Entry requirements

You’ll need a UK honours degree in any subject – at least a 2:2 – or the international equivalent. We’ll also welcome an application if you don’t have a degree, but you have the equivalent professional qualification or significant relevant management experience.

Overseas applicants will require IELTS with an overall score of 6.5 with no less than 5.5 in any category, or an equivalent accepted English qualification.

Months of entry


Course content

Advanced project management techniques are no longer only for a few large corporations. Today, a vast variety of organisations across a wide range of industries rely on qualified project managers to make the difference between success and failure. This course can equip you to make that difference.

Whether a recent graduate or a professional project manager, this course offers the in-depth understanding of vital tools and techniques that can launch careers and fuel professional progression.

Skills for success

You will develop the skills and methodologies to plan, organise and control a project’s progression, quality and performance, together with the techniques to sustain its momentum. You’ll master systems thinking and develop essential skills in key areas like managing strategic procurement. Of course, it’s a discipline that is as much about leading people as it is about strategic planning or managing process. You’ll develop the skills to handle a range of leadership issues, from disputes between team members or external stakeholders, to motivating personnel through the complete project lifecycle and successfully close a project.

For organisations in every sector, it’s a business-critical discipline that’s central to growth and continued success, making this qualification a truly transferrable asset, whatever your professional ambitions.

Features and Benefits

  • Taught by experts - this course is delivered by leading academics who bring their experience as project management practitioners into the classroom.
  • Triple accredited - our Business School holds the globally recognised trio of accreditations from EQUIS, AACSB and AMBA, placing us among the best business schools in the world.
  • Real-life learning – sharpen your new skills outside your course, with an opportunity to take an optional short-term internship with employers in the city.
  • A global city of opportunities – Manchester has one of the fastest growing economies in the UK, with large capital projects shaping the region’s development. It’s a great lab for your studies.
  • Industry insight – learn from professional guest lecturers. You’ll get a unique insight into a number of different industries.
  • Professional development – attend a series of key industry events throughout your course and network with recruiting businesses.
  • Boost your employability – develop vital leadership and management skills in demand by employers. This course can open doors into a number of different industries.

Information for international students

International students please visit our website for more information.

Fees and funding

Funding information available, please visit our website.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Course Enquiries
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