Project Management

MSc

  • Entry year 2024
  • Duration Full time 12 Months

Overview

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Introduction

Projects play a key role in many organisations, either because they are organised around projects or because they introduce change through projects. The MSc Project Management 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.

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 varied industry experience, which influences the programme’s direction and demonstrates the transferability of project management skills between industries and sectors. You will also benefit from our connections with professional bodies including the Association of Project Management, which ensures the relevance and quality of the programme.

Course Outline

In your first term, you will explore the principles of project management. You will apply tools and techniques through a simulation and get a better understanding of developing relationships with stakeholders. The second term builds on this knowledge and will give you the opportunity to apply your skills in a real project.

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 such as 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.

Dissertation

Alongside the eight compulsory modules, you will also need to complete one of the two optional dissertation modules as shown in the Course Summary below.

You can choose a desk-based dissertation or consultancy project with small and medium-sized enterprises. Clients for past projects have ranged from healthcare providers to manufacturing organisations. The focus of the project has varied from consultancy about supplier management, sustainability management practices, implementing lean manufacturing and understanding the customer experience.

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 throughout the year.

Entry requirements

Academic Requirements

2:2 Hons degree (UK or equivalent) in any subject.

Marks should be consistently at 2:2 level throughout your undergraduate studies.

We may also consider non-standard applicants, please contact us for information.

If you have studied outside of the UK, we would advise you to check our list of international qualifications before submitting your application.

Additional Requirements

As part of your application please provide details of any relevant work experience.

English Language Requirements

We may ask you to provide a recognised English language qualification, dependent upon your nationality and where you have studied previously.

We normally require an IELTS (Academic) Test with an overall score of at least 6.5, and a minimum of 6.0 in each element of the test. We also consider other English language qualifications.

If your score is below our requirements, you may be eligible for one of our pre-sessional English language programmes.

Contact: Admissions Team +44 (0) 1524 592032 or email pgadmissions@lancaster.ac.uk

Course structure

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

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. Not all optional modules are available every year.

Core

Optional

Fees and funding

Location Full Time (per year) Part Time (per year)
Home £15,650 n/a
International £31,500 n/a

General fees and funding information

Scholarships and bursaries

You may be eligible for the following funding opportunities, depending on your fee status and course. You will be automatically considered for our main scholarships and bursaries when you apply, so there's nothing extra that you need to do.

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