Masters degrees in Project Management equip postgraduates with a working knowledge of planning, managing and monitoring projects in a variety of contexts.
Taught MSc courses are typical for this field, though research-oriented MRes programmes may also be available at some institutions. Entry requirements normally include an undergraduate degree in a relevant subject such as Business Studies or Planning.
A Masters in this field provides an opportunity to gain practical, hands-on experience of managing client specifications of a given project - from inception through to completion.
You will examine general project logistics such as time management, financial planning and managing staff and resources. Consideration is also given to legislative concerns such as liability, health and safety and contracting.
Many courses offer professional accreditation from organisations such as the Association of Project Managers (APM), which will provide you with a secure professional standing when pursuing your career.
You could opt to work on a self-employed basis, undertaking freelance work for a variety of organisations and industries. Alternatively, you could specialise in a particular industry, seeking employment with agencies, public sector organisations, or private firms.