Project Management MSc

Project Management Degree

1. Overview

Our MSc Project Management degree is fully accredited by the APM and PMI and can be studied full time or online.

This reflects the quality of the structure and content in the course which is transferable to a variety of industries including oil and gas, engineering, construction, information technology, healthcare, and many other industries.

The Project Management MSc is suitable for those already in the profession as well as those at the start of their career. It is also suitable for those who are aspiring for career change and development. It can be studied either full-time or online.

Delivering a world class Project Management learning experience in conjunction with diverse industry practitioners and professional bodies to develop emerging and career driven individuals seeking to manage a variety of projects.

Read some of our recent Graduate Testimonials

2. What you will study

  • Project Management Fundamentals
  • Project Teams and Behaviours
  • Project Planning, Evaluation and Control
  • Project Commercial Integrity
  • Professional Body of Knowledge
  • Strategic Risk Management
  • Project Strategy, Leadership and Governance
  • Plus 1 * module from:
  • Final Stage (one of the following)

    • Capstone

    Award: MSc Project Management

    * Elective modules will only run where there are sufficient numbers.

    Modules and delivery order may change for operational purposes.

    The University regularly reviews its courses. Course content and structure may change over time. See our course disclaimer for more information. 

    3. How you will learn

    Full-time Study
    In full time mode, you will learn through a combination of lectures, seminars and workshop sessions. These comprise of a mix of group study, discussion, simulation and presentations of findings by teams and individuals. You will work as an individual and also as part of a team on case studies, team activities, presentations and discussions. 

    Access to our virtual learning environment, CampusMoodle, is also provided giving you access from home to learning materials (including videos, e-books and journals).

    Distance Learning
    Our supported distance learning mode of delivery allows you to study online from any location and is designed to fit in around your work commitments. You will be taught and supported by experienced industry professionals who will recreate the same challenging interactive format of the on-campus courses for those studying at a distance.

    Our virtual learning environment, CampusMoodle offers students flexibility of where and when they can study, offering full and open access to tutors and other class members. Students have the benefit of being part of a group of learners with the invaluable opportunity to participate in active, group-related learning within a supportive online community setting. The online campus provides students with course materials and depending on the course it also includes:

    • Virtual tutorials
    • Live chat
    • Discussion forums - student and tutor led
    • Up-to-date web technology for delivery methods
    • User friendly material
    • Access to our online library

    As online learners, students are part of a 'virtual cohort' and the communication and interaction amongst members of the cohort is a significant aspect of the learning process.

    Further details are also available from our Guide to Distance Learning.

    4. Entry requirements

    • Applicants normally hold a 2:2 undergraduate honours degree or its equivalent in any subject discipline.
    • Applicants with a lower degree classification and/or relevant work experience will be considered on a case by case basis.

    International students who do not meet our direct entry requirements for this course can gain additional entry points through our International College at Robert Gordon University.

    English Language

    Applicants whose first language is not English should have an IELTS of 6.5 overall, with no component lower than 5.5, or an equivalent.

    We accept a variety of in-country and secure English language tests, find out more:

    English Language requirements

    * All entry requirements listed here should be used as a guide and represent the minimum required to be considered for entry. A small number of courses require higher levels, but this will be stated explicitly on your offer letter.

    5. Placements and accreditations

    Accreditations

    Our highly innovative degree was the first in the UK to receive full accreditation by the Association for Project Management. We are one of institutions spanning globally to be accredited by the Project Management Institute (PMI) Global Accreditation Centre for Project Management Education Programs (GAC), and the first UK University to achieve this overall. This stamp of quality ensures high standards of excellence and relevance and so you can be confidence about gaining a recognised qualification which will truly enhance your professional and personal development.

    Graduates of GAC accredited programmes are awarded 1,500 hours of project management experience which counts towards those required to achieve the PMI Project Management Professional (PMP) and Program Management Professional (PgMP) credentials. The GAC is a member of the Association of Specialised and Professional Accreditors (ASPA), the unified, national voice supporting professional education.

    Aberdeen Business School itself is also recognised by the Project Management Institute (PMI) as a Global Registered Education Provider. Registered Education Providers (R.E.P.) are those organisations who are approved by PMI to offer project management training for Professional Development Units (PDU).

    You will have the opportunity to take up membership with the APM and PMI during your studies and this can provide excellent networking and career opportunities.

