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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Project Management (Business / Industry)

Course type


Course Summary

About the course

This programme is for those wishing to study project management at postgraduate (Master's) level. You will gain the knowledge, skills and understanding required for a successful career in project management. This course pulls together project management theory, practice and solid hands-on experience to provide you with an excellent grounding in project management theory and methods. The balance of theory and practice is reflected in the research interests and practitioner experience of our specialist lecturers. The course content covers qualitative and quantitative aspects of project management including: Time, quality and cost management Project leadership and team management Project management's contribution to strategy The course also provides the option to select modules relevant to different project management application areas: General project management Information systems Engineering

Why choose this course?

Study for a professionally accredited Project Management degree. Develop the skills and knowledge to become a successful project manager. Learn from our excellent team of lecturers, researchers and industry professionals from a range of project management backgrounds. Choose from three different routes, giving you the opportunity to tailor your studies.

What will I study?

We offer a varied programme of teaching that includes facilitated seminars, practical workshops, web-based learning, case study analysis and traditional lectures. We also provide sessions by visiting staff, practitioners and consultants to give a varied perspective of the topics covered. You will be assessed through a variety of coursework including presentations, reports and projects. You will also be required to complete a dissertation and will be supported by a dissertation supervisor. This course is accredited by the Association for Project Management as being aligned with their professional body of knowledge.


Our graduates go on to become project planners, controllers, project managers and senior project managers in a variety of sectors and a wide range of organisations.

Different course options

Full time | University of Hertfordshire | 1 year | 28-SEP-20

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date



The MSc Dissertation in Project management provides an opportunity for students to integrate and apply learning from the programme’s taught modules to complex problems from the project management practice, through the application of suitable research methods and analytical techniques. The students will be allocated a dissertation supervisor who will provide guidance and support throughout the development of the dissertation from the feasibility of the research question to the validity of the conclusion. Despite the collaborative work between the student and the supervisor, students will need to invest considerable effort in self-discipline and independent work in order to study and analyse knowledge related to the research problem. The dissertation is also supported by a research methods training, and sessions organised by the HBS academic support office. The research methods training will take part within the dissertation module, and its assessment will constitute 30% of the marks for the dissertation.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

A UK honours degree (at least 2:2 or above) or equivalent in a Business, Management, Information Systems, Engineering or Project Management related subject OR At least one year's work experience in a project management role, combined with an HE (or equivalent) qualification.

University information

Why choose postgraduate study at Herts? Future Employment: Superb career support with 96.5% of graduates in work within six months of graduating Industry Connections: Links with over 1,700 businesses and industrial placements Course Accreditation: We offer over 40 industry accredited courses Financial Support: 20% postgraduate fee discount for University of Hertfordshire graduates, as well as £11,222 of postgraduate funding...more

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