MSc in Project Management

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Project Management Degree


1. Overview

Our MSc Project Management degree is fully accredited by the DETC and can be studied full-time or online.


This reflects the quality of the structure and content in the course which is transferable to a variety of industries including oil and gas, engineering, construction, information technology, healthcare, and many other industries.


The Project Management MSc is suitable for those already in the profession as well as those at the start of their career. It is also suitable for those who are aspiring for career change and development. It can be studied either full-time or online.


2. What you will study

Stage 1

·       Project Management Fundamentals

·       Project Information, Organisation and Behaviour

·       Project Planning and Control

·       Project Commercial Integrity

Exit Award: PgCert Project Management


Stage 2

·       Safety, Health, Environmental and Risk Management

·       Project Strategy, Leadership and Governance

·       Project Management Body of Knowledge 


·       Plus 1 * module from:

·       Quality and Environmental Management Systems

·       Supply Chain Management

·       Oil & Gas Management

·       Performance, Planning and Decision Making

·       Leadership And Strategic Management

Exit Award: PgDiploma Project Management


Stage 3 (MSc Full Time On Campus Mode)

·       Project Management Consultancy Project and Portfolio Development

·       Research Project

Stage 3 (MSc Part Time by Distance Learning Mode)

·       Project Management Dissertation

Award: MSc Project Management

* Elective modules will only run where there are sufficient numbers.

Modules and delivery order may change for operational purposes.

The University regularly reviews its courses. Course content and structure may change over time. See our course disclaimer for more information. 


3. How you will learn


Full-time Study
In full-time mode, you will learn through a combination of lectures, seminars and workshop sessions. These comprise of a mix of group study, discussion, simulation and presentations of findings by teams and individuals. You will work as an individual and also as part of a team on case studies, team activities, presentations and discussions. 

Access to our virtual learning environment, Online Learning, is also provided giving you access from home to learning materials (including videos, e-books and journals).


Distance Learning
Our supported distance learning mode of delivery allows you to study online from any location and is designed to fit in around your work commitments. You will be taught and supported by experienced industry professionals who will recreate the same challenging interactive format of the on-campus courses for those studying at a distance.


Our virtual learning environment, Online Learning offers students flexibility, of where and when they can study, offering full and open access to tutors and other class members. Students have the benefit of being part of a group of learners with the invaluable opportunity to participate in active, group-related learning within a supportive online community setting. The online campus provides students with course materials and depending on the course it also includes:


·                Virtual tutorials

·                Live chat

·                Discussion forums - student and tutor led

·                Up-to-date web technology for delivery methods

·                User friendly material

·                Access to our online library


As online learners, students are part of a 'virtual cohort' and the communication and interaction amongst members of the cohort is a significant aspect of the learning process.


4. Entry requirements


Applicants will require a good honours degree. Those who do not possess an honours degree but have a degree, or degree equivalent qualification, and work experience at a suitable level within an organisation for an appropriate length of time, will be considered. Qualifications from an approved professional body will also be taken into account.


If you do not meet the requirements and are a non-graduate with experience in business/management insufficient to justify exemption, you may wish to consider access to the course via the Graduate Certificate in Project Management.


All international students, for whom English is not their first language, must provide evidence of linguistic ability, by gaining either IELTS 6.5 or its equivalent in TOEFL prior to receiving an unconditional offer of a place on the course.



Our highly innovative degree was the first to receive full accreditation by the DETC. This stamp of quality ensures high standards of excellence and relevance and so you can be confidence about gaining a recognised qualification which will truly enhance your professional and personal development.

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