MSc in Project Management


Program Description

MSc Project Management

MSc Project Management is built around the Winchester Business School’s commitment to Responsible Management Education, developing managers capable of managing the business and social challenges of the twenty-first century. The School is one of a select group of UK business schools to take part in this United Nations initiative, which aims to inspire and champion responsible management education, research and thought leadership globally.

The programme equips students with the knowledge and skills to work effectively within organisations and the changing external context in which they operate. It emphasises the Principles of Responsible Management Education, aiming to develop in students an awareness of the need to generate sustainable value for their businesses and society at large, and to work for an inclusive and sustainable global economy.

The MSc Project Management modules encompass a range of key project management issues, including project and programme management, commercial and financial management, planning and control techniques and leadership, with a dissertation that enables students to develop expertise in a selected area of project management.


  • Principles of Responsible Management
  • Principles of Project, Programme and Portfolio Management
  • Project Life Cycle Planning, Control and Monitoring nTechniques
  • Commercial and Financial Management
  • Leadership in Organisations
  • One option from Innovation and Change Management, Business Consulting, Enterprise

Learning and Teaching

A focus of the programme is the development of students’ capacity to apply the necessary skills to solve real-life problems in management environments. A wide range of teaching and learning methods have been adopted, including student-led discussions, debates and presentations, workshops involving a range of active learning activities, independent study, web-based activities and lectures.


The programme develops skills and knowledge for action in the workplace. Project management is useful for a wide variety of careers in both the public and private sectors. The programme also provides a firm foundation for undertaking postgraduate research at PhD level.

Entry requirements

Normally a first or second-class Honours degree or professional experience in the area of study. Students with professional project management status and who hold appropriate Level 7 qualifications such as Postgraduate Diploma in Project Management (or its international equivalent) are eligible for entry with advanced standing. Accredited prior certificated learning (APCL) may be available to suitably qualified applicants up to a maximum of 100 credits. The remaining credits (depending on entry qualifications) will consist of 40 credits of independent study and a minimum taught a component of 40 credits that must include 20 credits of Research Methods in Business.

If English is not your first language: IELTS 6.5 (including 6.5 in academic writing) or a TOEFL score of 575 (paper-based) or 232 (computer-based) or equivalent.

Last updated Jan 2018

About the School

The University of Winchester was established in 1840, and it combines this heritage with innovative learning and teaching.

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