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Project Management (MSc)

Course Description

The only generic project management programme offered in the west of Scotland, this programme prepares you for a project management career in a range of areas.

About the programme

In every business, and in every industry, effective project management is essential. Project managers plan and organise resources and people to ensure projects finish on time, within budget and meet the requirements of the business. You will gain:
• the necessary skills and confidence to guide and manage projects to successful completion

• key skills for employment in the field of, and associated fields of, project management

• an enquiring, analytical and creative approach to managing projects

Industry practitioners will deliver lectures on key topics and there are also work-based opportunities.

Your learning

Postgraduate Certificate
• Project Management Fundamentals
• Project Methodologies and Technologies

Plus one or two modules (depending on their credit weighting) from those listed below under the Diploma.

Postgraduate Diploma
• Risk Management
• Change Management and Leadership
• Case Studies in Project Management

Plus one from:
Advances in Project Management; Financial Resources; and Research Design and Methods (all 10 point modules).


Upon successful completion of the taught modules listed above you will undertake the MSc research project.

Our Careers Adviser says

Graduates will be able to gain employment as project managers in a wide field of organisations such as consultancy firms, construction, manufacturing, events and service organisations.

Professional exemptions

The programme is accredited by the Association for Project Management.

Financial support

In session 2015/16 the Pg Diploma element carried SAAS postgraduate loan funding for eligible students. Check http://www.saas.gov.uk for 2016/17 loan info.

First-class facilities

Get the hands on experience you need to succeed. We have excellent specialist facilities which support our research students and staff. These include an advanced chemical analysis lab: with state-of-theart chemical analysis for isotopic and elemental analysis at trace concentrations using ICPMS/OES and the identification of organic compounds using LCMS; and the Spatial and Pattern Analysis (SPAR) lab: providing high specification workstations, geographical information system (GIS) software, geochemical and image processing facilities to support data management in science research.

Visit the Project Management (MSc) page on the University of the West of Scotland website for more details!

Student Profiles

Entry Requirements

First degree, or equivalent, in an appropriate discipline from CNAA, a UK university or an equivalent institution.MSc entry - students must have a Postgraduate Diploma in an appropriate discipline or an acceptable equivalent. Entry to the postgraduate course may be open to holders of an HND or DipHE award in an appropriate discipline, or a professional qualification accepted as of equivalent status and usually at least three years’ relevant experience. Candidates without formal qualifications who possess extensive professional experience may also be considered. Applicants may also be considered with other academic, vocational or professional qualifications deemed to be equivalent.

Course Fees

Scottish/EU Students £3,400, Rest of UK Students £3,400, International Students £11,000

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