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Course essentials

Want to accelerate your career in Project Management? Or are you looking to start a new role in an exciting new field? Our online MSc Project Management (APM) course is designed for anyone who wants to drive their career forward. With opportunities in a range of sectors, a Master’s in Project Management will provide you with the knowledge you need to excel in your chosen industry.

The Project Management Master’s Degree from Arden University allows you to take on greater challenges and to increase your competitive advantage. During this course you'll develop strategic project management skills that are highly sought after in a wide range of industry sectors all over the world.

Delivered entirely via online learning, Arden's Distance Learning programme allows you to study around your other commitments while working towards a qualification that will further your career.



Example Full-Time Timetable

Arden University Example Full-Time Timetable

This course comes with the option of studying either on a part-time or full-time schedule.

Studying part-time gives you the flexibility to study at your own pace and manage your course schedule to fit around your personal and professional commitments. You’ll be able to work through the course without the commitment of face-to-face lectures and classroom time, making it easier to achieve the qualification you need at a pace that works for you. The part-time option allows you to study 80 credits in your first year, followed by 40 credits per subsequent academic year, giving you the option to potentially spread your studies over a period of up to five years. 

Our full-time study option offers you a more structured study timetable than our part-time option, and is ideal if you want more personal contact with your course tutor. Studying full time, you’ll have two timetabled hours of teaching delivered by your lecturer once a week and an additional thirty minute personal tutorial  with your course tutor every fortnight. As you’ll be studying 180 credits over the course of one academic year, this option means you’ll study at the same pace as a traditional full-time campus programme, but with the benefit of taught sessions online with our lecturers, wherever you are in the world.


APM Accreditation

Arden University's MSc Project Management is accredited by the Association for Project Management (APM).

This MSc Project Management Master's Degree will explore the fundamentals of successful project delivery and help you to understand the importance of data in project planning. After graduating you will leave with a certificate that recognises your knowledge in both academic and acclaimed professional fields.

After enrolling onto this online Project Management course with Arden University, you will have free student membership of APM throughout your studies.


Add value to your CV with Salesforce certifications

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In addition to achieving a Master's in Project Management, you’ll also have the chance to become certified on Salesforce technology. Salesforce is the World's #1 CRM system and expertise in this area is highly valued across industries. Even better, this certification is free with Arden. See the 'Industry Skills' tab below for more information.


Key Information

Award:
Masters
Credits:
180
UCAS Course Code:
N/A
Course Title:
MSc Project Management
Duration:
1 to 5 years
Intake Status:
Intake open
Study Mode:
Online
Exemptions Available:
No
Course Fees:
See Course Fees and Funding tab
  • Course Details & Modules
  • Entry Requirements
  • Course Fees & Funding
  • Career Prospects
  • Industry Skills

Delivered 100% online, this MSc Project Management Master's Degree will give you the knowledge and confidence required to execute large scale global projects. With Arden University, you will become a confident Project Manager who understands the importance of data metrics in project analysis and future planning.

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. 

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 may be subject to change. 

Assessments 

Assessments are designed to provide you with an opportunity to demonstrate your strengths in a number of ways. Throughout your studies, a variety of methods will be used to assess your progress. These could include: 

  • Reports
  • Presentations
  • Research Proposal
  • Dissertation

To support your development and ensure you are on the right track with your MSc Project Management studies, we will provide you with tutor feedback on every assessment you submit. 

If required, your Arden tutor may also 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 our MSc Project Management (APM) Programme Specification.

To be eligible for this online Project Management course, you must normally have:

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

English Proficiency

  • IELTS 6.5 (no less than 6.0 in any element); or TOEFL iBT 90; 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. More information on this can be found here

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 a Master's in Project Management. 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 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.

Arden offer online Degrees in a range of subjects. As these are delivered via online learning, they can easily fit in around your current commitments.

Living in London, Manchester or Birmingham?

Studying a Project Management Degree online doesn't work for everyone. For those living in or around London, Manchester and Birmingham, we also offer a variety of courses that are delivered at our Study Centres two 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 more about our Blended Learning courses

How much is my course?

2

Please note: Fees quoted relate to the intake that you enrol on
(i.e. when you start your course), NOT your application date.


Funding

Undergraduate courses

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 £25,725 a year.
  • Your tuition fees are paid directly to the University by the loan company.

Postgraduate courses

Postgraduate Student Loans for UK & EU Students

As a Postgraduate student, you can now apply for a student loan of up to £10,000, for taught and research Masters courses, including MBAs. Find out more at www.gov.uk/masters-loan

Postgrad Solutions Study Bursary

Looking for additional funding as a Postgraduate? Postgrad Solutions now offer 15 bursaries across a number of subject areas. Click here to apply

Self-funding - Pay in full or Sponsorship

You can pay for your course all in one go or your employer may want to pay or contribute to the cost of your studies. To discuss this, call us on 0800 268 7737.

