MSc Project Management

University of Salford

Program Description

MSc Project Management

University of Salford

In Brief:

  • Gain the necessary skills to become a Project Management Practitioner of the PMI, the world’s leading professional association for project managers
  • Study a degree backed by cutting-edge research to become a practitioner in this fast-growth business sector
  • Put project management theory into real practice with an exciting Business Innovation Project
  • Part-time study option
  • Overseas study available
  • Work/industrial placement opportunity
  • International students can apply

Course Summary

This course will provide you with a comprehensive understanding of project management. During your time with us, you’ll gain fresh insight into best practice, via access to the latest academic research and case studies. You’ll also develop new skills which will enable you to manage projects in manufacturing, service, social enterprise, charity or public organizations.

Course Details

The course is block delivered and there are six entry points per year. Students will take the modules below in a sequence dependent on their start date.

In this course, you will develop the ability to critically appraise project planning and control methods and apply these in the effective management of projects. You will also learn to apply appropriate professional and business skills in project management. In addition, the course will develop your ability to communicate effectively within your chosen project context or industry.

Semester 1

  • Operations and Information Management
  • Strategic International Business Management

Semester 2

  • Project Risk and Procurement Management
  • Project Management, Leadership and Skills Planning, and Control

Semester 3

  • Business Innovation Project (BIP)

Flexible final study options

Salford Business School has one of the most flexible suites of post-graduate taught programmes in the UK.

For the final third of your studies you can choose from 4 differing pathways, all of which are designed to accommodate your career aspirations and enhance your professional practice:

  • Dissertation – traditional 3-month research pathway.
  • Live Project – 3-month group project activity researching a commercial project.
  • Internship – 3-month opportunity to develop your skills working in partnership with an organization.
  • Placement – 6 months paid work experience implementing a commercial project.

Part-Time Study

If you are on the part-time course, you will be able to register for individual modules as part of CPD. The following example shows how the course could be taken on a part-time basis over two years:

Year 1 - Semester 1

Operations and Information Management

Semester 2

Project Risk and Procurement

Semester 3

Strategic International Business Management

Year 2 - Semester 1

Project Management, Leadership, and Skills: Planning and Control

Semesters 2 & 3

Business Innovation Project

Entry Requirements

Normally a minimum 2:2 honors degree or equivalent or successful completion of the Graduate Certificate International Management.

A wide range of professional qualifications is also accepted either in partial or complete fulfillment of entry requirements.

Where a student has gained a recognized Honours degree but does not meet the normal entry qualification requirement, they may still be considered for entry if they can demonstrate relevant work experience of a minimum two years duration post study and acceptable level of responsibility.

Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL)

We welcome applications from students who may not have formal/traditional entry criteria but who have relevant experience or the ability to pursue the course successfully.

The Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL) process could help you to make your work and life experience count. The APL process can be used for entry onto courses or to give you exemptions from parts of your course.

Two forms of APL may be used for entry: the Accreditation of Prior Certificated Learning (APCL) or the Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL).

English Language Requirements

International applicants will be required to show a proficiency in English. An IELTS score of 6.5 (no element below 5.5) is proof of this.

Suitable for

This course is ideal if you are a graduate of a business or management-related subject, or if you have work experience that has incorporated a project management role. It may also appeal if you are a graduate from another discipline wanting to move into project management.

Applicant Profile

Your background may be in business, management or other subject areas. We are particularly interested in candidates who are looking to develop a career in the management of complex projects.

Fees 2018-19

  • Full-time: £8,550
  • Part-time: £1,425 per 30 credit module
  • Full-time International: £14,400

Additional Costs

Students may wish to register for professional body membership at an additional cost of £20. Costs are approximated based on the current academic year.

You should also consider further costs which may include books, stationery, printing, binding and general subsistence on trips and visits.


The course is currently delivered in four blocks of three-day intensive study periods, followed by independent study and online support through the University’s virtual learning environment, Blackboard. Each module is taken and assessed over a six-week block.

From September 2017, this delivery format will change. Students will continue to study a single module for a 6 week period. Face to face teaching will be delivered on campus for two half days each week. In addition, you will attend the taught element of the Business Innovation Programme each Wednesday afternoon during the 6-week blocks, with an independent study completed in your own time through Blackboard.Individual student timetables will be provided during induction week.

Teaching is delivered through a combination of lectures, seminars, and tutorials, using a wide range of learning activities.


Over the duration of your course, a range of assessment techniques will be used. Types of assessment include; essays, assignments, exams, multiple choice tests, online tests, group reports, and portfolio work.


You will have excellent opportunities to develop the necessary skills and knowledge to become a project team member, manager, or project leader. Project management graduates are in high demand across the public, private and third-sector. This course also offers great opportunities if you are looking to develop a consultancy or business.

Career Prospects

Our Graduates are highly sought after in construction, IT, engineering, and the public sector, and many go on to successfully become project managers in aerospace, construction, business services, NGOs, charities, museums and social enterprises. Other graduates often progress to become business owners and consultants.

Links with Industry

Our course team maintains excellent relations with local, national and international organizations, commentators and employers.

Our teaching is industry-led, inspired by contemporary practice and developed in partnership with business leaders. Our academics are experts in their field and work closely with industry to ensure that our courses reflect the needs of business and provide our students with that extra edge when it comes to securing a job.

Our part-time students are drawn from a wide range of public, private and third sector organizations, allowing you to enjoy highly valuable networking opportunities.

Salford Business School also operates a guest lecture course which allows you the chance to mix with professionals from industry, make connections, set up placements and conduct research.


Salford Business School is located at the heart of the University’s Peel campus in the newly refurbished Lady Hale Building, and the Chapman Building, offering state-of-the-art facilities for the Business School’s student learning community and just minutes from Manchester city center. Chapman is a stylish modern space with six lecture theatres equipped with the very latest technology and large screen displays, a series of communal learning and breakout spaces, plus a Fairtrade café with panoramic views across the campus.

Lady Hale is the home to all dedicated business school student support including the school office, an employability hub, a base for the Business School society, and several open study spaces.

All University of Salford students also have access to the MediaCityUK campus including its study facilities.MediaCityUK is home to major BBC and ITV departments and over 80 businesses across the creative and digital sectors.It is recognized as one of the most innovative developments in Britain and is a vibrant place in which to live, work, socialize and study.

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Last updated April 11, 2018
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14,400 GBP
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United Kingdom - Manchester, England
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