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Project Management MSc

Gain the expertise to undertake complex business planning projects in modern, global workplaces, and master skills that will prepare you for a career in a variety of industries and professions.

Overview

Project management is crucial in all business fields, from the financial sector and information technology to healthcare and public services. With more organisations defining their activities as projects, the demand for well qualified project managers is growing.

This course has been designed to meet the increasing demand for effective project management across all industries and sectors. The course provides an emphasis on equipping students with skills and expertise to both plan and practice in project management in global business and social environments and emerging trends influencing project management such as virtual and hybrid work.

It provides a career entry, or further development, in the discipline of Project Management, beyond its traditional confines of engineering and construction, as applicable to enterprise management theory and practice. A central emphasis of the programme is a focus on responsible project management (RPM), to assist students to understand how project management can impact and improve society.

Key features

  • This course considers emerging trends within Project Management such as flexible and virtual project teams to provide you with the most up to date knowledge.
  • The Project Management Futures: Emerging Trends and Professional Frameworks module will give you the opportunity to enhance your understanding of the profession by engaging with professional project management bodies and the DMU Careers team as well as develop your personal SWOT analysis for career realisation.
  • Benefit from Education 2030, where a simplified ‘block learning’ timetable means you will study one subject at a time and have more time to engage with your learning, receive faster feedback and enjoy a better study-life balance.

Scholarships

DMU offers a range of undergraduate and postgraduate scholarships and bursaries to help you realise your academic ambitions.

International student scholarships

Find out about available international scholarships or visit our fees and funding page for more information.

 

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Programme code: September: N21376

January: N21377

Duration: 12 months full-time (September intake), 18 months full-time (January intake)

Start date: September, January

Fees and funding:

2023/24 tuition fees for UK students: £9,950

Find out more about course fees and available funding.

Find out more about additional costs and optional extras associated with this course.

Programme code: 

September: N21376

January: N21377

Duration: 12 months full-time (September intake), 16 months full-time (January intake)

Start date: September, January

Fees and funding:

For 2023/24 tuition fees for EU and international students: £17,200

Find out more about course fees and available funding.

Find out more about additional costs and optional extras associated with this course.

Entry criteria

Applicants will normally hold an undergraduate degree in any subject with a minimum pass of 2:2, or equivalent overseas qualification, or an equivalent professional qualification. Work experience is desirable but not essential.

English language requirements

If English is not your first language an IELTS score of 6.0 overall with 5.5 in each band (or equivalent) when you start the course is essential.

English Language tuition, delivered by our British Council-accredited Centre for English Language Learning, is available both before and throughout the course if you need it.

Structure and assessment

Education 2030

We want to ensure you have the best learning experience possible and a supportive and nurturing learning community. That’s why we’re introducing a new block model for delivering the majority of our courses, known as Education 2030. This means a more simplified timetable where you will study one subject at a time instead of several at once. You will have more time to engage with your learning and get to know the teaching team and course mates. You will receive faster feedback through more regular assessment, and have a better study-life balance to enjoy other important aspects of university life.

Read more about Education 2030
 

Course modules

Teaching and assessment

Teaching contact hours

 

Block 1: Managing Projects for Success: Lifecycle Optimisation

Block 2: Responsible Project Management: Ethics & Sustainability

Block 3: Organisational Project Management: Dynamic Influence for Governance

Block 4: Project Management Futures: Emerging Trends and Professional Frameworks

Block 5 & 6: Project Management Dissertation

 

See detailed module descriptions

 

Note: All modules are indicative and based on the current academic session. Course information is correct at the time of publication and is subject to review. Exact modules may, therefore, vary for your intake in order to keep content current. If there are changes to your course we will, where reasonable, take steps to inform you as appropriate.

See pre-Education 2030 version of this course

 

Teaching and assessment

You will be taught through a combination of workshops, lectures, projects and online resources.

Over the whole programme, there is a varied mix of assessment including: presentations, case study analysis, individual exercises, report writing, and essay writing. These are developed during the module with the opportunity for in-class formative feedback. Learners will also be issued in advance with a proposed timetable of assessments in order to ensure that academic work is timed appropriately and that students are provided with an opportunity to effectively plan and manage their time and workloads.

Teaching contact hours

This is a full-time course and in total you should be prepared to devote approximately 2 hours of lectures, 6 hours of workshop and 2 hours of asynchronous activity each week.

Facilities and features

Hugh Aston Building

You will have access to our purpose-built Hugh Aston Building, equipped with lecture theatres and classrooms, break-out spaces for group work, quiet study zones for individual work and IT labs. Wherever possible, students will be given home access to specialist software.

You’ll also have access to the building’s new £5.5 million extension called The Yard, which provides more than 22,000 square metres of extra space. This is designed to facilitate your learning experience with large and airy breakout spaces, a new Student Advice Centre, and a balcony on the top floor. The Yard also features more comfortable classrooms and self-study spaces, allowing you to carry out independent study as well as group work.

Library services

On campus, the main Kimberlin Library offers a space where you can work, study and access a vast range of print materials, with computer stations, laptops, plasma screens and assistive technology also available. 

As well as providing a physical space in which to work, we offer online tools to support your studies, and our extensive online collection of resources accessible from our Library website, e-books, specialised databases and electronic journals and films which can be remotely accessed from anywhere you choose. 

We will support you to confidently use a huge range of learning technologies, including Blackboard, Collaborate Ultra, DMU Replay, MS Teams, Turnitin and more. Alongside this, you can access LinkedIn Learning and learn how to use Microsoft 365, and study support software such as mind mapping and note-taking through our new Digital Student Skills Hub. 

The library staff offer additional support to students, including help with academic writing, research strategies, literature searching, reference management and assistive technology. There is also a ‘Just Ask’ service for help and advice, live LibChat, online workshops, tutorials and drop-ins available from our Learning Services, and weekly library live chat sessions that give you the chance to ask the library teams for help.

Learning zones

Our Learning Zones and The Greenhouse also provide space for group or individual work and study.

There are 1,600 study places across all library locations, more than 700 computer stations, laptops to borrow, free wi-fi and desktop power outlets.

You can also book rooms with plasma screens, laptops and DVD facilities for group work and presentations, secure an individual study room with adjustable lighting or make use of our assistive technology.

Opportunities and careers

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DMU Global

This is our innovative international experience programme which aims to enrich your studies and expand your cultural horizons – helping you to become a global graduate, equipped to meet the needs of employers across the world.

Through DMU Global, we offer a wide range of opportunities including on-campus and UK activities, overseas study, internships, faculty-led field trips and volunteering, as well as Erasmus+ and international exchanges.

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Graduate careers

Career opportunities within project management are varied.

This fast-growing management discipline provides opportunities in the private and public sectors including industries such as cultural events, construction, finance, pharmaceuticals, transport and large scale government projects.

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