Project Managers play a critical role in the management of time and resources in a variety of business scenarios. Studying towards the MSc in Project Management is an opportunity to enhance your career prospects in this field and give yourself a competitive edge with a strong academic grounding.
About the course
Students of the MSc in Project Management programme will gain an understanding of current issues in project management through engaging with contemporary theory and case studies.
Over the course of three terms (1-year, full time), students will develop their critical thinking, problem solving and analysis skills through a range of compulsory modules and electives. Available modules include change management and leadership, strategic management and sustainability, and professional practice.
Studying these modules allows students to gain a clear insight into the practicalities of project management in different industries and prepare them for a career in this field.
The MSc Project Management programme consists of the PGDip stage and the Master stage. For the Postgraduate Diploma (PgDip) stage, you will study the following core modules:
- Case Studies in Project Management (core, 20 credits)
- Postgraduate Research Methods (core, 10 credits)
- Project Management Fundamentals (core, 20 credits)
- Projects in Practice (core, 20 credits)
- Project Risk Management (core, 20 credits)
- Strategic Management & Sustainability (10 credits)
- Change Management and Leadership (20 credits)
Successful completion of the PgDip allows you to proceed to dissertation module:
- MSc Project Management Dissertation (60 credits)
Our esteemed team of lecturers and tutors make use of a broad range of teaching and learning approaches in order to facilitate your learning journey in a way that plays to your strengths and abilities.
Depending on whether teaching is face-to-face or online, we offer:
- Computer laboratories
- Team work
- Case studies
We use a variety of assessment methods to evaluate our Project Management degree. The list below provides a guide to the types of assessment methods you may expect to encounter during your studies:
- Coursework assignments
- Unseen examinations
- Oral presentations
- Final MSc dissertation
Find out more about the structure, learning outcomes, compulsory and optional modules in this course.
Why study MSc Project Management?
Students who choose to study this programme benefit from enhanced opportunities for career progression. For example, previous graduates have entered roles within the manufacturing industry, local authority positions, joined DXC Technology, and have even created their own start-up consultancy firms.
Secondly, this course closely reflects the reality of the project management profession. It is taught by experts with years of industry experience. This allows students to gain a deep understanding of the subject.
Finally, this APM accredited course grants students access to the Association for Project Management for no cost. Students will also benefit from networking opportunities with previous graduates.
This programme is especially suited to big-picture thinkers who are organised and confident. However, prospective students should also have achieved at least a 2:2 Honours degree from any subject. Alternatively, if you do not have a degree qualification, you should have gained substantial work experience that is directly relevant to this course.
English Language Requirements
For entry to this course, prospective students whose native language is not English must be able to demonstrate sufficient English Language capabilities.
The most commonly accepted English Language qualification is the IELTS qualification (gained in the last 2 years). Applicants should have achieved a score of 6.0 and sub-test results should not be below 5.5.
Other accepted English Language tests include:
- Cambridge certificate of advanced English (CAE) and certificate of proficiency in English (CPE). Score: 176.
- Trinity College Integrated Skills in English. Score: ISEII.
- Pearson Academic English. Score: 61.
- TOEFL IBT. Score: 78.
You may also be permitted to take a supplementary English language programme prior to commencement of the programme. All applications are considered on an individual basis, so it is always worth discussing your options with an admissions officer.
The tuition costs are £11,250 for UK students for this 1-year course. The fees are £14,500 for international students studying this course.
Duration: 1 Year Full Time
Duration: 1 Year Full Time
What Can I Do with a Project Management Degree?
Our MSc in Project Management helps students develop the skills and confidence necessary to manage projects to successful completion. By …