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MSc Project Management / Overview

Year of entry: 2019

Degree awarded
Master of Science
Maximum of 72 Months. [Part-Time]
Entry requirements

Once potential delegates have been approved by their company, The University of Manchester admissions policy applies:  For Direct MSc entry to the course delegates must have an Upper Second Class Degree or international equivalent, in a relevant subject.

Delegates with no first degree, but with additional relevant qualifications or professional experience may be offered a Certificate or Diploma level registration initially.

Full entry requirements

How to apply

Instructions on how to apply can be found here .

Please note this course is now only available via Distance Learning. The blended learning option of the course has closed. Any new applications for the Blended Learning option will be automatically transferred onto the Distance Learning course for October 2018.

Course options

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

Course overview

  Why Project Management?
  • Project Management Professional Development Programme (PMPDP) has been developed and designed in consultation with leading companies to meet the requirements of the leading professional bodies of knowledge around the world and represent contemporary practice in the management of projects.
  • PMPDP holds accreditation of both the Association for Project Management (APM) and of the Global Accreditation Centre - Project Management Institute (PMI).
  • With over 450 graduates since 2003, and 50-plus delegates currently studying, it represents the largest community of practice in the world of higher education project management delivery.
  • The programme has 2 intakes, April and October.
Project Management MSc Distance Learning Programme

Open days

Our next Postgraduate taught courses open day will take place on Wednesday 7 November 2018. Further information and registration for the event can be found on the university 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.


 The Distance Learning fee is £1,500 per module.

Generally fees can be paid in one of two ways:

Via company sponsorship - please contact your company training officer for information on sponsorship schemes. 

 If you are a self funded delegate please make your application directly to the School.

Please email  to request further information about PMPDP and the course fees associated with each module.

Fees quoted will be fully inclusive of the course tuition, administration and computational costs during your studies.

All fees for entry will be subject to annual review and incremental rises per annum are also likely over the duration of courses lasting more than a year for UK/EU students (fees are typically fixed for International students, for the course duration at the year of entry). For general fees information please visit: postgraduate fees . Always contact the department if you are unsure which fee applies to your qualification award and method of attendance.

Self-funded international applicants for this course will be required to pay a deposit of £1000 towards their tuition fees before a confirmation of acceptance for studies (CAS) is issued. This deposit will only be refunded if immigration permission is refused. We will notify you about how and when to make this payment.


The University does not offer scholarships for this course.

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