Learning environment

A wide range of learning and teaching methods are used on the programme, designed to accommodate different forms of personal learning. These include formal lectures and presentations, case studies, seminars and workshops involving input from project management practitioners as well as academic staff.

‌The style throughout is open and interactive, drawing on the experience of those presenting the material and of students within the class. You will be encouraged to engage with the material presented, debating and critiquing ideas and defending and justifying your views – just as you will need to do as a project manager. You will also have plenty of practice in making formal presentations.

You will undertake a variety of projects, enabling you to get to work with and learn from different students within the class – learning to reconcile different cultural perspectives and preferred working methods. As befits a complex project management environment, you will often have to work within tight time-frames to manage multiple tasks and deadlines.


The programme assessment involves a mix of individual assignments and group-based projects. To find out more about the assessment used, see the individual module descriptions accessed from Programme Content.

Private study

Outside of the timetabled sessions, you will be expected to manage your own learning: reading widely, researching using the Internet and making extensive use of the University library resources, both print-based and online. Data points in all campus rooms allow you to access the library catalogue and many other online databases from on-campus accommodation. You access to the School's computer labs until 10.00pm each evening and there is a wireless network in the School.