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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 Master's 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.
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
- 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
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.
Typically students are assessed each year:
- 4 written assignments, including essays
We aim to provide you with feedback within 20 working days of hand-in for all written exams, coursework and practical exams.
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.
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.
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
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.
This course is designed to prepare you for study at master's 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.
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:
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.
Please note, some courses may require a higher standard of English than stated in this page. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
FOR ACADEMIC YEAR 2020/2021
- £3,290 entire course
FOR ACADEMIC YEAR 2019/2020
- £3,210 entire course
The following course-related costs are not included in the course fees:
- The cost of books that you may wish to purchase.
- Costs associated with your placement / study abroad
- Accommodation and living costs
Robert Gordon University is delighted to offer a 20% loyalty discount on course fees for all alumni who have graduated from RGU.
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.
SCHOLARSHIPS AND FINANCIAL AWARDS
You may also qualify for a scholarship or financial award:
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:
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.
Taking this course, you will have access to some of the world's best facilities.
We've invested more than £100 million in the development of our campus, new facilities and new resources.University Wide Facilities
The university has moved to home teaching and working following official COVID-19 guidance from the Scottish Government. Our staff will continue to process applications and respond to enquiries about your course during this time.
We’ve got a few options for applying to our postgraduate courses for UK, EU and international applicants.
All applicants to postgraduate courses can apply direct to the university using our online application form.
Applicants from non-EU countries can apply direct to the University with our PDF form.