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Full time | University of Sussex | 1 year | 25-SEP-23

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Full time


1 year

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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Project Management (Business / Industry)

Course type


Course Summary

Become a first-rate project manager who can develop and apply new innovations. You will gain the critical skills to help you manage projects in today’s highly uncertain business and economic environment.

You are taught and supervised by leading project management experts in the University of Sussex Business School. This course draws on expertise from SPRU - Science Policy Research Unit. Within an environment that values innovation and sustainability, you will learn to plan and manage projects effectively and efficiently. Gain a comprehensive understanding of, and develop core competencies in:

  • managing complex projects
  • managing risk and innovation
  • applying design thinking for project management
  • applying advanced project management practices.

Joining the University of Sussex Business School, you will benefit from extensive career support and business connections. This includes employer mentoring, networking, talks and guest lectures. You can also tailor your degree to your career path by choosing options in areas such as agile project management, artificial intelligence, and sustainability.


Managers need the skills to react to the changing world, and a vision to interpret the next step for their organisation.

On graduation, you’ll be prepared for these challenges - you will have the necessary interdisciplinary knowledge in innovation management and project management. You will have sought-after skills for a professional career in:

  • project and programme management in the public and private sector
  • management or business consultancy
  • business or technology analysis
  • R&D and innovation management
  • entrepreneurship
  • management in large, multinational organisations.

Our graduates have gone into careers in business, technology, government, regional, international and not-for-profit organisations, as well as academia.


In this module, you study project management at an advanced level. You go beyond the traditional 'planning and control' approach to project management and look at significant uncertainities, unexpected environmental and market changes, leadership challenges and hidden agendas.

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Entry requirements

Degree requirements: You should have a lower second-class (2.2) undergraduate honours degree or above. Subject-specific requirements: Your qualification can be in any subject. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.