To find out more information about the Fees and Funding options available, visit our fees and funding page.

Please note: Fees quoted relate to the intake that you enrol on
(i.e. when you start your course), NOT your application date.


Self-funding - Pay in full or Sponsorship

You can pay for your course all in one go or your employer may want to pay or contribute to the cost of your studies. To discuss this, call us on 0800 268 7737.

To find out more information about the Fees and Funding options available, visit our fees and funding page.

According to prospects.ac.uk, the salaries of qualified Project Managers can be between £40,000 and £80,000 per year, while freelance Project Managers have the potential to earn between £300 and £500 a day, depending on the sector.

In addition to this, the Department for Business, Innovation & Skills report mentions that the salaries of professionals with a Postgraduate Degree have risen yearly by £1,000 to £39,000 over someone with an Undergraduate Degree alone. The need for project management is found in nearly every business sector and, because the role of a Project Manager demands a variety of skills, it is a multifunctional talent that adds value to many positions.

Arden University's MSc Project Management student Ernani was promoted whilst still studying and has his eye on even further career progression:

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

What will a Project Management Master's Degree do for my career?

Achieving a Project Management MSc online will help you to:

  • Develop desirable and transferable skills suited to an extensive range of project management roles
  • Learn to apply established project management values and models in your work
  • 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.
  • Possess transferable skills that will maximise your employability and career potential

Project Management Jobs

Many project managers are self-employed, offering their consultancy or management services on a project or day rate basis. And, there are the obvious jobs that are purely Project Management focused roles, such as:

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

If you’re considering continuing with your academic studies and you want to embark on an MBA programme, there are many study options available at Arden. Find out more below:

Some of our Project Management students are now Senior Project Managers, Chief Specialists and Project Control Officers working in a range of sectors including:

  • Engineering
  • Operations and Construction
  • Project Delivery
  • Specialised Power Equipment
  • Railway Infrastructure
  • Government Administrations

With an MSc Project Management qualification from Arden University, you could be an ideal candidate for any of the above and more!

Visit our Knowledge Base to read more about Project Management.

Next steps

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

Boost your prospects with Salesforce certification

Arden are pleased to offer students studying this Project Management Master's Degree the opportunity to develop additional skills. During your studies you'll have the chance to develop your own learning journey towards Salesforce accreditation via the 'Salesforce Trailhead' programme. Salesforce have been an industry leader in customer relationship management (CRM) for more than 20 years, so this gives you the opportunity to gain an extra self-managed certification while studying for your MSc Project Management Degree at Arden.

About Salesforce certification

By studying a Salesforce-certified course, you’ll have access to professional-level materials, ensuring your industry knowledge remains current.

There are 140 Trails and 520 badges to choose from, covering many aspects of business, computing and using Salesforce as a management tool.

Key benefits

Gain industry-relevant skills
Develop additional skills relevant to roles in marketing, sales and technology, allowing you to stand out in crowded jobs markets.

Add value to your CV
Prove your enthusiasm for your industry, dedication to self-development and eagerness to learn to potential employees.

Access professional-level content and a student community
Access materials used by industry professionals, and join the Salesforce student community, interacting with others and sharing your experiences.

How does it work?

Once you enrol with Arden, you will receive unlimited and exclusive access to Salesforce courses online via your online learning platform, iLearn. 

Courses including CRM Fundamentals for Salesforce Classic; Measuring your Marketing Impact and the Fourth Industrial Revolution are available to study, and the amount of time needed to complete a Salesforce course ranges from 35 minutes to 21 hours, which you will need to fit in around your degree study time, at a pace that works for you.

These courses are an added extra, so it's up to you to decide whether or how many you complete. Your participation won’t have any effect on your degree or the grades you receive.

Fees

The Trailhead courses are completely free to study.

Course Details & Modules

Delivered 100% online, this MSc Project Management Master's Degree will give you the knowledge and confidence required to execute large scale global projects. With Arden University, you will become a confident Project Manager who understands the importance of data metrics in project analysis and future planning.

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. 

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 may be subject to change. 

Assessments 

Assessments are designed to provide you with an opportunity to demonstrate your strengths in a number of ways. Throughout your studies, a variety of methods will be used to assess your progress. These could include: 

  • Reports
  • Presentations
  • Research Proposal
  • Dissertation

To support your development and ensure you are on the right track with your MSc Project Management studies, we will provide you with tutor feedback on every assessment you submit. 

If required, your Arden tutor may also 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 our MSc Project Management (APM) Programme Specification.

Entry Requirements

To be eligible for this online Project Management course, you must normally have:

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

English Proficiency

  • IELTS 6.5 (no less than 6.0 in any element); or TOEFL iBT 90; 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. More information on this can be found here

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 a Master's in Project Management. 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 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.

Arden offer online Degrees in a range of subjects. As these are delivered via online learning, they can easily fit in around your current commitments.