    Upon successful completion of the Professional Body of Knowledge in Project Management module, you will be equipped with the knowledge and expertise to go on and complete the professional exams. Our staff are able to provide information and advice about these exams.

    6. Student Funding

    Scholarships & Funding

    Scholarships and funding are available to eligible students at Robert Gordon University, further information via our scholarship pages.

    Alumni Discount

    Robert Gordon University is delighted to offer a 20% loyalty discount on course fees for all alumni who have graduated from RGU, further information available via the Alumni page.

    7. Course Fees

    For Academic Year 2017/2018

    All Students

    Distance Learning Part-time

    • £3,310 Stage 1
    • £3,310 Stage 2
    • £2,200 MSc dissertation stage

    UK/EU Students

    Full-time

    • £4,640 entire course: September 2017 starts
    • £5,500 entire course: January 2018 starts

    International Students

    Full-time

    • £11,740 entire course

    For Academic Year 2016/2017

    All Students

    Distance Learning Part-time

    • £3,150 Stage 1
    • £3,150 Stage 2
    • £2,100 MSc dissertation stage

    UK/EU Students

    Full-time

    • £4,500 entire course

    International Students

    Full-time

    • £11,400 entire course

    For Academic Year 2015/2016

    All Students

    Distance Learning Part-time

    • £3,900 Stage 1
    • £3,900 Stage 2
    • £2,600 MSc dissertation stage

    UK/EU Students

    Full-time

    • £6,200 entire course

    International Students

    Full-time

    • £12,500 entire course

    For Academic Year 2014/2015

    All Students

    Distance Learning Part-time

    • £3,750 Stage 1
    • £3,750 Stage 2
    • £2,500 MSc dissertation stage

    UK/EU Students

    Full-time

    • £5,500 entire course

    International Students

    Full-time

    • £12,000 entire course

    For Academic Year 2013/2014

    All Students

    Distance Learning Part-time

    • £3,660 Stage 1
    • £3,660 Stage 2
    • £2,430 MSc dissertation stage

    UK/EU Students

    Full-time

    • £5,000 entire course

    International Students

    Full-time

    • £11,000 entire course

    For Academic Year 2012/2013

    All Students

    Distance Learning Part-time

    • £3,530 Stage 1
    • £3,530 Stage 2
    • £2,340 MSc dissertation stage

    UK/EU Students

    Full-time

    • £4,625 entire course

    International Students

    Full-time

    • £10,500 entire course

    For Academic Year 2011/2012

    All Students

    • Distance Learning - £3,440 Stage 1
    • Distance Learning - £3,440 Stage 2
    • Distance Learning - £2,280 MSc dissertation stage

    UK/EU Students

    • Full-time - £4,500 entire course

    International Students

    • Full-time - £9,500 entire course

    Disclaimer

    Course fees are reviewed periodically and so are subject to change for new applicants. All tuition fees are fixed for the duration of a course at the rate confirmed in your offer letter. You will also be liable to pay a graduation fee of £40 before receiving a University award.

    For further information see Student Finance pages

     

    8. How to apply

    Course Enquiries

    If you have any course related questions, please contact the course leader - managementops@rgu.ac.uk

    All students can apply online by visiting Apply Online.

    If you have any queries, please contact our Admissions Office: 

    If you are an International Student and would like further information and application advice:

    9. Prospects

    You will have the opportunity to take up membership with the APM and PMI during your studies and this can provide excellent networking and career opportunities.

    Our strong links with industry enable us to implement practical and innovative delivery, offering students an exceptional learning experience. Course content is relevant to industry needs and our project management graduates are effectively prepared for the workplace. Our reputation is built on providing employers with professional individuals who have a relevant and transferable skill set.

    Our graduates have gone on to successful careers a variety of industry sectors. These include oil and gas, energy, engineering, built environment, construction, education, film, research and development, local government and financial services. Some of the roles they have gone into are -

    • project engineer
    • quality manager
    • finance manager
    • web design manager
    • contracting manager
    • procurement/purchasing manager
    • project/programme coordinator

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    Start date

    September or January

    Course length

    Full-time - 45 weeks / Online - 3 years

    Mode of Attendance

    Full-time / Online

    Academic school
    Aberdeen Business School
    Association for Project Management
    GAC
    Project Management Institute

    The PMI Registered Education Provider logo is a registered mark of the Project Management Institute, Inc.

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