MSc Project Management

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Why choose Herts?

  • Industry Accreditation: This course is accredited by the Association for Project Management.
  • 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

Part-time study

Our part-time programme enables you to attend lectures on just one day per week, allowing you to arrange your study around existing work commitments. And this mean you will complete the programme in two years.

Levels of study

You may choose to register on our Postgraduate Certificate (PgCert) or Postgraduate Diploma (PgDip) programmes, depending on your objectives for study. After completing these stages you may then wish to transfer to the Master's programme as your studies progress.

Please contact the Programme Tutor: Dr Festus Oderanti, to discuss your options further.

Why choose this course?

  • Study for a professionally accredited Project Management degree.
  • Develop the skills and knowledge to become a successful project manager.
  • Learn from our excellent team of lecturers, researchers and industry professionals from a range of project management backgrounds.
  • Choose from three different routes, giving you the opportunity to tailor your studies.

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
    Module Credits Compulsory/optional
    Principles of Project Management 15 Credits Compulsory
    Project Scheduling and Budgeting 15 Credits Compulsory
    Project Management Simulation 15 Credits Compulsory
    Project Leadership and Communications 15 Credits Compulsory
    Dissertation - Project Management 60 Credits Compulsory
    Project Risk and Commercial Management 15 Credits Compulsory
    Agile Development for Managers 15 Credits Compulsory
    Systems Approaches to Managing Change 15 Credits Compulsory
    Projects and Society 15 Credits Compulsory
  • Further course information

    Course fact sheets
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    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


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