Programme details

  • Next start date: Sep 2024
  • Study: Full-time
  • Duration: 1 year
  • Fee: £26,000

Overview

The MSc Project Management is designed to equip you with the knowledge, skills and practical experience necessary to excel in the dynamic field of project management. This comprehensive and interdisciplinary course provides a solid foundation in project management principles, techniques, and best practices, while also fostering critical thinking, leadership abilities and effective communication skills. 

The primary aim of the MSc Project Management is to develop highly competent project managers who can navigate the complexities of today's global business environment. By combining theoretical insights with real-world applications, the course will empower you to successfully initiate, plan, execute and close projects across a wide range of industries and sectors. 

You’ll gain a deep understanding of project management principles and techniques through a combination of theoretical coursework, case studies, and practical exercises. The course covers a wide range of topics, including project planning, risk management, budgeting, scheduling, stakeholder management and quality assurance.  

The course places a strong emphasis on practical application and industry relevance. You will have the opportunity to engage in real-world projects, collaborate with industry partners and apply your skills and knowledge in simulated project scenarios. This hands-on experience enhances your problem-solving abilities and prepares you for the challenges of managing complex projects. 

Effective project management goes beyond technical expertise. The course fosters the development of leadership, teamwork, and communication skills essential for successful project delivery. You will learn to motivate teams, resolve conflicts and communicate effectively with diverse stakeholders. 

The course also promotes ethical decision-making and emphasises the importance of sustainability in project management. You will explore ethical challenges and learn strategies for responsible project execution that considers social, environmental and economic impacts. 

The MSc Project Management supports your professional growth and career advancement. You will have access to networking opportunities, industry guest lectures, and career development resources that enhance your employability and readiness for leadership roles in project management. 

Upon completion, you will emerge as a skilled project management professional capable of leading successful projects, driving innovation and delivering value in today's complex and ever-changing business landscape. 

This course is subject to validation.

How to apply

Applying to Regent's is quick and easy. We accept direct applications year-round and there's no application fee. If you haven't received your exam results, you can still apply and we'll issue you with a conditional offer. You just need be clear in your application which qualifications you're currently studying for.

Step 1: Apply

During the application process, you'll have the chance to upload supporting documents, including:

  • A copy of your passport (photograph ID page)
  • Academic transcripts and certificates from all previous studies
  • A 500-700 word personal statement (view guidance)
  • If you're not a native English speaker, proof of your English proficiency (take our test)

Credit transfer

If you’ve already studied part of your degree elsewhere, you may be able to apply for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and join your new course at an advanced entry point. To apply for RPL, you'll need to state this clearly in your application and provide us with the certificates, transcripts and module descriptions for your previous course.

Step 2: Receive a response

You can expect to receive a decision on your application within 10 working days. We'll assess whether you meet our entry requirements and will notify you of our decision via email. UCAS applicants will also receive official notification via the UCAS system.

For some of our courses, the selection process may include an interview or audition. They can take the form of a one-to-one interview, a group interview or a portfolio review, which may be conducted by telephone or online. Arrangements of these are made between you and the Admissions department.

Step 3: Accept your offer

If you wish to accept your offer, you must pay your (non-refundable) advance tuition fee deposit. Here's how to pay. This will confirm your place. 

Step 4: Register 

Closer to the start of term, our Admissions team will send instructions regarding your registration process. This will include information on completing your online enrolment before you arrive, as well as a checklist of documents you'll need to bring with you to campus.

Information for international students

If you're an overseas student, you'll likely require a visa to study in the UK. Here's how to apply.

Scholarships and funding

We’re proud to award 5 MSc Project Management students starting in September 2024 an exclusive scholarship worth a 10% discount off first term tuition fees.

To apply, you must:

  • Not be in possession of another scholarship
  • Hold an offer for this course, starting in September 2024
  • Submit a scholarship essay – details below.

