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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Highfield Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

About this course

This UK master’s in project management explores key concepts and techniques that can be applied across a range of sectors.

MSc Project Management offers a modern perspective on the subject and uses current theories and practices to prepare you for a career in this growing profession.

On this master’s degree in project management, you’ll learn management skills and apply key techniques. It will prepare you for a career in any organisation across a range of sectors.

Skilled project managers are in demand as more companies are running parts of their business in project form. For example, 95% of UK government policies are run through major projects.

MSc Project Management is a flexible course, you’ll choose modules that are relevant to your interests and career aims. This MSc includes a decision making module, where you’ll study material not taught on other UK based project management degrees.

This master’s encourages you to analyse key concepts and consider different perspectives on managing projects in a supportive environment. We focus on strategic value and relevance when exploring practices in the field.

The programme will develop your critical and analytical skills and strengthen your collaborative team working skills. These are essential in starting a career as a project manager. As part of your learning you’ll plan a real-life project, giving you vital hands-on experience.

You’ll be a part of Southampton’s Business School, taught by leading academics including Professor Chris Chapman, an expert in project risk management.

We welcome students from all academic and professional backgrounds to join our diverse learning community. Typically this course is made up of recent graduates and graduates with work experience, from countries across the world.


Project management has become an essential skill across many sectors and this degree prepares you to enter a career in several fields.

Popular careers students go on to include management consultancy or a project management role in the following sectors:

  • financial
  • IT
  • construction
  • retail
  • manufacturing
  • public
  • healthcare
  • education
  • arts

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 24,060per 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 Southampton

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  • Campus address

    University of Southampton, Highfield, Southampton, Hampshire, SO17 1BJ, England

Southampton is proud of its inclusive global community and welcomes students from over 130 countries, including 6,800 EU and international students.
Southampton's Students' Union (SUSU) has over 40 cultural and international groups that help with social connections for international communities.
Specialist careers support and paid Year in Employment and internship opportunities prepare international students for their future.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    19th out of 123 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 209
    148 68%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    81 81%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.19 84%



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