The Masters in Project Management degree has been designed specifically as a conversion course for graduates seeking to focus their vocational interest in project management, and wishing to develop their career in this increasingly important field of management.

Strong business focus

In addition to equipping you with key project management tools and techniques used by professional project managers, the programme is designed to build your familiarity with management theory, and with the language and practice of management. There is a strong business focus, and the programme's core modules provide a thorough grounding in strategic thinking, project definition, planning and control, applied project management, behavioural aspects and managing organisational change.

The programme will help you to understand the complexities of organisational change and develop your ability to manage and deliver change successfully through projects, particularly via effective engagement of stakeholders. Action-based projects, including a substantial summer project, give you the opportunity to test out your new skills in a project management environment.

Students are drawn from a broad cross-section of academic backgrounds. This allows us to explore the theory and practice of project management in a dynamic and generic way – ensuring that the project management principles you acquire are as applicable in a marketing or service-led organisation as in an engineering or manufacturing organisation.

Graduates from the programme move into project management roles in a wide range of organisations. To find out more about some of our recent graduates and their experience at Lancaster, see our alumni profiles.

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Applied Project Management module

In this key module, students work together in teams on tasks that enable them to apply all the theory they have learnt over the year.