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Project Management MSc 2018/19 entry

Course code:

FBLT003

Study options:

1 year full-time
2 years part-time

How to Apply
Location:

Coventry University

Starting:

September 2018

 

Fees:
Faculty:

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For questions regarding study and admissions please contact us:


+44 (0) 24 7765 2152


Overview

This course will provide opportunities for individuals to become successful leaders in the field of project management, addressing a range of complex project management issues using different international and organisational examples.

Through a combination of taught modules, industry guest lectures and internship/dissertation project, students will have the opportunity to acquire both the technical and people skills required to become an effective project manager.

As part of the programme, students will also work towards obtaining PRINCE2 foundation qualification (an internationally used process based method for the effective management of projects).

Why Coventry University?

An award-winning university, we are committed to providing our students with the best possible experience. We continue to invest in both our facilities and our innovative approach to education. Our students benefit from industry-relevant teaching, and resources and support designed to help them succeed. These range from our modern library and computing facilities to dedicated careers advice and our impressive Students’ Union activities.

Global ready

An international outlook, with global opportunities

Employability

Career-ready graduates, with the skills to succeed

Student experience

All the support you need, in a top student city

Course information

The MSc Project Management focusses on developing students understanding of the management of projects at a strategic level.

Students will therefore not only focus on the skills required to manage projects effectively, but will also understand the wider application of how projects deliver strategic change, and how they interface with different disciplines in organisations.

Modules

Overview

This course includes the Global Professional Development module. Each of the participating postgraduate courses have an individually tailored version of the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) Global Professional Development module.

Modules

  • Semester 1

    • Project Management in Practice
    • Strategic Portfolio and Programme Management
    • Project Organisation and Culture
    • Project Management Methodologies (including PRINCE2 foundation training)
    • Risk Management
    • International Leadership
    • Project Governance and Responsible Management


    Option Modules:

    • Strategy, Technology and Innovation
    • Business Process Integration
  • Semester 2

    • Global Professional Development - Consultancy
  • Semester 3

    • Final project (Dissertation or Consultancy Module)

In more detail...

You will be given the opportunity to:

  • Develop an understanding of current developments and challenges in the field of project management within an international context.
  • Obtain the necessary skills required to successfully manage project management related activities across a range of organisations including public, private and not for profit sectors.
  • Develop your understanding of project management theories and concepts, in order to develop creative solutions to a range of complex project management issues.
  • Develop professional and research capabilities in both practical and theoretical aspects of project management at an advanced level.
  • Enhance transferable and professional skills towards improving project management career prospects.

A wide range of technologies will support the delivery of the programme to enhance students digital fluency, including:

  • Microsoft Project
  • Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint
  • Social Media
  • Lecture based interactive quizzes
  • CU Moodle
  • Internet, Locate and databases to support effective searching, selection and analysis of different data sources

Students will be assessed using a variety of methods including coursework, reports, presentations, phase tests and examinations.

The average teaching hours of this course are 12 hours per week.

There will be an emphasis on intercultural experiences for students on the MSc programme via:

  • The opportunity for students to enrol on the Global Leaders programme.
  • Exposure to an online international learning experience (OIL) project, or guest lectures from International Project Managers.
  • Advertised field trips throughout the School.
  • The use of international case studies and examples throughout the programme.

Global ready

Did you know we help more students travel internationally than any other UK university according to data from the experts in higher education data and analysis, HESA?

In 2014/15, we were able to provide a total of 2,264 student experiences abroad that lasted at least five days, 73% of which were our own organised trips for undergraduates and 27% from postgraduate travel. Plus, we've been able to help more than 5,000 students spend time in other countries, from America to China, India and beyond.

Much of this travel is made possible through our Global Leaders Programme, which enables students to prepare for the challenges of the global employment market, as well as strengthening and developing their broader personal and professional skills.

Explore our international experiences

1st for

international experiences

Sending more students overseas than any other UK uni (HESA)


2,264

Student experiences

The number of student trips abroad for at least 5 days in 2014/15



12,000

and counting

The number of students we’ve helped travel internationally so far

21

global programmes

As well as trips, we offer other opportunities like language courses


Entry Requirements

Successful applicants will normally hold a good honours degree 2.2 or above in a relevant academic discipline.

Applications from candidates who can demonstrate considerable experience at an appropriate professional level but who do not have formal academic entry qualifications may also be admitted on an individual basis.

Successful applicants will normally hold a good honours degree 2.2 or above in a relevant academic discipline.

Applications from candidates who can demonstrate considerable experience at an appropriate professional level but who do not have formal academic entry qualifications may also be admitted on an individual basis.

Our International Student Hub offers information on entry requirements for your country, as well as contact details for agents and representatives should you need more advice.

More detail

Successful applicants will normally hold a good honours degree 2.2 or above in a relevant academic discipline.

Applications from candidates who can demonstrate considerable experience at an appropriate professional level but who do not have formal academic entry qualifications may also be admitted on an individual basis.

Our International Student Hub offers information on entry requirements for your country, as well as contact details for agents and representatives should you need more advice.

More detail

Tuition Fees

We pride ourselves on offering competitive tuition fees which we review on an annual basis and offer a wide range of scholarships to support students with their studies. Course fees are calculated on the basis of what it costs to teach each course and we aim for total financial transparency.

Starts

Fee


September 2018

£10,650 (per year)


Scholarships

If you're a truly outstanding undergraduate candidate we may be able to offer you a Coventry University Scholarship. Coventry University Scholarships are awarded to recognise truly exceptional sports achievement and academic excellence.

Starts

Fee


September 2018

£10,650 (per year)


Scholarships

For the September 2017 and January 2018 intakes, we're investing £1 million into scholarships for high achieving and enterprising students.

Our scholarships are worth up to £10,000 and every student that applies will be considered. Fulfil your potential this academic year with Coventry University!

Starts

Fee


September 2018

£15,050 (per year)


Scholarships

For the September 2017 and January 2018 intakes, we're investing £1 million into scholarships for high achieving and enterprising students.

Our scholarships are worth up to £10,000 and every student that applies will be considered. Fulfil your potential this academic year with Coventry University!

Career prospects

The MSc Project Management programme helps prepare students for a variety of project management careers in different organisational settings, whether in the public, private or voluntary sector.

Disclaimer

By accepting your offer of a place with us, a Student Contract (“the Contract”) will be formed between you and the University. The Contract will detail all of your rights and also the obligations you will be bound by during your time as a student and will also contain all of the obligations that the University owes to you.  We would encourage you to read the Student Contract before you accept any offer of a place at the University. A copy of the Contract can be found here.