Develop the professional expertise needed to plan, develop, manage and deliver complex projects. Applicable to any industry, our course is Association for Project Management (APM) accredited. It is designed for graduates and professionals who wish to enter a career, or further their existing career in project management.
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 will 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.
We’ve combined advanced theory and research modules to create a course that you’ll be able to draw on throughout your career.
Accredited by The Association for Project Management, APM is now in receipt of a Royal Charter adding further value to this distinctive qualification
You’ll benefit from free student membership with the Association for Project Management. Membership includes lots of useful online resources and access to the Project Journal archive to aid your studies as well as discounted access to APM events, which are great opportunities to learn, meet influential figures and explore new ways of thinking and working.
Our MSc Project Management is also available as a distance learning course. Our courses are designed according to principles of effective learning, through storytelling, discussion, visible learning, and using community support to celebrate progress. As a distance learning student, you'll use Canvas, a secure online environment where you can access tasks and learning resources.
You can also use Canvas to communicate with fellow students and your tutors. You'll have regular one-to-one correspondence with, and feedback from, your tutor.
Throughout the course, you'll also have a dedicated Distance Learning Facilitator, who will help orientate you around Canvas and other areas of support.
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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.
With our degree, you’ll have the knowledge and skills to manage and lead projects in a wide range of industries and organisations.
You will be able to meet the increasing demand for professional project managers, nationally and internationally, to provide the increasingly sophisticated management of projects across a broad spectrum of organisations.
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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