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Course content

Our course in MSc Project Management 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.

Key facts

-Study highly topical subject areas
-Course content is aligned with the academic requirements of the APM (Association for Project Management)
-Study an area that will open up opportunities in many different industries
-Also available as MSc Project Management with Advanced Practice
-Also available as a part-time programme at our London Campus
-Upon successful completion of your programme, further develop your skills through Professional Pathway programmes, delivered by QA, one of the UK’s largest providers of project management and IT training

What will I study?

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.

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.

This programme is also available as MSc Project Management with Advanced Practice which includes either an internship or a research project.

How will I be taught and assessed?

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.

During your studies, you will be assessed through a mix of individual and group assessments, presentations, computer simulations and exams.

Careers and further study

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.

Strong demand for project managers means the average salary for experienced professionals is £62,000 a year, or equivalent (Telegraph.co.uk 2015).

Upon successfully completing your course, you may undertake professional training from one of the UK’s leading corporate training providers, QA, through Professional Pathways. These are offered to our graduates for free and provides an excellent opportunity to develop your practical project management skills and professional accreditation.

Visit the Project Management (Full Time) (London Campus) - MSc page on the Northumbria University website for more details!

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