Project Management

UCAS codes

Course contact

Michele Cano/Jeremy Garnett
0800 027 1000 or +44 (0) 141 849 4101

Qualifications and durations

  • MSc (full-time/part-time)
    1 year^*/24 months
  • Certificate/Diploma (full-time/part-time)
    9 months/18 months


Start date(s)

  • January and September

Tuition Fees

Additional costs
Please note that for some programmes of study there may be additional costs involved which are not included in the tuition fee advertised. These could be, for example, for study materials, fields trips or equipment. Programme leaders will be able to provide detail of any additional costs.

The only generic project management programme offered in the west 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.


Your Learning

Postgraduate Certificate†

  • 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.
Check for 2016/17 loan info.

aca_accred_col 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.

The Association for Project Management (APM) is now offering free membership to all our students on the MSc Project Management. find out more here

The MSc Project Management is hugely beneficial for potential career progression. I’ve reinforced and developed skills, gained substantial knowledge and understanding of various project management practices, tools and techniques.

Chris Lewis, MSc Project Management

Useful Information

  • Financial Support

    This course is recognised by SAAS (Student Awards Agency for Scotland) for access to postgraduate loan funding towards postgraduate tuition fees and living costs. Check the SAAS website for details of loan eligibility criteria for UK and EU students.
    MSc Project Management (International) also available.

    ^ To obtain the MSc, students will usually take 9 months to gain the Postgraduate Diploma and then normally an additional 3 months of study to gain the MSc. Full-time students transferring to MSc Project Management (International) will take an additional 8 months to complete.

    † After completion of the Postgraduate Certificate there is also the option to transfer to the MSc Project Management (International) which offers a dual award with the University of Angers. Students must have successfully completed the Postgraduate Certificate or equivalent and have reached a minimum level of French language equivalent to Higher. Graduates will be awarded MSc Project Management (International) from UWS and Master Degree Ingénierie des Systèmes et Management de Project (Systems and Project Management) from University of Angers, France.