Coventry University - MSc Project Management

Coventry University

MSc Project Management

The globalisation of the business world, coupled with heightened competition, increasing customer expectations and rapid technological advances, has fuelled the demand for projects of all types across almost every industry. Throughout the course, you will have the opportunity to address a range of complex project management issues using different international and organisational examples, with the aim of equipping you to lead projects across different geographical boundaries.

This Master’s course aims to prepare you, upon successful completion, to become a successful leader in the field of project management, and currently holds academic accreditation from the Association for Project Management, the chartered body for the project management profession. Please see the Accreditation and Professional Recognition section for further details. This accreditation aims to provide you with the ability to operate at a level that meets the standards of the project management profession and the expertise required in the field.

The course also offers you the opportunity to study a module accredited by the Chartered Management Institute, meaning you can develop leadership skills alongside specialising in the key skills needed to be an effective project manager. 

Entry Requirements

  • Applicants should hold an honours degree 2.2 or above in a relevant academic discipline, such as business management, or project management.


This course requires IELTS of 6.5 overall, with no component lower than 5.5. Pre-sessional English is available if required.

Career Prospects

The course aims to help prepare you for a variety of project management career options, upon successful completion, by exploring how to be an effective leader in the field of project management, and how to address the complex issues currently facing project managers in a variety of organisational settings, whether in the public, private or voluntary sector.

Upon successful completion, you should develop advanced capabilities in strategic thinking, effective communication and research, all directly relevant to employers and of great value when seeking future employment. Upon the successful completion and meeting CMI requirements on the Leading Strategic Change through Creativity and Innovation module, you will gain a Level 7 Certificate in Strategic Leadership and Management and a Level 7 Award in Professional Consulting, which are highly regarded by employers. Please see the Accreditation and Professional Recognition section for further details.

Course Details

The MSc in Project Management course provides an opportunity to develop a strategic and global outlook when managing projects in a wide variety of organisations. It is aimed at students who have previously studied business and management at undergraduate level or have an equivalent level of professional experience. Please see the Entry Requirements Tab for further details.

The activities that change business processes and practices – the launch of new products and services or the integration of new processes – involve multiple stakeholders and considerable resources, often across many teams and functional units, increasing the inherent risk associated with any organisational change. As well as developing your knowledge and experience of the key project management tools and methodologies, including PRINCE2, PMBOK, APM BoK, and Agile approaches, our strong business focus aims to provide a thorough grounding in strategic thinking, commercial acumen, organisational structures and cultures in order to lead and manage change more effectively.

In your final semester, you can choose to spend time on a company internship, typically lasting eight to 12 weeks (subject to competitive application, availability, meeting any applicable visa requirements and additional fees may apply). In the past, we have supported previous students to take on business and product development roles in companies in the UK, such as Aston Martin or Jaguar Land Rover to mention a few.

This course can be offered on a part-time basis, with study over two years. Whilst we would like to give you all the information about our part-time offering here, it is tailored for each course each year depending on the number of part-time applicants. Therefore, the part-time teaching arrangements vary. Please contact us using our inquiry forms, for UK and EU/International students, for more information about studying this course part-time.

Business process integration
Project management in practice
Strategic portfolio and programme management
Project organisation and culture
Risk management
International leadership and management
Project management methodologies
Project governance and responsible management
Professional management development – creativity, change and innovation
Postgraduate business project

*The information’s are correct at the time of publishing, however it may change if university makes any changes after we have published the information. While we try our best to provide correct information, It is advisable to call us or visit university website for up to date information.

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