Taught course

Project Management (Data Analytics)

Manchester Metropolitan University · School of Computing, Mathematics and Digital Technology

Entry requirements

You’ll need a good UK honours degree – at least a 2:2 – or the international equivalent, in a computing-related subject. We might also consider your application if you a have a different kind of computing qualification, together with substantial experience in a programming-focused role.

Months of entry


Course content

More data is available to businesses than ever before. With our MSc Project Management (Data Analytics) you’ll learn how to listen to what this data has to say – and how to use this information to guide your decision-making in managing and controlling projects.

This is one of our new Project Management courses – bringing vital management skills together with expertise in data analytics. You will learn to manage the process which looks at the movement and interpretation of data with a focus on the business context, enabling you to obtain actionable business insight and solve business problems using analytics.

So you’ll start off studying the fundamental principles in the delivery and management of projects. From there, you’ll specialise in solving business problems with available data. Using statistical methods and the latest commercial software, you’ll learn how to collect, validate, analyse and interpret data – and, crucially, how to present your findings to clients and colleagues in a clear, visual and coherent way.

Our teaching staff are professionals from a range of backgrounds, from engineering and the environmental industries, railways and digital forensics. With their support, by the time you finish, you’ll be well on your way to becoming a rounded project professional, with senior project management roles in your sights.


Strengthen your skill set by spending time in real-life situations, applying the skills you’ve learned throughout your academic studies in a practical industry environment. This course is available with an optional industrial placement year, giving students the chance to tailor their knowledge to suit a specific industry or skill set.

Learning things that can’t be taught or experienced in a classroom, you’ll gain hands-on experience and an inside knowledge of industrial practice. This is an excellent opportunity to put theory into practice and gain transferable workplace skills, providing a real boost to your CV when you graduate.

The University’s Careers Service will assist students in finding suitable placements. There will also be plenty of help and advice from University staff within the School of Engineering. After finding a placement, your tutors will be on hand to ensure this is the right choice for you and your career aspirations, to make sure that you get the most from your time in industry.

A placement fee of £1850 applies.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

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