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Leading Major Programmes MSc, PgCert

Leading Major Programmes MSc, PgCert

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Study mode

Part time


2 years

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

Postgraduate Certificate

Subject areas

Leadership Project Management (Business / Industry)

Course type


Course Summary

The PgCert in Leading Major Programmes develops leaders who are equipped to deliver large-scale and complex projects and programmes fit for the 21st century, across sectors. The programme breaks new ground in approaches to leading major programmes by integrating core topics on programme management with emerging and increasingly relevant subjects such as systems thinking, data science for decision making, sustainability, resilience and philosophy. It will cover all the basics for programme management and provide fundamental insights into the political and relationship management capabilities that are essential for Chairs, CEOs, COOs, CFOs, client sponsors and supply chain leadership teams to navigate risks in a major programme context.

The programme will best suit mid-career professionals working as clients, project managers, engineers, delivery agents, contractors or project reviewers/auditors. It will be taught by a mix of academics and senior programme managers with hard-won lessons learned to pass on.

You will be taught through classroom and studio-based lectures, tutorials and student-directed learning.

Career opportunities

Graduates will be equipped with an evidence-based strategic overview of the proven techniques on how to organise for success, how to manage for success and how to nurture and develop the personal and collective qualities required to lead successful major programmes.


Negotiation (10 Credits) - Core
Data Science for Decision Makers (10 Credits) - Core
Oversight, Assurance and Stakeholder Management (10 Credits) - Core
Managing Strategic Risk in Major Projects (10 Credits) - Core
Systems Thinking, Systems Practice (10 Credits) - Core
Design and Performance of Delivery Enterprise (10 Credits) - Core
Understanding, Sustaining and Enhancing Resilience (10 Credits) - Core
Research Methods in Programme Management (10 Credits) - Core
Project Controls, Data Visualisation and Reporting (10 Credits) - Core
Procurement and Programme Delivery (10 Credits) - Core
Philosophy and Engineering (10 Credits) - Core
Programme Design, Governance and Managing for Complexity (10 Credits) - Core

Tuition fees

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Entry requirements

A UK 2:1 honours degree, or its international equivalent. Applicants will normally be expected to have a minimum of five years’ project management experience at middle or senior management level.