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Project Management (Professional Practice) MSc

University of the West of Scotland

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Course options

  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Paisley Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    2 years

Course summary


Our accredited MSc Project Management course 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.

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. This MSc prepares you for a rewarding career in project management.

Career prospects

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. Graduates have found employment in companies such as DXC, SPX Clyde Union as well as Local Authorities.

Professional Approval and Accreditation

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. Students are entitled to free membership of the APM.

Placement Opportunities

Work-related learning opportunities are available if you are a face-to-face student and are delivered through field trips, case studies and a 'live' project at the postgraduate diploma level.

For those successfully completing the MSc Project Management, there is the option to undertake a professional practice placement at the end of their studies. Please note though that this will extend the duration of the course by an additional three months. However, you will exit with the degree MSc Project Management (Professional Practice).

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 19,000credit

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 the West of Scotland

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  • Campus address

    University of the West of Scotland, Paisley Campus, High Street, Paisley, Renfrewshire, PA1 2BE, Scotland

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    90th out of 123 3

  • Entry standards

    / Max 209
    124 57%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    56 56%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.96 79%



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