Project Management

MSc

Study level
Postgraduate
Years
1 to 5 years
Study Options
Blended or Online
Award
Masters
Accredited by
MSc Project Management

Course Overview

Want to accelerate your career in project management? Or perhaps you’re looking to start a new role in an exciting field? Designed for anyone who wants to fast-track their career, this project management course will provide you with the knowledge needed to excel in your chosen industry, giving you employment opportunities across a range of sectors.

Arden’s project management degree enables you to take on greater challenges and increase your competitive edge. During this course, you’ll develop strategic project management skills that are highly sought after in sectors across the world – from project analytics to data handling and decision making. 

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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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Our project management degree will provide you with the knowledge and confidence required to execute large scale global projects. By studying at Arden University, you’ll become a forward-thinking project manager who understands the importance of data metrics in project analysis and future planning. Each of our postgraduate level modules are informed by professional and academic expertise, helping you to become better equipped to lead on high-level project strategy and management.

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?

As part of this project management course, we use a variety of assessment methods to track your progress, giving you the opportunity to showcase what you’ve learnt. These could include:

  • Reports
  • Presentations
  • Research Proposals
  • Dissertations

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.

Eligibility

To be eligible for this MSc project management course at Arden University, 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.

We are happy to consider an application from you if you can show us you have the motivation to study this project management degree.

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Arden’s MSc in project management is taught by The School of Business and Management. Headed up by a team of forward-thinking academic professionals, this department places an emphasis on applied teaching and giving students the opportunity to solve real-world problems with innovative solutions. The course programme is designed with a focus on business applications and graduate employment opportunities.

The need for project management is found in nearly every business – in every sector. So the opportunities are endless! Our master’s degree will give you the skills you need to demonstrate senior-level management expertise, enhancing your CV for future employers. So wherever you want to take your career next, the choice is yours.

What will a master’s in project management do for my career?

There’s not much about business management and project consulting that you won’t learn on this programme. But most importantly, because we focus on the practical application of what you learn, you’ll find that this knowledge and expertise is valuable to a range of different roles. Whilst studying, you’ll:

  • Develop a variety of transferable skills suited to an extensive range of project management roles
  • Learn to apply established project management values and models to 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
  • Possess multifunctional skills that will maximise your employability and career potential

What can I do after Arden University?

This course will help you develop the right skills and knowledge to accelerate your career to a senior leadership role. Whether you want to join an already established business, start your own company or go self-employed, this degree can give you everything you need to explore any avenue. Some roles you might want to consider are: 

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

Prepare for the next step in your career

Achieving your MSc project management master’s degree will help you to accelerate your progression into a senior management role. But there’s more! Beyond the core MSc itself, Arden students can also benefit from 1-2-1 support and online learning resources, enhancing their CVs even further.

Throughout your studies, you’ll have access to student support advisors who are here for you 24/7. They’ll help you to enhance your academic skills, guide you with your orientation and offer tailored career support. This means you’ll have guidance at every stage of your degree from our extensive community of students and fellow alumni, who can offer 1-2-1 advice for your future beyond Arden University.

Outside of this, you’ll also have unlimited access to our online platform, iLearn – providing you with all the learning resources and tools needed to excel in your studies. 

Which study mode is right for you? You’ll have the choice to complete your MSc project management degree via online learning or blended learning. Take a look at the difference between the two to see which best meets your needs as a student.

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In this programme you study partially on your own and then get further instruction in the classroom sessions. I like that it’s independent but you still have guidance and can ask questions if you need clarification. The online learning aspect of the course has been excellent.

Sathesh Paramasivam
Sathesh Paramasivam
MSc Data Analytics & Marketing - Berlin campus

Blended Learning

How does it work?

Blended learning involves face to face, on campus, teaching, including eight hours of time-tabled classes spread over two mornings, afternoons, or evenings, at one of our study centres. This study mode provides an element of structure to your day, where you’ll join your fellow classmates at specific times to learn. 
 
Students are then required to complete the rest of their studies online at a time and place that suits them.

Find out more about Blended Learning.

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.