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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 Birinder Sandhawalia, 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.

Professional Accreditations

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

Course details

Careers

Our graduates go on to become project planners, controllers, project managers and senior project managers in a variety of sectors and a wide range of organisations.

Teaching methods

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.

Structure

Level 7

Core Modules

  • Principles of Project Management - 15 Credits
  • Project Scheduling and Budgeting - 15 Credits
  • Project Management Simulation - 15 Credits
  • Project Leadership and Communications - 15 Credits
  • Dissertation - Project Management - 60 Credits
  • Projects and Society - 15 Credits

Optional

  • Computer Simulation for Business - 15 Credits
  • Agile Development for Managers - 15 Credits
  • Systems Approaches to Managing Change - 15 Credits
  • Managing Information Systems - 15 Credits

Fees & funding

Fees 2019

UK/EU Students

Full time
  • £8400 for the 2019/2020 academic year
Part time
  • £700 per 15 credits for the 2019/2020 academic year

International Students

Full time
  • £12650 for the 2019/2020 academic year
Part time
  • £1050 per 15 credits for the 2019/2020 academic year

Discounts are available for International students if payment is made in full at registration

*Tuition fees are charged annually. The fees quoted above are for the specified year(s) only. Fees may be higher in future years, for both new and continuing students. Please see the University’s Fees and Finance Policy (and in particular the section headed “When tuition fees change”), for further information about when and by how much the University may increase its fees for future years.

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Other financial support

Find out more about other financial support available to UK and EU students

Living costs / accommodation

The University of Hertfordshire offers a great choice of student accommodation, on campus or nearby in the local area, to suit every student budget.

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Entry requirements...

A UK honours degree (at least 2:2 or above) or equivalent in a Business, Management, Information Systems, Engineering or Project Management related subject
OR
At least one year's work experience in a project management role, combined with an HE (or equivalent) qualification.

If English is not your first language, you will need an IELTS score of 6.5 with no lower than 5.5 (or equivalent).

How to apply

2019

Start DateEnd DateLink
28/09/201925/09/2020Apply online (Full Time)
28/09/201920/05/2020Apply online (Part Time)

2020

Start DateEnd DateLink
28/09/202025/09/2021Apply online (Full Time)
28/09/202020/05/2021Apply online (Part Time)