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Project & Programme Management - Distance Learning

The Centre for Project Management have been delivering specialist, professional project management education for over 20 years. This 2 year, part time, fully online, level 9 course is fully accredited masters by the University of Limerick. This programme is aimed at post experience project professionals looking for a recognised qualification in project management and programme management.

Project Management a core function for progress.

Project management expertise is at the core of helping organisations perform. Now, more than ever, with the speed of change, globalisation and technology advancements, organisations need to be able to more quickly and efficiently change and adapt. Projects are becoming more complex as they cross teams, disciplines, geographies, cultures and borders. So the demand for and demands of project and programme managers is increasing.

Designed to Meet Demanding Schedules

Helping you balance the demands of work, study and family life. Project management professionals need the best education they can find and they need the recognition that comes with a high level, international, university accreditation. But the challenge is how to fit such study in around the demands of work and family life. To help meet this challenge we created one of the world's most advanced, flexible practical and effective online masters courses in project and programme management.

Delivered 100% online.

A central interactive platform hosts the complete syllabus. Students can access course materials anytime, anywhere. Our online model is proving unprecedented levels of interaction and engagement amongst our international students guided by academic and industry experts.

Entry requirements

Applicants for a Master's programme must normally have a first or second class Level 8 honours degree (National Qualifications Authority of Ireland or other internationally recognised equivalent) in a relevant or appropriate subject, or equivalent prior learning that is recognised by the University as meeting this requirement. Applicants must also satisfy the English Language Requirements of the University. The University reserves the right to shortlist and interview applicants as deemed necessary.

In addition this programme requires a minimum 4 years experience working in a project environment.


2 years part time.
Delivered 100% online.

Careers or further progression

Our graduates are project professionals with minimum of 4 years experience working in a project environment. We have had unprecedented levels of satisfaction and feedback from our learners on the MSc in Project and Programme Management.

Further enquiries

Programme Director:
Dr John Lannon, Centre for Project Management, Kemmy Business School
Tel: 353-61-234656

Course Coordinator:
Maria O'Connell, Centre for Project Management, Kemmy Business School
Tel: 353-61-202982

Subjects taught

Programme Content There are two 'taught' semesters of 15 weeks each with 3 Autumn modules and 2 Spring modules per year, with project work during the Summer. Prior to starting the programme, learners participate in a 1 week on-line induction. -

Year 1
Semester 1
Project & Programme Science and Principles
Project & Programme Planning & Control
People & Behaviour in Projects

Semester 2
•Project and Programme Planning and Control
•Project Leadership & Governance
•Programme Value, Risk and Decision-Making

Semester 3
In-Company Project

Year 2
Semester 1
•Strategic Management and Programmes
•Knowledge & Information
•Management in Project Environments

Semester 2
•Commercial Management of Projects
•International Project Management
•Research in Projects & Organisations

Semester 3
Research Paper


This programme uses a flexible on-line delivery to equip experienced project professionals with skills, knowledge and understanding of project and programme management as a means of delivering sustainable benefits to contemporary organisations. The programme has PMI accreditation.

Application date

Application Deadlines

Taught Programmes
Applications are accepted on an ongoing basies but specific programmes have individual closing dates which can be found on our on-line prospectus

Research Programmes
Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis for research programmes. The applications for Research programmes are review each month by the Postgraduate Research Committee.

Course fee

An Application Fee of €35 (electronically) or €40 Bank Draft/Cheque will apply to all taught postgraduate programmes.

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