Project Management

Provides graduates with contemporary project management approaches, developing theories and principles, deepening of knowledge, skills set and ability to critically analyse and engage actively in the development and integration of project management as a way of work within organisations. The programme has PMI accreditation.

This MSc programme is aimed at new graduates who wish to pursue a career in a project related discipline. Specifically it will:

• Introduce the fundamental principles of project management, frameworks processes and developing theories used in explaining how new project assets achieve business benefits in a change environment.
• Provide learners with the competencies to manage groups and teams and to interact effectively with project stakeholders
• Demonstrate project management best practice in managing human, physical and financial resources throughout the project lifecycle.
• Introduce the principles of how to manage change through portfolios, programmes and projects in line with organisational strategic objectives.
• Explore commercial management of projects including capital budgeting, project appraisal, outsourcing business case development
• Show how projects and project management maturity models can be interpreted and integrated within individual and organisational development initiatives
• Introduce the concepts and theories of corporate and social responsibility and provide a framework for planning and evaluating the actions and performance of a project in the context of sustainable and socially responsible activity.
• Introduce learners to the importance of how to use organisational and project management knowledge systems to manage and evaluate projects.
• Develop the learner's research capability in conceptualising, formulating, conducting and reporting on independent research in a project environment.

One of the key aims of this MSc programme is to provide students with an opportunity to engage with industry leaders and practitioners through guest lectures and industry lead research projects and case studies The programme delivery will achieve this through a variety of established pedagogical approaches, including a blend of experiential learning, group work, interactive presentations project based case work and assessments. In addition students will have the option of conducting in-company research work. The M.Sc. in Project Management is globally accredited by the Project Management Institute(PMI) Global Accreditation Centre (GAC)

Entry requirements

Minimum of an honours primary degree (2H2) (Level 8 - National Qualifications Authority of Ireland) in a project management related field, such as engineering, science, business, information technology, public administration, health and education. Candidates may be selected for interview to determine suitability.

In the case of international students, the overseas equivalent as determined by the Course Team in consultation with UL Graduate School Admissions. Where candidates are non-native English language speakers, certified demonstrable achievement in TOEFL English Language Competency Test will be required.

Please have the following documents ready to upload with your application:
• Full degree transcript and certificates/awards (including English translation if applicable)
• English language qualifications (if English is not your first language)
• References if desired
• A copy of your birth certificate (long document)

English Language Requirements:
Applicants whose first language is not English must provide evidence of either prior successful completion of a degree qualification taught through the medium of English or meet one of the criteria below (no longer than two years prior to application):

Acceptable English Language qualifications include the following:
• Matriculation examinations from European countries where English is presented as a subject and an acceptable level is achieved
• Irish Leaving Certificate English –Ordinary Level Grade D or above
•TOEFL – 580 (paper based) or 90 (internet based)
•IELTS – Minimum score of 6.5 with no less than 6 in any one component.
• English Test for English and Academic Purposes (ETAPP) – Grade C1
• GCE 'O' level English Language/GCSE English Language – Grade C or above
• University of Cambridge ESOL –Certificate of Proficiency in English - Grade C / Certificate in Advanced English Grade A
• GCE Examination Boards – Oxford Delegacy of Local Examinations – Grade C / Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicate – School Certificate Pass 1-6 / University of London Entrance and School Examinations Council – School Certificate Pass 1-6.

Results in examinations other than those listed above may also be accepted as meeting our English language requirements. Contact the International Education Division for advice.


1 year full time MSPRMATFAD

Careers or further progression

The MSc in Project Management will provide a valuable gateway for students wishing to pursue a professional career in projects. It is anticipated that through this programme students will develop the skills and knowledge to work in project based organisations within their own chosen disciplinary field, such as engineering, science, health, public administration and education.

Further enquiries

For academic queries contact the Course Director
Programme director:
Dan Aherne
Centre for Project Management
Tel: +353-61-233408

All other queries contact the Centre for Project Management:
Brid Henley
Programme Administrator
Taught Postgraduate Programmes
Kemmy Business School
University of Limerick
Telephone: +353-(0)61-202665

Subjects taught

Programme Content

The MSc is a full time programme to be completed within a 12 month cycle commencing in September.

Autumn Semester
•MI6002 Knowledge & Information Management in Project Environments
•MN6001 Project Management Science & Principles
•MN6022 Strategy Formulation and Implementation
•MN6031 Project Planning and Control
•PM6111 People and Behaviour in Projects

Spring Semester
•MN6011 Decision Analysis & Judgement in Projects
•MN6021 Research in Projects and Organisations
•MN6042 Commercial Management of Projects
•MN6052 International Project Management
•MN6072 Project Leadership & Governance

Summer Semester
•MN6013 Project Management Simulation
Elective - Choose 1

•MN6023 Research Project A -In Company or
•MN6033 Project B - Confirmation Paper


Provides graduates with contemporary project management approaches, developing theories and principles, deepening of knowledge, skills set and ability to critically analyse and engage actively in the development and integration of project management as a way of work within 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.

Enrolment and start dates

Start Date: 09/Sep/2019

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