MSc Project Management


Our MSc Project Management is a specialist course aimed at graduates who have an interest in developing an in-depth specialist knowledge and a critical understanding of the key aspects of project management. A Master’s degree in project management is sought after by many organisations in the public, private and not-for-profit sectors, making it a great way to develop versatile skills and increase your employability. So that you are fully prepared to effectively manage projects, we’ve ensured that this course helps you to learn about strategies for planning, risk management, quality control and vital communication approaches.

This course is designed to help you develop a broad understanding of the most important models in project management, applying theoretical concepts and project management models to real life case studies.

Our MSc Project Management degree is suitable for graduates in business, computing and engineering, especially if you are interested in organising, running or participating in projects. It provides a postgraduate award with a strong focus on employability and is ideal if you are looking to pursue, advance or switch to a career in project management within any industry.

Placement Year

Choose to study the optional Placement Year for the opportunity to gain significant practical skills and elevate your career. Employers are looking for graduates with a business-ready mind set; this entails an understanding of business ethics and values, self-awareness, mental flexibility and openness, resilience, and a commitment to lifelong learning. Visit our Postgraduate Placement Year page for more details. 

Should you be unable to complete the full programme, you may still be awarded a Diploma or Certificate depending on terms completed.

Course Tutor – Uly Ma

Uly has more than 30 years’ experience in process improvements and sustainability with both private and public sectors. He has significant experience in Lean operations, Six Sigma Quality, Total Productive Maintenance and Everyday Sustainability. When you corner him, he will tell you that he helps companies save money, but that’s not all, his programmes also help companies to improve the way they work, to “do” sustainability and then also to look good. His sustainability programme was deployed at the London 2012 construction at both the Olympic Park and the Athletes Village (where it won a few awards). He has also written 2 books on sustainability – Do More with Less (2018) and No Waste (2010).

Uly also did an MBA programme at Henley Management College then thus allowing him to speak scientific; engineering and managerial nonsense and jargon with equal fluency. Since 1997 has Uly run his own international consultancy which offers solutions in operational effectiveness through productivity and sustainability.

Professional Development and Coaching

All Master’s programmes are integrated with a Professional Development Module, specifically designed to help boost your professional leadership skills and expertise. We will work with you on a Personal Development Plan (PDP) tailored to your career goals, in addition to employment workshops and events.

You will receive individual coaching from a professional coach to help improve your skills within leadership, critical thinking, emotional intelligence, innovation, cultural communication, and growth mindset. We are the only business school in the UK to offer professional development coaching for all our postgraduate students and this is a testament to our dedication to helping you achieve your ambitions.

Course Structure
Compulsory modules

Up to June 2022

  • Programme Management (30 credits)
  • Product Management (30 credits)
  • Project Planning Execution (30 credits)
  • Procurement and Supply Chain Management (30 credits)
  • Research Methods and Research Based Output (60 credits)

From October 2022

  • Global Business Strategy (15cr)
  • Innovation Management in a Digital Age (15cr)
  • Success Through Business Ethics (15cr)
  • Process Improvement & Lean Management (15cr)
  • Project Planning & Implementation (15cr)
  • Project & Organisational Strategy (15cr)
  • Leading & Developing People (15cr)
  • Managing Programmes (15cr)
  • Managing Products (15cr)
  • Business Project (45cr)
  • Professional Development (non-credit bearing)

Study MSc Project Management Online starting January 2023, May 2023, October 2023, January 2024, May 2024 or October 2024