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MSc Programme and Project Management (PPM)

Contribute effectively to the development and management of both small and large scale projects and programmes.
Designed For

Our MSc in Programme and Project Management is designed for those who wish to move into project management, either in their current technical and business field, or into a new field of expertise.

Participants on this course can have a very wide range of academic and work backgrounds. It is suitable for those with work experience as well as those with little or no background in business.

We will provide you with

The methodologies, tools, principles and philosophies of successful project management.

You will learn about human resource management in projects and programmes as well as risk management and change management. You will also develop a methodical approach to the management of the financial aspects of projects and programmes.

Course Modules
Core Modules Core Modules
Financial Analysis & Control Systems International Joint Ventures
Organisations, People & Performance Management Of Change
Project Planning Management & Control Managing the Multi-Project/Programme Environment
Programme and Project Strategy  
Elective Modules

Your choice of elective modules allows you to extend the coverage of the core topics into areas of particular interest to you. Good choices might be the specific area wherein you intend to practice project management, or areas of relevance and value to potential employers. You are able to choose from the wide range of available electives, not just from those listed here. But to start the process of choosing you might consider the following modules:

If you gain exemption from some of the compulsory modules because of prior experience or qualifications, then you choose more electives.


The project is worth 50% of the final grade and supports you in developing your personal research skills.

For Programme and Project Management the project can be related to projects in a number of different industrial sectors and can address many different aspects of project or programme management.

Learning Style

Taught material is a blend of formal lectures, seminars and practical exercises and case studies to encourage teamwork and practical grounding of the material. Module leaders are experts in their fields and are supported by external speakers working in organisations at the forefront of their fields. Industrial visits are available to all students and the course is assessed through assignments. See here for more information about the course structure.

After You Graduate

Graduates can expect to be employed in service industries, information technology, engineering or any other business area needing project management skills.

  • To give some examples, recent PPM graduates have gone into roles in the following companies:

Alstom Power ( Project Planner), Ashford and McGuire - Nigeria (Project Support), BAE Systems (Project Engineer), Network Rail (Engineer Planner, Project Commercial Assistant), IBM (System Analyst), China Everbright Bank (Assistant Risk Manager), BAE Systems (Graduate Project Manager), Architectural Services Department (Structural Engineering Project Management), AVIC Chengdu Aircraft Industries (Project Manager), BMW Brilliance Automotive (Project Management Officer), Central Bank of Oman (Project Manager), Civil Service (Project Manager), CRR Bombarider Transportation (Project Planner), Dell (Regulatory Engineer), ExxonMobil (Business Analyst), Jarvis Contracting (Assistant Project Manager), Disneyland - USA (Customer Service), Reed (Project Manager), VOGUE (Fashion Programme Planner), The Cambodia National Assembly (Parliamentary Researcher and Project Officer), Whitbread Plc (Project Lead), World Food Programme (Head of Sub-Office).

Contact us

Admissions Office,, +44 (0)24 7652 3691

Rita Umoren

"It’s made a huge difference. In terms of the way I manage people, finances and every other aspect of leading community development programmes and projects, I have a broader outlook now. I am also more structured in taking projects through every stage from concept to completion."

Rita Umoren
MSc Programme & Project Management

Start Date:
2nd October 2017

One year, full time

Tuition Fees
Overseas: £23,460
EU: £12,800

Online (£50 application fee)

Entry Requirements
Bachelor 2:2 (Hons) or equivalent
IELTS 6.5 (or IELTS 6.0 + pre-sessional)

Application Deadline
31st July 2017

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