Project Management

MSc

Study level
Postgraduate
Duration
1-2 years
Study locations
Berlin or Online
Award
Master's
Accredited by
MSc Project Management

Course Overview

The APM-accredited master’s in project management delivered at our Berlin campus gives you the hands-on strategic and leadership skills needed to forge a career in the dynamic field of project management.

Study your master’s in project management in Germany and develop an appreciation of how to lead projects to success using the latest project management skills, theories, and techniques.This course will teach you how to use organisational initiative to fulfil a range of projects in industries as diverse as engineering, mobile app development,  the healthcare industry, and much more. 

One of the core skills required in the field is the ability to manage projects within constraints such as time, cost, and quality. Building upon your current knowledge and experience in project management, this course will show you how to confidently manage and execute large scale international projects on time, on budget, and to the required standards.  

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This course is accredited by The Association for Project Management (APM) so you’ll leave with a degree that is recognised in both academic and professional fields.

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By exposing you to the fundamentals of project management and how to apply these concepts to your own work, we’re giving you the tools to thrive on your chosen career path.

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I have enjoyed doing my master’s here because it’s not like a traditional university where you sit in a classroom and a lecturer talks and you write down everything. I like that when we come here there’s actually a discussion and we do a lot of analysis.

Oscar Bustillo
Oscar Bustillo
MSc Project Management student, Arden University Berlin

Modules

To earn your master’s in project management with us, you’ll need to complete 180 credits, which are studied over the following 7 modules:

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

How do we assess you?

The way we assess our students provides you with the opportunity to demonstrate your strengths in a number of ways. That’s why we choose a range of methods to keep track of how well you are progressing. These include:

  • Assignments
  • Essays
  • Presentations
  • Case studies
  • Portfolios of work
  • Exams

At Arden University we consider applications on a case by case basis. If you have significant work experience, have qualifications you have gained elsewhere, or a degree or qualification that isn't a clear pathway to this degree - we are more than happy to discuss your application.

What do you need to study with us?

Our aim is to make learning as accessible as possible by ensuring that you can join us, wherever you are.

That's why we keep our requirements simple. All you need is a laptop or computer (we recommend one running the latest version of Windows), and a good stable internet connection.

With this one tool, you'll be able to access information, advice, support, learning materials and our online library, as well as create assignments, keep notes, and collaborate with other students effectively.

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I learn better face-to-face, so blended learning gives me an opportunity to do both face-to-face learning and independent online study. This is better for me because I need time for my daughter as well as my studies, so now I have time for both.

Nkechi Mathilda Nwobi
Nkechi Mathilda Nwobi
MSc Project Management student, Arden University Berlin

Eligibility

To be eligible to study this degree, we need to see that you have:

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

English Proficiency

  • IELTS 6.0 (no less than 5.5 in any element); or TOEFL iBT 60-78; or equivalent
  • Alternatively, evidence you have previously studied in English; a letter to show that the Medium of Instruction was in English can be accepted

We also offer an internal English test for applicants who are unable to provide an English Proficiency letter. Get in touch to find out more. 

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 your master's course. We may also want references and evidence of relevant work experience.

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 a 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.

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Use the dropdown above to find course fees and funding information for your country. If you can’t find information for your country in the dropdown, visit our International support page.

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Our business and management faculty in Berlin are a dedicated and passionate group of professionals who are here to help you reach your goals both in and outside of the classroom. Get to know some of our business faculty members before you start your programme by following the link below.

 Dr Phungmayo Horam
Dr Phungmayo Horam
Academic Lead
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Displaying expertise in project management will allow you to take on more responsibilities in your current role, set out on a new path, and even advise others in their own pursuits.

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I chose Arden University Berlin because they provide an environment to further your knowledge and pursue opportunities in a new field.

Jasvir Markandy
Jasvir Markandy
MSc IT Security Management graduate, Arden University Berlin

What will I gain from this degree?

Our courses are designed to give professionals both transferable skills for the workplace, and industry-specific knowledge to make informed decisions in their area of work. To accomplish this, we’ve designed our programmes to cover a wide range of professional abilities and expert knowledge so you can apply your learning to whichever role you chose.

As a graduate, you’ll have gained knowledge of:

  • Using and interpreting data to make sound decisions
  • Apply the most well-established values of project management to your own work
  • Advising on the most appropriate strategies and best practices  in project management 
  • Communicating data and processes to a diverse group 
  • Working effectively both independently and as part of a team

What can I do after Arden University?

With a master’s in project management, you’ll be poised to take on more responsibilities in your current organisation, or seek a new career path altogether. 

With additional training in some areas, you could pursue a career as a:

  • Project Director
  • Project Executive
  • Technical Project Manager
  • Technical Project Lead
  • Business Project Lead
  • Programme Manager

Association for Project Management (APM)

Who are they and why are they important?

Accreditation from the Association for Project Management (APM) means that your course meets the highest industry standards in the project management field.

The APM is the only chartered body for the project profession, and has over 30,000 members and 500 corporate partnerships worldwide. As a master’s in project management student with Arden, you’ll have free membership with APM throughout your studies. Membership with the APM gives you access to career-boosting resources, support from the organisation, and an entirely new community of fellow professionals who can serve as a valuable network.

You have the choice to complete your course via online learning or full-time at our Berlin campus. 

Take a look at some of the quick links below to discover more about the student experience at Arden University Berlin.

Study in Berlin

Named the start-up capital of Europe, Berlin is home to a growing list of internationally-regarded corporations and has office locations for countless household names like Sony, Daimler, and the Axel Springer Media Group.

Students studying abroad in Berlin even have the chance to get their foot in the door to the European job market; international students are permitted to work 120 full and 240 half days per year, and graduates can apply for an 18-month post-residency permit in Germany to gain more work experience.

Online Learning

How does it work?

With online learning, you decide when and where you work through your self-guided learning materials, without being held to a set lecture timetable. If you’re interrupted during a lesson, simply pause the materials and continue later. You can also communicate and collaborate with your tutor and classmates through live online forums and email. 

Find out more about how Online Learning works.