Project Management MSc/PGDip/PGCert

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Degree awarded: Master of Science

Duration: 3 years

How to apply: Stage 1

Prior to applying to The University of Manchester, applicants wishing to be sponsored by their company are advised to discuss their wish to participate on the programme with their company business manager. All tuition fees are paid by sponsoring employers.

Stage 2

If you have company approval, or wish to continue as an individual please apply by  using the link on our application page .

If you experience any difficulty in accessing the online application form please contact

*Please do not contact the central Postgraduate Admissions Team as they are unable to help with your application.

Stage 3

Once prospective candidates have sought company approval they will be subject to The University of Manchester admissions policy.

For direct MSc entry to the programme candidates must have an Upper Second Class Degree or international equivalent, in a relevant subject.

However, the programme offers 'a ladder of opportunity' system whereby candidates with no first degree but with additional relevant qualifications or professional experience may be offered a Certificate or Diploma level registration to start with.

After successful completion of all the eight taught units (120 credits) progression towards the dissertation phase is allowed, enabling the candidate to progressively achieve the MSc award.

Course options

Full-time Part-time Full-time distance learning Part-time distance learning
PGCert N N Y N

Course description

Project Management is an industry-led, distance learning programme that uses a Practice Based Learning approach to project management development. Therefore, this Project Management programme differs from others in that, rather than simple acquiring new knowledge and ideas, delegates are expected to adopt a reflective practice approach to apply their learning directly to their projects in the workplace. It acts as a Community of Practice for delegates to network and communicate with their peers so that they can share experiences and practices across a wide range of organisations and project environments.

Course objectives :

  • To provide education in project managers;
  • To update individual's and organisations competence;
  • To support professional career development.

Project Management promotes reflection on the latest industry and academic thinking and supports a leadership level of understanding required for managing ever larger and more complex projects in the 21st Century.

It prepares individuals for taking on roles at a senior level by teaching functional project management topics that will be supported by the development of essential behavioural skills such as leadership, communication and problem solving.

This programme aligns with APM Competency Level 4 - Proficient.


The course fees for October 2018 entry are £1,500 per module.

The PG Certificate fee is £6,000 .

 The PG Diploma fee is £12,000 .

The MSc fee is £15,000 .

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