Taught course

Project Management

Institution
University of Winchester · Winchester Business School
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

Normally a first or second-class Honours degree or professional experience in management. Students with professional Project Management status and who hold appropriate Level 7 qualifications such as Postgraduate Diploma in Project Management (or its international equivalent) are eligible for entry with advanced standing.

Months of entry

September

Course content

MSc Project Management at Winchester equips students in both tactical and strategic approaches to project and programme management, creating opportunities for students to acquire the knowledge and skills to work effectively within organisations and the changing external context in which they operate.

The dynamic and challenging world of business has encouraged the increasing use of project management across all business sectors. In turn, this has created a heightened demand for qualified project managers, not only in the traditional areas of engineering and technology but also into new fields of practice. These additional areas include health and wellbeing; environmental and community development programmes; education; archaeology; and many of the creative and key service industries (including tourism and event management); inspiring innovative forms of project and programme management.

Advanced study on this programme considers and develops practical approaches to project management. Exploring and practicing traditional and contemporary approaches to the profession. This in turn supports the independent research required for the dissertation and postgraduate level of research.

Core modules:
Principles of Programme, Portfolio and Project Management
Project Life-cycle, Planning and Control and Monitoring
Principles of Responsible Management
Governance: Projects and Programmes
Leadership in Organisations
Research Methods in Business

Optional modules:
Business Consulting
Sustainable Innovation Management
Enterprise and Small Business Management

A focus of the programme is the development of the students' capacity to apply the necessary skills to solve real-life problems in management environments. A wide range of teaching and learning methods are adopted including student-led discussions, lectures and debates, presentations, workshops involving a range of active learning activities, independent study, web-based activities and a series of guest speakers throughout each semester.

There is a wide variety of assessment methods, depending on the aims of the module. Assessment methods include essays, reports, presentations, conference papers, case study analyses and research-based projects.

The programme develops skills and knowledge for action in the workplace. Project management is critical and useful for a wide variety of careers in the public, private and third sectors. The programme provides a firm foundation for undertaking postgraduate research at PhD level.

Information for international students

If English is not your first language: IELTS 6.5 (including 6.0 in academic writing) or equivalent approved test. International students seeking additional information about this programme can email International@winchester.ac.uk or call +44 (0) 1962 827023.

Fees and funding

Home and EU tuition fee: £6,400
International tuition fee: £12,400

Limited bursaries, scholarships and discounts are available - please see our website under 'Students and Money' for more details.

Qualification and course duration

MSc

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Name
Course Enquiries and Applications
Email
course.enquiries@winchester.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0) 1962 827234