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Project Management MSc

Key Facts

  • Level:

    Postgraduate

  • Duration:

    1 year full time or or 2 years with placement

  • Starting:

    September and January

  • Fees UK:

    Full Time: £7,470
    Placement: £500

  • Fees International:

    Full Time: £14,000
    Placement: £500

  • Location:

    Waterside

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For questions regarding study and admissions please contact us:

UK/EU Students enquiries

study@northampton.ac.uk
0300 303 2772

International Students enquiries

international@northampton.ac.uk
+44 (0)1604 894503

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Overview


If you are already working within this discipline or are considering a Project Management career, then this course is ideal. Our Project Management course is designed to allow entry from any degree discipline and a diverse range of work backgrounds. The skills that you will gain through studying this course are transferable to a wide variety of industries – gas, engineering, information technology, healthcare, events, public sector and logistics.

You will have the opportunity to gain additional, highly-regarded professional qualifications in PRINCE2 Foundation, PRINCE2 Practitioner and Agile Project Management Foundation.

This postgraduate Project Management course also has an Industry Placement Option.

Apply for Non-Placement Route

September 2021 | January 2021

Apply for Placement Route

September 2021 | January 2020

Updated 24/11/2020

Highlights


When you choose to study MSc Project Management at the University of Northampton, you will benefit from the teaching of supportive and dedicated teaching staff with real industry experience. You will also have the opportunity to gain additional, highly-regarded professional project management qualifications in PRINCE2 Foundation, PRINCE2 Practitioner and Agile Project Management Foundation.

This Project Management degree course also has the option of a 12-month industry placement. A project management industrial placement will give you the opportunity to develop your knowledge and skills in a real-world environment, while completing an applied research project. This will give you an advantage over the competition for jobs and scholarships after you graduate and could be a good starting point for setting up your own consultancy business.

Course Content


  • When you choose to study MSc Project Management at the University of Northampton, you will benefit from the teaching of supportive and dedicated teaching staff with real industry experience. You will also have the opportunity to gain additional, highly-regarded professional project management qualifications in PRINCE2 Foundation, PRINCE2 Practitioner and Agile Project Management Foundation.

    This Project Management degree course also has the option of a 12-month industry placement. A project management industrial placement will give you the opportunity to develop your knowledge and skills in a real-world environment, while completing an applied research project. This will give you an advantage over the competition for jobs and scholarships after you graduate and could be a good starting point for setting up your own consultancy business.

    Our Project Management Masters is designed to address the growing complexity of projects and incorporates key tools and techniques. You’ll gain an understanding of the core competencies required to drive a successful conclusion, as well as an appreciation of using a more holistic, international and ethical stakeholder project management approach.

    This Project Management course will support your career progression by developing your critical thinking and research skills to enhance your business knowledge and understanding. The Masters degree in Project Management will teach you the theory of effective practice and equip you with the essential skills, confidence and competence to assist you when you venture into your chosen industry. You will learn to think laterally, challenge convention and offer knowledge-based solutions to business issues, which is an advantage that will set you apart from peers and colleagues in the business environment.

    This course explores project management through a series of progressive modules, developing your knowledge from the fundamentals, through to modules addressing risk, resilience and contingency planning. You will also explore key issues facing project managers such as project finance and procurement, managing project teams, critical perspectives and social impact and responsibility.

    The final stage of the course will include a Project Management consultancy project or Project Management Dissertation. The consultancy project will allow you to undertake a project in one of a number of different industries and will address the varied aspects of project or programme management. You can choose to complete the Project Management Dissertation instead of the consultancy project, which will allow you to explore and critically review literature about issues related to a particular aspect of project management in your chosen area.

    MODULES

    Module information can be found on the Award Maps – placement, and non-placement options.

    Level 7 Placement

    Your placement will need to be appropriate to your level of study and you should be paid for this work. We will support you in securing a suitable placement opportunity, however, it must be noted that placements are highly competitive and there’s no guarantee of a placement offer being made by an employer. If you’re unable or unwilling to progress with an industry placement, you will have the option to transfer onto our Dissertation and Research Methods module to gain the required credits to complete your programme of study.

