Project Management MSc - 2019 Entry

Entry Year
2019

Duration
Full time 12 Month(s)

Course Overview

Many companies are now organised around projects rather than operations. Delivering one-off projects is exciting because of its uncertainty. This conversion programme will give you the skills to manage small projects or to be part of a project team on larger projects in any industry.

As one of a small group of international students, our tutors get to know you as individuals through group work and contact time. All our tutors have industry experience, which influences the programme’s direction. You will also benefit from our connections with the Association of Project Management. In fact our Professor Darren Dalcher led the re-writing of their most recent Body of Knowledge publication.

In your first term our staff play the client. You apply tools and techniques and develop relationships. The second term covers aspects such as value, cost, strategy and management skills in project management. Clients are held at a distance but they and the project are real. You gain experience working with professional project managers and delivering action-based projects.

We will teach you how to investigate the new and how to navigate it. You will learn about work breakdown structures, risk management and Gantt charts. We will also look at managing people from a psychological and sociological perspective, including relationships with stakeholders. We carefully balance academic perspective, experiential learning and practical application.

You can choose a desk-based dissertation or consultancy project with small and medium-sized enterprises. Past projects have ranged from construction to the MOBO Awards, and from process-based to technology-based.

Throughout the course you can access our LUMS careers support. We also run careers-focused sessions on project management ahead of recruitment fairs.

Course Structure

You will study a range of modules as part of your course, some examples of which are listed below.

    Core

    Optional

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.

Fees

Fees

Location Full Time (per year) Part Time (per year)
UK/EU £16,000 n/a
Overseas £22,000 n/a

The University will not increase the Tuition Fee you are charged during the course of an academic year.

If you are studying on a programme of more than one year's duration, the tuition fees for subsequent years of your programme are likely to increase each year. The way in which continuing students' fee rates are determined varies according to an individual's 'fee status' as set out on our fees webpages.

What are tuition fees for?

Studying at a UK University means that you need to pay an annual fee for your tuition, which covers the costs associated with teaching, examinations, assessment and graduation.

The fee that you will be charged depends on whether you are considered to be a UK, EU or overseas student. Visiting students will be charged a pro-rata fee for periods of study less than a year.

Our annual tuition fee is set for a 12 month session, which usually runs from October to September the following year.

How does Lancaster set overseas tuition fees?

Overseas fees, alongside all other sources of income, allow the University to maintain its abilities across the range of activities and services. Each year the University's Finance Committee consider recommendations for increases to fees proposed for all categories of student and this takes into account a range of factors including projected cost inflation for the University, comparisons against other high-quality institutions and external financial factors such as projected exchange rate movements.

What support is available towards tuition fees?

Lancaster University's priority is to support every student in making the most of their education. Many of our students each year will be entitled to bursaries or scholarships to help with the cost of fees and/or living expenses. You can find out more about financial support, studentships, and awards for postgraduate study on our website.

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