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

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. 
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Further information

You should hold an honours degree or equivalent (minimum 2:2 classification) or a bachelor’s degree with significant and relevant work experience. You will normally be expected to have at least one of the following:

  • An Honours bachelor’s degree or an equivalent qualification.
  • Applications will also be considered if applicants possess an ordinary bachelor’s degree, or an equivalent qualification, plus relevant industrial experience.
  • Applicants without either of 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.

Where candidates do not meet the standard entry requirement, they must demonstrate that they have sufficient relevant professional or practice-based experience to undertake their chosen programme of study. They may be admitted to the programme at the discretion of the programme Admissions Officer/Programme Leader.

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 59 to 64 with no element below 59 (for programmes that require IELTS 6.0 with no element below 5.5). An overall score 65 to 75 with no element below 65 (for programmes that require IELTS 6.5 with no element below 6.0)

For further information on English Language qualifications accepted click here.

For applicants who do not meet the minimum English language requirements above, there is an option to apply for the pre-sessional English language programme combined with chosen degree programme. Find out more here.

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

MSc Project Management

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