Research course

Management of Projects

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

Entry requirements

We require a minimum of a Upper-Second Class Honours Degree or international equivalent, in a related science or engineering discipline or a first degree with an additional UK Masters degree (or international equivalent).

Months of entry

January, September, July, April

Course content

The research of Management of Projects special interest group is is strongly aligned with the taught programmes in the fields of Commercial Management, Configuration Management, Engineering Management, Project Management, and Life Cycle Management in the School.

The Research Group is part of the Centre for Research in the Management of Projects (CRMP), with corresponding Research Groups at University College London and Manchester Business School.

The aim of the Group is to support research into diverse aspects of the management of projects.

The groups research relates to several major research themes in mechanical, aerospace, civil engineering and built environment fields. It predominantly falls within the disciplines of:

Commercial Management
Project, Program and Portfolio Management

Current research interests include:

Conflict and dispute resolution
Contract price prediction and cost estimating
Knowledge management and organisational learning
Procurement strategy and systems
Project finance
Risk management
Supplier decision-making: decision to bid and bid price determination
Value management
Application of neural networks, fuzzy logic, regression analysis
Application of problem structuring methods (PSMs) in project management (eg. soft systems methodology)
Management of emergency and urgent projects

Information for international students

For further information about entry requirements, including English Language requirements, please see the University website.

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months


part time
72 months
full time
36 months

MSc by research

full time
12 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Administrator
+44 (0)161 275 4345