Whatever your degree topic you can join this course and take your first step to becoming a project management professional and joining one of the world’s fastest growing professions. There is a need for project management professionals on every continent and in virtually any field of work.
This MSc Project Management course is designed to teach people from any discipline or degree background, unlike other project management courses, whether you are from a business, arts or technical background this course is for you.
The course has been designed in line with the requirements of both the Project Management Institute (PMI) and the Association for Project Management (APM).
The taught modules ensure you develop a well-rounded set of project and general management skills, including Project Management Basics, Project Delivery Methods including agile, International Project Management, Managing People and Project Leadership, Understanding Organisations, Project Funding and Tendering, Project Risk Management and Quality Management. Speakers from outside the University also contribute to the course, providing real-world case studies.
A 3 year (4 year for Engineering) graduation degree from an AICTE / UGC recognised University - 55% (52% for Computing and Engineering programmes; 50% MBA programme with some experience)
A 3 year (4 year for Engineering) graduation degree from an AICTE / UGC recognised University 57-60% (depending on reputation of University)
We usually require applicants to hold at least a 2:2 honours degree in any subject. We will also consider applicants who have other qualifications and substantial work experience
English language Requirements
We accept a wide range of English language qualifications. The standard of English language required varies between courses so please check each course page carefully.
If English is not your first language you should have at least one of the following qualifications (or equivalent) as a minimum.
International English Language Testing System (IELTS)
You need an overall score of 6.0, with at least 5.5 or higher in each component: reading, writing, listening and speaking. An alternative approved Secure English Language Test (SELT) will also be accepted if the applicant’s element scores are equivalent to those required for IELTS. After 6 April 2015, you must take your IELTS exams at one of the test centres listed on the UKVI website.
Pearson Test of English Academic
You need an overall score of 56 with no less than 51 in each skill.
Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE)
You need grade C or above.
Cambridge Certification in Advanced English (CAE)
You need grade C or above.
O-Level English Language or GCSE English Language
You need grade C or above (UK Exam board).
Malaysian SPM 1119
You need grade 6 or above (only grades 1, 2 or 3 are acceptable for Law).
Trinity Integrated Skills in English (ISE) II
You need Merit or Distinction.
Degree in English
If you have another qualification not listed above, contact the International Office for advice. If you do not have the necessary level of English you may need to take one of the University's English for Academic Purposes (EAP) University Preparation Courses before you begin your course.
For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.
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Project Management and Control
Develop the building blocks of successful project management. Study topics such as project selection, feasibility, whole life costing and sustainability; the impact of risk, quality and people; effective monitoring and control to ensure successful delivery; and the use of project management software. Undertake an extensive case study/business game to develop your skills in team working and decision making.
Project Delivery and International Project Management
Consider some of the issues facing project managers who must efficiently and effectively oversee the delivery of projects, to include consideration of a range of international contexts.
Commercial and Contractual Issues in Project Management
Learn about the importance of commercial and contractual issues in projects. Cover the role of Strategy and Strategic Management, Business Plans, Legal Issues, Commercial Relationships and Financial Management and Tendering.
Leaderships and Management of Project Risk, Quality and People
Explore the role of leadership and people management in ensuring a successful outcome to a project. Investigate the issues and strategies in managing risk and quality and how these can be deployed to provide a successful project outcome.
Understanding Organisations and Systems
Explore how organisation and systems can be understood to help facilitate their design, change and management. Investigate various methods of organisational analysis and modelling, including both hard and soft-system modelling.
Using your research and critical analysis skills, draw on the knowledge you have gained during the course to address a real engineering problem or research question at the forefront of the discipline.
Scholarships & funding
Several scholarship options are available, Please visit university website for more information.
Annual fees are:
- £7,000 if you are from the UK/*Europe
- £14,000 if you are an international student
A masters degree in project management will open up a wide range of employment opportunities for you. Project Managers can be found in most sectors of industry, governments, consulting, non-profit organisations, the arts and many other sectors. Past graduates of our MSc in Project Management can be found in all of these sectors developing successful and dynamic careers.
Project managers have skills that are relevant to most industries and it is one of the fastest growing professions worldwide.
You'll also gain transferable knowledge and skills that can be applied to other sectors of employment and management.
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