Taught course

Project Management

University of the West of Scotland · School of Science

Entry requirements

A first degree, or equivalent, in an appropriate discipline from CNAA, a United Kingdom university or an equivalent institution. A first degree, or equivalent, in an appropriate discipline from CNAA, a UK university or equivalent institution. Direct entry to the MSc will require students to have completed a Pg Diploma in an appropriate discipline or equivalent. Entry to the postgraduate programme (other than Masters direct) may be open to holders of an HND or DipHE award in an appropriate discipline, or a professional qualification accepted as of equivalent status and usually at least three years’ relevant experience. Candidates without formal qualifications who possess extensive professional experience may also be admitted to the programme. Applicants may also be considered with other academic, vocational or professional qualifications deemed to be equivalent.

Months of entry

September, February

Course content

The only generic project management programme offered in the west of Scotland, this programme prepares you for a project management career in a range of areas.
About the programme In every business, and in every industry, effective project management is essential. Project managers plan and organise resources and people to ensure projects finish on time, within budget and meet the requirements of the business. You will gain:
• the necessary skills and confidence to guide and manage projects to successful completion
• key skills for employment in the field of, and associated fields of, project management
• an enquiring, analytical and creative approach to managing projects Industry practitioners will deliver lectures on key topics and there are also work-based opportunities.
Your learning
Postgraduate Certificate†
• Project Management Fundamentals
• Project Methodologies and Technologies
Plus one or two modules (depending on their credit weighting) from those listed below under the Diploma.
Postgraduate Diploma
• Risk Management
• Change Management and Leadership
• Case Studies in Project Management
Plus one from:
Advances in Project Management; Financial Resources; and Research Design and Methods (all 10 point modules).
MSc Upon successful completion of the taught modules listed above you will undertake the MSc research project.
Our Careers Adviser says Graduates will be able to gain employment as project managers in a wide field of organisations such as consultancy firms, construction, manufacturing, events and service organisations.
Professional exemptions The programme is accredited by the Association for Project Management.

Information for international students


Fees and funding


Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months


full time
9 months
part time
18 months

Course contact details

Michele Cano/ Jeremy Garnett
0800 027 1000 (+44 141 849 4101 out with UK)