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If you are already involved in Project Management and are looking to drive your career forward, or start a new role in this field, then our MSc Project Management (APM) Postgraduate course at Arden University will give you a great range of skills to progress your career.

Accredited by the Association for Project Management (APM), this professional Postgraduate course in Project Management has been designed specially to meet the up-and-coming industry demands for the new-age qualified & skilled Project Managers.

You will leave with a Master's Degree certificate that recognises your knowledge in both academic and recognised professional fields.

Study this Blended Learning course at either one of our London study centres in Tower Hill, Ealing or Holborn, or at our Manchester or Birmingham study centres just one evening every fortnight for two years and the rest of the time you can progress your learning using our innovative virtual classroom - iLearn - available online 24/7. 


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Key Information

Award:
Masters
Credits:
180
UCAS Course Code:
N/A
Course Title:
MSc Project Management (APM)
Duration:
2 years
Intake Status:
Intake open
Study Mode:
Blended learning
Exemptions Available:
No
Course Fees:
See Course Fees and Funding tab
Study Centre:
LON, BIR & MANC Based
Next Open Day:
Sat 12th January
  • Course Details & Modules
  • Entry Requirements
  • Course Fees & Funding
  • Career Prospects
  • Study Centres
  • Arden Tutors

Do you want to become a confident Project Manager who understands the importance of data metrics in project analysis and future planning?

This MSc Project Management course will give you the knowledge and confidence required to execute large scale global projects. As you absorb the content of each module you will become better equipped to lead on project strategy and management. Each module combines key topics, along with Postgraduate level content and assessments.

Study at our London-based Tower Hill, Ealing or Holborn study centres, or alternatively at our city centre located Manchester or Birmingham study centres just one evening every fortnight over 2 years and the rest of the time you can progress your learning using our innovative virtual classroom, iLearn. This Blended Learning approach offered by Arden university offers you the ultimate flexible learning experience.

Modules

  • Project Management Techniques
  • Management of Projects
  • Project Analytics
  • Data Handling and Decision Making
  • Sustainability in Theory and Practice
  • Quality Management
  • Research Project

Please note that the modules listed are indicative and may be subject to change. 

Assessments 

Assessments are designed to provide you an opportunity to demonstrate your strengths in a number of ways and so a variety of methods are used, these could include: 

  • Reports
  • Presentations
  • Research Proposal
  • Dissertation

To support your development and ensure you are on the right track with your studies we will provide you with tutor feedback on every assessment you submit. If required, your Arden tutor may be able to give you suggestions and tips for improvement and help you understand how to apply your newly acquired skills into real life settings.

You can get more detailed course information by viewing the relevant Programme Specification, which you can download from our Policies, Standards and Procedures Page

To be eligible for this Project Management Master's Degree course with Arden, you must normally have:

  • A UK Honours Degree at a minimum of second class (2.2) or equivalent

For students whose prior learning was not taught in English, you must have IELTS 6.5 or equivalent (no less than 6.0 in any element).

If you don’t have academic qualifications

At Arden University, we are more than happy to consider, and positively encourage, an application from you if you have substantial management experience (typically 5 years) and can show us that you have the motivation to study the programme.

We’ll ask you for a personal statement that demonstrates your ability to study the course. We may also want references and evidence of relevant experiences.

Don’t have any of the above?

If you have other Postgraduate level business awards you may be eligible for entry and/or exemptions. This will be assessed on an individual basis.

If you don’t already have an Undergraduate Degree, and you’re not quite there with the required amount of work experience, we may be able to offer you a place on one of our Undergraduate Degree programmes.

We offer online degrees in a range of subjects. As they are delivered via Distance Learning, they can fit in around your current commitments. View Arden's available online Degrees

Living in London, Birmingham or Manchester?

For those living in or around London, Birmingham or Manchester, we also offer Undergraduate Degrees that are delivered at our study centres just 2 days a week. These give you the facilities and structure of face-to-face learning with the flexibility to fit other commitments in around your studies. Find out about our Blended Learning Degree courses

How much is my course?

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Funding

You can support your study in a variety of ways.

If you are a UK student, the most common funding of undergraduate degrees is a Tuition Fee Loan from the UK Government. The key information about these loans is:

  • You must be a UK resident
  • You can get a loan to cover the full cost of your tuition fees
  • You only start to pay it back when you are earning over £21,000 a year.
  • Your tuition fees are paid directly to the University by the loan company.

