MSc Project Management

The MSc Project Management was the first of its kind in Wales to be officially approved by the Association for Project Management (APM). Our Project Management course develops a deeper understanding of both theoretical and practical aspects of project, programme and portfolio management. It facilitates the essential skills and competences necessary to plan, monitor, control and deliver successful projects. It focuses on developing skills for careers in project management, including both theory and applied aspects, and is mapped against key professional body competencies.

The knowledge, understanding and skills gained during the MSc Project Management course can be applied to a range of environments. It brings together resources, skills, technology and ideas, to realise benefits or achieve objectives, and operates within the multiple project constraints of cost, scope, time and quality requirements. Students on the MSc Project Management course will become familiar with leading thinking and emerging research in the field of project management to benefit their continued professional development.

If you have a relevant professional qualification and have three to five years' industry experience, you may be eligible for exemptions to fast track your studies

Study Mode
2018
Duration Start Date Campus Campus Code
Full-time 1 Years February Newport City C
Full-time 1 Years September Newport City C
Study Mode
2019
Duration Start Date Campus Campus Code
Full-time 1 Years February Newport City C
Full-time 1 Years September Newport City C

The course structure for the MSc Project Management consists of a number of core modules in addition to a dissertation or business research project.

Core Modules

  • Managing Projects and Programmes (20 credits)
  • Strategic Analysis, Tools and Techniques (20 credits)
  • Legislative and Professional Issues (20 credits)
  • Leadership and Management Theories (20 credits)
  • Accounting and Financial Control (20 credits)
  • Research Methods (20 credits)

Dissertation (60 credits)

The dissertation or business research project will involve extensive independent research into a relevant topic within project, programme and portfolio management, allowing you to apply and reflect on your skills and knowledge in the subject area.

APM Project Management Qualification (PMQ)
Students on the MSc Project Management degree have the option to compliment their studies by undertaking the five day APM Project Management qualification at the University.

 

 

Teaching

Students will attend a combination of taught lectures and tutorials.

Assessment

A mix of assessment methods are used, including individual essays and reports, group projects and reports, presentations, seminars and an individual dissertation or project.

Lecturers

Chris Lee – Course Leader, MSc Project Management

APM Accreditation

APM academic accreditation is the mapping of course content against the APM Body of Knowledge (BoK). The APM BoK is widely used within industry, and is a key resource for all corporate organisations accredited by the APM and is the primary resource referenced in the APM IC and APMP qualifications.

APM Accreditation is a mark of quality which means that the content for this course is of industry standard and with learning content that actually relates to how project management is practiced within industry.

An undergraduate honours degree from a recognised or accredited university with a minimum 2:2 or equivalent

Relevant project management related work experience will also be considered

MSc Project Management (Exemption route)

If you can demonstrate extensive practitioner experience in managing and delivering projects coupled with the APMP level 7 qualification, you may be able to study the exemption route for this course.

Eligible students will be required to complete the Managing Projects and Programmes and Research Methods modules, plus a dissertation or business research project in order to gain the full Masters qualification.

Full-time fees are per year. Part-time fees are per 20 credits. Once enrolled, the fee will remain at the same rate throughout the duration of your study on this course.

August 2017 - July 2018 Fees

  • Full-time UK and EU: TBC
  • Full-time International:  £12600 

August 2018 - July 2019 Fees

  • Full-time UK and EU: TBC
  • Full-time International: TBC

August 2019 - July 2020 Fees

  • Full-time UK and EU: TBC
  • Full-time International: TBC

Additional Costs

Students have access to a wide range of resources including textbooks, publications, and computers in the University’s library and via online resources. In most cases they are more than sufficient to complete a course of study. Where there are additional costs, either obligatory or optional, these are detailed below. Of course students may choose to purchase their own additional personal resources/tools over and above those listed to support their studies at their own expense. All stationery and printing costs are at a student’s own expense.

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Admissions statement 

Graduates from this MSc Project Management course may:

  • Develop a career in a project management based role or environment
  • Already work in such an environment but seek to formally recognise their work
  • Have the knowledge base, organisational and analytical skills to pursue a career as a project or programme manager, portfolio manager, working in a project management office (PMO), or as project administrator or project worker
  • Have developed applied research skills in order to pursue advanced research study and further professional qualifications

Our Careers and Employability Service

As a USW student, you will have access to advice from the Careers and Employability Service throughout your studies and after you graduate.

This includes: one-to-one appointments from faculty based Career Advisers, in person, over the phone or even on Skype and through email via the "Ask a Question" service. We also have extensive online resources for help with considering your career options and presenting yourself well to employers. Resources include psychometric tests, career assessments, a CV builder, interview simulator and application help. Our employer database has over 2,000 registered employers targeting USW students, you can receive weekly email alerts for jobs.

Our Careers service has dedicated teams: A central work experience team to help you find relevant placements; an employability development team which includes an employability programme called Grad Edge; and an Enterprise team focused on new business ideas and entrepreneurship.