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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    City Centre Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    17-JAN-22

  • Duration

    18 months

Course summary

Course Overview

Are you interested in gaining a Project Management Masters that is highly valued by employers and applicable to a range of industries? This APM accredited course will give you project management skills that are widely transferable.

Project management offers excellent starting salaries for those entering the profession with prospects of enjoying salaries between £20,000 and £27,500 for those aged 24 and under. With career progression and experience this can rise up to and in excess of £70,000. The average (median) project management salary, as identified in a 2019 Salary and Market Trends Survey undertaken by the Association for Project Management (APM) is £47,500.

The course covers topics such as how to assess project feasibility, how to manage risks in projects, how to keep people working together, and how to develop a portfolio of projects.

There’s no need to have completed previous studies in project management and Northumbria University welcomes applicants from a variety of academic backgrounds. The course is also available through part-time and distance learning modes, and with the option of an advanced practice element.

This MSc Project Management programme has successful attained academic accreditation by the Association for Project Management (APM). The APM, through its academic accreditation process, assesses programmes and modules to help students and professionals choose the best education available in support of their project management careers. Our APM Academic Accreditation identifies that the MSc Project Management programme at Northumbria University is aligned to the APM Body of Knowledge.

Your Future

This course will open up opportunities in project management roles across many different industries. Past graduates have gone on to work for multinational companies such as BAE Systems, Volvo Car Group, NHS, Siemens, IBM, Hewlett-Packard, Shell and Virgin Money. Job roles have included project managers, programme managers, project portfolio managers, management consultants, business developers, entrepreneurs, quality managers and directors.

If you decide to start up your own business, it’s good to know that the combined turnover of our graduates’ start-up companies is higher than that of any other UK university.

The course could also lead you to a postgraduate research degree such as an MPhil, PhD or Professional Doctorate.

Whatever you decide to do, you will have the transferable skills that employers expect from a Masters graduate from Northumbria University. These include the ability to tackle complex issues through conceptualisation and undertaking research, the ability to contribute to new processes and knowledge, and the ability to formulate balanced judgements when considering incomplete or ambiguous data.

Application deadline

30 June 2021

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 16,000overall cost

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

University information

Northumbria University, Newcastle

  • University League Table

    49th

  • Campus address

    Northumbria University, Northumberland Building, Northumberland Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland, NE1 8ST, England

Students from around the world come to Northumbria for its reputation in design, engineering, history, law, business and architecture, amongst others.
Northumbria has an international community of students from over 140 countries, and decades of experience in welcoming students to the city of Newcastle.
Northumbria is one of the leading new universities in the UK.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    7th out of 37 2

    58th out of 122 1

  • Entry standards

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    141 87%

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    3
  • Graduate prospects

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    90 90%

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    1
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.05 81%

    9th

    15
  • Entry standards

    / Max 209
    132 62%

    47th

    5
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    70 70%

    51st

    9
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.91 78%

    83rd

    17

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