Scholarships are available on a first come, first served basis, with application deadline of 30 June 2024. You’ll be notified of your outcome via email. If successful – accept and secure your place by paying your tuition fee deposit.

Scholarship essay:

Please provide 300-500 words on the following topic – What is the role of ethics in project management?

Submit your work (.doc/.pdf) to [email protected] – copying your personal Conversion Officer. 

There are a wide variety of funding and scholarship opportunities to help you finance your studies. For more information, please visit our scholarships and funding page.

Fees

Tuition fee: 

  • £26,000 for the academic year starting in September 2024.

Non-refundable advance deposit:

UK students: £1,000
International students: £4,000

Read more about tuition fees.

If you receive an offer for a course, you’ll receive a pro forma invoice. To accept your offer and secure your place, pay your deposit payment as soon as possible.

The remaining portion of your first year’s tuition fees will be due when you enrol. At this time, you’ll receive your invoice for the full year. You can choose to pay for the year in full before the start of your first academic year or in two instalments, spread out across the academic year. The dates of these instalments will be determined by when your course starts.

What do fees include?

Fees cover the cost of all tuition and access to the University’s IT infrastructure and library learning resources. Fees are presented for the first level of study which equates to two terms. 

What other costs should I budget for?

You will need to budget additional funds for accommodation and living expenses, travel, and any additional trips, visits, activities or courses that you choose to participate in outside of the tuition offered as part of your course.

The library holds a limited number of copies of core textbooks and where possible in e-format. You will be encouraged to purchase your own textbooks and will need to budget approximately £80-£100 per year, depending on your course.

Study Period Abroad (SPA)

Some programmes at Regent’s University London offer an optional or mandatory study period abroad, for one or two terms. No study period abroad can be undertaken in the United States.
 
A student who wishes to attend an “ineligible” school, which includes any school in the USA, will forfeit all funding from that semester going forward and all current loans will become due with immediate effect. For any questions regarding these terms and conditions, please email the US Loans Advisor at [email protected]. For questions regarding what an “eligible” or “deferment only” school is, please email Regent’s International Partnerships Office office on [email protected] or [email protected] before you apply for a course with a study period abroad module.

How you'll learn

At Regent's you’ll have the freedom to explore your interests in a supportive and nurturing environment with interactive classes, regular one-to-one contact with tutors, specialist facilities, industry opportunities and tailored careers advice – ensuring you develop the skills, experience and confidence you need to succeed.

We centre our teaching around your individual goals, identifying support you need to thrive. You'll be part of a collaborative environment, that brings all the nuances of the international business world to life in the classroom: facilitating entrepreneurship and teamwork as you explore current issues and propose solutions to real problems.

You’ll pair deep industry knowledge with hands-on experiences, taking part in a blend of learning formats to give your studies context:

  • Seminars and lectures
  • Immersive challenges 
  • Creative workshops 
  • Industry speaker events 
  • Business simulations 
  • Creative masterclasses 
  • Seminars & tutorials 
  • Group research tasks 
  • Case preparation 
  • Technology supported work (chat/e-portfolio) 
  • Student driven/negotiated sessions 
  • Field trips and experiences 

We use active and collaborative learning, meaning you’ll always learn by doing – from taking part in tech labs and creative workshops to engaging with industry experts. It’s an experiential and experimental approach that presents you with real-life and real-world challenges, facilitating teamwork, entrepreneurship and use of technology to learn about compelling issues, propose solutions to real problems and take actions.

Based in London, you'll also have opportunities to meet employers through guest lectures, live briefs, field trips and industry visits – giving you insights into the world of business and enabling you to put theory into practice.

Contact hours: You'll have a minimum of 14 hours of direct contact time for the first two terms. Term 3 is dedicated to your major project. Direct taught hours represent approximately 16% and self-directed learning 84%.

Teaching staff 

You'll be taught by a variety of business leaders and research-active academics, who regularly have work published in journals, speak at conferences and collaborate with institutions, such as BBC News. Their knowledge and experience ensure your classes are shaped by the most current industry practices.

