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Earn an accredited qualification in project management and take your career to the next level.

MSc Project Management is accredited by the Association for Project Management (APM).

Learn to deliver the financial and operational success of projects in any industry. Use this qualification to upskill, change direction or kick start your career in project management.

Studying part-time, with no need for a career break, you’ll learn from industry professionals who’ve been there and done it. You’ll build the skills, confidence and experience you need to lead complex projects to success.

You’ll train in a range of areas, including:

  • project planning
  • budgets and controls
  • quality and risk management
  • commercial and contractual issues.

Join a degree that’s been running successfully since 1993 as a recognised pathway for new and existing project managers.

You’ll have dedicated student support throughout your studies and free careers support for five years after you graduate.

APM Accredited

Accredited by the APM

This degree is accredited by the Association for Project Management (APM). You’re entitled to APM student membership when you join this degree.

What will I study?

You’ll study the following courses that make up the 180 credits of this Masters degree.

You can also choose to exit early, earning a:

  • Postgraduate Diploma (120 credits) or
  • Postgraduate Certificate (60 credits).

How will I study?

MSc Project Management is delivered part-time online.

Your teaching is delivered through MyAberdeen, our online Virtual Learning Environment (VLE). It holds all the materials, tools and support you’ll need in your studies. Take a look around MyAberdeen.

You can access your learning materials on computer, smartphone and laptop, 24 hours a day. You’ll find a range of resources at your fingertips, including online access to our award-winning Sir Duncan Rice Library.

Your tutors

You’ll learn from a team of internationally experienced project managers and industry professionals, including:

  • Ian Cooper: Health, Safety, Security and Environment (HSSE) Manager with Wood Group
  • Dr Calvin Burns: Industrial-Organisational Psychologist and Lecturer
  • Paul Foy: Risk Management Lecturer and Director of Value Performance, a project management company.

Assessments

Some of your courses are wholly or partially examined by continuous assessment of your work online. This degree usually combines online assessment with written exams that you attend in person.

However, due to Covid-19, in-person exams will not take place in 2020. For your September 2020 term, you’ll be assessed entirely online.

From January 2021 onwards, we are planning to reintroduce in-person exams, meaning you’ll be assessed as usual, via a mixture of online assessment and in-person exams at the end of each term. We’ll keep all students updated as to assessment methods well in advance of any changes to this.

Craig Gowdy

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 student/teacher relationship.

Craig Gowdy, MSc Project Management graduate, Project Manager

Your support team

Our friendly team are here to answer any queries you have before, during and after your studies.

Where will this take me?

Careers

MSc Project Management will prepare you for advanced management roles in any sector. Your APM-accredited qualification will be recognised by industry employers around the world.

Our graduates have gone on to the following roles across industries:

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

As an existing project manager, you’ll be confident taking on bigger, more complex projects. You’ll build your network of career-enhancing contacts.

As a professional with little project experience, you’ll be ready to take up project management roles in your industry of choice.

Robert Peterson

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.

Robert Peterson, MSc Project Management graduate, Turnaround Manager

Free careers advice

You can access our free careers service while you study, and for up to five years after you graduate.

We’ll help you explore your career potential and connect with job opportunities around the world. From interview training to CV clinics, we’re here with tailored, impartial and professional advice.

Fees and funding

The fees quoted above are based on you starting your studies with us in the 2020/21 academic year.

We have confirmed that our fees will rise by 5% per year for the next three academic years (2020/21, 2021/22, and 2022/23). The indicative fees above include these 5% fee rises.

Pay as you go

Don’t worry, you do not have to pay the full degree fee upfront.

You can pay for your degree one term at a time. This gives you a flexible way to spread the cost.

Entry requirements

You can apply for this MSc if you have:

  • a degree in any subject
  • or alternative qualifications and relevant work experience in a project environment.

All applications are considered on an individual basis.

For more advice on entry requirements for this degree, please email study@abdn.ac.uk.

Master of Science - 180 Credits

You’ll work through nine 15-credit courses, a 15-credit group project and a 30-credit individual project to gain your MSc.

You can start your studies in January or September and progress at a pace that suits you.

Duration

Typically, it takes 24 months to complete the MSc part-time. To study part-time, we recommend you take no more than 30 credits per term. You can take breaks between courses, as long as you complete your studies within six years.

We will endeavour to make all these courses available, but they are subject to change. Read our policy on changes to degree programmes and courses.

Master of Science

180 Credits

Indicative cost

£10,635

This indicative cost is calculated on the basis of 180 credits of study over two years.

Apply for this programme

Start month
September or January
INDICATIVE COST
£10,635

This indicative cost is calculated on the basis of 180 credits of study over two years.

Apply via our Applicant Portal