Northumbria University

Project Management

Are you interested in gaining a Masters qualification that is highly valued by employers and applicable to a range of industries? This course will give you project management skills that are widely transferable.

Strong demand for project managers means the average salary for experienced professionals is £62,000 a year, or equivalent*.

The course covers topics such as how to assess project feasibility, how to manage risks in projects, how to keep people working together, and how to develop a portfolio of projects. The curriculum is aligned with the academic requirements of the Association for Project Management (APM), which is the UK's largest professional body for project managers.

The course is also available through part-time and distance learning modes, and with the option of an advanced practice element.

There's no need to have completed previous studies in project management and we welcome applicants from a variety of academic backgrounds.

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Entry requirements

A minimum of a 2:2 honours degree, or an equivalent professional qualification with practice experience will be considered.

International qualifications

If you have studied a non UK qualification, you can see how your qualifications compare to the standard entry criteria, by selecting the country that you received the qualification in, from our country pages. Visit

English Language requirements

International applicants are required to have a minimum overall IELTS (Academic) score of 6.5 with 5.5 in each component (or approved equivalent*).

*The university accepts a large number of UK and International Qualifications in place of IELTS. You can find details of acceptable tests and the required grades you will need in our English Language section. Visit

Course modules

For a full list of the modules on your course, please access the course pages at

Assessment methods

Your tutors will use a variety of teaching methods, which may include lectures, seminars, problem-based workshops, case discussions, practical activities, group work and tutorials. Teaching is backed up by a well-designed support system that will underpin your learning journey. You will have access to a Guidance Tutor with whom you can discuss any academic issues. Extensive feedback from both tutors and peers is built into the course.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Fee locale Course duration
MSc Full-time with advanced practice September 2018 2 2 Years
MSc Part-time September 2018 2 2 Years
MSc Distance learning September 2018 3 3 Years
MSc Part-time January 2019 2 2 Years
MSc Full-time January 2019 18 18 Months
MSc Distance learning January 2019 3 3 Years
MSc Full-time January 2019 1 1 Years
MSc Part-time May 2019 2 2 Years
MSc Full-time with advanced practice January 2019 2 2 Years
MSc Full-time September 2018 1 1 Years
MSc Full-time May 2019 1 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2018 1 1 Years

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