MSc Management (Project Management)

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Faculty Faculty of Social Sciences and Law
Awards available MSc
Programme length One year full-time
Location of programme Clifton campus
Part-time study available No, full-time only
Start date September 2022

Programme overview

Our intensive, one-year, MSc Management with a specialism in Project Management is for graduates from a wide range of subject backgrounds. It is not necessary to have prior academic or practical experience in business or management. It will especially suit students pursuing management careers in consultancy, engineering or construction, product development, or ICT.

Our MSc Management pathways provide an introduction to management followed by a detailed exploration of a specific area of management theory and practice, in this case Project Management. The programme attracts students from around the globe and you will be part of a cohort with a variety of backgrounds and interests. 

The MSc provides the theoretical foundations that enable you to critically analyse and manage projects in our increasingly complex and dynamic world. We aim to guide, teach, and nurture confident analytical and critical thinkers capable of challenging orthodox approaches to projects. You will gain insight into the nature of project management and apply theory to practice through in-class discussions of real cases and practical methods. Group projects will develop teamwork, communication, and practical skills expected in today's workplace.

You will be taught by leading academics whose research tackles the global societal issues facing modern management. 78% of the School of Management’s research is rated as world leading or internationally excellent (REF 2014), reflecting its impact in shaping policy and practice. Bristol is a vibrant, ambitious and entrepreneurial city and home to SETSquared, the world’s top university business incubator (UBI Global).

This programme will be covered in our Management and Business webinar during our virtual open week. Register today.

Fees for 2022/23

We charge an annual tuition fee. Fees for 2022/23 are as follows:

UK: full-time
£15,400
Overseas: full-time
£27,800

Following the recent changes to fee assessment regulation, Channel Islands and Isle of Man students will no longer be charged a separate tuition fee. From the 2021/22 academic year they will be charged the same fees as Home students.

Fees are subject to an annual review. For programmes that last longer than one year, please budget for up to a five per cent increase in fees each year. Find out more about tuition fees.

Alumni scholarship

University of Bristol students and graduates can benefit from a ten per cent reduction in tuition fees for postgraduate study. Check your eligibility for an alumni scholarship.

Funding for 2022/23

Further information on funding for prospective UK, EU and international postgraduate students.

Programme structure

You will study five core units worth a total of 90 credit points and your specialist unit, Project Management, worth 30 credit points. The core units include Management and Organisation; Accounting, Finance and Strategy; Operations and Marketing Management; Research Methods; and Academic, Professional and Personal Development.

You will start by studying subjects that are central to careers in project management today, including finance and accounting, organisational behaviour, and strategic management. In term two you will deepen your understanding of management by studying operations and marketing management as well as management research methods.

The final part of the MSc Management (Project Management) brings an opportunity for in-depth research and investigation into your area of interest and can be adapted to reflect your career goals. Students can choose from the following routes:

  • research dissertation: a methodical exploration of a chosen area in project management;
  • applied extended project: management research with an external partner organisation;
  • group project: group-based research that explores management knowledge with a focus on the UN Sustainability Goals.

Each route bears 60 credit points.

Visit our programme catalogue for full details of the structure and unit content for our MSc in Management (Project Management).

Entry requirements

An upper second-class honours degree (or international equivalent).

See international equivalent qualifications on the International Office website.

English language requirements

If English is not your first language, you need to meet this profile level:
Profile B
Further information about English language requirements and profile levels.

Admissions statement

Read the programme admissions statement for important information on entry requirements, the application process and supporting documents required.

Admissions statement

Careers

We aim to develop knowledgeable, thoughtful, and ethical management practitioners who will thrive in a global environment. This degree provides excellent preparation for all careers in management, but is particularly relevant to roles in project management that are in great demand across all sectors and industries.

Our Careers Service offers support and online training to help you to identify your career goals, apply for opportunities, and perfect your interview technique during your year of study.

Previous graduates of the MSc Management (Project Management) have gone on to work in a variety of companies and industries, including management consultancy, finance and accounting, manufacturing, and government. 

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Find out how to apply

Expected application closure date

Overseas applicants: 29 July 2022.
Home applicants: 12 August 2022.
 
Places are limited and allocated on a continuous basis from October 2021 until all places are filled. Early applications are advised to avoid disappointment.

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Contact details

Enquiries Team Phone: +44 (0) 117 394 1649 Email: choosebristol-pg@bristol.ac.uk

School website: School of Management

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REF 2014 results

  • Business and Management Studies:
  • 24% of research is world-leading (4*)
  • 54% of research is internationally excellent (3*)
  • 22% of research is recognised internationally (2*)

Results are from the most recent UK-wide assessment of research quality, conducted by HEFCE. More about REF 2014 results.

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