Taught course

Project Management

Coventry University · Faculty of Business, Environment and Society

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.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content


This course starts in September 2017 and January 2018.

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).


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.

The programme is delivered by teaching staff who have had extensive professional industry experience in the management of projects both in the United Kingdom and across the globe. Case studies of successful and failed projects, industry speakers and interactive technologies will make the programme engaging and interesting for students who enrol on the programme.

In addition to taught modules, students have the opportunity to do a dissertation which matches specific career aspirations. Alternatively, students have the opportunity to undertake a company internship (subject to meeting specific criteria1) which provides the chance to apply skills and management theory in carrying out real projects for host organisations.

The course also offers a module on project management methodologies which can lead to the Prince2 foundation certificate in project management (subject to passing the required exam), used extensively by the UK Government and widely recognised in the private sector, both in the UK and internationally.

Please note: Students will need to pass all Semester 1 modules and attend two compulsory employability skills workshops. After an interview with an internal panel of academics and formal presentation, successful students are selected by the host organisation.


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.

The Mandatory (compulsory) subjects are:

  • 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
  • Final project (Dissertation or Consultancy Module)
  • Option Modules:
  • Strategy, Technology and Innovation
  • Business Process Integration


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

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

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Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Recruitment and Admissions Office
+44 (0) 24 7765 4321