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Project Management (MSc)

Master of Science
Typical Offer
2:1 degree View full entry requirements
1 year
Course Type
Next course starts
September 2024

About this course

Our MSc in Project Management is a leading innovative programme that delves into pivotal concepts and methods relevant to various sectors both nationally and internationally.

As part of our programme you'll:

  • engage in an analytical exploration of key project management concepts, considering various perspectives
  • connect with academic experts, industry professionals, and project management organisations
  • gain experience in project planning and execution, enhancing your practical skills and preparing you for diverse roles in numerous project related sectors
  • benefit from the cutting-edge research conducted at the Advanced Project Management Research Centre (APROM), integrating the latest findings directly into your learning experience

As businesses increasingly adopt project and portfolio-based strategies, the need for proficient project managers is increasingly rapidly. Research suggests that by 2030, there will be a global requirement for an additional 25 million project management professionals. This demand is underscored by the fact that a significant number of UK government policies are executed via major projects, emphasising the pivotal importance of this profession.

Our MSc Project Management particularly stands out for its approach which emphasises strategic value and relevance, focusing on current and future practices by incorporating research insights on areas such as artificial intelligence in project management, agile methodologies and digital transformation, risk management in a global context, sustainability and green project management, remote and virtual team management, and blockchain technology in distributed project coordination, amongst others. 

Our programme welcomes a vibrant mix of students, ranging from recent graduates to seasoned professionals, representing a multitude of countries and academic backgrounds. This diversity enriches the learning experience, preparing you for the global challenges of project management.

Apply now and join us to transform your career with our thought-leading MSc in Project Management.

We regularly review our courses to ensure and improve quality. This course may be revised as a result of this. Any revision will be balanced against the requirement that the student should receive the educational service expected. Find out why, when, and how we might make changes.

Our courses are regulated in England by the Office for Students (OfS).

Course lead

Dr Nicholas Dacre is an Associate Professor of Project Management and the Director of the Advanced Project Management Research Centre (APROM) at the University of Southampton. 

He is a distinguished Fellow of the Chartered Association for Project Management (FAPM) and holds the position of Vice Chair within the British Academy of Management's Project Management Special Interest Group. With over two decades of experience spanning academia and industry, Dr Dacre has established a notable reputation for generating impactful research. His work, in collaboration with international partners, industry leaders, and the UK government, focuses on the cutting-edge 'ITS Complex' research areas, which encompass Innovation, Technology, and Sustainability within complex projects. 

Visit Dr Nicolas Dacre's staff profile to learn more about his work. 


“Throughout my degree, Dr Nicholas Dacre helped me sharpen my critical thinking and develop skills that I need to successfully lead difficult initiatives in my organisation. The entire department offered me a number of unique opportunities, from seminars with APM and PMI, to work experience.”
Sarvesh, MSc Project Management, 2023 graduate

Course location

This course is based at Highfield.

Awarding body

This qualification is awarded by the University of Southampton.

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