All organisations run projects, whatever your first degree, an MSc in Project Management opens up a world of opportunity. You develop hard / technical skills, understanding and using best practice project methodologies, whilst developing your soft / interpersonal skills to get the best out of your project teams. We provide a firm foundation to launch your career as a successful project manager, as APM (association of project management) corporate members, we have links to national events and organisations which help build your networks and confidence. Applications are welcomed from any background.
Normally a first or second-class Honours degree or professional experience in management. Students with professional Project Management status and who hold appropriate Level 7 qualifications such as Postgraduate Diploma in Project Management (or its international equivalent) are eligible for entry with advanced standing.
If English is not your first language
IELTS 6.5 (including 6.0 in academic writing) or equivalent
Full-time: 1 year
Part-time: 2 years
Start date: September
Teaching takes place: Daytime
Course Tuition Fees and Additional Costs
UK/EU/Channel Islands and Isle of Man
September 2016 Entry Full-time | £6,400
September 2016 Entry Part-time | £3,200 p/a
Total Cost | £6,400
September 2017** Entry Full-time | £6,600
September 2017** Entry Part-time | £3,300 p/a
Total Cost | £6,600
September 2016 Entry Full-time | £12,400
September 2016 Entry Part-time | £6,200 p/a
Total Cost | £12,400
September 2017** Entry Full-time | £12,750
September 2017** Entry Part-time | £6,375 p/a
Total Cost | £12,750
To find out what general costs are included or excluded in the course fees, such as textbooks and travel expenses, please click here
Accreditation: Association for Project Management Corporate Members
Terms and Conditions
For more information about the University of Winchester's terms and conditions click here.
**Whilst the inflationary fee for 2017/18 increases in tuition fees and student support loans have been announced by the Minister, they are still subject to formal parliamentary approval and the approval of The University of Winchester Board of Governors. International fees are still subject to approval from the University of Winchester Board of Governors.
The dynamic and challenging world of business has encouraged the increasing use of project management across all business sectors. In turn, this has created a heightened demand for qualified project managers, not only in the traditional areas of engineering and technology but also into new fields of practice. These additional areas include health and wellbeing; environmental and community development programmes; education; archaeology; and many of the creative and key service industries (including tourism and event management); inspiring innovative forms of project and programme management.
Advanced study on this programme considers and develops practical approaches to project management. Exploring and practicing traditional and contemporary approaches to the profession. This in turn supports the independent research required for the dissertation and postgraduate level of research.
- Principles of Programme, Portfolio and Project Management
- Project Life-cycle, Planning and Control and Monitoring
- Principles of Responsible Management
- Governance: Projects and Programmes
- Leadership in Organisations
- Research Methods in Business
- Business Consulting
- Sustainable Innovation Management
- Enterprise and Small Business Management
A focus of the programme is the development of the students' capacity to apply the necessary skills to solve real-life problems in management environments. A wide range of teaching and learning methods are adopted including student-led discussions, lectures and debates, presentations, workshops involving a range of active learning activities, independent study, web-based activities and a series of guest speakers throughout each semester.
There is a wide variety of assessment methods, depending on the aims of the module. Assessment methods include essays, reports, presentations, conference papers, case study analyses and research-based projects.
At the University of Winchester validated programmes may adopt a range of means of assessing your learning. An indicative, and not necessarily comprehensive, list of assessment types you might encounter includes essays, portfolios, supervised independent work, presentations, written exams, or practical performances. The University is committed to ensuring that all students have an equal opportunity to achieve module learning outcomes. As such, where appropriate and necessary, students with recognised disabilities may have alternative assignments set that continue to test how successfully they have met the module's learning outcomes. Further details on assessment types used in the programme you are interested in can be found on the course page, by attending an Open Day/Evening, or contacting our teaching staff.
The programme develops skills and knowledge for action in the workplace. Project management is critical and useful for a wide variety of careers in the public, private and third sectors. The programme provides a firm foundation for undertaking postgraduate research at PhD level.