UWE Bristol - MSc Project Management

UWE Bristol

MSc Project Management

MSc Project Management is a practice focused course that is diverse and vibrant in an inspirational learning environment that embeds internationalisation, employability and professionalism you'll need to succeed as a project manager.

Why study project management?

The course will provide you with the relevant knowledge, understanding and experience of applying practical skills in project management, which will equip you to succeed as a project manager.

Whilst you will specialise in project management, the characteristics of the course will also provide a focus on the interdisciplinary nature of the subject and how project management is integrated within organisations and latest methodologies applied in practice.

In demand across almost every type of business, skilled project managers are needed to lead on projects of different types and scale, to ensure they are delivered on time, in scope and budget.

Project managers with a strong grasp of the latest methodologies and frameworks, who can help companies embrace different approaches and strategies, are particularly sought after.

This work is well suited to individuals who enjoy seeing tasks through to completion and thrive on organising resources and people. You will be on the front line of managing teams, making strategic decisions and using skills that add value across many areas of business.

Why UWE Bristol?

Studying with us at this level will put you in a strong position to secure work and progress into project management roles.

We'll support you to build the skills to work as a highly competent project manager, as you learn to apply the latest techniques and systems to market needs and business opportunities.

Covering all the relevant methodologies and frameworks, we'll explore the importance of data metrics to project analysis and planning and encourage you to apply project management values and models to your own work.

You'll collaborate with leading practitioners and researchers and as the course progresses, you will be equipped to advise on project management strategy, as you build your communication and research skills and develop the necessary skills and knowledge to become a project team member, manager, or project leader.  

Entry Requirements

  • We normally require an honours degree of 2:2 or equivalent.
  • We can consider applicants who do not meet the normal entry requirements, but who do have relevant professional experience or qualifications. In your application, you should describe in detail your professional experience and qualifications.
  • International and EU applicants are required to have a minimum overall IELTS (Academic) score of 6.5 with 5.5 in each component 

Career Prospects

Businesses value good project managers in almost every sector, so the career opportunities open to you will be extensive.

You could pursue project management and consultant-type roles, or take your skills into related areas, such as supply chain management, project engineering, project analysis, environmental management or programme management.

Your project management skills are in high demand across the public, private and third-sector.

Course Details

You will study the following modules:

  • Project Management Fundamentals


    - explores the key principles, concepts, tools and strategies of project management. You will learn how to effectively plan and execute a project.
  • Project Management Methodologies


    - explores various project management methodologies and frameworks. You will learn how to effectively implement the Agile and Prince2 methodologies in an organisational context.
  • Projects in Global Environments


    - addresses the knowledge, skills and competencies required to successfully manage International and global projects which are inherently complex by nature; language, culture, and logistics among other issues.
  • Leadership


    - covers the application of theories and concepts of leadership that reflects a sensitivity to issues relating to ethics, culture, strategy and governance.
  • Project Management in Context


    - explores the fundamental principles of managing portfolios and programmes and their relationship and strategic alignment and to understand project management in an organisational context.
  • Sustainable Development: Principles and Practice


    - explores the fundamental nature, causes and consequences of sustainable. It will also introduce some of the key frameworks that have been used to explain and implement sustainable development.
  • Masters Project


    - the culmination of the MSc is the Masters Project, which provides an opportunity for you to demonstrate your independent research, and creative and planning skills.

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