MSc Project Management

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Develop the professional expertise needed to plan, develop, manage and deliver complex projects in any industry with our Association for Project Management (APM) accredited Masters degree.

Already have an ARU degree? You may be eligible for our Alumni Scholarship for students starting postgraduate courses.

Why Project Management at ARU?

  • Our Chelmsford-based and online course is accredited by the Association for Project Management (APM).
  • Achieve a balance between the management focus and technical competence required of a project manager.
  • Build on a range of discipline backgrounds, with a particular focus on the skills required to manage major engineering projects and critical infrastructure.
  • Benefit from a close working relationship with professional bodies including APM, RICS, and CIOB.
  • Take advantage of an internationalised learning environment.
  • Gain excellent support from experienced lecturers, industrial experts and dedicated student support services.

Our MSc Project Management takes a generic approach to project management. It provides the opportunity for you to develop a comprehensive understanding of the role of the project manager and a broad understanding of the management processes and practices involved in the development and operation of projects from inception to completion.

You'll develop the knowledge and applicational skills required to manage projects in a wide range of organisations that use projects.

Uniquely our MSc Project Management recognises that management is an individual and personal activity; every manager manages in their own way. Consequently, the course enables you to develop your own unique approach to managing projects, based on good general management and specialist project management skills.

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Join our postgraduate student community and:

  • benefit from award-winning learning facilities, including extensive library and IT resources
  • learn from expert staff who will guide your research interests and career development
  • receive full support from our Employability Service, while you're studying with us and after you graduate
  • access support, should you need it, with study skills, health and wellbeing, and more.


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Association for Project Management

Our course is accredited by the Association for Project Management (APM), meaning you’ll have access to their resources, communities of learning, and communities of practice.


Upon graduation, you can join a wide range of project professionals in the field of project management, as well as other management roles in a wide range of industries, such as business and professional services, computing hardware and software development, defence, manufacturing, new product development, finance and insurance, information services and publishing, construction, aerospace; oil and gas, and enacting organisational change in any industry.

There are a number of roles graduates from this course have successfully been appointed for, including:

While you’re studying here and after you graduate, you can access support through our dedicated Employability Service.

Graduation doesn’t have to be the end of your time with us. You could choose to continue your academic career with a research programme at ARU, such as our PhD Engineering and the Built Environment or Professional Doctorate in Business and Management. Take advantage of our Alumni Scholarship and save £400 on your fees.

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You can choose to study this course by distance learning: perfect if you're juggling other commitments and want to choose when and where to study.

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