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Management and Project Management (MSc)

Course Description

This Masters in Management and Project Management offers you the skills and knowledge with which you will launch a productive managerial career. Not only will you gain a thorough academic understanding of management theories and methodologies, you will also apply your learning to authentic case studies drawn from the world of business. In doing so, you will develop a strong understanding of individual and organisational behaviour and how to generate desired outcomes through managing them effectively.

Aberystwyth University's School of Management and Business is one of only 20 business schools throughout the world to have its courses accredited by the prestigious AMBA (the Association of MBAs). By studying on this course, you will benefit from our staff's cutting-edge expertise and world-class tutelage which has won this prestigious accreditation.

On completion of this course you will have a robust and flexible understanding of management that can be applied in a range of work contexts such as business, marketing or finance, as well as a proven specialist expertise in project management. You will find these skills and knowledge areas invaluable in forging a career involving the management of people, projects or resources, or any postgraduate role.

See the website http://courses.aber.ac.uk/postgraduate/management-project-management-masters/

- Assessment:
Assessment takes the form of; research proposals including a related bibliographic element, case studies, oral assessments and essays. Each student will complete an integrative managerial report worth 60 credits, which deals with an area of chosen study in the third semester.


The main objective of this MSc is to equip you with a fundamental understanding of strategies for managing individuals, teams, departments and companies. You will study subjects including decision-making, implementation delivery, management of people and organisations, contemporary leadership and much more. As you gain a masterful understanding these subjects you will specialise your studies towards project management, productivity and management success in the modern workplace.

Teaching in the School of Management and Business is underpinned by research. Our academic staff publish their work in leading academic journals and regularly act as consultants to a range of organizations. We have significant strengths in areas such as entrepreneurship, human resource management, international business and operations and supply chain management. In the most recent Research Excellence Framework (2014) assessment the university was placed in the top 50 institutions for research power and intensity. It submitted 77% of eligible staff and 95% of the university's research was of an internationally recognised standard.

Your MSc programme will culminate in writing this course's equivalent to the final dissertation – the integrative managerial report. This report is your opportunity to apply your MSc learning to a specific issue or problem within a real-world company. You will also be required to focus on your own personal skills and strengths to find your most productive way into today’s business environment.

By the time you graduate from this MSc Management and Project Management, you will have gained an invaluable insight into the best practices and productive techniques used by the most effective managers and project-managers. Your training will balance the theory with the practice: you will develop a critical understanding of the underlying rationale behind managment techniques, and you will have the opportunity to apply the methodology as you interrogate real-life case studies in preparation for entering the workplace.

In addition to this first-rate management training, you will also nurture a skill set perfect for almost any role in any business or postgraduate job. You will be confident in project management and people management; in planning, budgeting and decision-making; and in marketing, economics and business management. This will make you a desirable employee for a wide range of public and private sector organisations and businesses.


This degree will suit you:
- If you want to master an area of management which can be applied directly to almost every workplace
- If you wish to lead in the workplace and be productive in project-management
- If you wish to nurture a management career within government, non-governmental or corporate structures
- If you desire skills highly sought-after by any postgraduate employer

- Employability:
Every course at Aberystwyth University is designed to enhance your vocational and general employability. Your MSc will place you in the jobs market as a highly-trained and effective manager of people, organisations and resources. You will be pushed to improve your approaches to business, finance, marketing and much more so that you can tackle complex projects thoroughly and with professional independence. In addition, this course will help you to master more general skills that are required in almost every postgraduate workplace.

- Key Skills and Competencies:
Study Skills:
You will learn to interpret both human and statistical information to build a clear picture of management structures and situations. You will learn to critically appraise this data and develop productive strategies for problem-solving. You will also widen your professional experience by interrogating a range of real-life case studies and by engaging in robust debate to justify your managerial decision-making.

- Self-Motivation and discipline:
Studying at MSc level requires discipline and self-motivation from every candidate. You will have access to the expertise and helpful guidance of departmental staff, but you are ultimately responsible for devising and completing a sustained programme of scholarly research in pursuit of your Master’s degree. This process of independent study at an extremely high level will strengthen your skills as an independent and self-sufficient worker, a trait prized by most employers.

