Taught course

Project Management

Manchester Metropolitan University · Faculty of Business and Law

Entry requirements

Normally a good UK honours degree (minimum 2:2), or international equivalent, in any subject. We will also consider your application if you have extensive relevant experience or professional qualifications.

Months of entry


Course content

Project management skills are in demand and increasingly they are an essential requirement for many different job roles. This course has two units which carry accreditation from the Association for Project Management (APM).

Addressing the key factors that underpin the successful delivery of projects, your studies will cover how to manage the technical, cultural, political and financial aspects of a project and the tools and techniques available to you. People are a crucial part of any project’s success and you will consider how to adeptly manage challenges such as power disputes between colleagues, skills development issues and maintaining motivational levels for long-term projects.

Special Features

  • You will be taught in the Business School’s £75 million teaching and research headquarters on All Saints Campus. Watch the video to find out more.
  • This programme has an advanced standing route for mature students who have relevant professional qualifications or who have previously studied for a postgraduate certificate or diploma. Through advanced standing we can give you academic credit for your current qualifications. Consequently you only need to study selected units and can achieve an MSc in a shorter timeframe.
  • There will be extensive use of the University's virtual learning environment (Moodle) to provide additional learning materials, communication and also as an aid to discussions.
  • Visits to local companies and opportunities to attend guest lectures.
  • Two units of this programme are accredited by the Association for Project Management.

Course Structure

You will study the following units, with the choice to specialise in one area of study from a choice of three option units.

Core units:

  • Project Management Concepts and Practices*
  • Project Management Organisation and Systems*
  • Investigating Business Practice and Research Methods
  • Dissertation

*These units are accredited by the Association for Project Management

Option units (choose one from):

  • Management Practice
  • Logistics and Supply Chain Concepts and Practices
  • Business Analytics

The number of units you study will depend on if you choose the PgCert (60 credits), PgDip (120 credits) or MSc (120 credits of units + 60 credit dissertation).

Graduates from this course can apply for a wide range of project management roles for employers in the private or public sector. There are project management career opportunities in sectors including construction and property development, healthcare, retail, charities, publishing, manufacturing, education, engineering, defence and transport. Some of our graduates also use their skills to work as freelance consultants.

Information for international students

For more information to support your studies in the UK, including course details, how to apply, and living in the UK visit our website.

Fees and funding

UK students
Please refer to the Manchester Met website for the latest fee information
International students
Please refer to the Manchester Met website for the latest fee information

For further information on potential sources of funding for postgraduate students, visit our website.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months


full time
8 months


full time
8 months


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written/ formal examinations32
Written coursework / continuous assessment20
Professional practice10
Presentations, use of packages (e.g. SAP)5

Course contact details

Lewis Endlar
+44 (0) 161 247 6969