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PG Dip Project Management

Different course options

Study mode

Online

Duration

16 months

Start date

OCT-22

Key information
DATA SOURCE : IDP Connect

Qualification type

Postgraduate Diploma

Subject areas

Project Management (Business / Industry)

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

Overview

Transforming a set of resources into a desired project outcome is no easy task, but it is an essential technique for those hoping to succeed in business. If you are in a role that would benefit from this skillset, or hoping to move into a role that has project management as a key element, our short project management diploma course could be the ideal choice.

Project managers face challenges such as time and cost limitations and quality requirements, and must be adaptable, confident and decisive in order to succeed in their roles and with their responsibilities. This online course not only provides you with the knowledge needed to flourish, but also helps you develop these key attributes and skills.

Your course will cover a range of topics including:

  • project management frameworks, methodology and techniques
  • financial decision-making in the short and long term
  • effective leadership and management within project teams
  • the analytical tools available to manage a portfolio of projects

Once you have completed your course, you have the opportunity to advance onto a full degree in project management.

Teaching methods

Studying online gives you the freedom to study when and where it suits you – at home, during your lunch hour or anywhere else you have internet access.

Our courses are delivered through a virtual learning environment (VLE) instead of a traditional campus. This means you will have access to your study materials 24/7, including:

  • multimedia lecturecasts made up of written content, short videos, animation, audio recordings, infographics, short tests and mini-assignments
  • discussion forums for you to chat about the course content with fellow students
  • live Q&A sessions with your tutors
  • a comprehensive eLibrary of textbooks and academic journals
  • support from academic staff and your dedicated Student Support team

To ensure you receive the support you need from your tutor, we cap our class sizes at 20 students.

Assessment methods

Rather than fretting about exams, you will be assessed exclusively through assignments. This can be by engaging in discussion forums throughout your modules, completing reflective journal entries, or by submitting longer written pieces.

We are committed to providing frequent and transparent feedback through the following ways:

  • Our assessment criteria are designed to be simple and transparent.
  • You will always be aware of your current provisional grade, right from the start of the programme.
  • You will be able to view your marks clearly in your gradebook whenever you log onto the learning platform.
  • There is a 7-day turnaround for marking and feedback of assessed work.
  • You will have regular contact with your Student Support team, with whom you can discuss any concerns as soon as they arise.

Career prospects

Project management skills are directly transferable to a wide range of industries, and job candidates who demonstrate their commitment to and knowledge of the field are often sought out for high-level roles. A postgraduate qualification is an ideal way to showcase this on your CV. Positions directly related to project management will see obvious benefit, and this course is also of value to those working in management consultancy, finance, marketing, sales, as well as project management professionals within specialist industries such as healthcare or property.

Modules

Financial Decision Making (20 Credits)
Project Management Techniques (20 Credits)
Management: Principle and Practices (20 Credits)
Leading and Managing Project Teams (20 Credits)
Project Analytics (20 Credits)
Management of Projects (20 Credits)

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (overall cost)

7,891

International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

For this course (overall cost)

7,891

Entry requirements

At University of Essex Online, we believe that everyone should be able to access education. That is why we offer two different entry routes onto our PG Dip Project Management, which considers academic or work-based experience. Academic entry route - You must have the following qualifications as a minimum: an undergraduate degree from an approved institution, equivalent to a UK Honours degree, or a relevant professional qualification. Work experience entry route - You must meet the following criteria: at least five years’ senior level work experience.

Department profile

University of Essex Online provides 100% online part-time Masters degrees and short courses in business, computing, education, health, law, criminology and psychology. You can study with us from anywhere with an internet connection and at a time that suits your schedule best. Your course will be delivered through a state-of-the-art virtual learning environment (VLE), which provides you with 24/7 access to high-quality resources, including...more

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