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Course essentials

Our online MSc Project Management (APM) Master's Degree course is designed for people who are already involved in Project Management but are now looking to drive their career forward, or start a new role in this field.

Arden University's Master's programme is a prospect to take on greater challenges and to increase your competitive advantage as you develop strategic project management skills that are highly sought after globally in a wide range of industry sectors.

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



APM Accreditation

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

This Master's Degree will explore the fundamentals of successful project delivery and begin to understand the importance of data in project planning. You will leave with a certificate that recognises your knowledge in both academic and recognised professional fields.

Upon enrolment onto the course, and throughout your active study, Arden University will pay for your membership to the APM.

Key Information

Award:
Masters
Credits:
180
UCAS Course Code:
N/A
Course Title:
MSc Project Management (APM)
Duration:
1.5 to 5 years
Intake Status:
Intake open
Study Mode:
Distance learning
Exemptions Available:
No
Course Fees:
See Course Fees and Funding tab
  • Course Details & Modules
  • Entry Requirements
  • Course Fees & Funding
  • Career Prospects
  • Arden Tutors

Delivered 100% online, this MSc Project Management course 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 are indicative only and may be subject to change. 

Assessments 

Assessments are designed to provide you an opportunity to demonstrate your strengths in a number of ways and so a variety of methods are used, these could include: 

  • Reports
  • Presentations
  • Research Proposal
  • Dissertation

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

If required, your Arden tutor may 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 the relevant Programme Specification, which you can download from our Policies, Standards and Procedures Page

To be eligible for this online Project Management Master's Degree course you must normally have:

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

For students whose prior learning was not taught in English, you must have IELTS 6.5 or equivalent (no less than 6.0 in any element).

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 the course. 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 they are delivered via online learning, they can fit in around your current commitments.

Living in London, Manchester or Birmingham?

For those living in or around London, Manchester and Birmingham, we offer Undergraduate Degrees that are delivered at our study centres 2 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 about our Blended Learning courses

How much is my course?

2

Funding

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 £21,000 a year.
  • Your tuition fees are paid directly to the University by the loan company.

Self-funding - Pay in full or Pay as you go options

You can pay for your course all in one go if you have the funds. There is typically up to 10% off the total price if you pay this way. You can also pay as you go. This means you have no monthly obligations and simply pay for each module when you decide to study it.

Sponsorship

Because your studies will develop you as a professional your employer may want to pay or contribute to the cost of your studies. Feel free to call the team on 0800 268 7737 to discuss steps to employer sponsorship.

Pay in full

You can pay for your course all in one go if you have the funds. There is typically up to 10% off the total price if you pay this way.

Pay in instalments

You can make payments over the course of their studies using our fixed payment schedule. Students will be entered into a schedule which runs alongside their course and splits their programme fees into a series of instalments.

Sponsorship

Because your studies will develop you as a professional your employer may want to pay or contribute to the cost of your studies. Feel free to call the team on 0800 268 7737 to discuss steps to employer sponsorship Find out more about fees and funding and employer sponsorship on our dedicated information pages.

According to prospects.ac.uk, the salaries of qualified Project Managers can be between £40,000 and £80,000 per annum, 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 just a Degree. 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 help me to become more efficient in my work; it enlightens 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 my MSc in Project Management do for my career?

If you gain this Master's Degree from Arden you will:

  • Develop desirable and transferable skills apt for an extensive range of project management roles
  • Learn to apply established project management values and models in your work
  • Be able to 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

Alternatively, you may wish to continue with your academic development and decide to embark on an MBA programme. See below the MBA study options available at Arden University that you might consider:

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

Visit our Knowledge Base to read our Project Management Subject Spotlight and take a look at the benefits of working in the Marketing sector.

Next steps

Applying for this course 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.

Your module tutors for your MSc in Project Management at Arden University have been selected because of their teaching and industry experience. Identified as experts in the subject they teach, you can expect indepth topic discussions and explanations during your Master's Degree that you can apply to a work-life setting.

Watch the short video below to meet Ben Silverstone, the course leader for MSc Project Management at Arden University.

 

 

Course Details & Modules

Delivered 100% online, this MSc Project Management course 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 are indicative only and may be subject to change. 

Assessments 

Assessments are designed to provide you an opportunity to demonstrate your strengths in a number of ways and so a variety of methods are used, these could include: 

  • Reports
  • Presentations
  • Research Proposal
  • Dissertation

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

If required, your Arden tutor may 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 the relevant Programme Specification, which you can download from our Policies, Standards and Procedures Page

Entry Requirements

To be eligible for this online Project Management Master's Degree course you must normally have:

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

For students whose prior learning was not taught in English, you must have IELTS 6.5 or equivalent (no less than 6.0 in any element).

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 the course. 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 they are delivered via online learning, they can fit in around your current commitments.

Living in London, Manchester or Birmingham?

For those living in or around London, Manchester and Birmingham, we offer Undergraduate Degrees that are delivered at our study centres 2 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 about our Blended Learning courses

Course Fees & Funding

How much is my course?

2

Funding

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 £21,000 a year.
  • Your tuition fees are paid directly to the University by the loan company.

Self-funding - Pay in full or Pay as you go options

You can pay for your course all in one go if you have the funds. There is typically up to 10% off the total price if you pay this way. You can also pay as you go. This means you have no monthly obligations and simply pay for each module when you decide to study it.

Sponsorship

Because your studies will develop you as a professional your employer may want to pay or contribute to the cost of your studies. Feel free to call the team on 0800 268 7737 to discuss steps to employer sponsorship.

Pay in full

You can pay for your course all in one go if you have the funds. There is typically up to 10% off the total price if you pay this way.

Pay in instalments

You can make payments over the course of their studies using our fixed payment schedule. Students will be entered into a schedule which runs alongside their course and splits their programme fees into a series of instalments.

Sponsorship

Because your studies will develop you as a professional your employer may want to pay or contribute to the cost of your studies. Feel free to call the team on 0800 268 7737 to discuss steps to employer sponsorship Find out more about fees and funding and employer sponsorship on our dedicated information pages.

Career Prospects

According to prospects.ac.uk, the salaries of qualified Project Managers can be between £40,000 and £80,000 per annum, 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 just a Degree. 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 help me to become more efficient in my work; it enlightens 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 my MSc in Project Management do for my career?

If you gain this Master's Degree from Arden you will:

  • Develop desirable and transferable skills apt for an extensive range of project management roles
  • Learn to apply established project management values and models in your work
  • Be able to 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

Alternatively, you may wish to continue with your academic development and decide to embark on an MBA programme. See below the MBA study options available at Arden University that you might consider:

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

Visit our Knowledge Base to read our Project Management Subject Spotlight and take a look at the benefits of working in the Marketing sector.

Next steps

Applying for this course 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.

Arden Tutors

Your module tutors for your MSc in Project Management at Arden University have been selected because of their teaching and industry experience. Identified as experts in the subject they teach, you can expect indepth topic discussions and explanations during your Master's Degree that you can apply to a work-life setting.

Watch the short video below to meet Ben Silverstone, the course leader for MSc Project Management at Arden University.

 

 

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