Introduction

Ideally suited to existing project professionals looking to up-skill or business managers looking to move in to project management roles.

The aims of the programme are to provide education and training at postgraduate level for students employed in a wide range of industrial sectors who are involved in project management, and to improve the work performance of the students by increasing their knowledge and understanding of the many topics that make up project management.

This programme is studied fully online.

Our MSc in Project Management is an APM accredited degree programme, aimed at industry professionals and delivered on a flexible part-time basis as a online learning degree.

The courses are completely modular in structure and have been carefully developed to provide a variety of levels of provision. A choice of exit levels is provided to suit the needs of the students thus leading to the award of a postgraduate Certificate, Diploma or MSc qualification.

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. Students are normally expected to complete the programme within five years although this can be extended depending on individual circumstances.

Flexibility and a firm grounding in current practice are the principal features of the MSc in Project Management, which is taught by a variety of visiting lecturers who are either practicing professionals or renowned academics.

Key Programme Information

At a Glance

Learning Mode
Online Learning
Degree Qualification
MSc or ISS
Duration
5 Months / 3 Years
Study Mode
Part Time
Start Month
September or January

How You'll Study

Approximately 10-15 hours of study is expected per course/module per week. Normally students undertake 2 courses/modules concurrently.

Learning Methods

  • E-learning
  • Group Projects
  • Individual Projects
  • Lectures
  • Tutorials

Assessment Methods

The modules are assessed by a combination of coursework and written examination. Online learning coursework is submitted to the course tutor online and marks/comments will be sent back electronically. First sittings of exams are free if taken at the University of Aberdeen, but most online-learners take their exams in their nearest British Council Office or local University, who will charge for this service.

Why Study Project Management?

  • Fully accredited by the Association of Project Managers (APM).
  • The programme has been running successfully since 1993 and is recognised as a successful training pathway for new and existing project managers.
  • You will experience lectures being taught by industry professionals and have the opportunity to network with other professionals.
  • Depending on your personal ambitions and situation, you can choose to study for a full MSc or complete individual courses at your own pace.
  • This programme sits within our School of Engineering and is supported by industry professionals. This makes for the perfect combination of learning and expertise.
  • Ideally suited to the global oil and gas industry but also completely relevant to other major industries, including construction, manufacturing and public sector.
  • This programme delivers the perfect combination of business skills and technical knowledge. Essential elements for the perfect Project Manager.

Entry Requirements

Qualifications

In general, applicants are expected to hold a degree; however alternative/lower qualifications, combined with an appropriate level of relevant experience, may also be considered as a means for entry. For more advice on this please contact the Graduate School Admissions Team.

English Language Requirements

All students entering the University must provide evidence that they can use English well enough to study effectively at the University of Aberdeen.

Details of our English language entry requirements can be found on our English Language Requirements webpages. This programme requires that you meet the College of Physical Sciences Postgraduate Standard level of English proficiency.

If you have not achieved the required scores, the University of Aberdeen offers pre-sessional English courses. Further details are available on our Language Centre website.

Nationals of some English-speaking countries or those who hold degrees from some English-speaking countries may be exempt from this requirement. Details of countries recognised as English-speaking can be found on our English Language Requirements webpages.

Document Requirements

You will be required to supply the following documentation with your application as proof you meet the entry requirements of this degree programme.

CV
an up-to-date CV/Resumé
Degree Certificate
a degree certificate showing your qualifications
Degree Transcript
a full transcript showing all the subjects you studied and the marks you have achieved in your degree(s) (original & official English translation)
Personal Statement
a detailed personal statement explaining your motivation for this particular programme

Fees and Funding

Click a row below to view detailed fee information for each study option.

MSc Project Management 3 Years Online Learning Part Time September

Fee Information

Fee information
Fee category Cost
All Students £880
Tuition Fee for 2016/17 Academic Year Charged on a modular basis per 15 credits
All Students £880
Tuition Fee for 2017/18 Academic Year Charged on a modular basis per 15 credits
ISS Project Management 5 Months Online Learning Part Time September, January

Fee Information

Fee information
Fee category Cost
All Students £880
Tuition Fee for 2016/17 Academic Year Charged on a modular basis per 15 credits.
All Students £880
Tuition Fee for 2017/18 Academic Year Charged on a modular basis per 15 credits.
MSc Project Management 3 Years Online Learning Part Time January

Fee Information

Fee information
Fee category Cost
All Students £880
Tuition Fee for 2016/17 Academic Year Charged on a modular basis per 15 credits
All Students £880
Tuition Fee for 2017/18 Academic Year Charged on a modular basis per 15 credits

Additional Fees

  • In exceptional circumstances there may be additional fees associated with specialist courses. Any additional fees for a course can be found in our Catalogue of Courses.
  • For more information about tuition fees for this programme, including our refund policy, please visit our InfoHub Tuition Fees page.

Our Funding Database

View all funding options in our Funding Database.

Careers

Throughout organisations of all sizes operating across industries and sectors, project management skills are in significant demand. The attractiveness of this programme is that it is designed to further the careers of those already working in Project Management and firmly move those that have minimal experience in to this discipline with confidence. Graduates of this degree have gone on to the following roles, across a number of leading industries.

Career Opportunities

  • Business Manager
  • Financial Manager
  • Managing Director
  • Project Director
  • Project Manager
  • Quality Manager

Industry Links

20|20 has been involved in the development and delivery of course material and training of students for a decade. “Candidates undertaking the degree are balancing their careers and making considerable steps toward increasing their skills – it is a significant time investment. Balancing risk versus reward is the fundamental point and throughout the duration of the MSc they will learn all the key points to be able to run projects and add real value to their business."

Hear from Business

  • 2020

    2020

    20|20 has been involved in the development and delivery of course material and training of students for more than a decade.

Accreditation

This degree holds accreditation from

What our Alumni Say

  • Jasmine Gault, Project Manager – MARS Injection Systems & Retrievable Process Modules. at

    Jasmine Gault

    Job Details
    Project Manager – MARS Injection Systems & Retrievable Process Modules.
    Graduated
    The MSc Project Management course is hard work but immensely rewarding. You will make the time required to complete it.
  • Craig Gowdy, Project Manager at

    Craig Gowdy

    Job Details
    Project Manager
    Graduated
    I enjoyed the structure of the individual modules and the course in general. The tutors were excellent and easy to talk to on a professional level rather than a normal student/ teacher relationship.
  • Mark Gault, Project Manager at

    Mark Gault

    Job Details
    Project Manager
    Graduated
    The initial attraction to the university was the long standing reputation for providing a good quality of education, and some good feedback I had received from a friend who was already enrolled in the course.
  • Robert Peterson, Turnaround Manager at

    Robert Peterson

    Job Details
    Turnaround Manager
    Graduated
    Industry experience is very valuable but at some point this needs to be underpinned with a formal academic qualification. The knowledge and skills I have gained during the course have made me a much better Team Leader.

Our Experts

Programme Coordinator
Mr John Cavanagh

Information About Staff Changes

You will be taught by a range of experts including professors, lecturers, teaching fellows and postgraduate tutors. Staff changes will occur from time to time.

Contact Us

Address
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University of Aberdeen
Fraser Noble Building
King's College
Aberdeen
AB24 3UE