In today’s global and highly competitive environment our MSc Project Management postgraduate degree programme will ensure you stand out from the crowd. This advanced course introduces students to the complexities of modern business, covering a wide range of challenging and thought-provoking topics. The programme also gives you the opportunity to undertake independent research and create a 40-credit Business and Management Research Report.
Developed and taught by subject experts, this 100% inter-disciplinary and integrative programme will teach you how to examine and appraise research methods and technological skills in making effective and ethical management decisions, while also critically analyzing in-depth complex managerial issues both systematically and innovatively. You will also develop the ability to evaluate the principles and theoretical underpinnings of management, strategy, and other disciplines within industry sectors.
Building on your existing knowledge and experience in management, you will engage in activities which relate to your current or future job roles. The programme will expose you to current thinking across a range of issues relevant to project management and provide a theoretical and practical exploration of the factors required for effective project management.
Learning and assessment
Studying online gives you the freedom to study when and where it suits you – at home, during your lunch hour or anywhere else you have internet access.
All of our online courses have an indicative study duration which is a guide to how long your course will take to complete. The actual duration may be longer or shorter depending on your speed of study, study options chosen and module availability. It’s possible to complete your studies faster than the indicative course duration by doubling up on modules at certain times; however, minimum study durations do apply.
All of our courses have regular start dates throughout the year. Our academic year is organized into modules, typically with a one- or two-week break between modules and a structured three-week break for the Christmas period. Students will receive a course timetable during the application process.
Teaching methods and style
As we are a 100% online university, we utilize a virtual learning environment instead of a traditional campus. The system tracks and manages the learning process in real-time and provides you with immediate access to your learning materials.
This learning platform allows both students and tutors to actively take part in real-time conversations and you can listen to, and view, live lectures and seminars over the internet. All courses are delivered in English only.
You are supported throughout your course by a dedicated Student Adviser and have the opportunity to regularly interact with fellow students and your tutor. To ensure you receive the support you need from your tutor, we cap our class sizes at 20 students.
Our MSc Project Management course includes both compulsory and core modules.
We adopt an assignment-based approach to assessment instead of exams. Assessment for the MSc Project Management is based on a combination of written coursework and work on a dissertation or individual project.
You are able to see your current provisional marks from the start of the programme, allowing you to evaluate the success of your current study methods and clearly identify areas to improve. We believe that this transparency gives you the information you need to make the most of your Master's course. We achieve this by:
- showing your marks clearly in your gradebook, which can be viewed whenever you log onto the learning platform
- the rapid turnaround of work assessed to ensure that your gradebook is always up to date
- assessing your work throughout the module rather than waiting for the end of year exams
- ensuring you have regular contact with your Student Adviser
- the simplicity and transparency in the design of our assessment criteria
We also have a policy of ensuring that work submitted by students is authentic. As well as the fact that all work is frequently assessed, we use a well-established electronic monitoring system to check for plagiarism.
On successful completion of your MSc Project Management degree, you will be invited to attend a graduation ceremony at the University of Essex, Colchester Campus.
We are dedicated to improving employability amongst our graduates. Our online courses give you the opportunity to improve your career prospects and earning potential with a mix of key skills that are directly transferable to the workplace.
Achieving this MSc Project Management will demonstrate your knowledge and commitment to future employers. Whether you’re looking to advance your management role, or looking for a career change, this MSc will give you the skills you need to succeed in almost any organization.
The wide range of project management skills that you’ll develop will be complemented by the transferable skills that you will also build upon throughout the course. These include, but are not limited to, critical-thinking skills, research, strategy evaluation, communication and information collection skills.
1. Academic Entry Route
In order to satisfy the Academic Entry Route requirements for our MSc Project Management programme you must have the following qualifications as a minimum:
- An undergraduate degree from an approved institution equivalent to a UK Honours degree or a relevant professional qualification.
If English is not your first language, IELTS (Academic) 6.5 or equivalent. If you do not hold an IELTS or equivalent qualification.
2. Open Entry Route
We recognize that you can gain skills in a wide variety of ways and that prior academic performance is not the only indicator of an applicant’s ability. Therefore, if you do not meet the minimum academic standards above, you may still be eligible to enroll via our Open Entry Route.
In order to satisfy the Open Entry Route requirements for our MSc Project Management programme you must meet the following criteria as a minimum:
- At least five years’ senior level work experience.
- English language proficiency should be at a level equivalent to IELTS (Academic) 6.5.
You don’t need to prove your knowledge of English if you’re a national of, or if you have completed a qualification equivalent to a UK degree in, any of these countries.
Your application will be considered on an individual basis taking into account your motivation for doing the course, prior work experience and other relevant qualifications that demonstrate your ability to successfully complete the programme.
21-day money back guarantee
If you enroll in our MSc Project Management programme but decide that online learning isn’t for you, we will allow you to withdraw within 21 days of the start date stated on your offer letter. If you have paid an initial deposit up front, you will receive a full refund.
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