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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.

Duration

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
Email: john.lannon@ul.ie
Tel: 353-61-234656

Course Coordinator:
Maria O'Connell, Centre for Project Management, Kemmy Business School
Email: maria.oconnell@ul.ie
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

Comment

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

Taught Programmes - Application Process
All applicants apply through the online application system by choosing a programme from one of the five faculties. If Non-EU applicants wish to contact the International Education Division first before completing an online application, they can do by filling out the International Education Division Enquiry Form. For more information visit the International Office website.

International Office:
Tel: +353 61 202414
Fax: +353 61 213062
email: international@ul.ie.

Visit the International Office website

What to include (upload) with your application
•Certified results for all examinations mentioned on your application form and/or confirmation of the award of your qualification(s).
•Evidence of English language proficiency.
•Certified translations of your award and transcripts if they are not in English
•A copy of your birth certificate or passport

Please note that certain programmes request additional documentation such as personal statements and/or references. Please check the programme entry requirements to ensure you have included the required information.

What happens after I apply?
Once you submit your application online, you will receive an email acknowledgement. It is important that you upload all your documents at the time of application as you will not be able to upload these at a later stage. If you do not have your documents at the time of application, you will need to mail them to the Postgraduate Admissions Office once they become available.
Your application will then be passed to the Course Director who will decide whether or not to offer you a place. Some programmes require interviews and you will be notified of the date, time and venue.

Decision Letter
You will receive one of the following letters from the Postgraduate Admissions Office:
•An unconditional offer. You satisfy all of the academic conditions required and we are offering you a place.
•A conditional offer. You do not yet satisfy the academic conditions required before entry but you propose to do so. The conditions are listed in the offer letter and may include English language tests as well as degree results.
•Letter of regret. We are unable to offer you a place.

Please note that a decision is authoritative and official only if it has been sent in writing from the Postgraduate Admissions Office.

Accepting a place at the University of Limerick
To accept your offer you must pay your acceptance deposit and send in the course acceptance form, stamped by the bank, to the Postgraduate Admissions Office. On receipt of this acceptance form/deposit, the Postgraduate Admissions Office will change the status of your application to Firmly Accepted. You will receive an orientation pack in August. The orientation pack will provide you with full details of orientation and enrolment.

Deferring your offer
You cannot defer a place on a taught postgraduate programme without the permission of the Course Director. If you are offered a deferral, you will receive a letter from the Postgraduate Admissions Office confirming that a deferral has been granted. You should then contact the Postgraduate Admissions Office before March of the following year to confirm that you will be accepting your place. If you are not offered a deferral, then you must re-apply for the programme the following academic year.

Contacts
Postgraduate Admissions Office
Graduate School
Foundation Building
University of Limerick
Tel: +353 61 234377
Fax: +353 61 233287
Email: postgradadmissions@ul.ie

Course fee

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

Enrolment and start dates

2017 Intake Starts February 13th

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