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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
January 2021

COVID-19: we have updated the start date for this course

About this course

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 field 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, preparing 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, In the UK, 95% of 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 will focus on strategic value and relevance when exploring practices in the field.  

This project management course focuses on developing your critical and analytical skills and strengthening 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 and 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 lead

Dr Ramesh Vahidi created and leads MSc Project Management. She teaches the project management module and supervises dissertations at different levels. Dr Vahidi is an experienced practitioner who has held project manager, project consultant, project auditor and senior analyst positions in a number of industries. Find out more about Dr Vahidi’s work by visiting their staff profile


This course is accredited by:

Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business logo
Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)

Course location

This course is based at Highfield.

Awarding body

This qualification is awarded by the University of Southampton.

Download the programme specification

The programme specification sets out the learning outcomes of this course and details how the course is taught and assessed.