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MSc Management of Projects

MSc Management of Projects

Year of entry: 2019

Overview

Degree awarded
Master of Science
Duration
12 months full-time
Entry requirements

The minimum academic entry requirement for this Master's course is an Upper Second Class (2:1) UK honours degree or international equivalent in a relevant subject, such as the built environment, relevant engineering, science or management disciplines.

Full entry requirements

How to apply

This course is now closed to 2019 International applications.

For Home/EU applications, please contact mop.admissions@manchester.ac.uk

We will be accepting applications for 2020 entry from October 2019.

We have introduced a staged admissions process with selection deadlines throughout the year that will benefit applicants. 

This is a competitive application process and preference will be given to applicants with grades above our minimum entry requirements.  Applicants for Commercial Project Management are expected to demonstrate that they have a strong academic background in management. 

If we make you an offer, you will have 8 weeks to accept it.  Offers that are not accepted within 8 weeks will be withdrawn so that an offer can be made to another candidate in the next application stage.

Stage 1 : Application received by 29/10/18; decision communicated between 10/12/18 - 14/12/18

Stage 2 : Application received by 1/1/19; decision communicated between 11/2/19 - 15/2/19

Stage 3 : Application received by 4/3/19; decision communicated between 23/4/19 - 26/4/19

Stage 4 : Application received 1/5/19; decision communicated between 24/6/19 - 28/6/19

We will aim to give you a decision on your application in the decision period for your application stage.  However, in some cases it may be necessary to roll your application forward to the next stage due to the competition for places.  We will contact you with an update on your application in the decision period if this is the case.

Please note: All places are subject to availability and some courses may close before the later stages.  We therefore recommend that you apply early in the admissions cycle.  Applications received after the final deadline of 1/5/19 may be considered at our discretion if places are still available.

Applicants who are made a conditional offer of a place must meet all the conditions of their offer by 31 July 2019.

Course options

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Course description

The MSc in Management of Projects prepares students for a professional role in a wide range of projects by providing students with an understanding of both the people-related and technical requirements necessary for the successful management of projects, as well as the organisational and strategic aspects.

This MSc is one of four MSc courses within the Management of Projects Group of Programmes. The other MSc courses are: Commercial Project Management, Construction Project Management and Engineering Project Management.

The School of Mechanical, Aerospace and Civil Engineering has a long history of delivering project management related masters courses and the staff who deliver the programme are drawn for a wide variety of backgrounds and industrial experience.

Open days

The 2018 postgraduate taught courses open day has now taken place. The next open day will take place in Autumn 2019. Further details will be published nearer the time on The University of Manchester website.

To find out more about The School of Mechanical, Aerospace and Civil Engineering we would encourage you to take an online tour of our School and our facilities with our  Virtual Open Day .

Study fairs in the UK:  The University attends several  study fairs in the UK  each year.

Education fairs overseas:  We attend many  education fairs worldwide  each year, giving you the chance to meet representatives from The University of Manchester near you.

Fees

For entry in the academic year beginning September 2019, the tuition fees are as follows:

  • MSc (full-time)
    UK/EU students (per annum): £11,000
    International students (per annum): £24,500

Policy on additional costs

All students should normally be able to complete their programme of study without incurring additional study costs over and above the tuition fee for that programme. Any unavoidable additional compulsory costs totalling more than 1% of the annual home undergraduate fee per annum, regardless of whether the programme in question is undergraduate or postgraduate taught, will be made clear to you at the point of application. Further information can be found in the University's Policy on additional costs incurred by students on undergraduate and postgraduate taught programmes (PDF document, 91KB).

Scholarships/sponsorships

The School of Mechanical Aerospace and Civil Engineering is excited to announce the introduction of the Management of Projects Excellence awards . These are scholarships for academically excellent students studying on one of the following full-time master's courses:

  • MSc Management of Projects
  • MSc Commercial Project Management
  • MSc Construction Project Management
  • MSc Engineering Project Management

For further information, including eligibility, a link to the online application form and more details about the scholarship, please see the fees and funding section of our School website.

