put theory and contemporary thinking into practical Project Management settings.
This MSc is designed with employers’ requirements in mind, offering a broad understanding of all elements of Project Management such as stakeholder management, scope management, time management, cost management, quality management, risk management and people management, amongst others.
You will gain skills that are transferable across a number of industries including automotive, oil and gas, aerospace and defence, IT, engineering, healthcare plus many more.
Principles of Project Management (20 credits)
This module will introduce you to the key principles, methodologies, tools and techniques of project management. You will be introduced to core definitions and concepts including project characteristics. You will be able to demonstrate an understanding of project environment and lifecycle, a project managers role, common failures and how to address them.
Leading Projects Teams (20 credits)
This module will develop your understanding of how to lead a team and manage individuals effectively. You will also explore ways to motivate, retain and engage people. You will build your knowledge and skills in areas such as people management, team development and leadership.
Maximising Project Success (20 credits)
This module aims to show you how to apply project management techniques in real projects to achieve success. It also looks at challenges modern project managers face and ways in which to realise benefits.
Project Planning and Control (20 credits)
This module will build upon the ‘Principles of Project Management’ module. You will learn specialised skills and techniques aimed to improve your skills in planning, monitoring and controlling projects.
Problem Solving in Context (20 credits)
This module shows you how to think creatively, deal with problems and make accurate decisions throughout the project lifecycle. You will learn practical approaches to tackling problems as and when they arise.
Project and Programme Strategy (20 credits)
This module aims to foster a critical understanding of strategy and its relationship with projects. You will explore project, programme and portfolio management in the context of wider theory incorporating the Theory of Constraints. You will also demonstrate an understanding of strategic issues in project management in the context of wider theory.
In your final semester you’ll take on a experiential project, giving you a fantastic opportunity to use the theories and knowledge you’ve gained to produce a challenging, meaningful piece of work. Projects include:
Consultancy Experience Project (40 credits)
Working as part of a team, you’ll undertake focused research, developing your professional skills, managing a complex project and delivering results in a real business situation. You’ll present your findings to the client and learn valuable project management tools and concepts.
Internship Experience Project (40 credits)
On an internship of 12 weeks or more, you’ll apply the theories you’ve learnt to a substantial, live project. This will involve focused research, developing skills, managing a complex project and delivering results in a real business situation. You’ll also learn project management tools and concepts.
Business Research Project (40 credits)
This project is a more traditional piece of independent research, creating an academic research paper, presentation and methodological reflection. Because we believe experiential learning is so important, this project is only available to students with significant prior work experience or a desire to progress to a PhD.
Transformational Leadership Development (10 credits)
Transformational management education is a key focus within NBS, where effective ethical education across all business and management courses is the foundation of our students’ abilities to understand and contribute in meaningful ways towards current and future challenges in the area of sustainable development. The purpose of the module is to increase understanding of how to manage your own continuous personal and professional development in order to enable sustained career success and to be an effective and transformational leader.
Research Methods for Managers (10 credits)
The purpose of the module is for you to acquire the knowledge and skills to be able to formulate, plan and conduct effective research to inform management decisions, through conducting a small-scale research project.
Placement Diploma in Industrial Experience (2 year course only)
This module aims to develop your understanding of the business and commercial environment. You will apply relevant prior knowledge and skills in the business environment increasing your commercial awareness. On completion of the module, you will have developed a range of skills and have a practical insight into the world of work and possible career opportunities.
Project Management graduates can go on to successful careers in finance, consultancy or manufacturing, to name but a few. Our excellent links with over 600+ companies ensure you are highly employable upon graduation. In recent years, our students have worked at a range of world-renowned organisations, including:
Graduates who successfully complete the course can also go on to register for a PhD or DBA.