Course summary

In today's business environment effective project management (PM) is an integral influencer of success. Additionally, PM-associated skills such as planning, risk management, quality management and communication management are essential to control the increasingly complex projects that allow top organisations to remain competitive in the global market. A Master’s in project management is sought after by many organisations, both in the public and the private sector. The course is suitable for graduates in business, computing and engineering, with an affinity for organising, running or participating in projects.
Project Management MSc is designed to equip you with a set of tested skills for planning, delegating and monitoring project. The course gives you the knowledge and tools to help implement strategies for change, in a sustainable way, in order to influence progress within a company or organisation. You also will learn the governance framework of running a project and how to handle the associated risks.

Course structure

The following modules are indicative of what you will study in this course.

The first two modules follow on from one another. In Foundations we lay the foundations of project management, like planning, monitoring and controlling, focusing on the more technical skills of the profession. In the Practice module, we concentrate more on the behavioural aspects of projects, such as leadership and teamwork. The two modules together provide a critical overview of the project management world.

The other core modules discuss other aspects of project management such as risk management, scheduling, project finance, strategic alignment and procurement. To complete their studies, all students complete a practical or research project.

Core modules

  • Project management foundations
  • Project Management in Practice
  • Management of Risk and Scheduling
  • Project Finance and Procurement
  • Project Management Project
  • Programme and Strategic Management

Option modules

  • Managing International Projects
  • Project Management of IT

Professional accreditation

Westminster Business School is one of just a handful of universities that's eligible to offer accredited PRINCE2 Foundation and PRINCE2 Practitioner certifications. In addition, the course will provide you with an understanding and an evaluation of a number of other popular professional qualifications, such as M_o_R®*, MSP* and DSDM Atern.

This course is also accredited by the Association for Project Management (APM).

* M_o_R and MSP are registered trademarks of Axelos Ltd.

Entry Requirements

Applicants should normally hold a first degree from a recognised institution (minimum Lower Second Class Honours or international equivalent) and demonstrate interest and motivation in the subject area. Alternative professional qualifications with at least three years' relevant professional experience will also be considered. Directly relevant degree disciplines include business studies, economics, events management, and operations research.

However, students with qualifications in other disciplines such as engineering, IT, environmental sciences, the humanities and languages are also encouraged to apply.

If English is not your first language, you will need an IELTS score of 6.5, with a minimum score of 6.0 in each element.

Careers

Career path

The majority of graduates start their career as project team members with a few, depending on their background, becoming project programme managers. Many works for the large UK or international organisations as consultants or project managers.

Career development centre

Our Career Development Centre has just been shortlisted for the Best University Careers Service in the National Undergraduate Employability Awards for 2017.

With a growing network of over 3,000 employers around the world and a team of experienced careers consultants, we are here to help you succeed.

In 2015–16, we helped over 1,500 students find work placements across a range of sectors, with 250 employers attending 14 on-campus skills and careers fairs.

As a Westminster student, you’ll have access to our services throughout your studies and after you graduate.

We can help you:

  • find work placements related to your course
  • find part-time/vacation, placement and graduate jobs, including voluntary experience
  • find international opportunities to enhance your employability
  • market yourself effectively to employers
  • write better CVs and application forms
  • develop your interview and enterprise skills
  • plan your career with our careers consultants
  • meet employers and explore your career options at our employer fairs, careers presentations and networking events throughout the year
Program taught in:
English

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Last updated February 7, 2019
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Sept. 2019
Duration
1 - 2 years
Part-time
Full-time
Price
12,500 GBP
international - UK/EU: £10,000 (per academic year)
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