Contact details

School/Faculty
School of Mechanical, Aerospace and Civil Engineering
Contact name
Postgraduate Admissions
Telephone
+44 (0)161 306 9219
Email
School/Faculty
See: About Us .

Courses in related subject areas

Use the links below to view lists of courses in related subject areas.

Entry requirements

Academic entry qualification overview

The minimum academic entry requirement for this Master's course is an Upper Second Class (2:1) UK honours degree or international equivalent in a relevant subject, such as the built environment, relevant engineering, science or management disciplines.

English language

All applicants need to demonstrate competency in English language. Applicants who do not already possess a recognised English Language qualification will need to take a recognised test such as IELTS or TOEFL and attain the required English Language score.

IELTS  : overall score of at least 6.5, with at least 6.5 in reading and other no sub-test below 6.0

Pearson Test of English (PTE Academic) : overall score of at least 59, with a score of at least 59 for the Reading sub-test and no other sub-test scores below 51

IBT TOEFL:  overall score of at least 90, with no sub-test below 22

Pre-sessional English:  We also accept successful completion of the 10 week  pre-sessional English course  run by the University Language Centre to meet our English language requirements. The School requirement for the 10 week course is a valid IELTS score of at least 6.0 overall with at least 3 components at 6.0 including reading, and no other component below 5.5.

Please note we do  not  accept the 6 or 3 week pre-sessional courses to meet our requirements, and we do not accept pre-sessional course qualifications from other institutions.

Please note that for entry onto this MSc we do not accept previous UK study or previous study in English to fulfill our English language requirements. We will require an approved English language qualification as listed above.

English language test validity

Some English Language test results are only valid for two years. Your English Language test report must be valid on the start date of the course.

Application and selection

How to apply

This course is now closed to 2019 International applications.

For Home/EU applications, please contact mop.admissions@manchester.ac.uk

We will be accepting applications for 2020 entry from October 2019.

We have introduced a staged admissions process with selection deadlines throughout the year that will benefit applicants. 

This is a competitive application process and preference will be given to applicants with grades above our minimum entry requirements.  Applicants for Commercial Project Management are expected to demonstrate that they have a strong academic background in management. 

If we make you an offer, you will have 8 weeks to accept it.  Offers that are not accepted within 8 weeks will be withdrawn so that an offer can be made to another candidate in the next application stage.

Stage 1 : Application received by 29/10/18; decision communicated between 10/12/18 - 14/12/18

Stage 2 : Application received by 1/1/19; decision communicated between 11/2/19 - 15/2/19

Stage 3 : Application received by 4/3/19; decision communicated between 23/4/19 - 26/4/19

Stage 4 : Application received 1/5/19; decision communicated between 24/6/19 - 28/6/19

We will aim to give you a decision on your application in the decision period for your application stage.  However, in some cases it may be necessary to roll your application forward to the next stage due to the competition for places.  We will contact you with an update on your application in the decision period if this is the case.

Please note: All places are subject to availability and some courses may close before the later stages.  We therefore recommend that you apply early in the admissions cycle.  Applications received after the final deadline of 1/5/19 may be considered at our discretion if places are still available.

Applicants who are made a conditional offer of a place must meet all the conditions of their offer by 31 July 2019.

Advice to applicants

The following documents must be submitted with the application:

  • Latest transcripts of study showing all modules completed including credit weighting and grades achieved
  • If you have not yet graduated, a list of the modules that you will be completing in the final year of your degree together with their credit weighting
  • An official document from your university verifying your current weighted average mark if this information is not included in your transcript of study. Please note : this must be recorded as a percentage, not as a GPA grade, and must give the weighted average mark, not an arithmetic average mark
  • Two references that are dated, on official letterhead paper, and signed by the referee.

You must submit all these supporting documents with your application; if any of the above information is missing, this will cause a delay and may mean that your application will be rolled forward to the next stage or withdrawn.

Course details

Course description

The MSc in Management of Projects prepares students for a professional role in a wide range of projects by providing students with an understanding of both the people-related and technical requirements necessary for the successful management of projects, as well as the organisational and strategic aspects.

