Full time 12 Month(s)
This programme is designed to provide you with the practical skills, mental models and theoretical background to attain a professional role in a project-based organisation.
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 throughout the core modules and action-based projects which will help you to understand the complexities of organisational change and develop your ability to manage and deliver change successfully through projects.
You will study a range of modules as part of your course, some examples of which are listed below.
This module sets the baseline for establishing an effective team. Through a focus on problem solving, providing a purpose for team work, it allows students to investigate their own role in a team and how that aligns with effective team working. The module provides opportunities for self- and team-diagnosis using a range of applicable models that lead to insights and perspectives about the way people can work effectually together.
This practical module provides opportunities to apply learned project management techniques and methods from other modules such as Principles of Project Management and Problem Solving in Teams. It builds upon previous learning through application to create project practitioners with effective skills to undertake real projects in real environments.
This module develops prior learning about working in projects into a broader appreciation of how projects exist within organisations and how they contribute to commercial value. The module content revolves around and contributes to the development of a Business Case that involves group work to develop a realistic case for a business problem. Students have the opportunity to investigate a specific aspect of how projects contribute to business value.
This module provides a foundation for professionalism from a range of perspectives, including careers development, time management, academic practice as well as approaches to learning and research. The goal of the module is to provide a set of skills that support a student through the programme and into their future career as a professional project manager.
A Project Manager needs to be able to lead people through a process of change. It is important to understand notions of leadership and how this can occur in project environments. Essentially, a project introduces some kind of change that needs to be accepted and understood by those who will receive the outcomes from a project. This module introduces important aspects of change and how this can affect project delivery.
This module presents the techniques and methods needed to effectively initiate, plan and manage a project through to successful completion. The approach is primarily practical and pragmatic, providing an integrated planning process that supports the production of a holistic and robust project plan. Examples from a broad range of industries are introduced throughout the module.
Using a similar approach to Applied Project Management, this module provides a broader experience of applying project management methods. It intends to further build upon learning to develop additional skills as part of an ongoing learning process. One outcome of this experience is a professional portfolio that can be used to support a CV.
In this module we go beyond the scope of straightforward projects to look at Programmes and Portfolios of projects, some specific techniques such as PRINCE2 and Critical Chain and the nature of Complex projects. Additionally, this mofdule brings together ideas from other modules to show how project management methods can inform a complex situation from a real consultancy project.
The second option for the MSc dissertation is to undertake some significant research about a project management topic.
One of the options for the dissertation is to undertake a summer project in a real company that requires a real outcome. The challenge in this module is to create a project that will deliver that outcome, then to plan and manage that project to completion. The dissertation is a critical reflection on your learning about project management from that experience.
Information contained on the website with respect to modules is correct at the time of publication, but changes may be necessary, for example as a result of student feedback, Professional Statutory and Regulatory Bodies' (PSRB) requirements, staff changes, and new research.
Designed for: Graduates seeking a conversion course to focus their vocational interest and wanting to develop their career in project management and consulting
Duration: 12 months, full-time
Entry requirements: 2:1 (Hons) degree (UK or equivalent) in any subject. If you have studied outside of the UK, you can check your qualifications at International Qualifications:
Additional requirements: Relevant work experience is welcomed but not required
English language: IELTS: Overall score of at least 7.0, with no individual element below 6.0 We consider tests from other providers, which can be found at English language requirements
If your score is below our requirements we may consider you for one of our pre-sessional English language programmes:
10 week- Overall score of at least 6.0, with no individual element below 5.5 For details of eligibility see: Pre sessional programmes 4 week- Overall score of at least 6.5, with no individual element below 6.0 Further information is available at English for Academic Purposes
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