*Subject to revalidation
- Develop your capacity to solve real-life management problems
- Gain practical skills in best practice project methodologies
- Opportunities to network via the Association of Project Management
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.
Project Management at Winchester equips you with technical and interpersonal skills in both tactical and strategic approaches to portfolio, programme and project management. It also provides opportunities for you to acquire the attributes, skills and knowledge to work as effective and professional project managers to ensure you get the best out of your project teams. You discuss and debate ideas and practices, considering how they fit into your professional experience in the workplace.
You consider and develop practical approaches to project management, exploring and practicing traditional and contemporary approaches to the profession. Study core modules including Principles of Programme, Portfolio, and Project Management, Project Life Cycle Planning, Control and Reporting, Leadership in Organisations and Research Methods in Business. Then choose from the optional modules: Business Consulting, Enterprise and Small Business Management, and Sustainable Innovation Management. You also complete a final dissertation project.
As an Association of Project Management (APM) Corporate Member, we have links to national events and organisations which will enable you to build your business networks. 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.
*Subject to revalidation
This course is subject to revalidation. 'Revalidation' is the process by which the University refreshes its existing provision. Revalidation assesses the quality and standards of the programme to ensure it continues to provide a distinct, high quality academic experience for students, enabling them to acquire the necessary academic knowledge, understanding, general and subject-specific skills required to pursue a graduate level career.
ABOUT THIS COURSE
Suitable for applicants from:
UK, EU, World
Learning and teaching
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.
Taught elements of the course take place on our King Alfred Campus (Winchester) or at our West Downs Campus (Winchester).
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
Our validated courses 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.
We ensure 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 on the course you are interested in can be found on the course page, by attending an Open Day or Open Evening, or contacting our teaching staff.
We are committed to providing timely and appropriate feedback to you on your academic progress and achievement in order to enable you to reflect on your progress and plan your academic and skills development effectively. You are also encouraged to seek additional feedback from your course tutors.
For more information about our regulations for this course, please see our Academic Regulations, Policies and Procedures.
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 in accordance with the Recognition of Prior Learning Policy.
All organisations coordinate projects, whatever your first degree, an MSc in Project Management opens up a world of opportunity. You develop technical skills, understanding and using best practice project methodologies, whilst developing your interpersonal skills to ensure you get the best out of your project teams. We provide a firm foundation to launch your career as a successful project manager. Applications are welcomed from any background.
If English is not your first language: IELTS 6.5 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in writing or equivalent.
Applications need to be submitted before the 31 May 2018. Late applications can be accepted throughout the remainder of the application year, for more information see our How to Apply section.
Course enquiries and applications
Telephone: +44 (0) 1962 827234
International students seeking additional information about this programme can email International@winchester.ac.uk or call +44 (0) 1962 827023
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Year 1 (Level 7)
|Principles of Responsible Management||20|
This module introduces the principles of responsible management as presented in the United Nations PRME and Global Compact frameworks. The module draws on and engages with the ongoing debate concerning the role of business organisations as future generators of ‘sustainable value’ for business and society at large. Issues such as ethics, corporate social responsibility, sustainability, globalisation, and stakeholder theory are considered. These are then placed in the context of functional discipline areas through topics such as accounting standards, corporate governance, green marketing, social entrepreneurship, employee wellbeing, sustainable innovation and global supply-chain management. The implications of these principles for student’s own leadership practices are considered, introducing the concept of ‘responsible leadership’ from different organisational, national, cultural and ethical perspectives.
|Principles of Programme, Portfolio and Project Management||20|
Programmes, Portfolio and Projects are an efficient and effective means of delivering strategic change within organisations. This module aims to provide students with qualitative understanding of a programme, portfolio and project and how they are utilised within organisations to deliver change. Methodologies/ Frameworks and standards exist in which to develop projects and due care is required to construct a robust framework in which to develop the project and utilise suitable standards and/or bodies of knowledge.
|Project Life Cycle Planning, Control and Reporting||20|
This module aims to provide students with the technical skills to plan, control, monitor and report information on projects. Students will develop an in-depth knowledge of the tools and techniques used in project management and how these are utilised successfully throughout a project’s life cycle. Specifically, they will learn how to define a project, plan a schedule, resources and budget, monitor a project using Earned Value analysis, take corrective action; and provide information to report progress.
|Governance: Projects and programmes|
|Leadership in organisations|
|Research methods in business|
Please note the modules listed are correct at the time of publishing, for full-time students entering the programme in Year 1. Optional modules are listed where applicable. Please note the University cannot guarantee the availability of all modules listed and modules may be subject to change. For further information please refer to the terms and conditions at www.winchester.ac.uk/termsandconditions.
The University will notify applicants of any changes made to the core modules listed above.
Course Tuition Fees*
UK/EU/Channel Islands and Isle of Man
Full-time entry | £6,900
Part-time entry | £3,450 p/a
Total Cost | £6,900
Full-time entry | £12,950
Part-time entry | £6,475 p/a
Total Cost | £12,950
*After changes made in Parliament, all higher education providers must now register with a brand new HE Regulator (the Office for Students) for their students to be eligible for student support in the 2019-20 academic year. The OfS will start publishing providers on its Register from July 2018. We have made an application to register and expect a decision by September 2018. Whilst we don't anticipate any issues with our registration, no provider will be able to confirm whether student finance is available until it has a decision from the OfS. Visit www.officeforstudents.org.uk for more information.
As one of our students all of your teaching and assessments are included in your tuition fees, including, lectures/guest lectures and tutorials, seminars, laboratory sessions and specialist teaching facilities. You will also have access to a wide range of student support and IT services.
There might be additional costs you may encounter whilst studying. The following highlights the mandatory and optional costs for this course:
Multiple copies of core text are held within the library and e-books are identified where possible, however due the popularity of some books, there will not be enough copies for every student. It is advised that students seek to purchase their own books - second hand copies are often available. Cost: £350 approx.
Printing and binding
The cost of printing and binding the dissertations will need to be covered by the student. Cost: £10 - £20.
SCHOLARSHIPS, BURSARIES AND AWARDS
We have a variety of scholarship and bursaries available to support you financially with the cost of your course. To see if you’re eligible, please see our Scholarships and Awards.
Key course details
- Full-time: 1 year Part-time: 2 years
- Typical offer
- Normally a first or second-class Honours degree
- King Alfred Campus or at West Downs, Winchester