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This MSc Project Management course is designed to teach people from any discipline or degree background, unlike other project management courses. Whether you are from a business, arts or technical background this course is for you.
The course has been designed in line with the requirements of both the Project Management Institute (PMI) and the Association for Project Management (APM).
The taught modules ensure you develop a well-rounded set of project and general management skills. In addition, you'll be provided with the opportunity to undertake a professional placement (subject to availability) and put your skills into practice, enhancing your employability. You'll have the chance to find your own placements or to develop professional practice projects, working alongside our industry links through the Institute for Automotive and Manufacturing Advanced Practice (AMAP) and the Sustainable Advanced Manufacturing (SAM) project.
|Upcoming start dates|
|20 September 2021|
|17 January 2022|
Teaching methods include lectures, seminars, class discussions, case studies, a project management business game, group work, presentations and applied study. You'll also have the opportunity to undertake a placement and develop your professional skills, working on a real-world project or in a commercial, professional or industrial environment.
Your progress will be assessed with individual written reports and research papers, practical assignments and finally your masters dissertation. The course has no assessment by examination. The professional practice/placement element will be assessed by a portfolio of evidence gathered during your work, regular logs of your progress and a final presentation or video.
Compared to an undergraduate course, you will find that this Masters course requires a higher level of independent reading and research.
Develop the building blocks of successful project management. Study topics such as project selection, feasibility, whole life costing and sustainability; the impact of risk, quality and people; effective monitoring and control to ensure successful delivery; and the use of project management software. Undertake an extensive case study/business game to develop your skills in team working and decision making.
Consider some of the issues facing project managers who must efficiently and effectively oversee the delivery of projects, to include consideration of a range of international contexts.
Learn about the importance of commercial and contractual issues in projects. Cover the role of Strategy and Strategic Management, Business Plans, Legal Issues, Commercial Relationships and Financial Management and Tendering.
Explore the role of leadership and people management in ensuring a successful outcome to a project. Investigate the issues and strategies in managing risk and quality and how these can be deployed to provide a successful project outcome.
Explore how organisation and systems can be understood to help facilitate their design, change and management. Investigate various methods of organisational analysis and modelling, including both hard and soft-system modelling.
Using your research and critical analysis skills, draw on the knowledge you have gained during the course to address a real engineering problem or research question at the forefront of the discipline.
Some modules have prerequisites. Read more about what this means in our Help and Advice article.
Learn how to apply your academic skills in a real-world context. Work as a professional within an organisation, developing your research knowledge and technical skills. Improve your interpersonal, team-working and project management skills, thus boosting your academic performance and future employability prospects.
Our typical offer is:
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If you already hold a postgraduate qualification, please see our Applying for additional postgraduate degrees Help and Advice article.
If your qualification is not listed above, please contact the Student Administration team at firstname.lastname@example.org for further advice.
We usually require applicants to hold at least a 2:2 honours degree in any subject. We will also consider applicants who have other qualifications and substantial work experience.
Applicants will need to secure a placement which will be supported by the School of Engineering, Sunderland Futures and Placement Support colleagues. Where placements cannot be sourced you will either undertake a professional practice placement or transfer to MSc Project Management.
If English is not your first language, please see our English language requirements.
This course is subject to approval.
The annual fee for this course is:
Please note: There is an additional fee of £500 for the placement element of the course.
*European Union (EU), EEA (European Economic Area) and Swiss nationals are classed as international, however 21/22 entrants will receive a European student fee scholarship and will pay the (postgraduate) home tuition fee rate for the duration of their studies. The discounted fee will be reflected in your offer letter. Learn more in our Help and Advice article.
Take a look at the Your Finances section to find out about the scholarships and bursaries that may be available to you.
This information was correct at the time of publication.
A masters degree in project management will open up a wide range of employment opportunities for you. Project Managers can be found in most sectors of industry, governments, consulting, non-profit organisations, the arts and many other sectors. Past graduates of our MSc in Project Management can be found in all of these sectors developing successful and dynamic careers.
Project managers have skills that are relevant to most industries and it is one of the fastest growing professions worldwide.
You'll also gain transferable knowledge and skills that can be applied to other sectors of employment and management.
We invite experienced project professionals and project managers into the University to share their experiences with students. Past speakers have included the Chief Information Officer of BT, a senior NHS project manager and senior project management consultants.
We also have close links with the PMI and APM in the North East England and the events organised by them provide students with excellent networking opportunities.
Professional practice placement
By studying MSc Applied Project Management you will benefit from undertaking a professional practice placement. This opportunity will provide you with experience of working in a real-world context where you can apply the academic knowledge and skills you have acquired on the course and develop the abilities, skills and behaviours associated with work at this level.
You'll be supported to secure a placement by the School of Engineering, Sunderland Futures and Placement Support colleagues, subject to availability. If a placement cannot be sourced, you'll have the option to transfer to MSc Project Management or to develop professional practice projects, working alongside our industry links through the Institute for Automotive and Manufacturing Advanced Practice (AMAP) and the Sustainable Advanced Manufacturing (SAM) project.
If you’re looking for extra-curricular opportunities, why not join the University of Sunderland’s Formula Student motorsport team? Each year the team work together to design, build and test a single-seater racing car in preparation for the IMechE Formula Student competition held annually at Silverstone, the home of the British Grand Prix.
The competition encourages many different skills and talents. These include: engineering, management, production, administration, accounting, marketing, advertising, public relations, as well as teamwork and co-operation. It’s ideal for helping to prepare for life after university in any career path, and the team welcome not just engineers but anyone who has an interest in motorsport and wants to improve their skills.
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