Taught course

Project Management

University of Aberdeen · School of Engineering

Entry requirements

Applicants should be graduates (industrial experience preferred), have equivalent professional qualifications or satisfactory industrial experience.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

The Master of Science degree in Project Management has been designed to meet the requirements of practicing professionals and is taught in a flexible manner. It is offered on a part time basis, teaching being at weekends or by distance learning through the University's online virtual learning environment.

The courses are completely modular in structure and have been carefully developed to articulate to each other to provide a variety of levels of provision, suiting the needs of the participants. Each module can be taken as a stand alone credit bearing unit for the purposes of Continuing Professional Development. A choice of exit levels is provided to suit the needs of the participants thus leading to the award of a postgraduate Certificate, Diploma or MSc qualification. Each level is a necessary requirement for entry to the next one. Each of the levels can be taken over a minimum period of one year of part time study although they can be taken over a longer period if it is more convenient. The minimum time to complete the whole programme is three years.

The programme can boast of graduates and students in almost every part of the world, from Jamaica in the west to New Zealand in the east and from Alaska in the north to Australia in the south. The degree is designed to engage across industry borders, teaching and exploring project management skills and issues equally applicable to our students who come themselves from a wide range of industry background (including education, I.T., banking, oil, rail, local government and atomic energy). Our students and graduates recognise that this is one of the great strengths of the programme with many of them experiencing it first hand as they move between industries as their careers progress.

Fees and funding

Qualification and course duration


distance learning
36 months
part time
36 months


part time
24 months
distance learning
24 months


distance learning
12 months
part time
12 months

Course contact details

Graduate School Admissions Unit
+44 (0)1224 272515
+44 (0)1224 272818