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 use your own)
- 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.
Further your career prospects
LJMU has an excellent employability record with 96% (HESA 2017) 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.
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
The module covers the fundamental theory and concepts of Project Management. It explores and promotes contemporary principles and concepts and examines processes, tools and methodologies.
Leadership for Strategic Execution
This module provides a broad theoretical and practical understanding of strategic execution and leadership. It explores the crucial role that leadership plays in achieving better project performance and how to best use that role. During your studies you will:
- explore and promote contemporary strategic Project Management principles
- improve your understanding of the importance of managing hard and soft issues
Project Planning, Executing, Controlling and Closure
This module develops the 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. It also offers a thorough analysis of the environment in which such processes operate.
Strategic Project Environment
This module develops your understanding of the project environment and its impact on all phases of a project. It improves your understanding of the projects themselves and thoroughly investigates environmental influences.
Advanced Oil and Gas Management
This module examines the oil and gas sector, considering future challenges within this global market. It looks at the technical, economical, financial, commercial and contractual activities in the sector, exploring the main challenges facing the oil and gas industry, its responses and future direction within the global market.
Sustainable and Lean Principles within Construction
This module provides a wide ranging study of the sustainability and lean principles affecting the modern construction sector. It aims to identify and critically appraise how environmental sustainability and lean principles can be incorporated into a more modern and innovative construction organisation and industry.
This module develops your understanding of organisation and project structures, considering how these can change to match the environment they operate in. During your studies you will:
- analyse the relationship with leadership and successful change management and consider the influence individuals can have on this process
- develop a coherent understanding of issues relating to theory and practical applications of change management within organisations
- consider the impact of cultural aspects on organisations and projects
This module develops your practical and team skills, within the context of collaborative working, on an industry project. You will apply the theory and concepts you have developed in a project scenario.
This module provides the knowledge and skills to apply the PRINCE2® Project Management method to the management of different stages of the project life cycle.
This module focuses on your critical understanding of the research process. In preparation for your research study, it also develops skills in research design, implementation and presentation. You will come to understand the differing techniques, strategies and methods used to undertake research in the built environment.
This module develops and tests your ability to prepare a dissertation, based on the study of a subject related to your chosen discipline within the built environment. Dissertation preparation normally takes place after completion of the Postgraduate Diploma stage.
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 techniques vary from module to module to reflect relevant assessment approaches and the key learning points of each topic.
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 58-64 (minimum 51 in each component for UKVI purposes)
- RPL is accepted on this programme
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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.
The University reserves the right to withdraw or make alterations to a course and facilities if necessary; this may be because such changes are deemed to be beneficial to students, are minor in nature and unlikely to impact negatively upon students or become necessary due to circumstances beyond the control of the University. Where this does happen, the University operates a policy of consultation, advice and support to all enrolled students affected by the proposed change to their course or module.
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