Taught course

Project Management

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

Entry requirements

This course is for practitioners who are sponsored by their employing organisation. Once an applicant has been recommended by their employer or has permission from their employer to study on the programme, The University of Manchester admissions policy applies: For Direct MSc entry to the course applicants must have an Upper Second Class Degree or international equivalent, in a relevant subject.

Months of entry


Course content

The PM PDP is an industry led partnership concerned with practice based learning for project management development. The course embodies critical thinking and reflective practice, both through the taught and dissertation phases of the MSc postgraduate qualification. PM PDP promotes and supports a community of practice (CoP) for students, enabling networking and communication with their peers; sharing experiences and practices across a wide array of project environments. The course is increasingly becoming sustainable across various sectors with the curriculum and delivery methodology continuously improving.

The programme is taught by a mix of face to face teaching via residential sessions and distance based learning supported by a VLE (Virtual Learning Environment) called Blackboard. The programme cycle runs throughout the year and the study sessions are April to October and October to April. All residential sessions are held here at the University of Manchester.

Information for international students

Applicants who do not already possess a recognised English Language qualification will need to take a recognised test such as IELTS or TOEFL and attain a minimum of IELTS 6.5 (with no sub test less than 5.5), TOEFL 570 with 5.0 in the TWE

Qualification and course duration


full time
36-72 months

Course contact details

School of Mechanical, Aerospace and Civil Engineering
+44 (0) 161 306 4236