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Course overview

Over recent years there has been a growing awareness and appreciation of the use of project management techniques in a much wider range of business settings. Organisations recognise that, in order to achieve competitive advantage, the efficiency and success of each and every project is important.

You will develop a thorough understanding of project management principles and techniques, and study their application to a specialist area.

Building on seven taught modules, we offer two distinct pathways: Computing, and Enterprise Management. A final dissertation allows for even greater focus on your chosen career sector.

Career options

Project management plays an important role in nearly every organisation, from smaller enterprises through to the largest global corporations. The knowledge and skills you acquire on this course will enable you to take on the role of project manager or become an effective member of a project management team.

Internship Option

The MSc Applied Project Management with Internship option is available to full-time students who attain an average module score of 60% or better.

The internship element is designed to give you the opportunity to gain valuable work experience and enhance your employability, as well as your personal and professional development. Your dissertation will be based on a 26-week period of engagement with an employer.

Modules

• Principles of Project Management

• Strategic Portfolio Management

• Employability Skills and Employment (full-time only)

• Learning and Professional Development (full-time only)

• Team Dynamics and Leadership

• Project Finance and Marketing

• Research Methods

• Dissertation. You can choose from one of the following pathways:

• Consultancy and Technical Innovation (Computing Pathway)

OR

• Managing Innovation and Change

(Enterprise Management Pathway).

Format

A variety of teaching methods will be used within course module deliveries especially to capture the applied aspects of project management. In fact the core modules were constructed with teaching variety methods from the outset. The pathways modules need to capture sector expectations and final dissertation offers a wideness of choice.

Assessment

The assessment across the modules has been thought out to offer a balance of assessment approaches of assignment only and some will have a mixture with an examination as an end assessment.

By way of example: The module Strategic Innovation Management initial assignment involves a group undertaking and requires a presentation creation and delivery. The final assignment is an individually developed document requiring to conduct research on the use of projects in an organisation. There is no examination for the modules and assessment weighting is 40/60.

There are only a total of five modules that require examinations as part of their end assessment for the course with maximum of only four examinations required for selected pathways.

Career and study progression

Project Management is the discipline of planning, organising and executing projects effectively and efficiently. As such, project management plays an important role in nearly any organisation, from SMEs through to the largest global corporations. Knowledge and skills gained within this course will enable graduates to take on the role of project manager and/or become an effective member of a project management team.

Outstanding graduates are encouraged to further their study at the level of MPhil and PhD at UWL and at other institutions.

We actively encourage students with potential for research to make their interest known early on in their course.

How to apply

Click the following link for information on how to apply to this course.

Scholarships and bursaries

Information about scholarships and bursaries can be found here.


Visit the MSc Applied Project Management page on the University of West London website for more details!

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