Self-funding - Pay in full or Pay as you go options

You can pay for your course all in one go if you have the funds. There is typically up to 10% off the total price if you pay this way. You can also pay as you go. This means you have no monthly obligations and simply pay for each module when you decide to study it.

Sponsorship

Because your studies will develop you as a professional your employer may want to pay or contribute to the cost of your studies. Feel free to call the team on 0800 268 7737 to discuss steps to employer sponsorship.

Pay in full

You can pay for your course all in one go if you have the funds. There is typically up to 10% off the total price if you pay this way.

Pay in instalments

You can make payments over the course of their studies using our fixed payment schedule. Students will be entered into a schedule which runs alongside their course and splits their programme fees into a series of instalments.

Sponsorship

Because your studies will develop you as a professional your employer may want to pay or contribute to the cost of your studies. Feel free to call the team on 0800 268 7737 to discuss steps to employer sponsorship Find out more about fees and funding and employer sponsorship on our dedicated information pages.

According to prospects.ac.uk, qualified PMs can make between £40,000 and £80,000 per annum, while, freelance Project Managers earn between £300 and £500 a day, depending on the sector.

According to a Department for Business, Innovation & Skills report, earnings of people with a Master's Degree have risen annually by £1,000 to £39,000 over someone with just a Degree.

Arden Project Management student Ernani was promoted whilst still studying and has his eye on further career progression:

I learned a lot of things on this programme that help me to become more efficient in my work; it enlightens me in many different aspects on how to manage effectively… I am expecting to get promoted to Managerial level with a well-compensated salary package.”

What will this MSc Project Management course do for my career?

When you gain this MSc you will:

  • Be able to advise on appropriate strategies for project management
  • Understand the importance of data in the decision-making process
  • Have the skills needed to join the growing industry of Project management. According to an article by the Association for Project Management (APM), there is a growing need for project management consultants
  • Unlock potential earning. The Telegraph reported the average salary of a Project Managers in the UK is around £62,000 each year
  • Possess transferable skills that will maximise your employability and career potential

Project Management Job Roles

Nowadays, with Project Management being a vital skill in almost every sector, this degree opens its doors to a variety of job opportunities.

You could decide to take up a role as a management consultant or any other project management role in IT, finance, retail, construction or manufacturing.

You will also have the choice to work in public sector, education, arts or healthcare. Some of our Project Management graduates are now Senior Project Managers, Chief Specialists and Project Control Officers working in a range of these sectors.

With a Master's Degree in Project Management from Arden University, you could be an ideal candidate for any of the above and more!

Alternatively, you may wish to continue with your academic development and decide to take up further study, such as an MBA. See below our MBA course options at Arden University:

Visit our Knowledge Base to read our Project Management Subject Spotlight and take a look at the benefits of working in the Marketing sector.

What study centres are available at Arden University?

Blended courses are available at study centres throughout the UK and include:

Or you can discover all Arden study centres

Studying via Blended Learning with Arden

When you sign up for one of our Blended Learning Master's Degrees and become a student at an Arden University study centre, you get the best of both worlds. All the structure and personal tuition of a full-time course, coupled with the rich online resources and materials that our online students benefit from. This option is ideal for students who want the routine of a full-time campus-based Postgraduate Degree, without the full-time commitment.

What can I expect from this Blended Learning course?

  • You will spend 1 evening a fortnight at your chosen study centre
  • These classes will be led by your module tutor
  • During these sessions you will be encouraged to debate, discuss and ask questions to develop your understanding and acquire key skills
  • Because it combines online learning you can access materials and resources online 24/7
  • The online content includes tutorials, lessons, exercises, study support and chat forums
  • All your coursework and assignments are uploaded to a secure online zone for marking
  • You can contact a tutor or the support team via Skype, email, webchat or phone

Arden's Blending Learning model is a modern, engaging way to learn that lets you balance learning with the other priorities in your life.

What facilities are available at Arden study centres?

Giving you access to the technology and services you need to support your studies, our modern study centres are buzzing with students, tutors and staff.

