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Project Management (PgCert)

Course Description

About the course

Full-time participants who register for the Postgraduate Certificate (PgCert) in Project Management will complete their studies after the first four modules; successful completion of a further four modules awards a Postgraduate Diploma (PgDip) in Project Management; and then final completion of the Research Methods module and the dissertation (which must both be taken in the same semester) awards the MSc Project Management.

This programme is for those wishing to study project management at postgraduate (Master's) level. You will gain the knowledge, skills and understanding required for a successful career in project management.

This course pulls together project management theory, practice and solid hands-on experience to provide you with an excellent grounding in project management theory and methods.

Full-time: 1 year; Part-time: 18 month

See the website http://www.herts.ac.uk/courses/project-management-pg-cert

Why choose this course?

- Study for a professionally accredited Project Management degree.

- Develop the skills and knowledge to become a successful project manager.

- Learn from our excellent team of lecturers, researchers and industry professionals from a range of project management backgrounds.

- Choose from three different routes, giving you the opportunity to tailor your studies.


You will undertake hands-on exercises and gain a range of practical knowledge and skills that could be applied immediately in any work environment. It also prepares you for further academic study and research.

Teaching methods

We offer a varied programme of teaching that includes facilitated seminars, practical workshops, web-based learning, case study analysis and traditional lectures. We also provide sessions by visiting staff, practitioners and consultants to give a varied perspective of the topics covered.

You will be assessed through a variety of coursework including presentations, reports and projects. You will also be required to complete a dissertation and will be supported by a dissertation supervisor.

Professional Accreditations

This course is accredited by the Association for Project Management as being aligned with their professional body of knowledge.

Find out how to apply here http://www.herts.ac.uk/courses/project-management-pg-cert#how-to-apply

Find information on Scholarships here http://www.herts.ac.uk/apply/fees-and-funding/scholarships/postgraduate

Visit the Project Management (PgCert) page on the University of Hertfordshire website for more details!

Entry Requirements

A UK honours degree (at least 2:2 or above) or equivalent in a Business, Management, Information Systems, Engineering or Project Management related subject OR At least one year's work experience in a project management role, combined with an HE (or equivalent) qualification. If English is not your first language, you will need an IELTS score of 6.5, or 6.0 plus completion of the University’s four-week English course, or equivalent.

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