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MSc Project Management

Developing the next generation of professional project managers.

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About The Course

Projects play a key role in many organisations, either because they are organised around projects or because they introduce change through projects. This programme will enable you to use project management tools and techniques, engage stakeholders, obtain systemic insights into projects and provides the opportunity to gain practical experience of managing projects in any industry.

We will teach you how to investigate the new and how to navigate it. We will look at managing people from a psychological and sociological perspective, alternative management approaches like agile and provide you with systemic insights into the management of projects. We carefully balance academic perspective, experiential learning and practical application to advance your knowledge in the most effective way.

Throughout the course you will work in a dynamic and international environment that will enable you to develop into a workplace-ready and reflective graduate. Our careers advisers will support you in creating a career plan and give you access to various career events per year.

Key Facts

Course Content

The MSc in Project Management comprises seven taught modules and an applied project management research project. In the first term you build up your knowledge of the fundamental principles of the discipline; in the second and third terms you are increasingly exposed to the contexts and realities of practical project management, through interaction with professional project managers and through action-based projects.

During your first term from October to December, you will study the below modules:

The second part of the course runs from January to March, and includes the below modules:

From May to September you will work on a project or dissertation. You have two options: 1) an action project where you put your theory into practice or 2) a research project where you explore a phenomenon in depth. You will submit it at the start of September, at the end of your Masters programme. 

 

Scholarships

Our programme-specific scholarships are aimed at high-achieving students with a strong academic or personal profile. We'll automatically consider you for these scholarships when you apply and if you are shortlisted we'll be in touch with the next steps, so it's best to apply as soon as possible.

Scholarships and Funding

Careers

The Department of Management Science provides an extensive careers service and postgraduate students may expect to be eagerly sought after by employers. Major employers contact the Department each year to recruit. Many former students now hold senior positions in their organisation – as management scientists or as managers.

The Department has strong links with companies and organisations, many of which employ our alumni. Companies visit the department to make presentations and interview students as part of their selection process. In other instances, opportunities are advertised via the noticeboards and electronically on the student VLE. You are also asked to contact company recruitment offices directly.

Management Science, Operational Research, Logistics, Supply Chain and Market Analysis are seen by leading companies as the start of a fast track to promotion for high flyers with a numerate or scientific background. Project Management skills are also highly sought after by companies due to a need for improved project success rates and more global and complex project organisations. There is a continually growing market for the project profession which covers many roles from support to strategic leadership. Experience has shown that if you have a postgraduate qualification, you will not only obtain a better starting job but will also receive more rapid promotion.

Student Profiles

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