Start dates: September, January, May
Tuition fees (2018/19): UK/EU: £7,995 International: £14,000
What will I study?
This MSc Project Management will focus on developing your competence as a well-rounded project or programme leader alongside the wider leadership and management skills required to succeed in any organisation or sector. Live industry projects play a key role and have involved clients such as Volvo, Airbus, Balfour Beatty, the NHS and Google. The course content spans a range of highly topical subject areas. This includes: how to assess project feasibility, how to manage risks in projects, how to keep people working together, and how to develop a portfolio of projects. The curriculum is aligned with the academic requirements of the Association for Project Management (APM), which is the UK’s largest professional body for project managers.
How will I be taught and assessed?
You will be taught through a mix of lectures, seminars and workshops to enable you to grow your knowledge of project management frameworks and skills. In addition, you will be expected to engage in an independent study involving directed and self-directed learning. Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) is embedded throughout the course with tools such as the ‘Blackboard’ eLearning Portal and electronic reading lists that will guide your preparation for seminars and independent research. During your studies, you will be assessed through a mix of individual and group assessments, presentations, computer simulations and exams.
Careers and further study
This course will open up opportunities for project management roles in many industries. Past Northumbria University graduates have gone on to work for multinational companies such as BAE Systems, Volvo Car Group, NHS, Siemens, IBM, Hewlett-Packard, Shell and Virgin Money. Job roles have included project managers, programme managers, project portfolio managers, management consultants, business developers, entrepreneurs, quality managers and directors. Strong demand for project managers means the average salary for experienced professionals is £62,000 a year, or equivalent (Telegraph.co.uk 2015).
Our Northumbria University London Campus is run in partnership with QA Higher Education – a UK higher education provider. All of our programmes at the London Campus are validated by the University and taught by QA Higher Education and University staff.
This course is also available in part-time.
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Last updated July 6, 2018