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Project Management (MSc)

Master of Science
1 year
Course Type
Next course starts
September 2023

About this course

This course is now closed to new applications for 2023 entry.  

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This UK master’s in project management explores key concepts and techniques that can be applied across a range of sectors.

MSc Project Management offers a modern perspective on the subject and uses current theories and practices to prepare you for a career in this growing profession.

On this master’s degree in project management, you’ll learn management skills and apply key techniques. It will prepare you for a career in any organisation across a range of sectors. 

Skilled project managers are in demand as more companies are running parts of their business in project form. For example, 95% of UK government policies are run through major projects. 

MSc Project Management is a flexible course, you’ll choose modules that are relevant to your interests and career aims. This MSc includes a decision making module, where you’ll study material not taught on other UK based project management degrees.   

This master’s encourages you to analyse key concepts and consider different perspectives on managing projects in a supportive environment. We focus on strategic value and relevance when exploring practices in the field.

The programme will develop your critical and analytical skills and strengthen your collaborative team working skills. These are essential in starting a career as a project manager. As part of your learning you’ll plan a real-life project, giving you vital hands-on experience.

You’ll be a part of Southampton’s Business School, taught by leading academics including Professor Chris Chapman, an expert in project risk management. 

We welcome students from all academic and professional backgrounds to join our diverse learning community. Typically this course is made up of recent graduates and graduates with work experience, from countries across the world. 


Course location

This course is based at Highfield.

Awarding body

This qualification is awarded by the University of Southampton.

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Changes due to COVID-19

Although the COVID-19 situation is improving, any future restrictions could mean we might have to change the way parts of our teaching and learning take place in 2022 to 2023. This means that some of the information on this course page may be subject to change.

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