You develop a compelling set of critical skills to help you manage projects in today’s dynamic business and economic environment.
The course provides you with a comprehensive understanding of core competencies including how to manage complex projects, risk and innovation. In addition, we have introduced exciting new modules in advanced project management good practices and leadership. Skills in these areas are highly valued by employers and many of our graduates have found immediate employment in large international corporations, not-for-profit organisations and management consultancies.
This MSc is aimed at students from a range of backgrounds including management, engineering, computer science and information technology, development and the life sciences.
Options enable you to tailor your degree to your career path:
if you plan a career in digital innovation, you can combine project management with modules on how to manage virtual projects, and innovation in the creative industries
if you are interested in data visualisation, you can study network analysis and infographics to learn how to create and understand the importance of graphical displays in project management.
Modules are assessed by a combination of coursework, essays, group and individual reports, and presentations. There are also unseen examinations.
We continue to develop and update our modules for 2016 entry to ensure you have the best student experience. In addition to the course structure below, you may find it helpful to refer to the Modules tab.
Autumn term: you take Business and Project Management • Managing Innovation • Change and Leadership.
You also choose one from Accounting for Decision-Makers • Global Business • Marketing Management • Supply Chain Management.
Spring term: you take Management of Risk • Perspectives, Methods and Skills • Advanced Project Management.
You also choose one from: Network Analysis and Infographics • Innovation in the Creative Economy • New Venture Creation and Simulation • Infrastructure and Innovation • Corporate Governance and Social Responsibility • Managing Complex Projects, Products and Systems • Managing Intellectual Property • Strategic Management • ICT: Policy and Strategy • Innovation for Sustainability • Introduction to Statistical Research Methods • Governing Energy Transitions • Energy Policy and Sustainability • Energy and Development • Managing Knowledge • Governing and Using Technology for Development • International Human Resource Management.
Summer term: you carry out a research project.
Fees for studying on courses available on a part-time basis will be charged at 50 per cent of the full-time fees listed below.
Home UK/EU students: £9,000 per year(1)
Channel Island and Isle of Man students: £9,000 per year
Overseas students: £17,000 per year
(1) The fee shown is for the academic year 2016.
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Our graduates have gone into careers in business, technology, government and international organisations as well as academia. This MSc provides sought-after skills for a professional career in:
- management or business consultancy
- business or technology analysis
- project, programme or product management
- R&D and innovation management
- general management in large, multinational organisations
- project-based organisations in the private and public sector
A first- or second-class undergraduate honours degree or equivalent professional qualification.