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Master of Science

MSc Project Management

Want to build your real-world skills and excel as a Project Manager? Employers will require nearly 88 million project management-related professionals by 2027 (source: PMI).

Our business Master’s in Project Management is designed specifically with your future employability in mind. You will advance your knowledge and understanding of the key and current aspects of project management and best practices, while also developing the skills and competencies needed to become a knowledgeable and effective business professional in today’s turbulent international business environment.

You will graduate ready and confident to switch careers, take your career to the next level or start your own business as a freelance project manager.

This business Master's degree is available to study on-campus or online as a full-time course (1 year) or with Professional Practice Year (2 years), or part-time (2 years).

Pearl Oruamabo, Senior Lecturer, on how our MSc in Project Management helps students with their future employability:

“Our MSc in Project Management is designed around the pragmatic approach. We run a PEC model (prepare, engage and consolidate) to help students prepare for sessions, engage during sessions and then consolidate afterwards. We believe this helps students to build transferable skills that they will find very useful in the workplace.”

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Key Facts

Entry requirements

2:2 or above from a UK Bachelor’s degree, or equivalent qualification(s)

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Entry requirements

Next start date

June 2024

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Study at the University of Law Business School.

 

Secure a job within 9 months of successfully completing your course or your fees back.

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Decide how to put your skills into practice and gain valuable business experience to increase your employment opportunities with our Professional Practice Year.

Course Details

MSc Project Management

Our business Master’s in Project Management course is focused on the needs of the industry and aims to produce graduates who are ‘work ready’. A business 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, such as planning and organisation skills and increase your employability. You will graduate fully prepared to effectively manage projects, learning strategies for planning, risk management, quality control, leading people and vital communication approaches.

This course is taught by academics with extensive industry experience in workshop-style classes to ensure greater interaction with your lecturer and a personalised learning experience. You will apply the theoretical concepts and project management models to real life case studies and will also have opportunities to work with professional bodies and employers.

This course is accredited by The Chartered Management Institute so upon successful completion of the course, you will have the option to apply for a CMI Level 7 Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership as well as your degree.

NEW MSc Project Management with Professional Practice*

This course is offered as a 2-year full-time business master’s programme. Sharing the first year of study with the 1-year MSc Project Management, the 2-year programme benefits from a second year of Professional Practice that is specifically aimed at fostering the employment opportunities of students.

Offering greater flexibility than a traditional Placement Year, our Professional Practice Year allows you to decide how to put your skills into practice. Choose between an academic dissertation, business plan, business or consultancy project, or a paid placement in industry, depending on the option that is best suited to your future career path. .

Why study a Business Master’s degree with us?

  • A professional Careers and Employability Service: from day one to beyond graduation, we'll help you become more employable with support from our expert employability service and careers advisers.
  • CPD-accredited Professional Development Module: our 1:1 coaching will ensure you develop the professional and leadership skills you need to succeed in business.
  • Quality of teaching: you'll work on real-life case studies, taught by business specialists with industry expertise in project management.
  • Help to support your tuition fees: we have business scholarships and bursaries and can guide you on postgraduate fees and funding.
  • Amount of support: Our range of student advisors and academic coaches, support apps and student support services help our domestic and international students.
  • Flexible course format: Study full-time, part-time, on-campus or 100% online with a learning model that encourages independent and deep learning, shared modules for greater networking and clear time demands.

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

(*subject to approval)

Upcoming Application Deadlines

The application deadlines for our June 2024 intake are as follows:

  • International students applying within the UK requiring a Student Route Visa: Monday 20th May 2024
  • Domestic students: Friday 7th June 2024
  • International students applying outside the UK requiring a Student Route Visa: Our June intake is now closed. Applications are open for September 2024 and the deadline to submit your application is Monday 29 July 2024.
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Meet Your Faculty

Dr Uly Ma is a Lean, Sustainability and Governance expert with over 25 years’ professional experience. Besides lecturing in Project Management for ULaw Business School, Uly is author to books Do More with Less and No Waste.

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Course Structure

  • 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)

Helping you become more employable is our priority and we are the only business school in the UK to offer professional development coaching to all our postgraduate students. You will benefit from our CPD-accredited Professional Development Module including one to one professional coaching and a bespoke Personal Development Plan.

This is testament to our dedication to helping you achieve your ambitions.

To find out more about how you can benefit from our professional development support, watch our short video.

Course Start Dates

  • MSc Project Management
    • Full-time: Birmingham, Leeds, London Moorgate and Manchester
  • MSc Project Management
    • Full-time: Birmingham, Leeds, London Moorgate and Manchester
    • Part-time: Birmingham, Leeds, London Moorgate and Manchester
  • MSc Project Management
    • Full-time: Birmingham, Leeds, London Moorgate and Manchester
    • Part-time: Birmingham, Leeds, London Moorgate and Manchester
  • MSc Project Management
    • Full-time: Birmingham, Leeds, London Moorgate and Manchester
    • Part-time: Birmingham, Leeds, London Moorgate and Manchester

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Study MSc Project Management Online starting June 2024, September 2024, February 2025 or June 2025

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Course requirements

The course demands show you the requirements, prior knowledge and commitments our course will involve.

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Study Online

You can also study this course 100% online.

If you’re looking for the perfect combination of a flexible study programme to fit around your other commitments together with the benefit of our expertise, experience and employability focus, why not consider our online study option?

MSc Project Management Online ➔

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Course Information

 

You will be assessed formally through a mix of individual assignments, group work and Dissertation/Project work.

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Students will study for one year full-time or two years part-time, divided into three semesters of 13 weeks. Typically, full-time students will study 4 modules per semester and part-time students will study 2 modules per semester.
Students will also work on a CPD-accredited Professional Development Module throughout all 3 semesters.

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Employability We Set You Up For Success

We care about your career, which is why we offer support with job applications and other work experience opportunities as soon as you accept your place.

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Fees and Applying

 

You can apply for this course directly with the University.

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2023/24 Course Fee (for courses starting on or after 1 July 2023)

Domestic students
London: £11,300
Outside London: £10,750

International (non-domestic) students

London: £16,700 (or £13,700 including a £3,000 International Bursary*) 
Outside London: £15,850 (or £12,850 including a £3,000 International Bursary*) 

2024/25 Course Fee (for courses starting on or after 1 July 2024)

Domestic students
London: £11,850
Outside London: £11,300

International (non-domestic) students

London: £18,500 (or £15,500 including a £3,000 International Bursary*) 
Outside London: £17,000 (or £14,500 including a £2,500 International Bursary*) 

2 Year Programme with Professional Practice:

Domestic students
London: £13,050
Outside London: £12,450

International (non-domestic) students
London: £20,350 (or £17,350 including a £3,000 International Bursary*)
Outside London: £18,700 (or £16,200 including a £2,500 International Bursary*)

*Terms and Conditions apply


By studying a Master's degree you could be eligible for a Postgraduate Loan.

If you’re a ULaw alumnus, you may be eligible to receive our £1000 Academic Master's Alumni Discount.

We also have a range of scholarships and bursaries available to help you invest in your future.

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We have students from over 120 different countries throughout our campuses, with a dedicated team to help international students.

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