MSc Management (Project Management)
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, ICT, government, or not-for-profit sectors.
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 approaches to projects that too often fail. 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.
Bristol is an entrepreneurial city and home to SETSquared, the world's top university business incubator (UBI Global). You will be taught by leading academics whose research tackles the global societal issues facing modern management. 88% of our business and management research is rated as 'world-leading' or 'internationally excellent' (REF 2021), reflecting its impact on shaping policy and practice.
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; Strategy, Finance and Accounting for Management; Operations and Marketing Management; Management Research Methods; and Academic, Personal and Professional Development.
You will start by studying subjects that are central to careers in management today, including finance and accounting, organisational behaviour and strategic management. In the second term, you will deepen your understanding of management by studying operations and marketing management as well as management research methods. These subject areas lay the foundations for your project management specialism, with which you will conclude term two.
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. You can choose from the following routes:
- academic dissertation: a methodical exploration of a chosen area of study;
- applied extended project: a management research project with an external partner organisation;
- group project: a group-based research project 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).
An upper second-class honours degree or international equivalent in any discipline.
For applicants who are currently completing a degree, we understand that their final grade may be higher than the interim grades or module/unit grades they achieve during their studies.
We will consider applicants whose interim grades are currently slightly lower than the programme's entry requirements. We may make these applicants an aspirational offer. This offer would be at the standard level, so the applicant would need to achieve the standard entry requirements by the end of their degree. Specific module requirements may still apply.
We will consider applicants whose grades are slightly lower than the programme's entry requirements, if they have a relevant postgraduate qualification. If this is the case, applicants should include their CV (curriculum vitae / résumé) when they apply, showing details of their relevant qualifications.
See international equivalent qualifications on the International Office website.
Read the programme admissions statement for important information on entry requirements, the application process and supporting documents required.Go to admissions statement
Fees and funding
- UK: full-time
- £17,600 per year
- Overseas: full-time
- £31,500 per year
Fees are subject to an annual review. For programmes that last longer than one year, please budget for up to an 8% increase in fees each year.
More about tuition fees, living costs and financial support.
We aim to guide, teach and 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. You will have the opportunity to put what you have learned into practice by undertaking a group project for an industry partner. Opportunities are coordinated by the Professional Liaison Network.
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, energy, software development, construction, manufacturing, and government.