Taught course

Management of Projects

The University of Manchester · School of Mechanical, Aerospace and Civil Engineering

Entry requirements

The academic entry requirements for this Masters programme will be at least a Second Class UK honours degree; preferably an Upper Second, or international equivalent, in a relevant subject, such as built environment, engineering, technical or management disciplines.

Management of Projects - RICS Accredited; Construction Project Management - RICS Accredited; Engineering Project Management - RICS Accredited; Commercial Project Management - RICS Accredited; IT Project Management

Months of entry


Course content

This programme aims to provide state-of-the-art project management education at postgraduate level. There are four route ways through the programme, you can choose to follow the generic Management of Projects route or pursue a more specific route from a Commercial, Construction, Engineering or IT Project Management.

Module details
The programme commences in mid-September and for the first two semesters students follow a programme of lectures, tutorials and assignments. This programme involves examinations in January and in May/June.

The programme is based on a template of 5 core modules and 3 optional or directed modules dependent upon which pathway a student selects. Following the successful completion of 8 modules students will undertake a dissertation.

"The dissertation, if at all possible, should relate to a real project situation. However, when this is not possible dissertation topics related to the programme content can be agreed".

The core course modules are common to each route and typically include:

Commercial Management
Management of Projects
People and Organisation
Project Planning and Control
Project Management Research Methods
Optional and directed course-modules typically include:

Reviewing Projects Involving IS/IT
Commercial Contract Management
Conflict Management and Dispute Resolution
Environmental Assessment
Business Projects Involving IS/IT
Infrastructure Projects in Developing Countries
Project Finance
Risk Management
The remaining months are spent on a research project and the submission of a dissertation, which must be submitted by the beginning of the following September.

Information for international students

For students whose first language is not English: IELTS 6.5 or higher (with no sub test < 5.5), TOEFL 570 or higher with 5.0 in the TWE or CBTOEFL 250 or higher with 5.0 in the TWE.

Fees and funding

Please see www.manchester.ac.uk/postgraduate/funding,

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions Team
+44 (0)161 306 9219