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Are you interested in gaining a Masters qualification that is highly valued by employers and applicable to a range of industries? This course will give you project management skills that are widely transferable.

Project management offers excellent starting salaries for those entering the profession with prospects of enjoying salaries between £20,000 and £27,500 for those under the aged of 24. With career progression and experience this can rise up to and in excess of £70,000. The average (median) project management salary, as identified in a 2018 Salary and Market Trends Survey undertaken by the Association for Project Management (APM) is £47,500.

The course covers topics such as 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. 

There’s no need to have completed previous studies in project management and we welcome applicants from a variety of academic backgrounds.

The course is also available through distance learning or full-time with advanced practice.This MSc Project Management programme has successfully attained academic accreditation by the Association for Project Management (APM). 

The APM, through its academic accreditation process, assesses programmes and modules to help students and professionals choose the best education available in support of their project management careers. Our APM Academic Accreditation identifies that the MSc Project Management programme at Northumbria University is aligned to the APM Body of Knowledge, 6th edition.

Modules and Learning

Our teaching methods include lectures, small group seminars, workshops, masterclasses and field visits. As this is a Masters course there is a significant element of independent learning and self-motivated reflection.

You’ll undertake a final Masters level research project that will hone your skills in evaluating and applying research techniques and methodologies. The topic of the project will reflect your own unique interests.

Assessments are designed to give feedback as well as to monitor your level of achievement. The assessed projects will enable you to test your skills in ways that relate to current industrial practice. Specific assessment methods include assignments, written reports, exams, group presentations and debates.

Modules

Module information is indicative and is reviewed annually therefore may be subject to change. Applicants will be informed if there are any changes.

Year one

  • KB7030 - Research Methods (Core,20 Credits)
  • KB7031 - Project, Programme and Portfolio Management (Core,20 Credits)
  • KB7032 - Project Organisations & Information Management (Core,20 Credits)
  • KB7033 - Project change, risk and opportunities management (Core,20 Credits)
  • KB7036 - People in Project Management (Core,20 Credits)
  • KB7037 - Project Feasibility and Economics (Core,20 Credits)
  • KB7052 - Research Project (Core,60 Credits)
  • KB7053 - Academic Language Skills for Mechanical and Construction Engineering (Core – for International and EU students only,0 Credits)

Fees and Funding 2019/20 Entry

Full UK Fee: £6,990

Full EU Fee: £6,990

Full International Fee: £15,000

Additional Costs

At the time of advertising we do not anticipate any additional costs that you will be asked to pay since our excellent library has great resources and many of them available electronically. However, occasionally great opportunities do arise for exceptional educational experiences that the University may not be able to finance entirely. These events will be optional but if you want to participate in them you would need to contribute towards the cost, of typically up to £200.

FUNDING INFORMATION

  • Click here for UK and EU Masters funding and scholarships information.
  • Click here for International Masters funding and scholarships information.
  • Click here for UK/EU Masters tuition fee information.
  • Click here for International Masters tuition fee information.
  • Click here for additional costs which may be involved while studying.
  • Click here for information on fee liability.

Your Future

This course will open up opportunities in project management roles across many different industries. Past 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.

If you decide to start up your own business, it’s good to know that the combined turnover of our graduates’ start-up companies is higher than that of any other UK university. 

The course could also lead you to a postgraduate research degree such as an MPhil, PhD or Professional Doctorate.

Whatever you decide to do, you will have the transferable skills that employers expect from a Masters graduate from Northumbria University. These include the ability to tackle complex issues through conceptualisation and undertaking research, the ability to contribute to new processes and knowledge, and the ability to formulate balanced judgements when considering incomplete or ambiguous data.


Visit the Project Management MSc page on the Northumbria University website for more details!

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