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With multiple study modes, this APM and PMI accredited course enables you to develop the competencies, skills and knowledge for all project management disciplines across the world. Accredited by APM and PMI, this course is suitable for those already in the profession or seeking to change direction as well as those at the start of their career.

The course is designed to meet the growing industry demand for project management professionals across a range of sectors including engineering, healthcare and energy and is developed in conjunction with diverse industry practitioners and professional bodies.

Our strong links with industry enable us to offer you practical and innovative learning experiences including the opportunity to work on real-life client based projects and case studies.

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What you will study


You will develop the technical, commercial and business knowledge, skills and competencies in key areas of project management including management of strategy, processes, project life cycle management, maturity models and project management software. Transferable skills in communication, team working and leadership will be established.


The Capstone module is designed to provide you with an opportunity to integrate Masters level knowledge and skills by independently working on an applied academic study, a professional dissertation or, where appropriate, business consultancy project from a degree related discipline. Personal and professional skills such as research, oral presentation and teamwork will be developed.

Teaching and assessment

On Campus Study

You will learn through a combination of lectures, seminars and workshop sessions. These comprise of a mix of group study, discussion, simulation and presentations of findings by teams and individuals. You will work as an individual and also as part of a team on case studies, team activities, presentations and discussions. 

Access to our virtual learning environment, CampusMoodle, is also provided giving you access from home to learning materials (including videos, e-books and journals).

Online Distance Learning

Our virtual learning environment, CampusMoodle offers you flexibility of where and when you can study, offering full and open access to tutors and other class members. You have the benefit of being part of a group of learners with the invaluable opportunity to participate in active, group-related learning within a supportive online community setting. The online campus provides you with lectures and course materials, discussion forums and live chat. 


The below represents full-time on-campus delivery, distance learning and part-time delivery may differ.

  • Lectures - 10-30 students per group, 96 hours per semester
  • Tutorial - 10-30 students per group, 48 hours per semester
  • Project Supervision - 1-4 students per group, 12 hours per semester
  • Independent Study - 456 hours per semester


The course encourages you to work autonomously and to take responsibility for your own learning and professional development. The main vehicle for independent learning is the Capstone Project where you will develop your learning in many aspects: the nature of research, writing a proposal, sourcing relevant information, data collection and analysis, research ethics and presenting work.


Academic staff who teach on this course have worked in a range of professional backgrounds, are ‘business-connected’ and use professional networks and their academic research to ensure teaching is professionally relevant.

Our staff have either achieved Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy, or are working towards this. This is a professional recognition of lecturer practice, impact and leadership in teaching and learning. In addition, many have featured in the annual Support and Teaching staff with Appreciation and Recognition (STAR) awards voted by the students and organised by RGU:Union.

We have a proactive Industry Liaison Group who provide input to course redesign and may contribute to classes through guest lectures and masterclasses.


Please note the below represent full-time on-campus delivery, distance learning and part-time delivery will differ.

Typically students are assessed each year:

  • 2 written assignments, including essays
  • 2 reports
  • 1 Capstone project
  • 3 practical skills assessments
  • 1 presentation

Job prospects 

You will have the opportunity to take up membership with the APM and PMI during your studies which will provide excellent networking and career opportunities.

Project Management is very flexible, with the project management process being able to be applied globally and cross sector. The subject are encompasses competencies, skills and knowledge required for most management roles and you can build on these to meet your own career aspirations.

Previous graduates have gone on to successful careers in a variety of industry sector including energy, engineering, built environment, construction, education, film, research and development, local government and financial services. Typical roles include project engineer, quality manager, finance manager, web design manager, contracting manager, procurement /purchasing manager and project/programme coordinator. 

Please visit the website to find out how to apply

Visit the Project Management (MSc) page on the Robert Gordon University website for more details!




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