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 Birinder Sandhawalia, to discuss your options further.

Fact sheets 2019 Course fact sheet 1 MSc Project Management 2019 Course fact sheet 1 MSc Project Management
Programme specifications 2019 Programme specification 1 MSc Project Management 2019 Programme specification 1 MSc Project Management

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
    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
    Projects and Society 15 Credits Compulsory
    Computer Simulation for Business 15 Credits Optional
    Agile Development for Managers 15 Credits Optional
    Systems Approaches to Managing Change 15 Credits Optional
    Managing Information Systems 15 Credits Optional
  • 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.

    View detailed information about tuition fees

    Read more about additional fees in the course fact sheet

    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.

    View detailed information about our accommodation

    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

    Course length
    • Full Time, 1 Years
    • Part Time, 2 Years
    Locations
    • University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield

    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)

    2021

    Start DateEnd DateLink
    28/09/202125/09/2022Apply online (Full Time)
    28/09/202120/05/2022Apply online (Part Time)
    We welcome applications from international and EU students