Taught course

Applied Project Management

University of West London · School of Computing and Engineering

Entry requirements

You should have an honours degree (2:2 or above) from a UK university or equivalent. We may also offer you a place based on relevant experience or training, normally from within the work environment.

All applications are considered individually.

To study the Extended Masters programme you will need:

  • a Bachelor's degree
  • international students need to meet our English language requirements of IELTS 6.5 or above and a minimum of 5.5 for each of the individual components (Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening). We will also consider you for this course with IELTS between 6.0 and 6.5 - in this case you would need to complete an English language course during your first semester, which we provide at no additional cost.

Months of entry

June, September

Course content

In recent years there has been a growing awareness and appreciation of the benefits of using project management techniques across a wide range of business settings. On this practical course you will examine the role of applied project management in specific sectors and discover how to plan, control, monitor and deliver successful projects.

The course will help you gain the generic skills and understanding that you need to fulfill your particular business and organisational needs. In addition, you will gain experience with supporting software such as Microsoft Project Management.

You can choose to study this course as part-time to help you balance your studies with other commitments. You will have classes on Saturdays through the academic year.

On this career-oriented applied project management course, you will learn how to use structured concepts and frameworks to tackle unstructured, complex real-world scenarios. You can expect to see core theories reflected and tested in your case studies and in-course assessments.

The course is divided into three parts. This will help to develop your skills in general project management as well as more subject-specific practice areas.

The three parts are:

1. Four core modules covering contemporary project management and its relation to other areas of a business or organisation:

  • Principles of Project Management
  • Strategic Portfolio Management
  • Team Dynamics and Leadership
  • Project Finance and Marketing.

2. A choice of one specialist module to focus on either Computing (Consultancy and Technical Innovation module) OR Enterprise Management (Managing Innovation and Change).

3. The Research Methods module and Dissertation OR, if you are doing an internship, you will take the Employability Skills and Employment module and its related dissertation.

If you are an international student you also will need to take the Learning and Professional Development module, which focuses on transferable skills including presentation and problem solving.

Extended Masters option

If you have an undergraduate degree but do not meet the full criteria for the course, you may qualify for our Extended Masters. It includes two additional modules that prepare you for postgraduate study. Once you complete these you will progress straight on to the Masters modules. You must study for your Extended Masters full-time. English language support is available, if needed.


You can also take this course with a six-month internship in the UK. This option will add a practical dimension to your studies and help you to understand the demands of workplace supervision and management.

You will be assigned a personal tutor for this period. Your dissertation subject will be related to your internship.

Information for international students

For more information, please visit the UWL website.

Fees and funding

For information please visit the UWL website.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    12-21 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Course Information
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