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Course Description

Project Management is a growing field with a strong focus on finding graduates with strong theoretical background in Project and Programme Management. 15.7 million new Project Management roles will be created globally by 2020 (PMI 2013).

Our MSc Project Management course has been designed to equip you with all the necessary skills and knowledge to design, plan and execute projects successfully. The course allows you to put theory and contemporary thinking into practical Project Management settings.

This MSc is designed with employers’ requirements in mind, offering a broad understanding of all elements of Project Management such as stakeholder management, scope management, time management, cost management, quality management, risk management and people management, amongst others.

You will gain skills that are transferable across a number of industries including automotive, oil and gas, aerospace and defence, IT, engineering, healthcare plus many more.

Why study this degree?

•No previous experience required - Returning back to basics is key to success; hence before moving on to deep waters, we start by covering fundamental concepts and principles. Whether already in the profession or at the start of your career, we make sure that everyone is on the same page and ready to excel.
•Be made a hybrid manager - In addition to key subject areas, you will also be taught a number of skills that will help you stand out of the crowd. These include for example Negotiation, Critical Thinking, Problem Solving and Microsoft Project.
•Flexible learning for you - With typically 2 days per week direct contact time for subject-related modules, we make sure you have enough time to take in and digest all the material.
•Quality in, quality out - Here at NBS, we love what we do! You will be taught by industry experts who will make sure that you are fully trained to face the challenges of today’s business environment.

Career destinations

Project Management Institute (PMI) research indicates that:
•15.7 million new Project Management roles will be created globally by 2020
•The Project Management profession is one of the fastest growing careers in the world, reaching an economic impact of over USD$18 trillion
•Project Management salaries are exceptional, far higher than non-project-oriented professionals (average annual private sector salary for project managers in the US is USD$105,000)

Now is the time for professionals and job-seekers to build project management skills.

Project Management graduates can go on to successful careers in finance, consultancy or manufacturing, to name but a few. Our excellent links with over 600+ companies ensure you are highly employable upon graduation. In recent years, our students have worked at a range of world-renowned organisations, including:
•British Telecom
•Nottinghamshire Police
•Rolls Royce

Graduates who successfully complete the course can also go on to register for a PhD or DBA.

*Please note all students will need to secure their own placements with the help of our Employability team. Above are examples of companies were students have successfully secured jobs after graduation.

Placement year opportunities

You can choose to add a year's work placement, making your Masters a two-year course. It's a great way to put your learning into practice and gain valuable real-world experience to boost your career. We have extensive links with corporate partners who can offer placements, so we can guide you in your placement search, and help you to find and apply for a suitable post. If you undertake a placement, you must take up the Business Research Project in your final semester.

If you're unable to take a full year's placement, but have completed at least 36 weeks, you can qualify for a Placement Diploma in Industrial Experience.

Career development

As an integral part of the degree, careers advisers will run a series of workshops where students can identify methods and strategies to enable them to effectively pursue their career goals. The workshops will focus on both home and international students and concentrate on developing skills and occupational awareness.


Nottingham Business School is delighted to offer a number of generous scholarships for our full-time master's courses. To find out more visit the Nottingham Business School website. ( )

Visit the Project Management (MSc) page on the Nottingham Trent University website for more details!




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