Living in London, Manchester or Birmingham?

Studying a Project Management Degree online doesn't work for everyone. For those living in or around London, Manchester and Birmingham, we also offer a variety of courses that are delivered at our Study Centres two 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 more about our Blended Learning courses

Course Fees & Funding

How much is my course?

2

Please note: Fees quoted relate to the intake that you enrol on
(i.e. when you start your course), NOT your application date.


Funding

Undergraduate courses

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 £25,725 a year.
  • Your tuition fees are paid directly to the University by the loan company.

Postgraduate courses

Postgraduate Student Loans for UK & EU Students

As a Postgraduate student, you can now apply for a student loan of up to £10,000, for taught and research Masters courses, including MBAs. Find out more at www.gov.uk/masters-loan

Postgrad Solutions Study Bursary

Looking for additional funding as a Postgraduate? Postgrad Solutions now offer 15 bursaries across a number of subject areas. Click here to apply

Self-funding - Pay in full or Sponsorship

You can pay for your course all in one go or your employer may want to pay or contribute to the cost of your studies. To discuss this, call us on 0800 268 7737.

To find out more information about the Fees and Funding options available, visit our fees and funding page.

Please note: Fees quoted relate to the intake that you enrol on
(i.e. when you start your course), NOT your application date.


Self-funding - Pay in full or Sponsorship

You can pay for your course all in one go or your employer may want to pay or contribute to the cost of your studies. To discuss this, call us on 0800 268 7737.

To find out more information about the Fees and Funding options available, visit our fees and funding page.

Career Prospects

According to prospects.ac.uk, the salaries of qualified Project Managers can be between £40,000 and £80,000 per year, while freelance Project Managers have the potential to earn between £300 and £500 a day, depending on the sector.

In addition to this, the Department for Business, Innovation & Skills report mentions that the salaries of professionals with a Postgraduate Degree have risen yearly by £1,000 to £39,000 over someone with an Undergraduate Degree alone. The need for project management is found in nearly every business sector and, because the role of a Project Manager demands a variety of skills, it is a multifunctional talent that adds value to many positions.

Arden University's MSc Project Management student Ernani was promoted whilst still studying and has his eye on even further career progression:

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

What will a Project Management Master's Degree do for my career?

Achieving a Project Management MSc online will help you to:

  • Develop desirable and transferable skills suited to an extensive range of project management roles
  • Learn to apply established project management values and models in your work
  • 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.
  • Possess transferable skills that will maximise your employability and career potential

Project Management Jobs

Many project managers are self-employed, offering their consultancy or management services on a project or day rate basis. And, there are the obvious jobs that are purely Project Management focused roles, such as:

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

If you’re considering continuing with your academic studies and you want to embark on an MBA programme, there are many study options available at Arden. Find out more below:

Some of our Project Management students are now Senior Project Managers, Chief Specialists and Project Control Officers working in a range of sectors including:

  • Engineering
  • Operations and Construction
  • Project Delivery
  • Specialised Power Equipment
  • Railway Infrastructure
  • Government Administrations

With an MSc Project Management qualification from Arden University, you could be an ideal candidate for any of the above and more!

Visit our Knowledge Base to read more about Project Management.

Next steps

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

Industry Skills

Boost your prospects with Salesforce certification

Arden are pleased to offer students studying this Project Management Master's Degree the opportunity to develop additional skills. During your studies you'll have the chance to develop your own learning journey towards Salesforce accreditation via the 'Salesforce Trailhead' programme. Salesforce have been an industry leader in customer relationship management (CRM) for more than 20 years, so this gives you the opportunity to gain an extra self-managed certification while studying for your MSc Project Management Degree at Arden.

About Salesforce certification

By studying a Salesforce-certified course, you’ll have access to professional-level materials, ensuring your industry knowledge remains current.

There are 140 Trails and 520 badges to choose from, covering many aspects of business, computing and using Salesforce as a management tool.

Key benefits

Gain industry-relevant skills
Develop additional skills relevant to roles in marketing, sales and technology, allowing you to stand out in crowded jobs markets.

Add value to your CV
Prove your enthusiasm for your industry, dedication to self-development and eagerness to learn to potential employees.

Access professional-level content and a student community
Access materials used by industry professionals, and join the Salesforce student community, interacting with others and sharing your experiences.

How does it work?

Once you enrol with Arden, you will receive unlimited and exclusive access to Salesforce courses online via your online learning platform, iLearn. 

Courses including CRM Fundamentals for Salesforce Classic; Measuring your Marketing Impact and the Fourth Industrial Revolution are available to study, and the amount of time needed to complete a Salesforce course ranges from 35 minutes to 21 hours, which you will need to fit in around your degree study time, at a pace that works for you.

These courses are an added extra, so it's up to you to decide whether or how many you complete. Your participation won’t have any effect on your degree or the grades you receive.

Fees

The Trailhead courses are completely free to study.

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