MSc Project Management
Designed to meet the needs of senior managers who manage projects in complex and ever changing environments
Course Duration: Full-time 1 year or Part-time 2 years
Intakes: September | January | April
Mode of Study: Online
Master of Science in Project Management is designed to meet the needs of senior managers responsible for projects and provide a comprehensive understanding of the fundamental topics needed to manage business projects within a complex and ever-changing environment.
This qualification will develop a deeper understanding of both theoretical and practical aspects of project, programme and portfolio management and facilitate the essential skills and competences necessary to plan, monitor, control and deliver successful projects, programmes and portfolios.
Our MSc Project Management consists of two phases:
Completing the mandatory 5 modules provided by ‘OTHM LevelLevel 7 Diploma in Project Management’, earning the total of 120 UK credits
Continuing onto a top-up, Capstone project stage; earning the additional 60 UK/12 US credits.
The MSc in Project Management consists of a combined total of 180 UK credits (36 US credits), 1800 hours Total Qualification Time(TQT), 27 Guided Learning Hours
For entry onto the MSc Project Management programme, learners must possess:
An honours degree in a related subject or UK level 6 diploma or an equivalent
Mature learners with teaching/management experience
Learners must be 21 years old or older at the beginning of the course
English requirements: If a learner is not a national of an English-speaking country, they must provide evidence of English language competency at a standard equivalent to the levels identified below:
Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) level B2
Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic) 51
IELTS 5.5; Reading and Writing must be at 5.5
For Phase One, a variety of assignments and tasks will be used to support learning and assess the knowledge, such as presentations, essays, reports and case studies. All units within this phase are assessed internally by Eton University and externally by OTHM.
For the capstone project, students are required to choose a specific theme; an area of their interest within a scope of the project management. They will research this topic then write a 12,000 word essay on it. The time expected to complete this stage is 2 quarters, however, flexible options are available.
To obtain MSc in Project Management degree candidates must fulfill the following requirements:
A pass in all modules and a successful completion of 180 credits in total.
Unit 1: Planning, Controlling and Leading a Project
This unit aims to introduce learners to the realities of developing and managing a project as well as the challenges of project management practice in the global business arena.
Unit 2: Procurement Risk and Contract Management
The aim of the unit is to enable the student to understand the core concepts of procurement along with the importance of identifying and managing risks related to procurement and contract management.
Unit 3: Advanced Project and Logistics Management
The aim of this unit is to allow the learner to understand concepts of portfolio management and the associated features.
Unit 4: Operations and Information Management for Project Managers
The aim of this unit is to develop critical understanding of managing operations and information systems within projects as well as the interrelationships within functional areas will be examined and the influence of contemporary factors.
Unit 5: Advanced Research Methods
The unit aims to equip learners with the practical, technical, and methodological skills to conduct independent research for their research project and management broadly defined.
Drawing on the knowledge and skills gained during the programme, students create a research project that enables them to further their educational experience. By independently examining the theories and methods traditionally used to tackle real-life situations , policies and management issues, and by communicating logically and formulating meaningful claims, students are asked to challenge the existing ideas and propose new solutions. The project’s aim is to contribute both to the students’ professional development as well as to the advancement of the business field.
If being in charge of schemes, resources and people motivates you, and you can work under pressure to tight deadlines, a career as a project manager may suit you.
As a project manager, you'll need to track work to be completed, set deadlines and delegate tasks to your project team, identifying any potential risks.
Ultimately, you're responsible for completing the project work in line with the plan and will often report progress to senior managers.
Students will study this program through our Hybrid Learning model.
This virtual study mode allows flexibility and expert-led teaching to be accessed from anywhere. Students only need their laptop and a stable internet connection. Each module contains 4 one-to-one or small group sessions with the tutor. Sessions are recorded and available to be rewatched at any time through the learning portal. The learning management system gives students access to course materials and resources relevant to the study programme, such as textbooks, presentations, case studies and guides. If required, additional private tuition hours can be booked.
Our program is delivered in partnership with OTHM
OTHM is a British awarding organization who offer a range of diplomas which lead to degree top-up programs. You can find out more information about our affiliation here.