Open to graduates holding degrees in any subject, this course assumes no prior knowledge of project management. The course also includes two units accredited by the Association for Project Management (APM).
Project management skills are in demand in almost every sector and increasingly they are an essential requirement for many different job roles. The programme is suitable for professionals and graduates who are looking to develop their project management skills as well as project management specialists who want a recognised qualification that supports the experience they have gained in employment.
This exceptionally practical course addresses the key factors that underpin the successful delivery of projects. Your studies will cover how to manage the technical, cultural, political and financial aspects of a project and the tools and techniques available to you. People are a crucial part of any project?s success and you will consider how to adeptly manage challenges such as power disputes between colleagues, skills development issues and maintaining motivational levels for long-term projects.
Through case studies and scenario-based exercises, you also look at how professionals in different sectors manage multiple projects and multi-task across teams. The programme incorporates a virtual, computer-based experience for project management learning and an innovative syllabus on the challenging issue of sustainability in project management.
During your studies, you will have the opportunity to participate in:
- Industry visits to real companies
- Short-term internships with local employers
- Live business projects for real clients*
- A live consultancy project for your final dissertation*
*subject to availability
You should have a good UK honours degree (minimum 2:2), or equivalent (including international), in any subject. We also consider applications from candidates who have equivalent professional qualifications or significant, relevant management experience.
If your first language is not English and your first degree was not taught in English, you must have an English language score of IETLS 6.5, or equivalent such as TOEFL IBT 90. If your IETLS score is 5.5 we may offer you a place on the proviso that you successfully complete an approved English language course at the University.
All of the books required for the course are available from the library. The University also has PC labs and a laptop loan service. However, many students choose to buy some of the core textbooks for the course and/or a laptop. Students may also need to print their assignments and other documents. Campus printing costs start from 5p per page. Estimated costs are £300 for a laptop up to £100 each year for books and printing.
|Qualification||Study mode||Start month||Fee||Fee locale||Course duration|
|PgCert||£ 2,820 (Whole course)||Home/EU||8 Months|
|PgDip||£ 5,640 (Whole course)||Home/EU||16 Months|
|MSc||£ 8,460 (Whole course)||Home/EU||24 Months|
|PgCert||£ 4,800 (Whole course)||International||8 Months|
|PgDip||£ 9,600 (Whole course)||International||16 Months|
|MSc||£ 14,400 (Whole course)||International||24 Months|
|MSc||Full-time||September 2018||1 1 Years|
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