The only generic project management programme offered in the west of Scotland, this programme prepares you for a project management career in a range of areas.
Please note that this course is recognised as by Scottish Awards Agency Scotland (SAAS) for access to postgraduate tuition fee and cost-of-living loans for UK and EU applicants. See the Useful Information
section for more details.
A first degree, or equivalent, in an appropriate discipline from CNAA, a UK university or equivalent institution.
Direct entry to the MSc will require students to have completed a Pg Diploma in an appropriate discipline or equivalent. Entry to the postgraduate programme (other than Masters direct) may be open to holders of an HND or DipHE award in an appropriate discipline, or a professional qualification accepted as of equivalent status and usually at least three years’ relevant experience.
Candidates without formal qualifications who possess extensive professional experience may also be admitted to the programme. Applicants may also be considered with other academic, vocational or professional qualifications deemed to be equivalent.
The programme is available to EU and overseas students (full-time only). Overseas students must meet UWS English language requirements.
In every business, and in every industry, effective project management is essential. Project managers plan and organise resources and people to ensure projects finish on time, within budget and meet the requirements of the business. You will gain:
- the necessary skills and confidence to guide and manage projects to successful completion
- key skills for employment in the field of, and associated fields of, project management
- an enquiring, analytical and creative approach to managing projects
Industry practitioners will deliver lectures on key topics and there are also work-based opportunities.
- Project Management Fundamentals
- Project Methodologies and Technologies
Plus one or two modules (depending on their credit weighting) from those listed below under the Diploma.
- Postgraduate Diploma
- Risk Management
- Change Management and Leadership
- Case Studies in Project Management
Plus one from:
Advances in Project Management; Financial Resources; and Research Design and Methods (all 10 point modules).
Upon successful completion of the taught modules listed above you will undertake the MSc research project.
Graduates will be able to gain employment as project managers in a wide field of organisations such as consultancy firms, construction, manufacturing, events and service organisations. Financial support
In session 2015/16 the Pg Diploma element carried SAAS postgraduate loan funding for eligible students.
for 2016/17 loan info.
This course is accredited by the Association for Project Management (APM). Accreditation is designed to help students and professionals choose the best academic education in support of their professional project management career. Academic Accreditation identifies courses and modules which are aligned to the APM Body of Knowledge.