MSc Project Management *

Entry year
Course code
Geography and Environmental Management
Frenchay Campus
One year full-time; two years part-time
Full-time; part-time, starts January
Programme leader
Dr Anil Kashyap

* subject to final UWE Bristol approval

This course is open for applications

Page last updated 4 August 2020


MSc Project Management is a practice focused course that is diverse and vibrant in an inspirational learning environment that embeds internationalisation, employability and professionalism you'll need to succeed as a project manager.

Why study project management?

In demand across almost every type of business, skilled project managers are needed to lead on projects of different types and scale, to ensure they are delivered on time, in scope and budget.

Project managers with a strong grasp of the latest methodologies and frameworks, who can help companies embrace different approaches and strategies, are particularly sought after.

This work is well suited to individuals who enjoy seeing tasks through to completion and thrive on organising resources and people. You will be on the front line of managing teams, making strategic decisions and using skills that add value across many areas of business.

Why UWE Bristol?

Studying with us at this level will put you in a strong position to secure work and progress into project management roles.

We'll support you to build the skills to work as a highly competent project manager, as you learn to apply the latest techniques and systems to market needs and business opportunities.

Covering all the relevant methodologies and frameworks, we'll explore the importance of data metrics to project analysis and planning and encourage you to apply project management values and models to your own work.

You'll collaborate with leading practitioners and researchers, and go on a placement with a business to put your skills into practice.

As the course progresses, you will be equipped to advise on project management strategy, as you build your communication and research skills and develop the necessary skills and knowledge to become a project team member, manager, or project leader.  

Where can it take me?

The course will put you in a strong position to pursue a career in project management within any business sector.

Businesses require strong project management expertise in many other areas, too. You could work as a supply chain manager, project engineer, project analyst, environmental manager or programme manager.

Your skills will also be beneficial in senior consultancy and management positions.



The module areas you will study are:

  • Project Management Planning and Control
  • Project Management Methodologies
  • Project Stakeholders and Communication Management
  • Project Risk Management
  • Project Teams, Leadership and Change Management
  • Project Cost and Quality Management
  • Individual Major Project.

The module areas are listed above, however the titles are subject to final approval.

The University continually enhances our offer by responding to feedback from our students and other stakeholders, ensuring the curriculum is kept up to date and our graduates are equipped with the knowledge and skills they need for the real world. This may result in changes to the course. If changes to your course are approved, we will inform you.

Learning and Teaching

The course is taught through a mix of lectures, tutorials, workshops, seminars, project work and case studies, with class discussions, business games and group work all embedded into the delivery, to consolidate learning.

With a focus on developing practical project management skills, you'll gain a grounding in all the core areas of project management, such as project planning and control, risk management, and leading and managing project teams.

We'll look at the part projects can play in managing technology, delivering change and transforming business processes, products and services.

Work on live project issues with organisations, and go on a professional placement, to put your skills into practice.

Collaborate and network with people working on the latest research, as well as leading practitioners.

The course culminates in your dissertation, which you'll write on a chosen topic of interest within current or future project management practice.

See our full glossary of learning and teaching terms

Study time

Full-time (over one year): 15 hours a week of teaching and related activities, and 30 hours a week on independent learning. 

Part-time (over two years): 7.5 hours a week of teaching and related activities, and 15 hours a week on independent learning.


We'll assess you via a mix of exams, coursework reports, assignments, your portfolio and your dissertation.

See our full glossary of assessment terms



The course includes an optional professional placement within an organisation.

We have excellent links with, and support from, a group of employers who offer placement opportunities to our students.

Study facilities

You'll find everything you need for your studies on our Frenchay Campus, including open access computers and an IT helpdesk.

You'll have access to the UWE Bristol library, including access to leading resources, specialist journals and publications through our online portal.

Graduate students have a dedicated space on the main campus, with teaching rooms and informal areas. Each course has a student adviser who provides pastoral support and general advice.

Learn more about UWE Bristol's facilities and resources


Careers / Further study

Businesses value good project managers in almost every sector, so the career opportunities open to you will be extensive.

You could pursue project management and consultant-type roles, or take your skills into related areas, such as supply chain management, project engineering, project analysis, environmental management or programme management.

Your project management skills are in high demand across the public, private and third-sector.


Supplementary fee information

See our funding pages for more information. 


Entry requirements

We normally require an honours degree of 2:2 or equivalent.

We can consider applicants who do not meet the normal entry requirements, but who do have relevant professional experience or qualifications. In your application, you should describe in detail your professional experience and qualifications.

English Language Requirement

International and EU applicants are required to have a minimum overall IELTS (Academic) score of 6.5 with 5.5 in each component (or approved equivalent*).

*The University accepts a large number of UK and international qualifications in place of IELTS. You can find details of acceptable tests and the required grades you will need in our English Language section. Visit English language requirements.

How to apply

Read more about postgraduate applications.  

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