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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.

Overview
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.

WHAT TO INCLUDE WITH YOUR APPLICATION:
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.

Duration

1 year full time

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
Email: dan.aherne@ul.ie
Web: http://www.ul.ie/business/content/msc-project-management

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
E-mail: Brid.Henley@ul.ie

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
•PM6111People 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

Comment

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

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

Enrolment and start dates

Start Date: 04/Sep/2017.

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