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MSc/PgDip/PgCert Project Management

University of Salford

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Course options

  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    University of Salford

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-21, NOV-21, JAN-22, MAR-22, JUN-22, SEP-22, NOV-22

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

The Project Management programme will challenge you to develop your knowledge and skills in current Project Management theories, industry trends, tools and techniques.

The programme is highly industry-focussed and culminates in a period of time on work experience. You can choose between a 9-12 month paid placement or the 3-6 month Industry Collaboration Project. Whichever you choose, you will put into practice the knowledge that you've learned.

Our teaching team consists of PM academics and practitioners who are actively involved in research; you will learn from them about the latest developments in areas such as Benefits management and realisation, Strategy focus and Output-driven Project Management. New developments in technologies that promote remote and digital Project Management will also be covered, along with the impact of increased automation, artificial intelligence and additive manufacturing.

The course reflects current research trends and best practice in the industry. We offer you the opportunity to explore substantial technical elements and advances in Project Management in relation to operations, logistics and supply chain optimisation, through specifically designed modules.

Our expertise is supported by input from industry partners such as Jaguar Landrover, Brother International and Manchester Airport who have helped to develop the programme. You will have the opportunity to learn from other students, expert guest lecturers and from your interaction with the Association of Project Management (APM) invited speakers and events.

International students should apply for the MSc route.

You will:

  • Develop the skills required for successful and agile project management
  • Learn from academics, industry experts and practitioners
  • Explore cutting edge research in areas such as benefits management
  • Explore key areas such as Data Analytics and Management of Complexity
  • Consider the impact of new technologies such as automation and AI
  • Put your learning into practice through either a paid Industry Placement or the Industry Collaboration Project

ASSESSMENT

Over the duration of your course a range of assessment techniques will be used. Types of assessment include; essays, assignments, exams, multiple choice tests, online tests, group reports, and portfolio work. The weighting between exams and coursework varies between modules and years.

WHAT ABOUTAFTER UNI?

You will have excellent opportunities to develop the necessary skills and knowledge to become a project team member, manager, or project leader. Project management graduates are in high demand across the public, private and third-sector. This course also offers great opportunities if you are looking to develop a consultancy or business.You will gain a highly regarded formal qualification, as well as personal and organisational management skills that will enhance your career prospects.

CAREER LINKS

The University of Salford grew out of the institutes of the late 19th century that provided a talented, technically proficient and professional workforce to support the UK’s rapidly growing industries. In the 21st century, this still holds strong. Whilst industry has changed significantly, the need for industry-focused education is equally relevant today.

We teach the skills that employers need and as a result, our graduates enjoy excellent international career prospects.

The curriculum across our postgraduate courses balances academic teaching and professional experience. Our industry partners give us their input into the curriculum so that the teaching reflects industry’s current and future needs and you develop the skills that employers want.

Students can also exit with PGDip and PGCert awards.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 15,030per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

University of Salford

  • University League Table

    83rd

  • Campus address

    University of Salford, The Crescent, Salford, Manchester, M5 4WT, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    70th out of 122 11

  • Entry standards

    / Max 209
    119 56%

    64th

    17
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    66.0 66%

    64th

    17
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.91 78%

    83rd

    24

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