During this course you’ll learn how to plan, organise and control a project’s progression, quality and performance and discover techniques to maintain its momentum. You’ll master systems thinking and develop essential skills such as the ability to manage strategic procurement.
People play an integral role in the delivery of any project. On this course, you’ll learn the essential skills to overcome a range of common issues, from managing power disputes between colleagues, to maintaining motivation within a team during long-term projects.
Shaped by industry
The MSc Project Management is accredited by the Association of Project Management, which means the content you study reflects the latest developments in the industry.
You’ll also get unique insights into the energetic world of project management through a number of guest lectures. These experienced professionals come from a range of different sectors and will help demonstrate the critical role project managers play in the operation of modern organisations.
Features and Benefits
Taught by experts - this course is delivered by leading academics who bring their experience as project management practitioners into the classroom.
Real-life learning – sharpen your new skills outside your course, with an opportunity to take a short-term internship with employers in the city.
A global city of opportunities – Manchester is one of the fastest growing economies in Europe, with large capital projects shaping the region’s development. It’s a great lab for your studies.
Industry insight – learn from professional guest lecturers. You’ll get a unique insight into a number of different industries.
Professional development – attend a series of key industry events and masterclasses throughout your course and network with recruiting businesses.
Boost your employability – Develop vital leadership and management skills in demand by employers. This course can open doors into a number of different industries.
“I chose a Masters in Project Management in order to consolidate years of leadership and team working roles into an accredited qualification.” Elizabeth Woodcock, MSc Project Management.
Accreditations, Awards and Endorsements
Accreditation The Business School is accredited by The Association of MBAs. AMBA accreditation represents the highest standard of achievement in postgraduate business education.
Accreditation Association for Project Management
Accreditation The Business School is accredited by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. This means we are internationally recognised for meeting global standards of excellence in business and management education.
"We have a network of employer contacts, many of whom are global organisations and they bring contemporary business practice into our classrooms."
Julie Hardman, Head of Department..
After you graduate, you’ll have the leadership and management skills you need to succeed as a project manager.
Project management can be a very rewarding career. Your newly acquired skills will allow you to enter a wide range of different industries.
As a graduate, you’ll be able to explore career opportunities across multiple industries, including:
Construction & property development
Charity & foreign aid
Defence & transport
Our graduates have found employment as planning engineers, e-business project managers, and business analysts. You may also choose to enter freelance consultancy, or create your own business.
of graduates go straight into employment or further study within six months of graduating.
DLHE survey 2017, for all respondents available for employment or further study and whose destinations are known.
Typical entry requirements
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.
Overseas applicants will require IELTS with an overall score of 6.5 with no less than 5.5 in any category, or an equivalent accepted English qualification. Accepted English qualifications can be viewed here.
MEET THE EXPERTS
"The courses we have at the Business School have a real-world application. The operations degrees reflect contemporary business challenges that business managers have to face every day."
Listen to what Dr Julie Hardman, Head of Department, has to say about studying at Manchester Metropolitan University…
Project Management is vital to organisations of every size and sector – driving growth, ushering in change and delivering value. So the skills to lead people and achieve aims are truly transferable, making you a valuable asset to a huge range of employers, looking to navigate an uncertain and digital world.
The course is open to graduates in any discipline, or professionals with the kind of business experience we can build on. You’ll learn from experts in the field, with research-active academics who are shaping the way we think about project management, together with experienced professionals who have worked in the field and can offer a valuable perspective from the world of project management.
You’ll study seven core topics, building an in-depth understanding of project management frameworks, systems and techniques, together with two option units – so you can tailor the course to your interests. From there, you’ll learn the masters-level study skills you’ll need to tackle a major piece of work, before going on to complete your dissertation project.
Strategic Portfolio and Project Management with Risk
Managing Quality and Sustainable Project Performance
Managing Complex and Disruptive Project Environments
Leading and Managing Successful Project Teams
Systems Thinking and Strategic Procurement Management
Choose two from a list including:
Logistics and Supply Chain Practices
Decision Making and Data Visualisation
Critical Perspectives in Entrepreneurship
Sports Events Management
Please note: all option units are subject to student numbers and timetabling.
