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Project Management - Online

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.

Programme Structure

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.

Entry requirements

Candidates will be expected to hold a minimum second-class honours degree Level 8 qualification in a relevant discipline or equivalent. As this programme caters for all professions, any Level 8 qualification will be considered.

Applicants with other qualifications and with relevant work experience may also be considered through IT Sligo's Recognised Prior Learning (RPL) process/


3 years part-time online.

Number of credits


Careers or further progression

During the last two decades the demand and requirement for competent qualified Project Managers, both in Ireland and Internationally, has continued to grow in all sectors. There is an increasing drive by a range of industries and local authorities to develop, use qualified and competent Project Managers in delivering projects efficiently. Graduates with MSc in Project Management are highly sought after both in private and public sectors and have a promising and rewarding career ahead of them.

Further enquiries

Tel: 071 931 8511


Subjects taught

Semester 1

Title Credits

Project Planning 05

System Simulation Modelling and Analysis [E] 05

Transformational Change [E] 05

Lean Construction [E] 05

Building Information Modelling [E] 05

Semester 2

Title Credits

Project Implementation 05

Research Methods 05

Project Management Simulation 05

Semester 3

Title Credits

Contracts and Procurement 05

Information Technology Innovation and Management [E] 05

Agile Software Project Management [E] 05

Construction Economics and Finance [E] 05

Construction Contract Law [E] 05

Advanced Experimental Design [E] 05

Integrated Quality [E] 05

Semester 4

Title Credits

Strategic Management 05

Business Management and Entrepreneurship 05

Value Stream Optimisation [E] 05

Environmental Policy Planning and Environmental Impact Assessment [E] 05

Semester 5

Title Credits

Research Thesis 30

[E] = Elective Module. Modules subject to availability.

Application date

Application Closing Date: 31st August 2020.

Course fee

Total if MSc is enrolled in €10,500

If separated module are undertaking over a number of years

Per 5 credit module €750

Research module 30 credit €3,000

Enrolment and start dates

Contact the college for the next start date.

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