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MSc Project Management

Why choose Herts?

  • Industry Accreditation: Study for a professionally accredited Project Management degree. This course is accredited by the Association for Project Management. Students have free membership of the APM and its many benefits by joining our university.
  • Employment Prospects: Graduates work as project planners, controllers, and senior project managers in a range of organisations including Microsoft, Deloitte, and Amazon
  • Industry Connections: We connect you to alumni and local businesses, such as Ocado, Tesco HQ, and the NHS, who support the course with guest-speaker sessions, networking, and careers fairs.

Professional Accreditations

This course is accredited by the Association for Project Management as being aligned with their professional body of knowledge.

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About the course

Course and module structure

This programme is for those wishing to study project management at postgraduate (Master's) level. You will gain the knowledge, skills and understanding required for a successful career in project management.

This course pulls together project management theory, practice and solid hands-on experience to provide you with an excellent grounding in project management theory and methods.

The balance of theory and practice is reflected in the research interests and practitioner experience of our specialist lecturers.

The course content covers qualitative and quantitative aspects of project management including:

  • Time, quality and cost management
  • Project leadership and team management
  • Project management's contribution to strategy

The course also provides the option to select modules relevant to different project management application areas:

  • General project management
  • Information systems
  • Engineering

Why choose this course?

Our Postgraduate studies are sector leading amongst over 100 Higher Education Institutions in the UK as evidenced by our extraordinary achievement:

  • 1st out of 85 universities for business and management in the Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey (PTES, Advance HE, 2023)
  • 1st for Skills Development, 2nd for Support, Resources, Community and Assessment (Advance HE, 2023)

What will I study?

We offer a varied programme of teaching that includes facilitated seminars, practical workshops, web-based learning, case study analysis and traditional lectures. We also provide sessions by visiting staff, practitioners and consultants to give a varied perspective of the topics covered.

You will be assessed through a variety of coursework including presentations, reports and projects. You will also be required to complete a dissertation and will be supported by a dissertation supervisor.

  • Level 7
    Principles of Project Management15 CreditsCompulsory
    Project Scheduling and Budgeting15 CreditsCompulsory
    Project Management Simulation15 CreditsCompulsory
    Project Leadership and Communications15 CreditsCompulsory
    Dissertation - Project Management60 CreditsCompulsory
    Project Risk and Commercial Management15 CreditsCompulsory
    Agile Development for Managers15 CreditsCompulsory
    Systems Approaches to Managing Change15 CreditsCompulsory
    Projects and Society15 CreditsCompulsory
  • Key staff

    Programme Leader Dr Dozie Ugbaja

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    Further course information

    Course fact sheets
    MSc Project Management Download
    MSc Project Management Download
    Programme specifications
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    MSc Project Management Download
    Additional information

    Sandwich placement or study abroad year


    Applications open to international and EU students


    Student experience

    At the University of Hertfordshire, we want to make sure your time studying with us is as stress-free and rewarding as possible. We offer a range of support services including; student wellbeing, academic support, accommodation and childcare to ensure that you make the most of your time at Herts and can focus on studying and having fun.

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