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MSc Project Management

Course Description

Course Summary

Effective project management is the key to the success of organisations in the commercial, public and voluntary sectors. This course will provide you with a multi-disciplinary skill set, including planning and resource management, but also stresses the importance of communication, interpersonal and leadership skills.

Intermediate qualifications available:

- Postgraduate certificate – 60 credits at Masters level
- Postgraduate diploma – 120 credits at Masters level

Choose Project Management MSc at Bedfordshire and:

- Study the management of challenging projects for global companies over international boundaries on a course that has been developed with reference to professional bodies and with input from a number of leading specialists, ensuring your learning reflects current and best practice
- Explore project entrepreneurship, contract and procurement management, financial analysis, the human side of management, client delivery, risk and quality management and other essential business subjects
- Develop your entire skill set as you put theory into practice by delivering a live project for a real business client
- Gain access to valuable PRINCE2 Project Management Foundation and Practitioner training
- Benefit from a course accredited by the Association for Project Management with areas of knowledge specified by the Project Management Institute.

Why choose this course?

The course will improve your knowledge and skills (including creative leadership and problem solving skills) to manage projects effectively in the commercial, public and third sectors (including the voluntary sector); including managing projects for todays global companies over international boundaries

Career Management Skills

Throughout the course the focus will be on developing your employability skills by relating theory to practice through problem-based learning. Specifically,

- Various group activities and assignments will help to develop your interpersonal skills, such as leadership, communications and teamwork.
- The delivery of real projects for clients will help to develop your problem solving skills and stakeholder analysis and management. It will also help your creativity and conceptualisation to identify solutions to problems, project planning, implementation, monitoring and controlling and reflecting on and identifying lessons learnt for future projects.
- Case studies drawn from businesses and research will be used to develop your critical thinking, conceptual thinking, problem-solving, and appreciation of contextual nuances.
- Current project management issues are addressed by external guest speakers drawn from the APM and the courses own Employer Advisory Panel.
- There is the opportunity to take PRINCE2 professional exams (Foundation and Practitioner)
- For MSc students, the Project Management Dissertation will provide opportunities to research and solve problems for business clients and will help develop your independent research, problem-solving, critical thinking, and time management skills.

Career/Further study opportunities

On successful completion of this course, you will be well equipped for a career in project management as well as in business management as the course will develop your problem solving, multi-tasking and interpersonal skills, such as leadership, communications, teamwork and stakeholder management.

Graduates could also pursue a PhD in the area, or seek further professional qualifications through, for example, the Association for Project Management.

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

Entry Requirements

Applicants should have at least a Second Class Honours degree, or equivalent. International applications will be assessed using UKBA and University of Bedfordshire policy. Check English language requirements at View Website. In some circumstances, alternative project management experience may be considered by the Course Leader, on an individual basis

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