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1-2 years
Full time/part time
Master's degree
Scholarships available

About this program

MSc Project Management

Become a first-rate project manager who can develop and apply new innovations. You’llgain the critical skills to help you manage projects in today’shighly uncertain business and economic environment.

You’re taught and supervised by leading project management experts in the University of Sussex Business School. This course draws on expertise from SPRU – Science Policy Research Unit.Within an environment that values innovation and sustainability,you’ll learn to plan and manage projects effectively and efficiently. Gain a comprehensive understanding of, and develop core competencies in:

  • managing complex projects
  • managing risk and innovation
  • applying design thinking for project management
  • applying advanced project management practices.

Joining the University of Sussex Business School, you’ll benefit from extensive career support and business connections. This includes employer mentoring, networking, talks and guest lectures. You can also tailor your degree to your career path by choosing options in areas such as agile project management, artificial intelligence and innovation for sustainability.

Admission requirements

UK requirements

Degree requirements

You should have a lower second-class (2.2) undergraduate honours degree or above

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification can be in any subject. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

English language requirements

IELTS (Academic)

Standard level (6.0 overall, including at least 5.5 in each component).

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website

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Program content

Core modules

Autumn teaching

  • Management Research and Practice Skills
  • Managing Innovation
  • Project Design Thinking
  • Project Management in Organisations

Spring teaching

  • Advanced Project Management
  • Management of Risk
  • Managing Complex Projects, Products and Systems

Summer teaching

  • Research Project (Project Management in Practice)

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please visit the university website for more information.


  • Home students: £12,750 per year for full-time students
  • Channel Islands and Isle of Man students: £12,750 per year for full-time students
  • International students: £22,500 per year for full-time students



APM Academic Accreditation assesses programmes or modules to help students and professionals choose the best education in support of their project management careers. Academic Accreditation identifies courses and modules which are aligned to the APM Body of Knowledge, 6th edition. Working with other accreditation streams we offer clear, visible and joined-up career progression opportunities.

Career paths

Managers need the skills toreact to the changing world, and a vision to interpret the next step for their organisation.

On graduation, you’ll be prepared for these challenges – you’llhave the necessaryinterdisciplinary knowledge in innovation management and project management.You’ll havesought-after skills for a professional career in:

  • project and programme management in the public and private sector
  • management or business consultancy
  • business or technology analysis
  • R&D and innovation management
  • entrepreneurship
  • management in large, multinational organisations.

Our graduates have gone into careers in business, technology, government, regional, international and not-for-profit organisations, as well as academia.

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University of Sussex Business School

9SL, Jubilee Building
BN19SN Falmer
United Kingdom

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