The Masters of Science in Project Management is a three-year part-time programme designed for graduates or professionals who are interested in becoming involved in developing their skills and competencies in project management. A Postgraduate Diploma in Project Management can be achieved after two years part-time study with a research thesis undertaken in year three to gain the MSc award.
The MSc course offers graduates a broad skills base for the profession in Project Management by both academic learning and practical experience. The course has been customised to meet the exact needs of clients in various sectors, through the delivery of core principles of Project Management and allowing the participant to tailor their programme though the selection of electives relevant to their sector. The evolving international economic climate means that the role of the Project Manager is in high demand as both public and private clients are pursuing the agenda of obtaining value for money and successful project delivery by seeking Project Managers with a formal qualification in Project Management.
The emphasis is on developing their expertise as a Project Management professional, providing the participant with the tools, methods, knowledge and skills necessary for successful project delivery, where adaptability, flexibility, creativity and innovation being a critical parts of a successful Project Manager.
The MSc in Project Management is a Master's programme offered via online distance learning over a period of three years on a part-time basis (last year being a research thesis). The programme consists of twenty subject modules – participants must complete twelve modules, eight of which are mandatory in year one and two with a research module in year three. The participant can complete the course of 90 credits at their own pace over a number of years subject to module availability. Online lectures, programme materials, innovative learning, web-links and assessments will be uploaded to a Moodle course management system. Examinations can also be undertaken online, with no requirement to visit the campus.