Outside of your classes, you can expect access to things like:

  • Computers and IT equipment
  • Internet
  • Printing facilities
  • Individual and group Study space
  • Restaurants
  • Leisure facilities

Next steps

Applying for this course takes just a few minutes and is the first step towards gaining your qualification. You can begin your online application now and one of our friendly Admissions Advisors will be in touch to discuss your study options.

Your module tutors at Arden University have been selected because of their teaching and industry experience. Identified as experts in the subject they teach, you can expect indepth topic discussions and explanations that you can apply to a work-life setting through your Masters Degree.

Watch the short video below to meet Ben Silverstone, the course leader for MSc Project Management at Arden, and discover your potential today.

 
Course Details & Modules

Do you want to become a confident Project Manager who understands the importance of data metrics in project analysis and future planning?

This MSc Project Management course will give you the knowledge and confidence required to execute large scale global projects. As you absorb the content of each module you will become better equipped to lead on project strategy and management. Each module combines key topics, along with Postgraduate level content and assessments.

Study at our London-based Tower Hill, Ealing or Holborn study centres, or alternatively at our city centre located Manchester or Birmingham study centres just one evening every fortnight over 2 years and the rest of the time you can progress your learning using our innovative virtual classroom, iLearn. This Blended Learning approach offered by Arden university offers you the ultimate flexible learning experience.

Modules

  • Project Management Techniques
  • Management of Projects
  • Project Analytics
  • Data Handling and Decision Making
  • Sustainability in Theory and Practice
  • Quality Management
  • Research Project

Please note that the modules listed are indicative and may be subject to change. 

Assessments 

Assessments are designed to provide you an opportunity to demonstrate your strengths in a number of ways and so a variety of methods are used, these could include: 

  • Reports
  • Presentations
  • Research Proposal
  • Dissertation

To support your development and ensure you are on the right track with your studies we will provide you with tutor feedback on every assessment you submit. If required, your Arden tutor may be able to give you suggestions and tips for improvement and help you understand how to apply your newly acquired skills into real life settings.

You can get more detailed course information by viewing the relevant Programme Specification, which you can download from our Policies, Standards and Procedures Page

Entry Requirements

To be eligible for this Project Management Master's Degree course with Arden, you must normally have:

  • A UK Honours Degree at a minimum of second class (2.2) or equivalent

For students whose prior learning was not taught in English, you must have IELTS 6.5 or equivalent (no less than 6.0 in any element).

If you don’t have academic qualifications

At Arden University, we are more than happy to consider, and positively encourage, an application from you if you have substantial management experience (typically 5 years) and can show us that you have the motivation to study the programme.

We’ll ask you for a personal statement that demonstrates your ability to study the course. We may also want references and evidence of relevant experiences.

Don’t have any of the above?

If you have other Postgraduate level business awards you may be eligible for entry and/or exemptions. This will be assessed on an individual basis.

If you don’t already have an Undergraduate Degree, and you’re not quite there with the required amount of work experience, we may be able to offer you a place on one of our Undergraduate Degree programmes.

We offer online degrees in a range of subjects. As they are delivered via Distance Learning, they can fit in around your current commitments. View Arden's available online Degrees

Living in London, Birmingham or Manchester?

For those living in or around London, Birmingham or Manchester, we also offer Undergraduate Degrees that are delivered at our study centres just 2 days a week. These give you the facilities and structure of face-to-face learning with the flexibility to fit other commitments in around your studies. Find out about our Blended Learning Degree courses

Course Fees & Funding

How much is my course?

2

Funding

You can support your study in a variety of ways.

If you are a UK student, the most common funding of undergraduate degrees is a Tuition Fee Loan from the UK Government. The key information about these loans is:

  • You must be a UK resident
  • You can get a loan to cover the full cost of your tuition fees
  • You only start to pay it back when you are earning over £21,000 a year.
  • Your tuition fees are paid directly to the University by the loan company.

Self-funding - Pay in full or Pay as you go options

You can pay for your course all in one go if you have the funds. There is typically up to 10% off the total price if you pay this way. You can also pay as you go. This means you have no monthly obligations and simply pay for each module when you decide to study it.

Sponsorship

Because your studies will develop you as a professional your employer may want to pay or contribute to the cost of your studies. Feel free to call the team on 0800 268 7737 to discuss steps to employer sponsorship.

