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Project Management MSc

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Full time | Keele Campus | 1 year | 25-SEP-23

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Project Management (Business / Industry)

Course type


Course Summary

Acquire the knowledge and aptitude required to strategically drive the success of diverse and complex projects on our Project Management MSc. A discipline which blends planning and analysis, you will develop a range of leadership and management skills and gain an insight into the latest concepts and theories on the subject. Individuals with project management expertise are in high demand and the profession offers a versatile range of career opportunities.


Effective project managers must be equipped with the appropriate skill set to successfully deliver a project on time and on budget. From technical know-how and people skills to enhancing your business acumen, our Project Management MSc has been designed to allow you to gain a thorough appreciation of the subject and develop a package of core project management techniques.

What you’ll learn

Our programme will enhance your critical understanding of the foundations of project management within diverse global business environments. You will explore the different project management strategies, methods, software, tools and competencies required to effectively manage diverse and complex projects.

Contemporary theories and concepts are integrated into the curriculum to provide you with a solid and up-to-date grounding in the subject. These currently include agile project management, a systems-thinking holistic approach that can assist with managing projects, project management 2.0 - which has seen the enhancement of project management for the 21st century, and the use of the latest project management software.

During your studies you will be able to apply your knowledge in practice and develop a portfolio of project management best practice by engaging in short projects with businesses in the region. Additional opportunities on the programme may include visiting appropriate organisations and engaging in networking events to strengthen your business insight and capabilities.

A vital part of managing projects is assessing the potential risks involved, and on this programme you will analyse how you can utilise different techniques to mitigate these. You will analyse the multiple challenges you might face as a project manager when looking at the potential impact of internal and external influences on managing a specific project. You will also investigate what the ethical and environmental aspects of managing risk in projects are and how incorporating the use of an organisation’s internal systems could potentially control risk.

There is a focus on the theme of leadership to improve your awareness of leadership theories, conflict and conflict resolution. You will evaluate your own capabilities in managing yourself and your team, and how to lead on projects. Team motivation, contemporary working behaviours such as virtual teams and autonomous working, together with culture and diversity in organisations is also studied.

You will be able to select from a variety of optional modules to customise your studies in line with your own particular areas of interest. This could include themes such as entrepreneurship, contemporary challenges in global business and strategic human resource management.

Duration: 1 year / up to 20 months with entrepreneurship or placement pathway. 2 years part time or up to 24 to 36 months depending on pathway.


Risk, Uncertainty and Managing Projects - Core
Leading Project Teams - Core
Project Management Methods and Tools - Core
Systems Thinking and Creativity - Core
Research Methods - Core

Tuition fees

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Entry requirements

Applicants will need at least a second class honours degree or overseas equivalent qualification in order to apply to study the programmes. If you have appropriate professional qualifications or relevant work experience you may also be considered.