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MSc - Master of Science
Project Management (Business / Industry)
Today's global businesses list project management skills as one of the most desirable when hiring new talent. MSc Project Management at the University of Lincoln provides an opportunity to engage with fundamental theories and best practices in a systematic, critical, and creative way.
Projects are now ubiquitous for businesses. They formalise the way in which organisations implement the constant improvements required to successfully operate in competitive markets and usually involve high risk and uncertainty. The historical legacy of project management is evident everywhere in the world. Everything that has been constructed, from the Egyptian pyramids and medieval cathedrals to skyscrapers and other prominent examples of contemporary infrastructure, was at some point a project.
Irrespective of current levels of project management knowledge or experience, students on this programme have the opportunity to gain the confidence needed to plan complex projects, lead and inspire teams, manage difficult stakeholders, and cope with the most unpleasant or unexpected risks. They are able to develop practical skills relating to design, planning, and execution of projects, in addition to conflict resolution and effective multi-functional project integration.
This course has been developed for both recent graduates and those seeking a change in their career path. It is therefore not restricted to students with a business related background.
How You Study
The comprehensive and intellectually challenging curriculum is informed by professional best practice and is designed to meet the expectations of contemporary global organisations. The curriculum covers a range of project and programme management theory, including effective methods of project initiation, planning, execution, and close-out. The overall aim is to optimally balance the acquisition of both hard and soft skills.
How You Are Assessed
MSc Project Management is designed to help students develop a unique mix of hard and soft project management skills, emphasising the pivotal role of communication and negotiation not only to grow professionally as a manager, but also personally as a leader and influencer.
A variety of assessment methods are used during this course including reports, tests, oral presentations, portfolios, and practical projects. These assessments are designed to develop the skills needed for a career in business.
There is a focus on action learning as well as immediate practical application of any learned skill or technique, which helps students to critically appraise various solutions to a real-life problem and make a robust managerial decision.
Prizes may be available in the form of funding for students to sit professional exams.
The University of Lincoln's policy on assessment feedback aims to ensure that academics will return in-course assessments to students promptly usually within 15 working days of the submission date.
Career and Personal Development
In today’s rapidly changing business environment, knowledgeable project managers are more desirable than ever. As an outcome of our Master’s programme, students will have received the opportunity to obtain a comprehensive set of skills that can be applied in a variety of sectors and industries, including infrastructure construction, logistics, financial services, information technology and systems, oil and gas, military, product development, research, healthcare, and management consultancy.
Although specific responsibilities will vary dependent on an industry, the role of a project manager always requires the same practical skills to deal with design, planning, and execution, while being able to resolve conflicts and integrate across a range of functional areas.
For this course (per year)
For this course (per year)
Students need to have Lower second class honours (2:2) degree or equivalent professional experience.