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MSc/PGDip/PGCert Project Management / Overview

Year of entry: 2018

Degree awarded
Master of Science
3 years
How to apply
Stage 1

Prior to applying to The University of Manchester, applicants wishing to be sponsored by their company are advised to discuss their wish to participate on the programme with their company business manager. All tuition fees are paid by sponsoring employers.

Stage 2

If you have company approval, or wish to continue as an individual please apply by  using the link on our application page .

If you experience any difficulty in accessing the online application form please contact

*Please do not contact the central Postgraduate Admissions Team as they are unable to help with your application.

Stage 3

Once prospective candidates have sought company approval they will be subject to The University of Manchester admissions policy.

For direct MSc entry to the programme candidates must have an Upper Second Class Degree or international equivalent, in a relevant subject.

However, the programme offers 'a ladder of opportunity' system whereby candidates with no first degree but with additional relevant qualifications or professional experience may be offered a Certificate or Diploma level registration to start with.

After successful completion of all the eight taught units (120 credits) progression towards the dissertation phase is allowed, enabling the candidate to progressively achieve the MSc award.

Course options

Full-time Part-time Full-time distance learning Part-time distance learning
PGCert N N Y N

Course overview

The Project Management Distance Learning Programme (PMDL) is an industry inspired programme that uses a Practice Based Learning approach to project management development. The programme is delivered through a fully distance-learning approach. The PMDL differs from other courses in that, rather than simply acquiring new knowledge and ideas, delegates are expected to adopt a reflective practice approach so that their learning can inform and be informed by their practises of managing projects in the workplace. The programme acts as a Community of Practice for delegates to network and communicate with their peers so that they can share experiences and practices across a wide array of organisations and project environments.


The course fees for October 2018 entry are £1,500 per module.

The PG Certificate fee is £6,000 .

 The PG Diploma fee is £12,000 .

The MSc fee is £15,000 .

Contact details

Academic department
School of Mechanical, Aerospace and Civil Engineering
Academic department overview
See: About Us .

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