Our course in MSc Project Management with Advanced Practice 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.
The Advanced Practice element of this programme gives you the opportunity to secure a 12-15 week internship in your penultimate semester. You’ll benefit from valuable work experience and be able to put your learning in to practice in real business environments, building your employability.
-Course content is aligned with the academic requirements of the APM (Association for Project Management)
-Prepare yourself for a career in a wide range of industries
-Put your learning in to practice and build key skills with either an internship or an applied group consultancy project
-Newcastle Business School is part of a select group of business schools worldwide, following accreditation by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) in business and accounting – the first in Europe to gain the double accreditation
-Upon completion of your programme, you will be eligible for our Professional Pathway programmes which will enable you to further develop your skills, delivered by QA, one of the UK’s largest providers of IT and project management training
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.
Strong demand for project managers means the average salary for experienced professionals is £62,000 a year, or equivalent*.
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.
The Advanced Practice version of this course offers you a valuable opportunity to secure a work placement or complete an individual research activity, giving you experience of the workplace environment or being part of an academic research team, and an excellent way to put your learning into practice or developing your research career potential.
This stage of the programme will take place between your second and final semester, and is a semester long (15 weeks) in duration. Internships as part of the Advanced Practice stage may be paid or unpaid. The alternative research module allows you to work with an academic or applied research team on a range of research topics. Whether you choose the internship or the research project you will successfully develop your business skills and further enhance your employability.
The full duration of your programme depends on your start date:
-September start dates: your programme will last up to 21 months. You will have a summer break after Semester 2, and commence your Advanced Practice stage in September.
-January start dates: your programme will run for 16-18 months. There is no summer break included in this programme for those starting in January. Your Advanced Practice stage will commence in September.
-May start dates: your programme will run for 16-18 months. There is no summer break included in this programme for those starting in May. Your Advanced Practice stage will commence in January.
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.
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.
Upon successfully completing your course, you may undertake further professional development and training through Professional Pathways programmes. This additional training is offered to our graduates for free, from our partner QA, and provides you with an excellent opportunity to undertake professional training at the end of your Masters from one of the UK’s leading corporate training providers, further enhancing your professional development and employability skills. Find out more about Professional Pathways and your eligibility. Find out more about the Pathways available and your eligibility - http://london.northumbria.ac.uk/why-northumbria/careers-and-employability/
You can also gain access to the Northumbria University Graduate Enterprise scheme where we can help provide you with advice and skills to enable you to set up your own business.
You will study a range of topics across an intellectually stimulating set of modules designed to provide you with a thorough understanding and expertise in various management issues. You can expect modules such as Project Change, Risk and Opportunities Management and People in Project Management. You will also complete a final Research Project, giving you the opportunity to investigate an area of particular interest and demonstrate academic excellence.
Please visit the course page for more information on module content.
Visit the Project Management with Advanced Practice - MSc page on the Northumbria University (London Campus) website for more details!
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