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In the Project Management programme from the University of Portsmouth you’ll explore the principles and practice of project management. 

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If you're ready to build on your business and management experience and excited to start or continue your successful career in project management, this MSc Project Management degree is for you.

On this Master’s programme you’ll explore the principles and practice of project management. You’ll cover topics including strategic and practical approaches in different business environments, and discover the influence of successful project management on any organisation.

You’ll study key project management themes, including budgets and commercial management, as well as people management, and learn to apply your new knowledge in the workplace. 

MSc Project Management is accredited by the Chartered Association for Project Management (APM), the professional body for project management in the UK. During the course you can become a student member of the APM for free and attend APM webinars and events to develop your knowledge and professional network.  

This course is delivered on a block basis, which means you’ll study on campus for short periods of time during the year. Whether you’re a busy working professional or an international student, these study blocks give you the ability to stay on campus for a shorter period of time than many other postgraduate degrees so you can complete your studies around your current commitments.  

You’ll graduate with the tools you need to become an effective project manager in any size or type of organisation. 

Course highlights

  • Explore topics including strategic and practical approaches in different business environments, budgets and commercial management, and people management and risk
  • Become an effective project manager in any size or type of organisation 
  • Study on a block basis around your current commitments 
  • Become a student APM member for free and attend APM webinars and events
  • Hear from guest speakers such as:
    • Caspar Bartington, Head of Volunteering & Education - Chartered Association of Project Management (APM)
    • Rory Burke, Adjunct Professor of Project Management and Author
    • Dave Corbin, Senior Director - Head of Programme & Project Management (UK)- Gleeds Management Services
    • Jerome Evans, Group Programme Director - UK & Europe - Meggitt
    • Duke Harrison, Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Coordinator - Pompey in the Community
    • Willie Vance, Technology Project Management Lead - Howden Technology
    • Jonathan Perkins, Senior Project Manager - Mace
    Careers and opportunities

    The demand for project managers is growing. 

    This accredited degree shows employers that you have the skills you need to lead in the workplace and be an effective project manager in the commercial sector when you graduate, in any size or type of organisation. 

    You'll graduate with the ability to lead or be part of a team on strategic projects, and have a solid understanding of project management principles and processes. 

    During your studies you’ll build your network by attending APM events as a student member, where you'll meet and engage with other APM members and industry professionals.  

    After graduating you could go onto roles in:

    • project management
    • consultancy
    • project planning
    • logistics
    • product development

Programme Structure


People Management and Risk - 30 credits

Project Environment and Planning - 30 credits

Managing Programmes and Portfolios - 30 credits

Project Management Case Study Investigation - 30 credits

Project Investigation and System Methods - 30 credits

Budget and Commercial Management - 30 credits

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Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

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Student insurance

Make sure to cover your health, travel, and stay while studying abroad. Even global coverages can miss important items, so make sure your student insurance ticks all the following:

  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
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  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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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.

Tuition Fee


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Living costs for Portsmouth

710 - 1099 GBP /month
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