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.
- Project management foundations
- Project Management in Practice
- Management of Risk and Scheduling
- Project Finance and Procurement
- Project Management Project
- Programme and Strategic Management
- Managing International Projects
- Project Management of IT
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.
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.
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.
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