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MScProject Management

Tuition fee £12,000 per year
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Overview

In today’s business environment effective project management (PM) is an integral influencer of success. Additionally, PM-associated skills such as planning, risk management, quality management and communication management are essential to control the increasingly complex projects that allow top organisations to remain competitive in the global market. A Master’s in project management is sought after by many organisations, both in the public and the private sector. The course is suitable for graduates in business, computing and engineering, with an affinity for organising, running or participating in projects.

Project Management MSc is designed to equip you with a set of tested skills for planning, delegating and monitoring project. The course gives you the knowledge and tools to help implement strategies for change, in a sustainable way, in order to influence progress within a company or organisation. You also will learn the governance framework of running a project and how to handle the associated risks.

The project management processes that you will learn on this course are aligned with the Project Management Bodies of Knowledge by Project Management Institute and is widely accepted as best practice in the area of project management.

This course involves both theoretical and practical content. It offers you the chance to build on your first degree or work experience with a range of knowledge and skills enabling you to successfully manage the increasing number of projects instigated by organisations seeking to improve their value proposition.

This course covers and critically evaluates the prevailing project management bodies of knowledge.

A highlight for many students is the residential weekend organised as part of this course – a weekend away combining presentations and workshops with great opportunities to network and get to know your fellow students.

Students on this course benefit from free access to part of the material on the course reading list.

Programme structure

Core modules

Project Management Foundations
Project Management in Practice
Management of Risk and Scheduling
Project Finance and Procurement
Project Management Project
Strategic and Programme Management

The first two modules follow on from one another. In Foundations we lay the foundations of project management, like planning, monitoring and controlling, focussing on the more technical skills on the profession. In the Practice module we concentrate more on the behavioural aspects of projects, such as leadership and team work. The two modules together provide a critical overview of the project management world.

The other core modules discuss other aspects of project management such as risk management, scheduling, project finance, strategic alignment and procurement. To complete their studies, all students complete a practical or a research project.

Option modules

Managing International Projects
Project Management and Sustainable Development
Project Management of IT

Career opportunities

After obtaining a Masters in Project Management, it is likely that the majority of graduates will start their career as project team members in a variety of posts from project support office posts to project team management to project management, with a few, depending on their background, becoming programme managers.

The normal destinations are one of the large UK or international government or non-government organisations working as consultants or project managers.

Apply now! Fall semester 2020/21
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Studies commence
Sep 20, 2020

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States