Project Management is an essential and desirable criterion in almost every job description and many organisations struggle to achieve efficiency savings. Project Management is consistently recognised as a must-have workplace skill set to attain this value for monies efficiency and to ensure a sustainable project, programme and portfolio success. Effective project management skills are in great demand in an increasingly collaborative, uncertain and complex global environment.
This MSc in Project Management aims to provide graduates with a broad range of specialist and advanced tool-sets of both technical and interpersonal skills that will equip them to develop successful careers in the demanding and rapidly expanding field of project management.
Learning & Teaching
The MSc Project Management will be delivered through a mixture of lectures, seminars, teamwork, workshops, forums online, practical guest lecture sessions, site visits and resources through the Moodle, Cardiff Met's Virtual Learning Environment.
In the past day-long site visits have been organised for students. Some of these companies are Jaguar, Costain, Infineon Technologies, WNO (Welsh National Opera) and SENEDD (Welsh National Assembly). There have been an association with Cardiff Met's Business Improvement Service (BIS) team to develop projects with them e.g., Benefits Realisation Management in their projects.
Postgraduate programmes within the School operate on a semesterised basis with 180 credits of taught modules being delivered over three teaching semesters.
Modules are led by experienced members of staff and, in some instances, professional practitioners from industry and for each 20 credit module students will normally have:
48 hours of face to face contact and 152 hours of self –managed (tutor directed) learning.
Employability & Careers
Projects are key to the successful implementation of organisational strategy and those people with the right skills to work in projects, programmes and portfolios are increasingly seen as vital to delivery success. Global demand for project managers and project-based roles are increasing to such an extent that demand is seriously outstripping supply and this trend also applies when managing projects in a programme and portfolio way.
On successful completion of the MSc Project Management you will be equipped to take on a challenging career in project management across a range of sectors from Engineering, Construction, Built Environment, Surveying, Manufacturing and Production, Energy/Renewable/Clean Energy, Oil and Gas/Hydrocarbons, Information Technology, Information Systems, Banking, Finance, Retail, Media and Creative Industries, Third Sector, Charity (Non-Governmental Organisation), Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs), Military, Health, Social Care, Legal and range of sectors/disciplines/domains. You will also be able to develop your current project management skills and experience to be able to specialise in such areas as risk management, finance and contract management or to take on more of a leadership role of your organisation's portfolio of projects and programmes.
Upon completion of the MSc, you can undertake further study at the doctoral level via research or professional routes.
Prospective students should hold an undergraduate degree (normally of classification 2:2 or above), or:
A Higher Apprenticeship in Project Management with two years of relevant work experience in a project team role, or:
Five years of relevant work experience in a project team role or two years related work experience in a programme and portfolio roles and responsibilities. However, if you have sufficient work experience in project, programme and portfolio environment and could evidence this through your CV please contact the Programme Director, Langes Supramaniam on firstname.lastname@example.org for information and details on how to progress with your application for this MSc. There may be an expectation to produce relevant documentary-based evidence to fulfil our Recognition of Prior Learning regulations and procedures.
In some instances, those with higher level professional qualifications and experience may be exempt from certain taught modules. Such exemptions would be discussed on a case by case basis with the Program Director and will be subject to the University's academic regulations.
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