MSc Project Management (APM)


Program Description

Course Overview

This master’s degree will help develop the skills you need to deliver global projects to a professional, high standard. The MSc Project Management (APM) programme from Arden University will benefit those already practising in the field of project management or wanting to take their career in this direction.

Arden’s flexible study mode makes it is easier to develop your project management skills alongside your existing commitments and responsibilities. This programme will help you take your career to the next level whilst you help your organisation to fulfil their project’s goals successfully.

All of Arden’s programmes are delivered with a strong focus on employability and career success. This programme is accredited by the Association for Project Management (APM), so you can be sure your management career has the best foundation.


Course Modules:

Project Management Techniques

By breaking down the different types of project management, you’ll learn solid methods to control projects from beginning to end. This modules covers budgets, how to resolve complex issues, and coordinate the work of a project team.

Management of Projects

Take charge of projects with all the necessary models, learning the ropes of effective leadership, how to match people to tasks, schedule, budget, and make risk assessments. You will also develop the ability to identify whether or not an investment will be worthwhile.

Project Analytics

Use data to drive project management decisions, and maintain the health of a project through its entire duration. Discover the context in which these facts and stats are used to measure project performance, and become confident in the use of analysis to inform decisions.

Data Handling and Decision Making

With access to more data than ever, those equipped to handle and interpret this data can add real value to the workplace. The focus of this module is learning how to both interpret data, and make key business decisions shaping the future of an organisation.

Sustainability in Theory and Practice

The drive towards sustainability is a crucial aspect of modern business and can be a catalyst for ethical, operational change. This module explores sustainability as a tool for growth, using case studies to explore the application of these concepts, and their potential to further the objectives of your own organisation.

Quality Management

This module will encourage your understanding of quality product delivery with key theories. You’ll appreciate quality in both tangible and intangible products, and this module will allow you to promote this philosophy in your current or future role. Your introduction to quality management will include the tools and systems to measure quality in a working situation, and you will put ideas into practice against specific business needs.

Research Project:

This vital project gives you a chance to research an area of your choice, related to the programme theme, and develop your critical abilities. You’ll create a research proposal and choose between a conventional dissertation, or an academic article and presentation. Then you’ll apply all of your knowledge from the programme, with the opportunity to link your research to your actual work needs.

Industry Partnerships

When you enrol in the MSc Project Management (APM) course, you will have the option to participate in the Salesforce business skill development programme.


Salesforce Trailheads
There are 140 Trails and 520 badges to choose from, covering many aspects of business, computing and using Salesforce as a management tool.

How does it work?
Participation with our Industry Partners is completely voluntary – it’s entirely up to you whether you complete one, 10 or none at all! Your participation or decision not to study these additional extras won’t have any effect on your degree or the grades you receive.

What Our Students Say


"I chose online studies because of its flexibility. I can balance between work and family responsibilities without feeling so much pressure. I can study after work hours, weekends and during evenings at home comfortably. It's the best investment I have ever made."

Wendy Chepchirchir,
MSc Project Management (APM)

Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible for this course you must normally have:

  • A UK honours degree at a minimum of second class (2.2) or equivalent.
  • For students whose prior learning was not taught in English: IELTS 6.5 or equivalent (no less than 6.0 in any element).
What if I don’t have academic qualifications?

We positively encourage and consider applications from those with substantial management experience (typically 5 years) able to demonstrate their motivation to study the programme. We will ask for your CV and references in support of your application.


£9,500 (UK & EU), £9,550 (International)

Last updated Nov 2019

About the School

Here at Arden University, we believe that everyone everywhere should have access to the higher education they deserve. Whether you already hold a post-secondary degree or are just beginning your journ ... Read More

Here at Arden University, we believe that everyone everywhere should have access to the higher education they deserve. Whether you already hold a post-secondary degree or are just beginning your journey into higher education, Arden has the tools and the passion to help provide you with a truly engaging and beneficial learning experience. Read less