Project Management (Degree Apprenticeship) (BSc (Hons))

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The award
BSc (Hons)

How long you will study
4 Years

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About Project Management (Degree Apprenticeship) at University of Portsmouth


Do you want to earn a salary and get valuable on-the-job experience while you develop in-demand project management skills you can use across many industries?

On this 4-year BSc (Hons) Project Manager Degree Apprenticeship course, you'll spend 1 day a week studying for your degree and the other 4 days in work. The Government or your employer pay your tuition fees – so it doesn’t cost you anything. Degree apprenticeships are suitable for anyone over 18, whether you've just finished school or college or you've already started your career.

The course is designed by employers for project management professionals, so you'll be learning relevant, up-to-date skills you can apply right away in your job. You'll get the skills you need to manage the people, funding and time spent on a project. You'll learn to lead or act as part of a team progressing project issues from initiation through to completion and develop the knowledge and competencies you need progress into more senior roles.

Project management is a growing profession with great career prospects. Studying this field could lead you to a successful career in industries such as construction, engineering, information technology, air transport, the armed forces, charities, government departments, hospital trusts, financial services, retailers and rail transport.

What you'll experience

On this degree apprenticeship course you'll:

  • Explore project management as a generic professional discipline, giving you the skills you need to manage the people, time and financial resources to deliver successful projects
  • Develop transferable business skills, including the ability to work effectively with others, communicate with stakeholders at all levels and use contemporary digital technologies
  • Have the opportunity to get a recognised industry-standard IPMA Level D qualification (or equivalent), such as the APM Project Management Qualification (PMQ)
  • Graduate with skills and knowledge you can apply to almost any industry, especially those in the commercial sector
  • Have access to the University's student support services and community including the Library, study support, sports and recreation facilities, and the Students’ Union
  • Build a network of professional peers during your time at university, sharing your ideas and knowledge
  • Get practical work experience in your job, giving you an advantage over students who do a traditional degree
  • Get a personal tutor from the University and a workplace mentor

What you'll study 

Each module on this course is worth a certain number of credits. You'll study modules worth 360 credits.

Year 1

Core modules in this year include:

  • Personal Development as a Project Manager
  • Introduction to Project Management
  • Project Communications
  • Project Leadership
  • Work Based Learning 1 Project Planning

Year 2

Core modules in this year include:

  • Accounting for Project
  • Project Resource Management
  • Project Quality Management
  • Project Contract Management and Governance
  • Work Based Learning 2 Conducting a Project
  • IPMA Level D Qualification or Equivalent

Year 3

Core modules in this year include:

  • Project Risk Management
  • Business Creativity and Innovation
  • Project Strategy Leadership and Management
  • Advanced Project Management
  • Completion of IPMA Level D Qualification or Equivalent

Year 4

Core modules in this year include:

  • Critical Thinking for Project Managers
  • Organisational Change Management
  • Work Based Learning 3 Change Project
  • Completion of End Point Assessment


Teaching on this course includes:

  • face-to-face discussion and debate
  • project management sessions with practising project managers
  • web-based chat with lecturers and other students

Classes are challenging but informal and friendly.

You'll typically go to university 1 day a week for around 30 weeks every year to attend lectures, seminars and workshops. On the weeks you don't go to University, you'll still spend 20% of your time studying or training away from your normal working environment.

How you're assessed

You'll be assessed through:

  • written projects and coursework
  • work-based learning projects

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 all practice and formal assessments so you can improve in the future.

Careers and opportunities

What can you do with a Project Management degree?

Here are some routes you could pursue after graduation:

  • project management
  • consultancy
  • project planning
  • logistics
  • product development

You could also continue your studies at postgraduate level or set up successful businesses with help and support from the University.

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.

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Entry requirements

Qualifications or experience

  • 120 points from 3 A levels or equivalent. Applicants with relevant work experience will also be considered. All applicants to the Degree Apprenticeship courses must have an acceptable Level 2 qualification in English and Mathematics. Acceptable qualifications include GCSE with grade C/4 or above and Functional Skills with Pass - please note that we are not able to accept all kinds of Level 2 qualifications, so if you an unsure whether you have a suitable qualification please get in touch. If you do not have an acceptable qualification you may be required to take an additional assessment during the application process.

Selection process

  • Applicants may need to attend an interview and/or submit a portfolio in support of their application.

Don't meet the entry requirements?

Consider a Foundation or Pathway course at University of Portsmouth to prepare for your chosen course:

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