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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    University of Reading

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    20-SEP-21

  • Duration

    12 months

Course summary

On our MSc Project Management course you will focus on the strategic management of projects, programmes and portfolios, and become a project leader in construction.

Project management is traditionally described in terms of the overall planning, control and co-ordination of a project from inception to completion, aimed at meeting a client's requirements and ensuring completion within specified constraints of time, cost and quality.

While this definition continues to provide a good starting point, the reality of modern project management is extremely complex. Client organisations are often pluralistic, comprising multiple stakeholders with different objectives. The complexity of the construction process thus leads to inherent uncertainty.

The role of the project manager is to integrate the various sectors of the industry in order to manage key interfaces throughout the project supply chain. Therefore, the successful project manager must have the ability to integrate and lead an interdisciplinary team in uncertainty. Effective leadership and sensitivity to human issues are vital. Modern clients demand an integrated and effective approach to the management of their construction projects. The discipline of project management continues to evolve and our MSc in Project Management is at the forefront of these developments.

The distinctive focus of the course is on the strategic management of projects, programmes and portfolios.

The aim of the course is to provide a coherent framework for the discipline and practice of project management. Modules can include sessions delivered by leading practitioners, and the course is continually informed not only by the latest developments in industry, but also by on-going international research.

WHAT CAREER CAN YOU HAVE?

This course is intended for those who wish to progress to a project management role, or acquire a broader understanding of the project management process. The course will appeal to professionals from a variety of backgrounds, including:

  • Client representatives
  • Project sponsors
  • Architects
  • Civil engineers
  • Structural engineers
  • Quantity surveyors
  • Management consultants
  • Construction managers
  • Specialist contractors
  • Facilities managers.

The course will benefit anyone who wishes to improve their understanding of project management and underpin their practical experience with a robust conceptual framework.

Graduates will typically find employment as a project manager with public and private sector clients, consultants, architectural practices or contractors in the building, civil engineering or oil and gas sectors.

Application deadline

01 August 2021

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 20,600per 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 Reading

  • University League Table

    36th

  • Campus address

    University of Reading, Whiteknights House, PO Box 217, Reading, Wokingham, RG6 6AH, England

The University of Reading is an international community with more than 23,000 students from around 160 countries.
Reading is a lively town just 22 minutes from London Paddington by train, and 45 minutes from Heathrow Airport by coach. Windsor and Oxford are also close by.
Reading supports undergraduate, master's and doctoral students to maintain, improve and develop their academic English.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    5th out of 37

    29th out of 122

  • Entry standards

    / Max 157
    122 75%

    13th

    1
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    95.0 95%

    4th

    3
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.99 80%

    17th

    8
  • Entry standards

    / Max 209
    124 58%

    56th

    8
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    86.0 86%

    8th

    5
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.97 79%

    61st

    20

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