Project management has traditionally been a vital part of contracting industries such as engineering and construction. Organisations are increasingly relying on project management as a way of carrying out important work, to improve processes and help them implement change. Project managers are now engaged in a range of organisations and sectors, including manufacturing, the public sector, charities, asset management and utility companies, finance and health management.
Designed both for those who would like to enter this challenging, varied and exciting area, and people who are already involved in project work and would like to take a leading role, this course will give you the necessary skills, insight and practice to become a professional project manager.
You will develop an insight into the potential for better management of projects by studying the challenges that face project managers today. You will also enhance the critical management skills important to working on projects including negotiation, innovation, decision making, motivation, team management, contracts and procurement.
This course is accredited by the Association for Project Management (APM), and our close links with the APM and many other organisations engaged in projects and project management will ensure you are kept up to date with the very latest professional developments.
Research Excellence Framework 2014
Research Excellence Framework 2014: our University's results for the Architecture, Built Environment and Planning unit, which it entered for the first time, were impressive with 37% of its research being rated world-leading or internationally excellent.
Our course team come from diverse backgrounds, including engineering, business and IT consultancy, financial services and construction. The depth and breadth of their experience form a vital element of your learning environment.
The course also attracts professionals from around the world. It's a great opportunity to network, share best practice and discuss ideas with project managers from a variety of backgrounds.
Applicants should either have at least a second class honours degree or have equivalent experience or training, normally from within the project management work environment. All applications should be supported by a reference, either academic or professional. All applicants should satisfy our University English language requirements.
IELTS 6.0 with no skills below 5.5, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses.
Our University welcomes applications from mature applicants who demonstrate academic potential. We usually require some evidence of recent academic study, for example, completion of an access course, however recent relevant work experience may also be considered. Please note that for some of our professional courses all applicants will need to meet the specified entry criteria and in these cases work experience cannot be considered in lieu.
If you wish to apply through this route you should refer to our University Recognition of Prior Learning policy.
Please note that all applicants to our University are required to meet our standard English language requirement of GCSE grade C or equivalent, variations to this will be listed on the individual course entry requirements.
This course can help you advance your career in your current organisation or in a new sector. Our graduates work in a range of industries, including oil exploration, consulting, local government, banking and marketing. This variety reflects the growing significance of project management and its widening appeal as a means of implementing successful organisational change.
- Project Manager
- Quality Manager
- Finance Manager
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Modules & Learning
- Project Implementation
- Project Development
- Contemporary Issues & Project Futures
- Leadership & Team Development
- Project Strategy
- Innovation and Entrepreneurship
- Research Methods & Dissertation
Fees & funding
UK & EU 2018/19
The tuition fee for the year for students entering in 2018/19 is £7700. The amount you will pay may increase each year to take into account the effects of inflation.
The tuition fee for the year for students entering in 2018/19 is £12500. The amount you will pay is fixed at this level for each year of your course.
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