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Project Management
MSc/PGDip/PGCert Project Management
An industry-led programme aimed at developing your professional competencies

MSc/PGDip/PGCert Project Management / Course details

Year of entry: 2019

Course description

Project management
An industry-led programme aimed at developing your professional competencies

Our Project Management course is an industry-led, distance learning programme that uses a Practice Based Learning approach to project management development. Therefore, this Project Management programme differs from others in that, rather than simple acquiring new knowledge and ideas, delegates are expected to adopt a reflective practice approach to apply their learning directly to their projects in the workplace. It 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 range of organisations and project environments.

  • To provide complex education in the management of projects including preparing you to take on a more senior role
  • Teaching you functional project management topics
  • To update individual's and organisation's competence
  • To support your professional career development
  • To help develop essential behavioural skills such as communication and problem-solving

Project Management is the application of processes, knowledge, skills and your own experience to achieve objectives of a project. Whereas management is an on-going process, project management has a final deliverable (based on objectives) and a set time-span.

Our course promotes a reflection on the latest industry and academic thinking and supports a leadership level of understanding required for managing ever larger and more complex projects in the 21st century.

This programme aligns with APM Competency Level 4 - Proficient.

Special features

Qualifications available

Postgraduate Certificate (PGCert)

Delegates who successfully complete 4 taught units will be eligible for a Postgraduate Certificate worth 60 credits, and are able to graduate with this award.

Postgraduate Diploma (PGDip)

Upon successful completion of the eight units, worth 120 credits, delegates may graduate with a Diploma.

Master of Science (MSc)

To be awarded an MSc, a delegate must achieve a pass mark in the eight taught units, each worth 15 credits, and the dissertation element, worth 60 credits. The pass mark for a Master of Science Award is 50%.

Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

Delegates may study any of the units, each worth 15 credits, as part of their Continuing Professional Development (CPD). If delegates choose to study for a CPD unit they would initially have to complete unit 1, which acts as an overview to industry related project management. Any of the units from 2-7 can be studied depending on what is relevant to the individual's professional development within the project management sector.

Teaching and learning

This programme is taught via distance learning, meaning that it is delivered entirely online which gives delegates flexibility to study alongside their professional work.

There are two intakes each year in October and April which is when new students can enrol onto the programme.

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