International Project Management MSc 2019/20 entry

Course code:

LONT043
LONT046 (with Professional Practice)

Study options:

1 year full-time
18 months Extended Professional Practice

Location:

Coventry University London

Starting:

September 2019
January 2020

Fees:

£11,867
£12,450 (with professional practice)

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Faculty:

Coventry University London


Get in touch

Coventry University London

+44 (0) 20 7247 3666


info.london@coventry.ac.uk

Overview

This intensive course is for people who want to use high-level project management skills to make a difference to the performance of global businesses.

All of your teaching will reflect the kind of tasks and challenges you may be likely to face in the professional environment.

Study with us for a master’s degree in International Project Management and you will have the opportunity to learn the latest, most relevant techniques, and best practice. The course aims to prepare you to sit for a range of professional qualifications including PRINCE2, PMP, SCRUM and APM upon graduation.


Extended Professional Practice

This MSc course is now available with Extended Professional Practice. This 18-month option is aimed at students who are looking to develop a deeper understanding of business in a very practical way. You will undertake two Professional Practice modules which will take the form of either an internship with a host organisation, or a campus-based professional experience. Students are expected to spend twenty-two weeks at one (or more) work setting(s) and will have the opportunity to apply theory to practice. After completing the extended professional practice students are required to produce a substantial problem-based piece of individual written work.

Why Coventry University London?

We believe that there is no better place to learn about business than to study in the heart of one of the most successful business and financial centres in the world. Launched in 2010 and located in the City of London, we are minutes away from the Bank of England and the London Stock Exchange, and are surrounded by several blue chip companies.

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

Heart of the City

Minutes from the Bank of England and Stock Exchange

What our staff say

We pack into the course as much employer contact as we can; you could even apply to do an internship with a UK company. All of this helps to build your CV and could make you stand out in job interviews.

Dr Amanda Mao, course director

Course information

The world of global business is looking for the next generation of highly professional and competent project managers. We designed this master’s course to help you become one of them.

The course can be studied full-time over one year or, if you choose the extended professional practice (work experience) option, over five terms. You will have the opportunity to develop problem-solving skills, as well as the practical and innovative project management tools needed to become a business leader in many industries. You will learn how to control complex projects which enable organisations to compete on the global market.

This course has been built around the skills at the heart of the Association of Project Managers and PRINCE2. You’ll have the chance to learn to live by the two key issues in modern project management: choosing the right project, and doing the project right! You will have the opportunity to develop key management skills such as planning & controlling, risk management, leadership, quality management, team management, communication, and negotiation.

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Modules

Overview

This master’s degree course offers an excellent blend of academic and practical learning, both of which are explored through a series of compulsory and optional modules. Throughout, you will have the chance to develop your ability to think analytically and critically, and to propose realistic project management solutions to a range of business problems.

Modules

In more detail...

  • Effective project management skills are vital for achieving business results – so this course could benefit a management or leadership role you might take up, even if not directly a project management position
  • The course has been designed around the latest developments in project management, and geared around the core competences defined by some of the world’s leading project management bodies
  • You will be taught what is required in order to sit for professional project management qualifications (such as PRINCE2)
  • You could choose to apply for an internship (work placement) as your final major project
  • You’ll have the chance to study at a business-focused course in the City of London, the heart of one of the world’s leading cities for commerce and finance
  • You could have many opportunities to engage with employers, including hearing from, talking to, visiting and doing work experience with businesses in London
  • You could develop a network of contacts among existing businesses – and don’t forget that your fellow students might also offer excellent contacts for the future
  • We encourage enterprise, so we offer business start-up advice and support if you’re interested in starting your own business
  • You will be taught by highly qualified, highly experienced tutors with backgrounds in business and industry
  • You could collaborate with, and even travel to, overseas universities, and there are opportunities for international field trips and online international learning (OIL) projects. There may be additional costs associated with this.

Your main study themes are:

  • Professionalism – The course aims to prepare graduates to sit for a range of professional project management qualifications if you choose to do so (including PRINCE2, PMP, SCRUM and APM)

  • Strategy – The focus is on leadership rather than simply management, which is why you could have the chance to explore business from strategic, holistic and global perspectives

  • Flexibility – We recognise that different approaches suit different projects, so the course aims to equip students with a range of tools and techniques, according to the project context

  • Application – The course does not simply aim to prepare graduates to become project managers, but aims to apply the best project management approaches in many business leadership roles (such as finance or operations).

Coventry University has been awarded ‘Gold’ in the UK government’s Teaching Excellence Framework (2017), so you can expect the highest standard of teaching here at our London campus. Many of our tutors have experience both in industry and academia, and could use their contacts to create opportunities for you and your fellow students.

Our teaching aims to focus on two key areas: practical application, and the international context. Much of your learning could involve taking action or solving problems, sometimes with links to real business examples or even live projects. You’ll have the opportunity to learn traditional and innovative project management tools and techniques and how to apply them to real-life projects.

Besides spending time in lectures and seminars, you could benefit from our guest lectures, workshops, competitions, and field trips in the UK and beyond. For your final major project, you could have the option to apply for an internship, a live consultancy project for a real client, or a dissertation.

