Designed for anyone who wants to fast-track their career in the sector, our MSc Project Management course is enables you to take on greater challenges in project management and increase your competitive edge in the eyes of employers.
On the course, you’ll develop strategic project management skills that are highly sought after in sectors across all areas of international business – from project analytics and data handling to managing teams and understanding Big Data. The syllabus has been designed to reflect upon and consider contemporary project management practice and the challenges facing the global business environment right now, as well as providing the strategic leadership and management skills that every business needs. To support your career development, this course is accredited by the Chartered Association of Project Management (APM), and is the only project management master’s degree in the UK offering a Chartered Management Institute (CMI) Level 7 Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership*.
With this in mind, our master’s in project management will bring you up-to-speed with the latest project management practices, trends, and developments. As an example, the recent coronavirus pandemic has demonstrated the importance of project management in finding solutions to unprecedented challenges. In fact, project management skills are vital in fields including engineering, technology, education, healthcare, events management, as well as tourism and many more creative and service fields. Because of this, your degree qualification will have wide reaching employer-appeal and is your ticket to a highly rewarding career.
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Our project management degree will provide you with the knowledge and confidence required to execute large scale global projects. 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 and manage high-level projects.
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*The order and availability of the optional modules within each level may vary depending on intake and subject to demand.
The assessment strategy centres on a strong alignment with real world project management issues and embraces a range of group and individual based assessment types including:
Students are expected to apply knowledge and theory explored in the modules and produce assessments that simultaneously focus on real business situations and demonstrate the high levels of critical and diagnostic thinking required to meet the standards of a Level 7 business qualification.
The programme culminates in the submission of the independent study assessment (Business Transformation Project) that builds upon content examined in the other modules and requires students to develop a digital transformation project plan.
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.
To be eligible for this MSc project management course at Arden University, you must normally have:
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.
Whilst you can read your study materials on your smart phone or tablet, to make the most of your learning experience, you will need access to a laptop or computer (we recommend one running the latest version of Windows), and a good stable internet connection.
The Arden University Postgraduate Merit Scholarship offers UK Online Learning students with a 2.1 undergraduate degree or higher £2,000 off our postgraduate tuition fees. You can also apply for up to £11,836 funding from Student Finance England fund your studies.
If you’re an international student, we have a number of Regional Offers that can help you save money on your tuition fees.
When you help a friend or family member to study with Arden through our Refer a Friend programme, both you and the person you refer will receive a £500 Amazon e-voucher or £500 tuition fee credit.
Arden is your education provider of choice when it comes to real-world project management application. We have programme accreditation from the Chartered Body for the Project Profession (APM), giving you a fast-track route to become a Chartered Project Professional (CHPP). This makes our BSc Project Management truly unique. No other University currently offers APM programme accreditation combined with the CHPP recognised assessments in technical knowledge.
Project management expertise is required in nearly every business and in every sector, so your future career opportunities are almost limitless. This master’s degree will give you the skills you need to demonstrate senior-level project management expertise, greatly enhancing your employability in the eyes of global organisations. Wherever you want to take your career next, you’ll have the knowledge to achieve your ambitions to the fullest.
Our master’s in project management has been designed with industry in mind and is updated regularly to ensure the experience and skills that you gain can be applied to the workplace when you graduate. You’ll get the skills required to be an efficient, digitally savvy, and agile project manager. 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:
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 become a consultant, this degree can give you everything you need to explore any avenue. Some roles you might want to consider are:
The Chartered Association for Project Management (APM) is a body committed to developing and promoting project management excellence. The organisation is the only chartered body for the profession, and has more than 30,000 members and over 500 organisations participating in its partnership programmes.
Arden’s MSc Project Management is accredited by the APM, which means you’ll graduate with a certificate that recognises your knowledge in both academic and professional circles. The APM is also your gateway to discovering further training opportunities in project management, as well as networking and employment opportunities.
Arden University is only UK University currently offering a CMI Level 7 Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership on an MSc Project Management degree*.
Upon completion of this course you’ll attain dual qualifications, receiving both a master's degree and a Chartered Management Institute (CMI) Level 7 Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership. Completing this level 7 diploma independently can cost upwards of £2,000. You can also fast-track to Chartered Manager status through the CMI at an additional cost of only £150, instead of a standard assessment fee of £612**.
The CMI badge is a mark of quality to show that you have both exceptional experience in your area of study as well as all the relevant skills and experience in leadership and management to progress your career to a senior level role.
CMI membership comes with a wealth of additional resources, including ManagementDirect, an online learning portal with hundreds of thousands of high-value leadership resources and materials, as well as access to professional events and countless mentoring and networking opportunities.
You'll also be eligible to apply for a £1,000 per year bursary from the CMI for a maximum of 3 years, providing greater access for students looking to enhance their professional development.
Upon completion of one of Arden University’s CMI accredited courses, you will be automatically awarded the CMI Foundation Chartered Manager (fCMgr) status. This professional status recognises that you have the foundation skills needed to be an effective manager, helping you to stand out from the competition and start your management career journey - with a clear pathway to achieving full Chartered Manager status.
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The BGA is a membership and quality assurance body. As a member, Arden University have signed up to the BGA Charter, committing their institution to responsible management practices and lifelong learning, positively impacting their students, communities, and the economy. This shows our students that we are demonstrating responsible management ourselves, as well as it being a central theme that runs through our own courses.
As Arden University is a member of the Business Graduates Association (BGA), students will receive complementary BGA student and graduate membership. Through this membership, current students will have access to the BGA Career Development Centre, packed with interactive tools, e-learning content, partner discounts and the latest job opportunities. This is a lifetime access, which means students will continue to have access to these services even after they graduate.