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Practical Project Management Microcredential from the University of Glasgow

FutureLearn · University of Glasgow
University Credits

Entry requirements

Are you eligible for this microcredential?

Participants should normally be educated to degree level and have an IELTS equivalent of 6.5. Previous experience of managing projects is not required. Is this microcredential right for you?

This course is designed for:

  • Graduate managerial employees looking to further their managerial skillset.
  • Professional employees looking to enhance their management credentials.
  • This is a careers-minded course, aimed at providing a project management certification that will leave you feeling confident about successfully completing projects in practise, and applying for jobs that require project oversight skills – accelerating your career in the process.

Months of entry


Course content

Learn project management from experts in the field

This stackable online ten week course from the University of Glasgow is packed full of real-world examples of project management at work, learn the leadership skills you need to level-up your career or boost your business – in just ten weeks.

Unlock your project management career potential

Project management is a growing and sought-after profession – the Project Management Institute estimates the career to have grown by $6.61 trillion over a seven-year period by the end of 2020. Moreover, project management skills are in great demand, as business becomes ever more multinational and complex. Being able to professionally manage projects, activities, and tasks to a tight schedule is an ability that can set your CV apart.

Upskill and learn essential project management tools

On this microcredential, you’ll learn practical project management skills. Using real-world case studies, you’ll cover the project lifecycle from feasibility to closure, examining each stage and exploring practical issues such as business imperatives, managing people, setting priorities, and tight deadlines. You’ll learn how the pieces of a project fit together, building towards a practical final assessment where you create a personal project management toolkit that can fit any workplace.

Master project management and increase your earnings

Project management is vital for implementing change, and this course could be the first step on an exciting new career, or an opportunity to upskill yourself with the latest in project management practical thinking. This microcredential meets the standards set by the Common Microcredential Framework.

What skills will you learn?

  • Critical thinking

  • Effective communication

  • Managing change

  • Managing People

  • Making effective decisions

  • Prioritising and managing time

What you will achieve:

By the end of the microcredential, you’ll be able to...

  • Identify the stages of the project lifecycle and the different tools and techniques used in each stage

  • Develop and evaluate project plans on the basis of timing, cost and risk

  • Explore the project management process and how this is applied in the workplace

Join by 22 Apr 2022 at 23:59

Information for international students

This course is taught fully online so is suitable to be studied anywhere in the world

Fees and funding

UK students
International students


Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • University Credits
    3 months
    • Online learningis available for this qualification

What you will receive: 10 UK credits at Postgraduate level from The University of Glasgow and a HEAR (Higher Education Achievement Record) from the University of Glasgow.


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
You’ll learn how the pieces of a project fit together, building towards a practical final assessment where you create a personal project management toolkit that can fit any workplace100

Course contact details

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