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If you're ready to build on your business and management skills and eager to develop the skills you need for a successful career in project management, then our MSc Project Management degree course at University of Portsmouth is for you.

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Overview

On this programme, you'll take your studies to postgraduate level and get to grips with the principles and practice of project management. You'll study strategic and practical approaches in different business environments and understand how the influence of successful project management on any organisation.

When you graduate, you'll have all the tools you need to contribute to the effectiveness of a business as a project manager.

What you'll experience

On this course, you'll:

  • Study key themes in the field, including Budgets and Commercial Management, People Management and Risk, and Project Investigation and Systems Methods
  • Take part in live web-based chat forums, where you can discuss your work with lecturers and other students
  • Hear from guest speakers, who will share their experience and advice as practising project managers
  • Complete a dissertation on a related topic of your choice
  • Have 24/7 access to our Library’s electronic book, journal and database collections

Work experience and career planning

We'll help you to identify internships, voluntary roles and opportunities that will complement your studies.

When you finish the course, our Careers and Employability service can help you find a job that puts your project management skills to work.

After you leave the University, you can get help, advice and support for up to 5 years from our Careers and Employability service as you advance in your career.

Teaching

Teaching on this course includes:

  • lectures
  • seminars
  • interactive syndicate work
  • self-directed study

How you're assessed

You'll be assessed through:

  • coursework assignments
  • presentations
  • a dissertation

You'll be able to test your skills and knowledge informally before you do assessments that count towards your final mark.

You can get feedback on practice and formal assessments so you can improve in the future.

Careers and opportunities

You'll graduate from this course with the ability to lead, or be part of, a team undertaking strategic projects, from initiation through to completion.

You'll have the skills for a successful career as a senior project manager in the commercial sector.

Here are some routes our graduates have pursued:

  • project management
  • consultancy
  • project planning
  • logistics
  • product development
  • public sector management
  • infrastructure planning and implementation
  • naval and Aerospace construction industries
  • doctorate level study in project management

Programme Structure

Core modules on this course include:

  • Dissertation
  • Budget and commercial management
  • People management and risk
  • Project environment and planning
  • Project investigation and system methods

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

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More details

September, January

Language

English
IELTS or TOEFL needed

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5 (required)
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A second-class honours degree or equivalent, or sufficient evidence of both relevant work experience and academic potential to achieve the award.
  • English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.5 with no component score below 6.0.

Funding

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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