Project Management (MSc)

University of Portsmouth the United Kingdom

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The award
MSc

How long you will study
12 - 15 Months

Domestic course fees
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How you will study
full-time

Course starts
February, September, January

International course fees
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All study options

About Project Management at University of Portsmouth

Overview

If you're ready to build on your business and management skills and eager to develop the skills you need for a successful career in project management, then our MSc Project Management degree course is for you.

On this programme, you'll take your studies to postgraduate level and get to grips with the principles and practice of project management. You'll study strategic and practical approaches in different business environments and understand how the influence of successful project management on any organisation.

When you graduate, you'll have all the tools you need to contribute to the effectiveness of a business as a project manager.

What you'll experience

On this course, you'll:

  • Study key themes in the field, including Budgets and Commercial Management, People Management and Risk, and Project Investigation and Systems Methods
  • Take part in live web-based chat forums, where you can discuss your work with lecturers and other students
  • Hear from guest speakers, who will share their experience and advice as practising project managers
  • Complete a dissertation on a related topic of your choice
  • Have 24/7 access to our Library’s electronic book, journal and database collections

Work experience and career planning

We'll help you to identify internships, voluntary roles and opportunities that will complement your studies.

When you finish the course, our Careers and Employability service can help you find a job that puts your project management skills to work.

After you leave the University, you can get help, advice and support for up to 5 years from our Careers and Employability service as you advance in your career.

What you'll study on this MSc Project Management degree course

Core modules on this course include:

  • Dissertation
  • Budget and commercial management
  • People management and risk
  • Project environment and planning
  • Project investigation and system methods

Teaching

Teaching on this course includes:

  • lectures
  • seminars
  • interactive syndicate work
  • self-directed study

How you're assessed

You'll be assessed through:

  • coursework assignments
  • presentations
  • a dissertation

You'll be able to test your skills and knowledge informally before you do assessments that count towards your final mark.

You can get feedback on practice and formal assessments so you can improve in the future.

Careers and opportunities

You'll graduate from this course with the ability to lead, or be part of, a team undertaking strategic projects, from initiation through to completion.

You'll have the skills for a successful career as a senior project manager in the commercial sector.

What can you do with a Project Management degree?

Here are some routes our graduates have pursued:

  • project management
  • consultancy
  • project planning
  • logistics
  • product development
  • public sector management
  • infrastructure planning and implementation
  • naval and Aerospace construction industries
  • doctorate level study in project management

Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardMScHow you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study12 - 15 months
    Course startsFebruary, September, January Domestic course fees find outInternational course fees find out

Notes about fees for this course

https://www.port.ac.uk/study/masters-and-postgraduate-taught/fees-and-funding

Entry requirements

A second-class honours degree or equivalent, or sufficient evidence of both relevant work experience and academic potential to achieve the award.

English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.5 with no component score below 6.0.

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