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Master of Science

MSc Project Management Online

Want to build your real-world skills and excel at Project Management? Employers will require nearly 88 million project management-related professionals by 2027 (source: PMI).

Our business Master’s in Project Management is designed specifically with your future employability in mind. You will advance your knowledge and understanding of the key and current aspects of project management and best practices, while also developing the skills and competencies needed to become a knowledgeable and effective business professional in today’s turbulent international business environment.

You will graduate ready and confident to switch careers, take your career to the next level or start your own business as a freelance project manager.

This business Master's degree is available to study on-campus or online as a full-time course (1 year) or with Professional Practice Year (2 years), or part-time (2 years).

Why Online?

Got questions about online study? Our Online Programmes Director, Navdeep Chouhan, answers some frequently asked questions about studying online with us.

“A Master’s in Project Management is popular because the discipline of project management is versatile. It’s one that fits in with different aspects of an organisation and there’s a growth in the demand for project management.”
Pearl Oruamabo, Senior Lecturer.

To hear more insights from Pearl on our MSc in Project Management watch our short Lecturer interview video.

 
 
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Key Facts

Entry requirements

2:2 or above from a UK Bachelor’s degree, or equivalent qualification(s)

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Entry requirements

Duration options

Full-Time 1 year or Part-Time 2 years

Next start date

June 2024

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You can apply to study this course directly with The University of Law Business School today.

 

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Secure a job within 9 months of successfully completing your course or your fees back.

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We have an overall 5 Star rating from QS World University Rankings and 5 stars in Teaching, Employability, Online Learning, Academic Development and Inclusiveness.

Decide how to put your skills into practice and gain valuable business experience to increase your employment opportunities with our Professional Practice Year.

Course Details

MSc Project Management Online

Our business Master’s in Project Management online course is focused on the needs of the industry and aims to produce graduates who are ‘work ready’. A business Master’s degree in project management is sought after by many organisations in the public, private and not-for-profit sectors, making it a great way to develop versatile skills, such as planning and organisation skills and increase your employability. You will graduate fully prepared to effectively manage projects, learning strategies for planning, risk management, quality control, leading people and vital communication approaches.

This course is accredited by The Chartered Management Institute so upon successful completion of the course, you will have the option to apply for a CMI Level 7 Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership as well as your degree.

This distance-learning course is taught by academics with extensive industry expertise. As an online student you will have access to a range of professionally produced tuition videos to support each module, featuring detailed animations to help you absorb complex concepts. You will explore case studies taken from the real business world to help strengthen your learning, while accessing downloadable reading materials, so you can revise on-the-go.

Enjoy Flexibility – studying at our online campus gives you the opportunity to work at your own pace and around your other commitments, within given deadlines, and at your preferred time of day, with the benefit of our expertise, experience and employability focus.

Our programmes will save you the time and money on commuting to and from campus and allow you to study anywhere, across devices, however you can be reassured that the course won’t be compromised on quality or be less demanding than our on campus courses.

NEW MSc Project Management Online with Professional Practice*

This course is offered as a 2-year full-time business master’s programme. Sharing the first year of study with the 1-year MSc Project Management Online, the 2-year programme benefits from a second year of Professional Practice that is specifically aimed at fostering the employment opportunities of students.

Offering greater flexibility than a traditional Placement Year, our Professional Practice Year allows you to decide how to put your skills into practice. Choose between an academic dissertation, business plan, business or consultancy project, or a paid placement in industry, depending on the option that is best suited to your future career path. Apply now.

Why study a Business Master’s degree with us?

  • A professional Careers and Employability Service: from day one to beyond graduation, we'll help you become more employable with support from our expert employability service and careers advisers.
  • CPD-accredited Professional Development Module: our 1:1 coaching will ensure you develop the professional and leadership skills you need to succeed in business.
  • Quality of teaching: you'll work on real-life case studies, taught by business specialists with industry expertise in project management.
  • Help to support your tuition fees: we have business scholarships and bursaries and can guide you on postgraduate fees and funding.
  • Amount of support: Our range of student advisors and academic coaches, support apps and student support services help our domestic and international students.
  • Flexible course format: Study full-time, part-time, on-campus or 100% online with a learning model that encourages independent and deep learning, shared modules for greater networking and clear time demands.

Should you be unable to complete the full programme, you may still be awarded a Diploma or Certificate depending on terms completed.

(*subject to approval)

Upcoming Application Deadlines

The application deadlines for our June 2024 intake are as follows:

  • International students applying within the UK requiring a Student Route Visa: Monday 20th May 2024
  • Domestic students: Friday 7th June 2024
  • International students applying outside the UK requiring a Student Route Visa: Our June intake is now closed. Applications are open for September 2024 and the deadline to submit your application is Monday 29 July 2024.

Course Structure

  • Global Business Strategy (15cr)
  • Innovation Management in a Digital Age (15cr)
  • Success Through Business Ethics (15cr)
  • Process Improvement & Lean Management (15cr)
  • Project Planning & Implementation (15cr)
  • Project & Organisational Strategy (15cr)
  • Leading & Developing People (15cr)
  • Managing Programmes (15cr)
  • Managing Products (15cr)
  • Business Project (45cr)
  • Professional Development (non-credit bearing)

Helping you become more employable is our priority and we are the only business school in the UK to offer professional development coaching to all our postgraduate students. You will benefit from our CPD-accredited Professional Development Module including one to one professional coaching and a bespoke Personal Development Plan.

This is testament to our dedication to helping you achieve your ambitions.

To find out more about how you can benefit from our professional development support, watch our short video.

Course Start Dates

  • MSc Project Management
    • Full-time: Online
  • MSc Project Management
    • Full-time: Online
    • Part-time: Online
  • MSc Project Management
    • Full-time: Online
    • Part-time: Online
  • MSc Project Management
    • Full-time: Online
    • Part-time: Online

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Course requirements

The course demands show you the requirements, prior knowledge and commitments our course will involve.

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Study On Campus

You can also study this course at one of our Business School campuses across the UK. If you’re looking for a more traditional university experience, why not consider studying on campus?

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Course Information

 

To get a full picture of how studying this course works during the year, take a look at our course date breakdown.

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You will be assessed formally through a mix of individual assignments, group work and Dissertation/Project work.

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Students will study for one year full-time or two years part-time, divided into three semesters of 13 weeks. Typically, full-time students will study 4 modules per semester and part-time students will study 2 modules per semester.
Students will also work on a CPD-accredited Professional Development Module throughout all 3 semesters.

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Employability We Set You Up For Success

We care about your career, which is why we offer support with job applications and other work experience opportunities as soon as you accept your place.

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Fees and Applying

 

You can apply for this course directly with the University of Law.

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2023/24 Course Fee (for courses starting on or after 1 July 2023)

Online: £10,750 (or £10,000 for those eligible for our £750 International Bursary*)

2024/25 Course Fee (for courses starting on or after 1 July 2024)

Online: £11,300 (or £10,550 for those eligible for our £750 International Bursary*)

2 Year Programme with Professional Practice
Online: £12,450 (or £11,700 for those eligible for our £750 International Bursary*)

*Terms and Conditions apply


By studying a Master's degree you could be eligible for a Postgraduate Loan.

If you’re a ULaw alumnus, you may be eligible to receive our £1000 Academic Master's Alumni Discount.

We also have a range of scholarships and bursaries available to help you invest in your future.

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We have students from over 120 different countries throughout our campuses, with a dedicated team to help international students.

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