- Transferable Skills:
The MSc programme is designed to give you a range of transferable skills that you can apply in a variety of employment contexts. Upon graduation, you will have proven your abilities in structuring and communicating ideas efficiently, evaluating and organizing information, deploying the skills and knowledge of colleagues to produce results and working within time frames and to specific deadlines.Whether you pursue a managerial career, further research or unrelated employment, the prestige of an AMBA-accredited MSc will open doors for you into workplaces in every industry.

Find out how to apply here http://courses.aber.ac.uk/postgraduate/management-project-management-masters/#how-to-apply

Visit the Management and Project Management (MSc) page on the Aberystwyth University website for more details!

Student Profiles

IMLIS Fully Funded Excellence Scholarships - 20+ Awards

The Institute of Management, Law and Information Science are offering two Fully funded Excellence Scholarships for September 2014 entry. These full fee scholarships are open to all Nationalities and are for full time study only on a Taught programme in the Institute. The scholarships cover full tuition fees only.
How to apply: Separate application forms for the funding will not be required. Please apply for your Taught Masters course by following the information on the following website: http://www.aber.ac.uk/en/postgrad/howtoapply
Deadlines: 30th June 2014

Value of Scholarship(s)

Tuition Fees


Selection Criteria: These scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic excellence (1st Class degree holder); relevant work or other experience may also be taken into consideration
Further information: For informal enquiries please contact your Postgraduate Advisors on [email protected] see the Terms and conditions for IMLIS scholarships.

Application Procedure

On application.

Further Information



IMLIS Taught Masters Scholarships - 20+ Awards

UK and EU students: 1st Class and 2:1 students: £2000 tuition fee scholarship. 2:2: £1000 tuition fee scholarship.
Overseas students: 1st Class and 2:1 students: £4000 tuition fee scholarship. 2:2: £3000 tuition fee scholarship.
How to apply: Separate application forms for the funding will not be required. Please apply for your Taught Masters course by following the information on the following website: http://www.aber.ac.uk/en/postgrad/howtoapply/
Deadlines: You must hold an offer for an eligible programme in the Institute by the 31st August 2014. Please note that decisions on applications for taught courses can take up to two weeks so please ensure that you apply will in advance of this deadline.
Selection Criteria: The scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic performance and are subject to final grades. We will also consider relevant work or other experience when allocating scholarships.
Further information: For informal enquiries please contact your Postgraduate Advisors on [email protected]

Value of Scholarship(s)



The Institute of Management, Law and Information Science are offering Taught Excellence Scholarships to external candidates (separate scholarship scheme for IMLIS and general Aberystwyth Graduates is also available) worth between £1000 and £4000. The scholarships for September 2014 entry are available for full time Taught programmes in the Institute and are open to all Nationalities.

Application Procedure

Please see the Terms and conditions for IMLIS scholarships.

Further Information



International Postgraduate Excellence Scholarship - 20+ Awards

The scholarships will be awarded for academic excellence (minimum of a UK upper second class honours degree or the equivalent award, either already achieved or predicted by the candidate’s awarding university).In order to be considered for one of these awards, an application for a place on a taught Masters degree at Aberystwyth University must be received by 31st August 2015.Up to 72 scholarships worth £2500 towards tuition fees for full-time non-EU students on taught Masters courses are available for students who commence their studies in September 2015 on a first-come-first-serve basis.

Value of Scholarship(s)



Up to 72 scholarships, each worth £2,500 towards tuition fees will be available for non-UK/EU students commencing full-time Taught Masters courses in September 2015.

Application Procedure

Separate application forms are not required. Therefore it is essential that the application for a place be received by the AU Postgraduate Admissions Office by 31st August 2015 at the very latest. Selection will be on the basis of academic excellence and the applicant’s suitability for their proposed course. A minimum (UK) 2.i Honours (or equivalent) is required for an award. Information on the comparability of non-UK degrees is available at http://www.aber.ac.uk/en/postgrad/howtoapply/before-you-apply/comparability/.

Further Information


Entry Requirements

A good Honours Degree (or its equivalent) in any discipline plus satisfactory references from your University. Candidates with equivalent experience and qualifications will be considered.

Course Fees

Full-time: UK/EU £6,000, International £11,750

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