MSc Project Management
About this course
Accelerate your career prospects as a Project Manager with this LJMU Project Management MSc. You’ll study advanced techniques and can gain a PRINCE2 qualification.
- Study a curriculum informed by internationally recognised research from our Built Environment and Sustainable Technologies (BEST) Research Institute
- Enjoy excellent career opportunities in a variety of areas including construction, the oil and gas sector and the maritime industry
- Gain PRINCE2 qualifications alongside your Masters
Project management is a highly challenging role, requiring skilled individuals with the ability to lead and integrate a multi-disciplinary team of professionals. It is often identified as being about managing change.
This MSc Project Management is designed to provide an integrated, coherent, stimulating and challenging programme of study in the theory, concepts, methods, tools and techniques of project management.
Project management involves all of the skills involved in any management role and, as such, can be applied to any industry sector anywhere in the global marketplace.
The programme is structured to take account of the potentially diverse backgrounds of students. It offers strong support as you build the knowledge, understanding and skills to become an independent learner for the future. In addition, you will develop a comprehensive understanding of techniques applicable to advanced scholarship.
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Fees and funding
There are many ways to fund postgraduate study for home and international students
The fees quoted at the top of this page cover registration, tuition, supervision, assessment and examinations as well as:
- Library membership with access to printed, multimedia and digital resources
- Access to programme-appropriate software
- Library and student IT support
- Free on-campus wifi via eduroam
Although not all of the following are compulsory/relevant, you should keep in mind the costs of:
- accommodation and living expenditure
- books (should you wish to have your own copies)
- printing, photocopying and stationery
- PC/laptop (should you prefer to purchase your own for independent study and online learning activities)
- mobile phone/tablet (to access online services)
- field trips (travel and activity costs)
- placements (travel expenses and living costs)
- student visas (international students only)
- study abroad opportunities (travel costs, accommodation, visas and immunisations)
- academic conferences (travel costs)
- professional-body membership
- graduation (gown hire etc)
There are many ways to fund postgraduate study for home and international students. From loans to International Scholarships and subject-specific funding, you’ll find all of the information you need on our specialist postgraduate funding pages.
Please be aware that the UK’s departure from the EU may affect your tuition fees. Learn more about your fee status and which tuition fees are relevant to you.
Further your career prospects
LJMU has an excellent employability record with 96% (HESA 2018) of our postgraduates in work or further study six months after graduation. Our applied learning techniques and strong industry connections ensure our students are fully prepared for the workplace on graduation and understand how to apply their knowledge in a real world context.
The programme is designed to give you the core knowledge and skills to work in all sectors of business and there are specific route ways that will provide an insight into industries if looking for a career within, for example, the oil and gas sector, the construction sector and the maritime sector.
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Discover the building blocks of your programme
Your programme is made up of a number of core modules which are part of the course framework. Some programmes also have optional modules that can be selected to enhance your learning in certain areas and many feature a dissertation, extended report or research project to demonstrate your advanced learning.
Project Management Fundamentals
This module aims to explore and promote contemporary project management principles and concepts and examine processes, tools and methodologies of project management.
Project Planning, Executing, Controlling and Closure
This module aims to develop the requisite project management skills and knowledge necessary to manage the key processes of planning, executing, controlling and closing a project at appropriate stages in the project life cycle.
This module aims to provide a critical understanding of the academic research process including the differing techniques, strategies and methods used to undertake research in the built environment
Strategic Project Environment
This module aims to develop an understanding of the project environment and how it impacts on all phases of a project.
Leadership for Strategic Execution
This module aims to develop the students appreciation of the skills and knowledge needed to lead projects considering working collaboratively in a professional inclusive environment.
This module aims to develop and test students' ability to prepare a dissertation based on a study in appropriate depth, of a subject of some significance in relation to their own discipline within the built environment.
This module allow students to apply the theory and concepts into a project scenario working with a collaborative approach to develop team skills.
This module introduces students to key theoretical concepts and risk management processes and practices. Students will critically explore the role that these play in building organisational and project resilience. It will provide students with a thorough understanding of current thinking on risk management strategy, culture, and operations, while considering cutting edge risk issues.
This module provides an understanding of the fundamental commercial and management diversity of the renewables/sustainable low-carbon energies portfolio. It also examines the business opportunities of low-carbon energies including the industry structure, market framework, energy policies, risk management and technologies.
This module aims to develop the requisite skills and knowledge needed in order to apply the PRINCE2® method to the management of different stages of the project life cycle.
Sustainable Construction and Innovation
This module aims to identify and critically appraise how the principles of sustainable and innovative construction practices can be incorporated into a more contemporary construction industry.
An insight into teaching on your course
You will learn via formal keynote lectures, coursework tasks and guided independent study.
The programme has a strong emphasis on developing professional and transferable skills required by all industry sectors and these skills will be enhanced through the delivery mechanisms of group discussions and case study scenarios.
How learning is monitored on your programme
To cater for the wide-ranging content of our courses and the varied learning preferences of our students, we offer a range of assessment methods on each programme.
Assessment methods include reports, online tests, group presentations which can include evidence of peer assessment and individual presentations/discussions.
What you can expect from your School
This programme is based in the City Campus. Besides well-equipped workshops, we have: a structural testing laboratory, a concrete laboratory, a radio frequency and microwave laboratory, a highways research laboratory, an industrial chemistry laboratory, a soil mechanics laboratory, hydraulics laboratory, surveying laboratory, light structure and materials laboratory, building information modelling (BIM) software and expertise and smart homes.
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You will need:
- a minimum 2:2 in a relevant discipline
- a professional qualification with considerable relevant work experience
- IELTS English language requirement: 6.5 (minimum 5.5 in each component)
- Pearson PTE Academic 64 (minimum 59 in each component for UKVI purposes)
- RPL is accepted on this programme
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Please note: All international qualifications are subject to a qualification equivalency check via NARIC.
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Application and selection
Securing your place at LJMU
You will apply for the majority of postgraduate courses using our online application form. You should complete the form thoroughly and provide a detailed personal statement which reflects your suitability and aptitude for the programme.
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