    Methods of Learning

    You will be taught by experienced academic staff with specialist knowledge of their subject areas. The taught modules on the MSc Project Management are delivered using a combination of lectures and workshop sessions, with an emphasis on participation and discussion.

    If you are wishing to take up the option of a 12 month placement, your course will be 24 months. If you do not take the placement year, then your course will be completed in 12 months.

    You will complete two semesters of 14 weeks, spending 12-15 hours per week in the classroom with your tutors and fellow students. You will be expected to engage in significant additional study, around 20-25 hours per week in self-directed study as well as attending additional workshops to support your achievement of the professional body memberships and awards.

    Assessments

    You will experience a variety of assessment styles including business reports, essays, research papers, oral presentations, practical work, examinations, case study and context analysis, as well as the dissertation.

    There is an opportunity to take a placement year which will allow you to develop and hone your skills through complex business projects and reflect on your experiences.

  • 21/22 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 21/22 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    • Home: £7,470
    • International: £14,000
    • Year 2 Placement Fee: £500* (for placements starting in September 2022 or January 2023)

    *The placement fee amount will only be charged to you after you secure a placement and are enrolled on the work based project in year 2 of your course. You will not be charged this fee if you do not secure a work placement.

    For information on the scholarships available to you, please see our scholarships page.

    Additional costs

    There are no additional costs for this course for students beginning their studies in September 2021. Should this change, applicants and students will be contacted by the university with details of the costs.

    20/21 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 20/21 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    • Home/EU: £7,425
    • International: £13,750
    • Year 2 Placement Fee: £500* (for placements starting in September 2021 or January 2022)

    *The placement fee amount will only be charged to you after you secure a placement and are enrolled on the work based project in year 2 of your course. You will not be charged this fee if you do not secure a work placement.

    For information on the scholarships available to you, please see our scholarships page.

    Postgraduate Loans

    If you are starting a postgraduate Master’s course in 2020/21 you may be able to apply for a postgraduate loan through Student Finance England.

    There are no additional costs for this course for students beginning their studies in September 2020. Should this change, applicants and students will be contacted by the university with details of the costs.

    Additional costs

    There are no additional costs for this course for students beginning their studies in September 2020. Should this change, applicants and students will be contacted by the university with details of the costs.

  • You will have the opportunity to gain additional, highly-regarded professional qualifications in PRINCE2 Foundation, PRINCE2 Practitioner and Agile Project Management Foundation.

  • What is Project Management?

    Project management refers to the application of certain knowledge, skills, methods, tools and techniques with the aim to meet specific project requirements and objectives. These deliverables need to be met within agreed parameters, including set budgets and timescales.

    The set deliverables makes these projects temporary, which is a key distinguishing factor between project management and management in general. Due to this, project management roles require a wide range of business, technical and people management skills.

    How much does a Project Manager earn?

    Project management jobs can be found throughout nearly every business sector and across various different projects, meaning these skills are widely in demand. As a result, high pay levels are available, with an average earning of around £62,000 per annum in the UK.

    There is a wide variety when it comes to project management careers, with some positions paying lucrative bonuses worth up to £10,000. Additionally, a minority of those working in this role may also be entitled to receive earnings from profit sharings, which can add up to around £4,000.

  • If you hold a recognised first or second class honours degree (or equivalent), you will be eligible to apply for this Project Management Masters course. If you have relevant work experience in the Project Management field and related professional qualifications, you will also be considered on an individual basis.

    If you would like to make an application as a Home or EU student, please visit our How to Apply page.

    If you are an International student and would like more information on making an application, please visit our How to Apply page.

    English Language Requirements

    All International and EU students applying for a course with us must meet the following minimum English language requirements:

    • Minimum standard – IELTS 6.5 (or equivalent)
      for study at postgraduate level.

    For information regarding English language requirements at the University, please see our IELTS page.

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