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Project Management (MSc)

Course Description

Project managers are at the forefront of leading change in a diverse range of organisations, from charities and local government, to banks, aerospace, construction, retail and the wider commercial sector. We believe that changing the way organisations work by helping to shape their future direction and success can be one of the most rewarding and exciting careers.

Projects are about delivering beneficial change through new initiatives, product developments and service improvements, as well as projects that produce the physical world around us, such as buildings and roads.

Our course has a proven track record of attracting project managers from around the world, across many backgrounds and sectors. It is accredited by the Association for Project Management (APM) and our close links with the APM and many other organisations engaged in projects, helps ensure our course is up to date with the latest developments in the profession.

Our teaching team have hands-on experience in a variety of backgrounds, including engineering, business and IT consultancy, financial services and construction.

- Research Excellence Framework 2014: our University's results for the Architecture, Built Environment and Planning unit, which it entered for the first time, were impressive with 37% of its research being rated world leading or internationally excellent.

Visit the website http://courses.leedsbeckett.ac.uk/projectmgt_msc

Mature Applicants

Our University welcomes applications from mature applicants who demonstrate academic potential. We usually require some evidence of recent academic study, for example completion of an access course, however recent relevant work experience may also be considered. Please note that for some of our professional courses all applicants will need to meet the specified entry criteria and in these cases work experience cannot be considered in lieu.

If you wish to apply through this route you should refer to our University Recognition of Prior Learning policy that is available on our website (http://www.leedsbeckett.ac.uk/studenthub/recognition-of-prior-learning.htm).

Please note that all applicants to our University are required to meet our standard English language requirement of GCSE grade C or equivalent, variations to this will be listed on the individual course entry requirements.


This course can help you change or advance your career in your current organisation or in a new sector. Our graduates work in a range of industries including oil exploration, consulting, local government, banking and marketing. The variety of roles available reflects the growing maturity of the profession and its widening appeal as a formal approach to successful organisational change.

- Project Manager
- Quality Manager
- Finance Manager

Careers advice: the dedicated Jobs and Careers team offers expert advice and a host of resources to help you choose and gain employment. Whether you're in your first or final year, you can speak to members of staff from our Careers Office who can offer you advice from writing a CV to searching for jobs.

Visit the careers site - https://www.leedsbeckett.ac.uk/employability/jobs-careers-support.htm

Course Benefits

Our course team come from diverse backgrounds, including engineering, business and IT consultancy, financial services and construction. Our depth and breadth of experience forms a vital element of your learning environment.

Our course also attracts professionals from around the world. It's great opportunity to network, share best practice and discuss ideas with project managers from a variety of backgrounds.


Research Methods & Dissertation (60 Credits)
An opportunity to engage in research or advanced scholarship in a subject area that is appropriate to the course and is of particular interest to you.

Project Implementation (20 Credits)
Review a range of project control mechanisms, reporting tools and techniques. You will also analyse and evaluate project progress review information and prepare appropriate reporting mechanisms.

Project Development (20 Credits)
Review the range and suitability of different project planning and definition techniques.

Contemporary Issues & Project Futures (20 Credits)
An opportunity to look at the latest issues in the development and delivery of projects, while also building your ability to predict what may occur in the future.

Leadership & Team Development (20 Credits)
Understand the theory and science of human behaviour to enable you to better facilitate optimum and rational decision making in strategy and projects.

Project Strategy (20 Credits)
To understand, translate, and evaluate the strategic environment and understand its impact on project and programme delivery.

Innovation and Entrepreneurship (20 Credits)
Study why programmes and projects need to apply innovation to issues and problems, exploring the entrepreneurial relationship with innovation and project management.


- Library
Our libraries are two of the only university libraries in the UK open 24/7 every day of the year. However you like to study, the libraries have got you covered with group study, silent study, extensive e-learning resources and PC suites.

- Broadcasting Place
Broadcasting Place provides students with creative and contemporary learning environments, is packed with the latest technology and is a focal point for new and innovative thinking in the city.

Find out how to apply here - http://www.leedsbeckett.ac.uk/postgraduate/how-to-apply/

Visit the Project Management (MSc) page on the Leeds Beckett University website for more details!

(Student Profile)

John Cafferty

After working for years in maintenance, I was keen to develop other areas of my career. My company is now more project management led and I'm able to feed into this new way of working which has helped me to progress my career in this tough economic climate.

John Cafferty
Project Manager, Network Rail


Postgraduate Support Scheme (PSS) - 20+ Awards

To be eligible for a Scholarship from our University you must:•Be progressing from an Undergraduate course for which you were charged the higher tuition fee applying since 2012-13 (i.e. your Undergraduate course began on or after 1 September 2012).
•Be undertaking a Masters course (students on Postgraduate Certificate, Postgraduate Diplomas, MA/MSc ‘top-up’ courses, Integrated Masters or any other type of Postgraduate or Professional course will not be eligible).
•Meet the entry requirements of the course you are applying to study.
•Be undertaking a course that is fundable by HEFCE (for example, NHS and NTCL funded courses are not fundable by HEFCE, so students to those courses will not be eligible).
•Be studying full-time or part-time for a maximum of two years (applicants to courses where the duration exceeds 24 months will not be eligible).
•Be domiciled in the UK or European Union (EU).
•Be paying your fees through personal or family resources. If you have your fees paid or part paid through a sponsorship arrangement you would not be eligible for a Scholarship.
•Be able to attend the course applied for in 2015-16.

Value of Scholarship(s)



Leeds Beckett University is offering 105 scholarships, each worth £10,000, to UK and EU students who will be starting Postgraduate taught Masters courses in September 2015. The Postgraduate Scholarship Scheme is part of a Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) initiative, aimed at widening access to Masters courses by removing barriers to Postgraduate education for students from under-represented groups. Included in this scheme are 15 scholarships to support Women in Science.

Application Procedure

You must make an application for a Scholarship alongside your application for the Masters course. Your application will be considered against the eligibility criteria stated at http://www.leedsbeckett.ac.uk/pss/.All applications for a Scholarship must be received by the University by 31 May 2015.You must complete the PSS application form and supply the relevant supporting evidence by 31 May 2015. Failure to submit by the deadline and/or provide the necessary supporting evidence will mean that the application will not be considered.To apply for this scholarship, please complete the online form at: http://www.leedsbeckett.ac.uk/pages/postgraduate-support-scheme-apply/

Further Information


Entry Requirements

Please check our site for the most up-to-date entry requirements (View Website).

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