The MSc Project Management Online provides a postgraduate award with a strong focus on employability. It is aimed at graduates who have an interest in developing an in-depth specialist knowledge and a critical understanding of the key aspects of project management, and in particular, who are looking to pursue, advance or switch to a career in project management. A Master’s degree in project management is sought after by many organisations in the public, private and not-for-profit sectors. This course is suitable for graduates in business, computing and engineering who are particularly interested in organising, running or participating in projects.
The master's programme is designed so that you can complete your course in a 12-month period. You will develop a broad comprehension of the most important concepts in project management with a strategic perspective in a global context. The Business School prides itself on the depth and practical relevance of the knowledge delivered in its programmes by academics with practical experience to ensure that research is melded with relevant real-life applications. You will apply theoretical concepts and project management models to real-life case studies, in a practice-based environment. The programme provides the intellectual underpinnings required for a career in a rapidly changing work environment, a rigorous approach to self-awareness and personal development and significant exposure to the world of work and its current demands.
The course offers the development of in-depth intellectual and professional knowledge of project management that is covered by a range of modules including Systems Design & Management of Projects; Project Finance & Procurement and Managing People & Organisations. This range of subject areas will enable you to take up or further your professional qualifications as well as your academic qualifications. Furthermore, you will gain valuable experience in research within your specialist field through the completion of a dissertation, also presentation, communication, teamwork and critical problem-solving skills.
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New from September 2022 – enhance your skills and employability with a Placement Year.
2:2 or above from a UK bachelor's degree, or equivalent qualifications.
International students additionally require an English language level equivalent to IELTS 6.5 or above with a minimum of 5.5 in each component.
MSc Project Management Online
The Master of Science Project Management Online can be studied full-time over a 12-month period or part-time over a 21-month period providing flexibility around your commitments.
The course is designed specifically to focus on the key aspects and knowledge required for effective project management within a variety of organisations and sectors. If you thrive on taking control and leading a project to ensure that everything is synchronised, then this course is a great way to further develop your skills and qualify you for a position in an organisation or to start your own business as a freelance project manager.
With our MSc Project Management Online, you’ll boost your project management skills as you learn how to manage people and examine the latest trends in project management.
Optional Placement Year
New from September 2022 – all our Master’s courses will have an optional Placement Year, giving you the chance to practise your knowledge and skills and enhance your employability. There will be no placement fee charged to students joining in September 2022, however, a 20% charge of the full-year standard fee will apply from January 2023 onwards.
Our MSc Project Management – Online is a specialist course aimed at graduates who have an interest in developing in-depth specialist knowledge and a critical understanding of the key aspects of project management. Through our full range of innovative online study resources, you will be able to create your own timetable and fit your studies around your personal and professional commitments.
A Master’s degree in project management is sought after by many organisations in the public, private and not-for-profit sectors, making it a great way to develop versatile skills and increase your employability. So that you are fully prepared to effectively manage projects, we’ve ensured that this course helps you to learn about strategies for planning, risk management, quality control and vital communication approaches.
This course is designed to help you develop a broad understanding of the most important models in project management, applying theoretical concepts and project management models to real-life case studies.
As an online student, you will have access to a range of professionally produced tuition videos to support each module, featuring detailed animations to help you absorb complex concepts. You can explore case studies taken from the real business world to help strengthen your learning while accessing downloadable reading materials, so you can revise on the go.
Our MSc Project Management - Online is suitable for graduates in business, computing and engineering, especially if you are interested in organising, running or participating in projects. It provides a postgraduate award with a strong focus on employability and is ideal if you are looking to pursue, advance or switch to a career in project management within any industry.
Choose to study the optional Placement Year for the opportunity to gain significant practical skills and elevate your career. Employers are looking for graduates with a business-ready mindset; this entails an understanding of business ethics and values, self-awareness, mental flexibility and openness, resilience, and a commitment to lifelong learning.
Should you be unable to complete the full programme, you may still be awarded a Diploma or Certificate depending on the terms completed.
Course Tutor - Uly Ma
Uly has more than 30 years of experience in process improvements and sustainability with both private and public sectors. He has significant experience in Lean operations, Six Sigma Quality, Total Productive Maintenance and Everyday Sustainability. When you corner him, he will tell you that he helps companies save money, but that’s not all, his programmes also help companies to improve the way they work, to “do” sustainability and thence also to look good. His sustainability programme was deployed at the London 2012 construction at both the Olympic Park and the Athletes Village (where it won a few awards). He has also written 2 books on sustainability - Do More with Less (2018) and No Waste (2010).
Uly also did an MBA programme at Henley Management College then thus allowing him to speak scientific, engineering and managerial nonsense and jargon with equal fluency. Since 1997 has Uly run his own international consultancy which offers solutions in operational effectiveness through productivity and sustainability.
Professional Development and Coaching
All Master’s programmes are integrated with a Professional Development Module, specifically designed to help boost your professional leadership skills and expertise. We will work with you on a Personal Development Plan (PDP) tailored to your career goals, in addition to employment workshops and events.
You will receive individual coaching from a professional coach to help improve your skills in leadership, critical thinking, emotional intelligence, innovation, cultural communication, and growth mindset. We are the only business school in the UK to offer professional development coaching for all our postgraduate students and this is a testament to our dedication to helping you achieve your ambitions.
Programme Management (30 credits)
Product Management (30 credits)
Project Planning Execution (30 credits)
Procurement and Supply Chain Management (30 credits)
Research Methods and Research-Based Output (60 credits)
You will be assessed formally through a mix of individual assignments, group work and Dissertation/Project work.
This course has an innovatively flexible structure, with specific assessments that are conducive to effective learning.