Assessment weightings and contact hours
10 credits equates to 100 hours of study, which is a combination of lectures, seminars and practical sessions, and independent study. A Masters qualification typically comprises of 180 credits, a PGDip 120 credits, a PGCert 60 credits and an MFA 300 credits. The exact composition of your study time and assessments for the course will vary according to your option choices and style of learning, but it could be:
Full-time 50% lectures, seminars or similar; 0% placement; 50% independent study
While this course doesn’t include any placement opportunities, you can gain useful work experience through the Business School’s Postgraduate Internship Programme. With a short-term internship, you’ll not only show potential employers that you’re ready to get to work, you’ll also gain some vital experience and make some valuable connections for your professional network.
While an internship involves at least 100 hours of work – starting any time between November and early August – how you do those hours is flexible. You could work full time during a break in your studies, or you might do a day or two a week throughout term time, fitting it around your studies.
Department of Operations, Technology, Events and Hospitality Management
Our Operations, Technology, Events and Hospitality Management Department combines technology with creativity in a state-of-the-art learning environment.
The department stays closely linked with professional institutes, associations and businesses, as part of its founding principle of education working with industry to produce career ready graduates.
Your studies are supported by a team of committed and enthusiastic teachers and researchers, experts in their chosen field. We also work with external professionals, many of whom are Manchester Met alumni, to enhance your learning and appreciation of the wider subject.
UK and EU students: Full-time fee: £9,250 per year. Tuition fees will remain the same for each year of your course providing you complete it in the normal timeframe (no repeat years or breaks in study).
Non-EU and Channel Island students
Non-EU international and Channel Island students: Full-time fee: £16,500 per year. Tuition fees will remain the same for each year of your course providing you complete it in the normal timeframe (no repeat years or breaks in study).
A Masters qualification typically comprises 180 credits, a PGDip 120 credits, a PGCert 60 credits, and an MFA 300 credits. Tuition fees will remain the same for each year of study provided the course is completed in the normal timeframe (no repeat years or breaks in study).
Part-time students may take a maximum of 90 credits each academic year.
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.
Postgraduate Loan Scheme
Loans of up to £10,906 for many Postgraduate Courses
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Being at university isn’t just about learning. It’s about living. Before you arrive, we’ll make sure you know where to go and what to do. And once you’re settled in, our team’s ready to support you during your stay.
From apartments and eco-friendly townhouses, to en-suite and standard rooms, we have all sorts of accommodation on (or near) campus. Whichever option is right for you, you’ll have a room complete with desk, heater, and storage, together with a shared kitchen, laundry facilities and free WiFi.
And in such a handy location, you’ll never be more than a few minutes from the library, Students’ Union, your next lecture or a bite to eat in one of the many nearby eateries.
We’re incredibly proud to be part of such a distinctive global city – and we think you will be too.
Manchester is a city of enterprise and sport, culture and diversity. Here, connections are formed and futures begun. Art, science and business coexist and collaborate. Actors and accountants, lawyers and linguists – they’ve all found a home for their ambitions.
We have sporting excellence, culinary creativity, digital innovation and thriving commerce. Entrepreneurs and entertainers. Theatre and music. A rich and distinctive culture. We have character, spirit and personality.
Here, you’ll find people of every type, making leaps in technology, taking strides in industry and creating art in every form. We have a proud heritage to look back on, and a vibrant and diverse future to look forward to, full of possibility and promise.
From advice and support to a fantastic Union and sports clubs, we’ve got your time here covered..
Whether you’re coming to Manchester from another continent or down the road, we’re here to help. As well as our Student Hubs, where you can get all sorts of information and advice, we offer a range of professional support services and social groups for our students.
Being part of our community, you’ll find societies, teams and groups that will help you make the most of your time here. This means you’ll have the chance to pursue your passions, but also to meet people with the same interests.
The Students’ Union is your voice in the University. Through the officials that you elect, the Union supports its members and stands up for your issues. And, with its building at the heart of the campus, it also provides you with a bar, shop, café, and event venue.
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