12 months
20500 EUR/year
15000 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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The MSc in Project Management from UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School equips you with practical skills in project planning, organising, and leadership for an increasingly dynamic working environment within a framework informed by both academic research and practical experience.


Key facts

This MSc in Project Management from UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School prepares you for a career in management of projects in different industries and types of organisations. 

Real-life case examples and group projects are used as examples to reinforce your understanding. 

How will I benefit?

The curriculum has been devised to either kick-start graduates at the beginning of their career or accelerate the trajectory of those already working.

  • The course favours an academically-grounded, hands-on experience, enabling students to experience the reality of management of projects and the skills and knowledge required in all kinds of organisational contexts.
  • Students gain first-hand insight into how to communicate with stakeholders at all levels, and master the organisational and human issues involved in managing projects.
  • A springboard to employment by a range of prestigious companies, including Accenture, Microsoft, PwC and Vodafone.

Career opportunities

As a graduate of the MSc in Project Management, you will be equipped to manage projects in a variety of areas, such as business change, as well as new products, facilities, and technology.

Graduates from this programme were employed after 6 months across a range of industry sectors.

Potential careers for our graduates include:

  • Programme Planner
  • Project Engineer
  • Development Manager
  • Management Consultant
  • Infrastructure Development

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • The Project Management Lifecycle
  • Projects and Organisational Dynamics
  • Business Strategy
  • Project Scope and Feasibility Evaluation
  • Procurement and Contract Management
  • Project Management Tools and Techniques

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Applications are assessed on a rolling basis and courses will close once they are filled. We advise you to apply as early as possible to avoid disappointment.


90 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Student insurance

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  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • A minimum second-class honours degree (or equivalent) in in Business / Commerce, Computer Science, Engineering, Social Science, Economics, Science, Physics, Architecture or a related discipline
  • A primary degree (or equivalent) with a minimum of three years’ relevant business work experience.
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    • English Language Test
    • References
    • Additional Documentation

    Tuition Fee

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    • International

      20500 EUR/year
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      Based on the tuition of 20500 EUR per year during 12 months.
    • EU/EEA

      15000 EUR/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the tuition of 15000 EUR per year during 12 months.

    Living costs for Dublin

    1100 - 1800 EUR /month
    Living costs

    The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


    Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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