Project Management

Graduate Certificate

GradCert Project Management
This course provides you with an understanding of project management and its fundamental principles, concepts and methodologies. You will develop an understanding of the impact successful project management has on organisational development within a variety of businesses across all sectors.

This course is undertaken entirely online as a structured distance learning programme with no on-campus attendance requirements. It is designed for those with no first degree, but have a minimum of two years’ experience in project management and are seeking to study a postgraduate Masters in Project Management. Alternatively if you have a first degree in a different discipline you can undertake this certificate for subject knowledge and career progression.

This course has one study option
Mode of Attendance
Mode of Study
Start Date
Course Length
Mode of Attendance
  • Online Distance Learning
Mode of Study
  • Part Time
Start Date
September
Course Length
5 months
You will gain an understanding of project management, its key principles and practices; project life cycle and its underpinning role in monitoring project progress.
You will use business cases to highlight the importance of people, organisational development and impact of change across organisations.
 

Modules

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 and module disclaimer for more information.

Detailed module information

This is an online course taught through CampusMoodle, the university’s Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) which offers you flexibility of where and when you can study. CampusMoodle provides you with full open access to tutors and other class members. You will 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 interactive virtual learning environment provides you with lecture and course materials including:

  • Virtual tutorials
  • Live chats
  • Discussion forums - student and tutor led
  • Up-to-date web technology for delivery methods
  • User friendly material 
Activity Summary
  • Lectures - online
  • Seminars - online
  • Webinar - 12 hours per module, 24 hours per course
  • Tutorial -  12 hours per module, 24 hours per course
  • Practical class or workshop - 6 per module, 12 hours per course (optional)
  • Independent Study - 540 hours per course
Independent Study

You are expected to be active participants in the learning process and will be expected to work on your own, undertaking prescribed reading, preparing for online activities and researching and self-directed enquiry. Throughout the course, you will become increasingly self-motivated, take greater control of the study process, and define your own personal objectives for learning.

Staff Delivering on This Course

Academic staff who deliver this course have worked in a range of professional backgrounds, are ‘business-connected’ and use professional networks and their academic research to ensure teaching is professionally relevant and cutting edge.

Our staff have either achieved Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy, or are working towards this.  This is a professional recognition of lecturer practice, impact and leadership in teaching and learning. In addition, many have featured in the annual Support and Teaching staff with Appreciation and Recognition (STAR) awards voted by the students and organised by RGU:Union.

Assessment

Typically students are assessed each year:

  • 4 written assignments, including essays
Feedback

We aim to provide you with feedback within 20 working days of hand-in for all written exams, coursework and practical exams.

 

ACADEMIC SUPPORT

The Disability & Dyslexia Centre advises and supports students who disclose a sensory or mobility impairment, chronic medical condition, mental health issue, dyslexia and other specific learning differences. Applicants are encouraged to arrange a pre-entry visit to discuss any concerns and to view the facilities.

DISABILITY & DYSLEXIA CENTRE

ONLINE LEARNING & SUPPORT

All undergraduate and postgraduate students, whether you are learning on-campus or by online distance learning, benefit from using our collaborative virtual learning environment, CampusMoodle. You will be provided with 24/7 online access to your learning material and resources, along with the ability to interact with your class members and tutors for discussion and support.

CAMPUSMOODLE

STUDY SKILLS SUPPORT

The Study Support Team provides training and support to all students in:

  • Academic writing
  • Study skills (note taking, exam techniques, time management, presentation)
  • Maths and statistics
  • English language
  • Information technology support

STUDY SKILLS SUPPORT

LIBRARY SUPPORT

The Library offers support for your course, including the books, eBooks, and journals you will need. We also offer online reading lists for many modules, workshops and drop-ins on searching skills and referencing, and much more.

UNIVERSITY LIBRARY

 
JOB PROSPECTS

This course is designed to prepare you for study at Masters degree level and will enable you to progress your career within a range of industries including Energy, IT, Engineering, Health, Built Environment, Tourism and Public Sector.

CAREERS 

 

We welcome applications from students who have non-standard qualifications or indeed no qualifications but practical experience.

Each application is individually assessed based on previous qualifications and the level of experience.

You should have two years’ relevant business management experience.

ENGLISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS

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

Our Pre-Sessional English Programme (PSP) is available for students who have not yet reached the required English level and those who would like to improve their language competency.

PRE-SESSIONAL ENGLISH PROGRAMME AT RGU

Please note, some courses may require a higher standard of English than stated in this page. Contact admissions@rgu.ac.uk for further information.

 
FOR ACADEMIC YEAR 2018/2019

UK/EU Students

  • £3,120 entire course

International Students

  • £5,150 entire course
FOR ACADEMIC YEAR 2019/2020

UK/EU Students

  • £3,210 entire course
ADDITIONAL COSTS

The following course-related costs are not included in the course fees:

OTHER FEES AND CHARGES

ALUMNI DISCOUNT

Robert Gordon University is delighted to offer a 20% loyalty discount on course fees for all alumni who have graduated from RGU.

ALUMNI DISCOUNT

STUDENT FUNDING

Postgraduate students will normally make their own arrangements for payment of fees. However, there are a limited number of SAAS funded places on certain postgraduate courses.
There are also sources of funding that are applicable to categories of student.

POSTGRADUATE STUDENTS' FUNDING

SCHOLARSHIPS AND FINANCIAL AWARDS

You may also qualify for a scholarship or financial award:

SCHOLARSHIPS AND FINANCIAL AWARDS

DISCLAIMER

For new intakes course fees are reviewed and published annually for each mode of delivery. Tuition fees are fixed for the duration of a course at the rate confirmed in the offer letter. For further information see:

STUDENT FINANCE

 

Have a question about the course? Get in touch with our Student Admissions Team and we'll do our best to help.

+44 (0) 1224 262728

The course covers the main aspects and issues faced within Project Management. It gave a good grounding in the methodologies and frameworks of the subject, which was a great help in studying towards the MSc Project Management.
DARREN MAIR | GRADUATE CERTIFICATE PROJECT MANAGEMENT GRADUATE

Accreditation

The Aberdeen Business School is recognised by The Project Management Institute (PMI) as a Global Registered Education Provider. Registered Education Providers (R.E.P.s) are organisations approved by PMI to offer project management training for Professional Development Units (PDU). Our MSc in Project Management is accredited by the Association of Project Management (APM)

Aberdeen Business School accredited by:

AACSB

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