Our course in MSc Project Management with Advanced Practice will give you project management skills that are widely transferable to any industry. You will develop the skills to coordinate multiple work streams to deliver projects on time, within budgetary and resource allocations.
The Advanced Practice element of this programme gives you the opportunity to secure a 12-15 week internship in your penultimate semester. You’ll benefit from valuable work experience and be able to put your learning in to practice in real business environments, building your employability.
-Course content is aligned with the academic requirements of the APM (Association for Project Management)
-Prepare yourself for a career in a wide range of industries
-Put your learning in to practice and build key skills with either an internship or an applied group consultancy project
-Newcastle Business School is one of only 1% of the world’s business schools to hold the prestigious double AACSB accreditation
-Upon completion of your programme, you will be eligible for our Professional Pathway programmes which will enable you to further develop your skills, delivered by QA, one of the UK’s largest providers of IT and project management training
This MSc Project Management will focus on developing your competence as a well-rounded project or programme leader alongside the wider leadership and management skills required to succeed in any organisation or sector. Live industry projects play a key role and have involved clients such as Volvo, Airbus, Balfour Beatty, the NHS and Google.
Strong demand for project managers means the average salary for experienced professionals is £62,000 a year, or equivalent*.
The course content spans a range of highly topical subject areas. This includes: how to assess project feasibility, how to manage risks in projects, how to keep people working together, and how to develop a portfolio of projects. The curriculum is aligned with the academic requirements of the Association for Project Management (APM), which is the UK’s largest professional body for project managers.
The Advanced Practice version of this course offers you a valuable opportunity to secure a work placement or complete an individual research activity, giving you experience of the workplace environment or being part of an academic research team, and an excellent way to put your learning into practice or developing your research career potential.
This stage of the programme will take place between your second and final semester, and is a semester long (15 weeks) in duration. Internships as part of the Advanced Practice stage may be paid or unpaid. The alternative research module allows you to work with an academic or applied research team on a range of research topics. Whether you choose the internship or the research project you will successfully develop your business skills and further enhance your employability.
The full duration of your programme depends on your start date:
-September start dates: your programme will last up to 21 months. You will have a summer break after Semester 2, and commence your Advanced Practice stage in September.
-January start dates: your programme will run for 16-18 months. There is no summer break included in this programme for those starting in January. Your Advanced Practice stage will commence in September.
-May start dates: your programme will run for 16-18 months. There is no summer break included in this programme for those starting in May. Your Advanced Practice stage will commence in January.
You will be taught through a mix of lectures, seminars and workshops to enable you to grow your knowledge of project management frameworks and skills. In addition, you will be expected to engage in independent study involving directed and self-directed learning.
Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) is embedded throughout the course with tools such as the ‘Blackboard’ eLearning Portal and electronic reading lists that will guide your preparation for seminars and independent research.
This course will open up opportunities in project management roles in many industries. Past Northumbria University graduates have gone on to work for multinational companies such as BAE Systems, Volvo Car Group, NHS, Siemens, IBM, Hewlett-Packard, Shell and Virgin Money. Job roles have included project managers, programme managers, project portfolio managers, management consultants, business developers, entrepreneurs, quality managers and directors.
Upon successfully completing your course, you may undertake further professional development and training through Professional Pathways programmes. This additional training is offered to our graduates for free, from our partner QA, and provides you with an excellent opportunity to undertake professional training at the end of your Masters from one of the UK’s leading corporate training providers, further enhancing your professional development and employability skills. Find out more about Professional Pathways and your eligibility. Find out more about the Pathways available and your eligibility - http://london.northumbria.ac.uk/why-northumbria/careers-and-employability/
You can also gain access to the Northumbria University Graduate Enterprise scheme where we can help provide you with advice and skills to enable you to set up your own business.
All modules are core.
-LD7030 – Research Methods
-LD7031 – Project, Programme and Portfolio Management
-LD7033 – Project Change, Risk & Opportunities Management
-LD7036 – People in Project Management
-LD7037 – Project Feasibility and Economics
-LD78032 – Project Organisations & Information Management
-LD7052 – Research Project
For students completing an Internship
-Internship (60 credits)
For students completing a Research Project
-Research Project (60 credits)
This specialist MSc course develops ambitious students to become future leaders of the hospitality and tourism industry. Successful applicants will normally have a bachelor's degree in business, hospitality, or tourism management and a minimum of one year's relevant work experience.
You will build on your previous studies and work experience by developing your ability to think strategically across core management disciplines. You will have the opportunity to specialise in your chosen area. Our unique Bacchus Mentoring Programme gives you one-to-one support from a senior professional, who will help you to develop your professional skills and advise you on your future career. This is one of the many opportunities resulting from the strong relationships that the school has with industry professionals worldwide.
If you apply for the sandwich mode, you will undertake a one-year paid work placement, after completing the taught part of the course. You will be fully supported in finding a placement and supervised throughout.
The following modules build on your previous learning and work experience. You will develop a deeper understanding of the complexity of international hotel management in today's turbulent environment.
You can choose one elective module from the following:
You can view the course structures here:
The innovative learning experience on this course is very much student-centred and interactive. You will take part in multicultural group work, case studies, workshops, seminars, lectures, events and one-to-one tutorials. Alumni and senior industry professionals contribute to the programme through guest lectures. You will have the opportunity to be personally mentored by an industry leader.
The tutors are internationally renowned for their research and consultancy activities, and their excellent links with the industries. They bring commercial expertise into the classroom to inform you of contemporary developments taking place in the hospitality and tourism sector.
Each year, there are opportunities to go on field trips including visits to attractions, hotels, museums and the corporate office of a leading international hotel company.
Field trips are optional and are paid for by the student. Some field trips are subsidised.
Full-time mode involves approximately 15 hours of staff contact time per week. In addition there is a significant amount of independent and group study time. You will therefore be expected to take a great deal of responsibility for your own learning and to manage your time effectively. Assessment is based predominantly on individual coursework and the dissertation.