Why study MSc Project Management at UWS London?

Learn from experts
Our inspiring team and esteemed guest lecturers bring a wealth of knowledge and global experience garnered from their extensive careers in both UK-based enterprises and across international markets.

Immerse yourself in the world’s capital
Live and study in London; one of the leading cultural, financial and cosmopolitan capitals of the world.

Build your network
Our alumni network spans across more than 100 nationalities, offering a dynamic platform for connections that can drive your career forward. 

Exceptional career prospects
London is a global economic hub, which means there are abundant opportunities for professionals with various skill sets and backgrounds. UWS London careers department will help you to navigate the graduate job market during your studies and up to 2 years after you graduate.

Professional accreditation
Our MSc Project Management is accredited by the Association for Project Management (APM), UK. Students are entitled to free membership of the APM.

The MSc Project Management programme consists of the PGDip stage and the Master stage. For the Postgraduate Diploma (PgDip) stage, you will study the following core modules:

  •  Postgraduate Research Methods (core, 20 credits)
  • Project Management Fundamentals (core, 20 credits)
  • Projects in Practice (core, 20 credits)
  • Project Risk Management (core, 20 credits)
  • Sustainability & Organisational Strategy (20 credits)
  • Change Management and Leadership (20 credits)

Successful completion of the PgDip allows you to proceed to dissertation module:

  • MSc Project Management Dissertation (60 credits)

Our esteemed team of lecturers and tutors make use of a broad range of teaching and learning approaches in order to facilitate your learning journey in a way that plays to your strengths and abilities, and virtual activities supported by the use of Aula.

Depending on whether teaching is face-to-face or online, we offer:

  • Lectures 
  • Tutorials
  • Team work 
  • Case studies

Learning and teaching

  • Scheduled learning: 36 hours
  • Independent study: 164 hours

Delivery methods

  • Lectures: 12 hours
  • Tutorials: 24 hours

Assessment methods will include

  • Class test
  • Group coursework
  • Individual presentation
  • Individual assignment
  • Individual report

What is MSc Project Management all about?

Project Managers organise and manage both people and resources in order to meet targets, optimise efficiency, guarantee quality of work and implement time management and productivity systems. With an MSc in Project Management from the University of West of Scotland, you’ll be perfectly positioned to build a promising career for yourself in a wide range of fields across multiple industries such as engineering, business and construction. 

Aside from the fundamentals of project management, the MSc Project Management course also develops a series of secondary skills that are in high demand in practically every industry. These essential skills include:

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

Where will MSc Project Management take me?

Graduates of the UWS MSc Project Management course have an array of opportunities at their feet from jobs in the construction and manufacturing industries to careers in consultancy firms, events and service organisations. Our alumnae have made names for themselves in leading businesses such as Local Authorities, DXC and SPX Clyde Union and many have gone on to establish their own successful companies and consultancies. 

Career aspirations

One of the most exciting aspects of an MSc Project Management degree is that it opens doors in almost every industry. The prospects for an enthusiastic and professional Project Manager are limitless and grant the degree holder the option of specializing in one industry or to remain a generalist and work across multiple industries. 

Just a few of the industries that our alumnae have found success in include:

  • Construction
  • Manufacturing
  • Finance and Insurance
  • Information Services
  • Real Estate Development
  • Business Services
  • Retail
  • Engineering
  • Architecture

Hear from our students

"UWS London gave me the opportunity to make use of the available resources which helped me to discover my career path."

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Who is this course for?

While our course is designed to accommodate all students, there are certain aptitudes and personality traits that may give you the edge in this career path. In our experience, a career in Project Management is well-suited to individuals who:

  • are meticulous and well-organised.
  • have an eye for fine details as well as an understanding of the big picture.
  • are able to lead groups with authority and confidence.
  • are able to multitask well and keep track of a budget.
  • are flexible and able to adapt at a moment’s notice. 

Why study for MSc Project Management?

A MSc Project Management degree:

  • Gives you the advantage over a job applicant who is unqualified.
  • Provides you with an opportunity to gain coveted skills, techniques, knowledge and tools from leaders in the Project Management space. 
  • Demonstrates to potential employers that you have the commitment and dedication to improve yourself and establish yourself as a persistent learner. 
  • Enhances your career development prospects by proving that you can achieve an externally recognised project management qualification. 

Our facilities

Our modern London Campus is located in London Docklands, a one minute walk from East India DLR station. The campus is well connected and only a few stops away from the exciting city centre.

Our technology-rich campus with light and airy study spaces is the optimal place for learning, making international friends, and taking one closer step to your future career.

Learn more about our London Campus, the history behind it and what areas are nearby for you to explore as a student at UWS London.

Course leader profile

Dr Sara Hajikazemi 5
Dr Sara Hajikazemi
Programme Leader: MSc Project Management

Dr Sara Hajikazemi is a senior lecturer in Project Management at School of Computing, Engineering and Physical Sciences at the University of the West of Scotland. She obtained her PhD and MSc in Project Management from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology. She has extensive experience in teaching, research, and enterprise in the field of project management and has performed research on a variety of projects within different industries including oil and gas, construction, manufacturing, and healthcare. Her research interests include early warning signs in projects, employee wellbeing and gender equality in project-based organisations. Sara has published her research in peer-reviewed and well recognised journals within the field of project management and has presented her research in tens of academic conferences and business workshops in Europe and overseas.

Further information

To study a post graduate programme with UWS London, applicants are expected to hold at least an ordinary degree from a UK institution, or an equivalent qualification if the applicant has studied outside of the UK.

Applications are also welcome from individuals who do not meet the academic requirements for each programme but can demonstrate significant professional experience in a relevant field.

For further details, please contact one of our Admissions Officers.

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 UWSInternational English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic module (not General Training)
Test Minimum Requirement IELTS (International English Language Testing System)IELTS Indicator Overall score of 6.0, with no less than 5.5 for each component
Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (CAE)Grade C
Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE)Grade C
Cambridge English Level 2 Certificate in ESOL Int’lOverall score 170 with no element below 163
Cambridge AS and A LevelsGrade C or above
Trinity College London ISEIIReading: Pass; Listening: Pass
ibTOEFL78; no sub-test less than 17: Reading: 17; Listening: 17; Speaking: 17; Writing: 17
Pearson Test of English (Academic)PTE Overall score of 59 with no element less than 59
Password English Language testGrades equivalent to CEFR B2 for entry at L9 entry and above. Password scores of 6.0 or higher
LanguageCert International ESOLB2 Communicator pass/Communicator High Pass (postgraduate applicants at 6.0)
Oxford International English Language Level Test (ELLT)Overall 6, minimum 5.5 in all skills. Must be at a minimum of B2 and equivalent to IELTs of 6.
Skills for English (SELT)Overall 6, minimum 5.5 in all skills. Must be at a minimum of B2 and equivalent to IELTs of 6

UWS London provides a comprehensive range of student services dedicated to supporting you at every stage of your academic journey, ensuring your success and well-being throughout your studies.

Tuition fees

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