This MSc is one of four MSc courses within the Management of Projects Group of Programmes. The other MSc courses are: Commercial Project Management, Construction Project Management and Engineering Project Management.

The School of Mechanical, Aerospace and Civil Engineering has a long history of delivering project management related masters courses and the staff who deliver the programme are drawn for a wide variety of backgrounds and industrial experience.

Teaching and learning

The Management of Projects MSc is a full time course which is studied over 12 months, starting in September each year. The course comprises eight taught course units, each worth 15 credits, and a research dissertation worth 60 credits. In addition, the Applied Project Management unit is course-specific unit which uses simulation exercises supplemented by guest speakers to provide students with hands-on practical experience of managing a project throughout its life cycle. Students must also select three option units and carry out a Management of Projects based dissertation.

Assessment of the taught part of the course is via a combination of formal written examinations and coursework assignments, which will include group work and oral presentations. Some assessment is based on online material provided by the Association for Project Management (APM) and PRINCE2 (a process-based method for effective project management).

Course unit list

The course unit details given below are subject to change, and are the latest example of the curriculum available on this course of study.

TitleCodeCredit ratingMandatory/optional
People and Organisations MACE60006 15 Mandatory
Project Planning and Control MACE60038 15 Mandatory
Project Management Research Methods MACE60050 15 Mandatory
Management of Projects MACE60061 15 Mandatory
Applied Project Management MACE60262 15 Mandatory
MoP Dissertation MACE63000 60 Mandatory
Environmental Assessment MACE60007 15 Optional
Project Finance for Infrastructure Projects MACE60023 15 Optional
Conflict Management & Dispute Resolution MACE60062 15 Optional
Managing Projects with ICT MACE60065 15 Optional
Contract Management MACE60067 15 Optional
Risk Management MACE60085 15 Optional
Displaying 10 of 12 course units

Additional fee information

Deposit to accept your offer

Due to the competition for places and limited availability, if you are made an offer to study this course we require a deposit of £1,000 to secure your place. The deposit amount will be deducted from your tuition fees when you register on the course.

You will have 8 weeks from the date on your offer letter to log in and accept your offer and make the £1,000 deposit payment to secure your place.

Refund Policy

The deposit is non-refundable, except in the following situations:

  • you fail to meet the conditions of your offer (see below for further information); and/or
  • you are refused a visa or entry clearance to enter the UK (proof must be submitted)

Proof required for Refund

If an offer has been made specifying an English Language condition which you do not meet, the Admissions Team will require the official certificate of an English Language test taken  after  the date of offer as evidence that you have attempted to meet your offer conditions for a refund to be approved. Any English Language certificate provided with your initial application (which is below our minimum requirement) will not be accepted as proof that you have attempted to meet your offer conditions, as this certificate will predate the offer.

If an offer has been made specifying an academic condition, the Admissions Team will require an official transcript/document showing that you have not met this academic condition, as evidence for a refund to be approved.

The Admissions Team reserves the right to refuse to refund any deposit payments that do not fall within the exceptions outlined above.

Disability support

Practical support and advice for current students and applicants is available from the Disability Advisory and Support Service. Email: dass@manchester.ac.uk

Careers

Career opportunities

The MSc Management of Projects acquaints students with the basic processes of project management focuses specifically on the application of project management techniques and the people management challenges in application of project management techniques, using simulation exercises to provide students with hands-on practical experience of managing a project throughout its life cycle, developing team working, decision making and communication skills which employers value highly. Successful graduates of this programme find employment in a wide range of organisations including Bentley Motors, Fujitsu, Activisys FZCO, EPAM Systems, UK NHS, CGGVeritas, Siemens, Carllion, Grand Rig International, also PhD-level research in project management.

Accrediting organisations

The MSc in Management of Projects is listed by the Joint Board of Moderators (JBM) as being Approved Further Learning Schemes for Chartered Engineer. The JBM represents the Institution of Civil Engineers, the Institution of Structural Engineers, the Institution of Highways and Transportation and the Institute of Highway Incorporated Engineers. This means that successful completion of the MSc will enable applicants with an accredited first degree at BEng level, to become chartered engineers.