Although we aim for you to have plenty of access to your tutors both during and after classes, you’ll be expected be a highly motivated independent learner. You could develop your self-directed study skills, pursuing academic reading and research in your own time while also gaining more practical experience by attending conferences and exhibitions, or arranging your own work experience in vacation time.

We’ve designed many highly practical, problem-solving assessment methods, aimed to help you prove what you’ve been taught and how you would apply it to a business situation. These assessments aim to measure your progress on the course and provide essential preparation for the workplace.

You might be assessed via business reports, pitches, case studies, conference presentations (video and speech), board papers, business plans, debates, quizzes, project performance reviews, online portfolios, podcasts, blogs, research proposals, and an exam.

Sometimes you’ll be assessed individually, and sometimes as part of a group. This is important, because it reflects both the kind of work you might do in industry and the way colleagues and managers could assess your performance there.

Assessments are ongoing, and getting feedback is an important part. You will have the opportunity to talk to your tutors regularly about where your strengths might lie and where you may need extra support. This additional input might come from your academic tutors themselves, or it might come from staff in the Learning Resource and IT Centre – who aim to help you to improve skills such as research, numeracy, technology, communication, problem-solving and group working.

The course aims to prepare students to:

  • Understand and articulate the positive contribution which project management techniques can bring to functions right across the organisation – and around the world.
  • Analyse the impact on projects and businesses of legal systems; ethical, economic, environmental, social and technological change issues; international developments; and corporate governance.
  • Orient businesses and projects to suit strategic objectives, diverse global markets, and the expectations of stakeholders.
  • Apply the most appropriate and advanced approaches to the management of projects.
  • Flexibly choose and adapt strategies for planning, managing and delivering projects in complex and unpredictable situations.
  • Lead or work effectively with teams to develop, deliver and evaluate project strategies.
  • Communicate, negotiate and manage conflict with a range of audiences with different levels of knowledge/expertise, including colleagues, clients and other stakeholders.

Every module on this master’s degree course takes a global perspective, so you will have the chance to consider projects and organisations from an internationalised viewpoint. Many of your tutors and fellow students will be from other countries, offering diverse contributions to your understanding of global business issues.

You could have opportunities for visits to other countries and/or to collaborate with students in other countries. If you wish, you’ll be free to arrange your professional placement in the country of your choice. Your fellow students might also provide superb international networking opportunities, which could last throughout your career! There may be additional costs associated with international opportunities.

What our staff say

We pack into the course as much employer contact as we can; you could even apply to do an internship with a UK company. All of this helps to build your CV and could make you stand out in job interviews.

Dr Amanda Mao, course director

Entry Requirements

A second class honours degree (2:2) or equivalent.

Applications from candidates with relevant experience will be considered on an individual basis. Work experience is desirable but not essential.

A second class honours degree (2:2) or equivalent.

Applications from candidates with relevant experience will be considered on an individual basis. Work experience is desirable but not essential.

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

A second class honours degree (2:2) or equivalent.

Applications from candidates with relevant experience will be considered on an individual basis. Work experience is desirable but not essential.

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

What our staff say

We pack into the course as much employer contact as we can; you could even apply to do an internship with a UK company. All of this helps to build your CV and could make you stand out in job interviews.

Dr Amanda Mao, course director

Starts

Fee


September 2019

£11,867
£12,450 (with professional practice) (per year)


January 2020

£11,867
£12,450 (with professional practice) (per year)


Scholarships

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

Starts

Fee


September 2019

£11,867
£12,450 (with professional practice) (per year)


January 2020

£11,867
£12,450 (with professional practice) (per year)


Scholarships

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

Starts

Fee


September 2019

£14,509
£16,700 (with professional practice) (per year)


January 2020

£14,509
£16,700 (with professional practice) (per year)


Scholarships

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

What our staff say

We pack into the course as much employer contact as we can; you could even apply to do an internship with a UK company. All of this helps to build your CV and could make you stand out in job interviews.

Dr Amanda Mao, course director

Career prospects

When you graduate from our MSc International Project Management, you should have developed skills to be a well-rounded, highly skilled individual who can combine a hands-on approach with the ability to think strategically.

And that means you could be in demand among employers in private, public and third-sector organisations around the world. In addition to your project management skills, you should have developed a wide range of soft skills which are transferable across all industries. For example, you should have well-developed powers of analysis, clear perspectives on strategy, highly effective organisation and communication skills, research skills, and leadership and people-management skills.

Independent of the industry or sector you choose, this master’s degree in International Project Management will prepare you for success in a wide range of leadership and management roles.

Where our graduates work

You could choose to pursue a career in project management itself, or you could use your skills in a range of other careers – perhaps in operations, finance, logistics, facilities or marketing.

Depending on your background and experience, you might apply to join a project team at a large UK or international organisation. Alternatively, you might apply to become a business consultant, or you might want to start your own business and become self-employed. You can be sure that there are plenty of opportunities for good project management graduates!

You don’t need to have a clear picture of your future before you apply for this course. This course aims to help you discover your own strengths and interests, and find that your aspirations over time.

What our staff say

We pack into the course as much employer contact as we can; you could even apply to do an internship with a UK company. All of this helps to build your CV and could make you stand out in job interviews.

Dr Amanda Mao, course director
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