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If you are already working in Project Management or if you are considering a career within this discipline then this course is ideal for you. The course is designed to allow entry from any degree discipline and a diverse range of work backgrounds. The skills that you will gain through studying this course are transferable to a wide variety of industries – gas, engineering, information technology, healthcare, events, public sector and logistics.

Our MSc Project Management is designed to address the growing complexity of projects and incorporates key project management tools and techniques. You will gain an understanding of the core competencies required by project managers to drive projects to a successful conclusion, as well as an appreciation of using a more holistic, international and ethical stakeholder project management approach.

This course will support your career progression by developing your critical thinking and research skills in order to enhance your business knowledge and understanding. The MSc will teach you the theory of effective project management practice and equip you with the essential skills, confidence and competence to assist you when you venture into your chosen industry. You will learn to think laterally, challenge convention and offer knowledge-based solutions to business issues. You will be encouraged to think and operate in a different way which is an advantage that will set you apart from peers and colleagues in the business environment.

Course content

This course explores project management through a series of progressive modules, developing your knowledge from the fundamentals, through to modules addressing risk, resilience and contingency planning. You will also explore key issues facing project managers such as project finance and procurement, managing project teams, critical perspectives and social impact and responsibility.

You will have the opportunity to gain professional qualifications in PRINCE2 Foundation, PRINCE2 Practitioner and Agile Project Management Foundation.

The final stage of the course will include a Project Management consultancy project or Project Management Dissertation. The consultancy project will allow you to undertake a project in one of a number of different industries and will address the varied aspects of project or programme management. You can choose to complete the Project Management Dissertation instead of the consultancy project, which will allow you to explore and critically review literature about issues related to a particular aspect of project management in your chosen area.

Careers

Career Opportunities

This course will prepare you for a career in the public sector, service industries, information technology, engineering or any other business area needing project management skills. Graduates from this course have gone on to roles such as project team members in a variety of positions, including everything from project support to project management.

Work Experience

There is an opportunity to take a one year placement, which will allow you to develop and apply your skills through complex business projects and will allow you to reflect and learn from your experiences.


Visit the Project Management - MSc page on the University of Northampton website for more details!

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