MSc Project Management





1 year full-time

Start date

May 2021, September 2021


The MSc Project Management course at UWS London is accredited by the Association for Project Management (APM). In every business, and in every industry, effective project management is essential. This MSc prepares you for a rewarding career in project management.

Project Managers plan and organise resources and people to ensure projects finish on time, within budget and meet the requirements of the business.

On 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


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.

About the course

Our course not only develops technical knowledge in project management but also employability skills such as:

  • Critical thinking
  • Analysis
  • Problem solving
  • Communication
  • Research
  • ICT
  • Leadership

Course modules

For the Postgraduate Diploma (PgDip) stage, you will study the following core modules:

  • Case Studies in Project Management 
  • Postgraduate Research Methods 
  • Project Management Fundamentals 
  • Projects in Practice
  • Project Risk Management 
  • Strategic Project Management and Sustainability
  • Change Management and Leadership


and then undertake:

  • Project Management Dissertation


Successfully completing the dissertation results in the award of MSc Project Management.

Teaching & assessment

A wide range of teaching and learning approaches are used to facilitate and enhance your learning.

Examples include:

  • Lectures
  • Tutorials
  • Computer laboratories
  • Seminars
  • Team work
  • Case studies
  • Industry masterclasses


Our Project Management degree uses a variety of assessment methods. The list below provides a guide to the types of assessment methods you can expect:

  • Coursework assignments
  • Unseen examinations
  • Oral presentations
  • Final MSc dissertation

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.

Previous graduates have found employment in companies such as Aggreko, Howden Engineering, BAE Systems, NHS, DXC, SPX Clyde Union as well as Local Authorities..

What qualifications do you need?

You should normally possess an Honours degree or an equivalent qualification. The following may also be considered:

  • A bachelor’s degree, or an equivalent qualification, plus relevant industrial experience.
  • Applicants without the above may be considered with extensive relevant industrial experience at managerial level.


Students who have previously completed a PgDip in Project Management may be admitted to the MSc at the appropriate stage.

English language requirements

For applicants whose first language is not English, the University sets a minimum English language proficiency level. The qualifications below must have been gained within two years of the start of your course.

General English language requirements at UWS: International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic module (not General Training)

  • Overall score 6.0
  • No sub-test less than 5.5

Common equivalent English language qualifications

All stated English tests are acceptable for admission for both home/EU and international students for this programme:

  • CAE (Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English): 176 overall; no sub-test less than 169
  • CPE (Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English): 176 overall; no sub-test less than 169
  • Trinity College London Integrated Skills in English: ISEII with the minimum of a Pass in all sub-tests
  • PTE Pearson Academic English: An overall score of 54 with no element below 51 (for programmes that require IELTS 6.0 with no element below 5.5). An overall score 61 with no element below 51 (for programmes that require IELTS 6.5 with no element below 6.0)


MSc May/Sept 2021 entry: 1 year full-time, typically 2.5 years part-time.

Fees for 2021

UK/EU Students


International (non-EU) Students


*The course fee is subject to change from Sept 2021 to £13,000

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All students should apply directly to the University through our online application system. Before you apply, you should check that you meet our entry requirements and you should have all your supporting documents ready.

The first stage of the process is to create a profile; you don’t have to complete the application in one session – you can complete it in stages by saving each section and return to complete it at a later date.

You will need to upload documents with your applications, which may include transcripts and degree certificates.

Most courses don’t have a formal closing date, but they will close when they are full; apply early to avoid disappointment. There may also be funding deadlines that apply to you.

Before you begin your application, it is important to read the application step-by-step guide for a smooth process.

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