University of Huddersfield

Project Management and Operations Management Professional Practice MSc

This course is specifically aimed at International students, supporting those wishing to gain practical work based experiential learning. Together with studying your chosen course we are offering an additional 6-month placement opportunity, making the course 18 months in length. This allows students to put into practice the skills and techniques developed throughout the Master’s degree within a UK environment after completing the 12-month taught programme.

This course looks at the core principles of project management and business operations, including how to plan and manage complex projects effectively, helping prepare you for a career in a variety of project management roles. Project Management is at the core of business development at the moment, meaning that graduates will benefit from the knowledge gain from this course to help achieve strategic objectives and goals within organisations.

The course aims to provide you with in-depth appreciation of project management theories and practices, and their importance to contemporary businesses. The course helps develop your understanding of the need to manage and plan complex projects in an integrated manner, within an overall business environment. Aimed primarily at those seeking to progress or move into a project management role, the course is suited to those who wish to work in the complex functions of major construction, IT, manufacturing, services and retail.

Entry Requirements

Entry requirements for Professional Practice courses are normally:

  • An Honours degree (2:1 or above) or equivalent professional qualification, in any subject.
  • Applicants with other appropriate professional qualifications and/or experience will be considered on an individual basis.

If your first language is not English, you will need to meet the minimum requirements of an English Language qualification. The minimum for IELTS is 7.0 overall with no element lower than 6.5 (a minimum of TOEFL 550 (Computer Based Toefl 213) score) or equivalent will be considered acceptable

Career Prospects

This course offers you the chance to undertake a 6 month placement at the end of the taught element. A placement can help you build on the knowledge and skills developed on the course.

The placement is a valuable tool that can enhance your employability and help you to develop as an individual. It is acknowledged that graduates with work experience are generally much more attractive to employers.

Our Employability and Placements Office are available to support you in finding placement opportunities and can provide advice in areas such as interview skills and preparing CVs and covering letters.

Course Details

You will study the following modules:


Core modules:

Project Management
Productivity Improvement
Strategic Management
Operations Management
Intelligent Business Information Systems
The Global Professional

Final Project
Research Route
Research Methods
Individual Research Project

Consultancy Route
Consultancy Skills
Group Consultancy Project

New Venture Creation
Launch a venture
New Venture Creation

MSc Professional Practice Placement

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