Taught course (will run subject to approval)

Project Management

University of Northampton · Northampton Business School

Entry requirements

Candidates will normally hold a recognised first or second class honours degree (or equivalent). Applicants with relevant work experience in the Project Management field and related professional qualifications will be considered on an individual basis. If English is not your first language, you will need to demonstrate that you meet the minimum English language requirement of IELTS 6.5 (or equivalent).

Months of entry


Course content

This programme is suitable for those already working in project management, as well as those looking to enter the profession. It is designed to allow entry from any degree discipline and a diverse range of work backgrounds.

The skills learnt are transferable to a wide variety of industries – gas, engineering, information technology, healthcare, events, public sector and logistics. The programme is also relevant to those wishing to study a generalist qualification and as such is applicable to any area of work that involves project or programme management.

The programme is designed to address the growing complexity of projects and incorporates key project management tools and techniques, as well as the core competencies required by project managers to drive projects to a successful conclusion, and include a more holistic, international and ethical stakeholder approach.

This course will support your career progression by developing your critical thinking and research skills in order to enhance your business knowledge and understanding. The MSc will teach you the theory of effective project management practice and equip you with essential skills, confidence and competence to assist you when you venture into your chosen industry.

You will learn to think laterally, challenge convention and offer knowledge based solutions to business issues. You will be able to think and operate in a different way to your colleagues, which is essential in today’s global business arena.

The programme encompasses project management through a series of progressive modules, developing your knowledge from the fundamentals, through to modules addressing risk, resilience and contingency planning, project finance and procurement, managing project teams, critical perspectives and social impact and responsibility.

You will have the opportunity to gain professional qualifications in Prince2 Foundation, Prince2 Practitioner and Agile Project Management Foundation.

The final stage of the programme will include a Project Management consultancy project or Project Management Dissertation. The consultancy project will allow you to undertake a project in one of a number of different industries and can address the different aspects of project or programme management. If you do not wish to take this opportunity, you will complete the Project Management Dissertation, which will allow you to explore, in depth, and critically review literature about issues related to a particular aspect of project management in your chosen area.

Course modules (16/17)

  • Fundamentals of Project Management.
  • Risk, Resilience and Contingency Planning.
  • Project Finance and Procurement.
  • Social Impact and Responsibility.
  • Managing Project Teams.
  • Critical Perspectives in Project Management.
  • Project Management Consultancy Project.
  • Project Management Dissertation.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

01604 735500