Pay in full

You can pay for your course all in one go if you have the funds. There is typically up to 10% off the total price if you pay this way.

Pay in instalments

You can make payments over the course of their studies using our fixed payment schedule. Students will be entered into a schedule which runs alongside their course and splits their programme fees into a series of instalments.

Sponsorship

Because your studies will develop you as a professional your employer may want to pay or contribute to the cost of your studies. Feel free to call the team on 0800 268 7737 to discuss steps to employer sponsorship Find out more about fees and funding and employer sponsorship on our dedicated information pages.

Career Prospects

According to prospects.ac.uk, qualified PMs can make between £40,000 and £80,000 per annum, while, freelance Project Managers earn between £300 and £500 a day, depending on the sector.

According to a Department for Business, Innovation & Skills report, earnings of people with a Master's Degree have risen annually by £1,000 to £39,000 over someone with just a Degree.

Arden Project Management student Ernani was promoted whilst still studying and has his eye on further career progression:

I learned a lot of things on this programme that help me to become more efficient in my work; it enlightens me in many different aspects on how to manage effectively… I am expecting to get promoted to Managerial level with a well-compensated salary package.”

What will this MSc Project Management course do for my career?

When you gain this MSc you will:

  • Be able to advise on appropriate strategies for project management
  • Understand the importance of data in the decision-making process
  • Have the skills needed to join the growing industry of Project management. According to an article by the Association for Project Management (APM), there is a growing need for project management consultants
  • Unlock potential earning. The Telegraph reported the average salary of a Project Managers in the UK is around £62,000 each year
  • Possess transferable skills that will maximise your employability and career potential

Project Management Job Roles

Nowadays, with Project Management being a vital skill in almost every sector, this degree opens its doors to a variety of job opportunities.

You could decide to take up a role as a management consultant or any other project management role in IT, finance, retail, construction or manufacturing.

You will also have the choice to work in public sector, education, arts or healthcare. Some of our Project Management graduates are now Senior Project Managers, Chief Specialists and Project Control Officers working in a range of these sectors.

With a Master's Degree in Project Management from Arden University, you could be an ideal candidate for any of the above and more!

Alternatively, you may wish to continue with your academic development and decide to take up further study, such as an MBA. See below our MBA course options at Arden University:

Visit our Knowledge Base to read our Project Management Subject Spotlight and take a look at the benefits of working in the Marketing sector.

Study Centres

What study centres are available at Arden University?

Blended courses are available at study centres throughout the UK and include:

Or you can discover all Arden study centres

Studying via Blended Learning with Arden

When you sign up for one of our Blended Learning Master's Degrees and become a student at an Arden University study centre, you get the best of both worlds. All the structure and personal tuition of a full-time course, coupled with the rich online resources and materials that our online students benefit from. This option is ideal for students who want the routine of a full-time campus-based Postgraduate Degree, without the full-time commitment.

What can I expect from this Blended Learning course?

  • You will spend 1 evening a fortnight at your chosen study centre
  • These classes will be led by your module tutor
  • During these sessions you will be encouraged to debate, discuss and ask questions to develop your understanding and acquire key skills
  • Because it combines online learning you can access materials and resources online 24/7
  • The online content includes tutorials, lessons, exercises, study support and chat forums
  • All your coursework and assignments are uploaded to a secure online zone for marking
  • You can contact a tutor or the support team via Skype, email, webchat or phone

Arden's Blending Learning model is a modern, engaging way to learn that lets you balance learning with the other priorities in your life.

What facilities are available at Arden study centres?

Giving you access to the technology and services you need to support your studies, our modern study centres are buzzing with students, tutors and staff.

Outside of your classes, you can expect access to things like:

  • Computers and IT equipment
  • Internet
  • Printing facilities
  • Individual and group Study space
  • Restaurants
  • Leisure facilities

Next steps

Applying for this course takes just a few minutes and is the first step towards gaining your qualification. You can begin your online application now and one of our friendly Admissions Advisors will be in touch to discuss your study options.

Arden Tutors

Your module tutors at Arden University have been selected because of their teaching and industry experience. Identified as experts in the subject they teach, you can expect indepth topic discussions and explanations that you can apply to a work-life setting through your Masters Degree.

Watch the short video below to meet Ben Silverstone, the course leader for MSc Project Management at Arden, and discover your potential today.

 

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