You'll also be allocated a personal tutor, who'll meet you on a one-to-one basis at various stages throughout the year to provide you with guidance and advice to support your personal and professional development.

We're really proud of the global nature of our business courses, and our tutors also reflect this ethos – coming from a wide variety of countries and cultures across the world. In every way, you'll feel part of a global family.

Independent learning

Throughout the course, you'll be expected to undertake extra reading, research, revision and reflection, as well as preparing work for workshops, and working collaboratively with other students in preparation for assessment.

Method of assessment

Your skills and knowledge will be assessed via a wide range of task-based projects, reports, presentations and live and simulated briefs – as well as essays, case study analysis and reflective portfolios. It's important to us that your learning and assessment is:

  • Inclusive – fostering a student-focused approach
  • Engaging – encouraging interaction and participation
  • Authentic – based on real business challenges

Disability support

We welcome and support students with a wide range of disabilities and health concerns, including learning difficulties, visual and hearing impairments, mental health difficulties, autism conditions, mobility difficulties and temporary or chronic health conditions. 

Our Student Support & Welfare team is here to support you. We ask that you speak with us as early as possible to enable us to support you. Find out more about our disability support and contact us.

Academic requirements: Level 7

We're interested in your potential, as well as your prior achievements – and review each application comprehensively on its own merit.

One of the following qualifications:

  • Minimum second class UK undergraduate degree
  • Equivalent international qualifications, as deemed acceptable by Admissions & UK ENIC

We also welcome applications from students who don't meet our entry requirements. To be accepted for exceptional entry, you must:

  • Have one year of work experience (if you hold a degree lower than a 2:2)
  • Have three years of work experience (if you don't hold a degree)
  • Provide a 500-700 word personal statement outlining your experience/ambitions
  • Be prepared to attend an interview with the Postgraduate Admissions Panel

This will be assessed on a case-by-case basis by academic referral only.

English language requirements 

Minimum English proficiency requirement through one of the following qualifications (or equivalent):

QualificationSubjectGrade
GSCE*EnglishC (4)
IB SL or HL*English A4
IB HL*English B5
US HSD (studied in a majority English-speaking country)*Cumulative GPA2.5
IELTS*AcademicOverall score of 6.5, with 5.5 or above in each component
UG degreeFrom English-speaking countries – defined by the UKVISecond class

Please note, we do not accept home/online editions of English language tests.

*Qualification satisfies the English language requirements of the UKVI for non-UK/Irish nationals.

We also offer conditional students a free, online diagnostic test known as the Regent’s English Proficiency Test (REPT). This must be booked in advance. Discover more.

Disability support 

We welcome and support students with a wide range of disabilities and health concerns, including learning difficulties, visual and hearing impairments, mental health difficulties, autism conditions, mobility difficulties and temporary or chronic health conditions.  

Our Student Support & Welfare team is here to support you. We ask that you speak with us as early as possible to enable us to support you. Find out more about our disability support and contact us.  

Careers

Successful completion of this degree will equip you with the skills and attributes needed to lead people and projects, globally. Your flexible, informed, proactive approach will enable you to pursue a variety of different career paths, including:  

  • Project Manager: Pursue a role as a project manager in sectors such as construction, information technology, engineering, healthcare, finance and consulting. Project Managers are responsible for planning, executing and delivering projects within scope, budget and timeline. 
  • Programme Manager: With your advanced project management skills, you could progress to programme management roles where you would oversee multiple interconnected projects, ensuring alignment with organisational objectives and delivering strategic outcomes. 
  • Project Coordinator: Start your career as a project coordinator, assisting project managers in planning, scheduling and coordinating project activities. This role provides a solid foundation for future growth in project management. 
  • Risk Manager: Help organisations identify, assess and mitigate risks associated with projects. They develop risk management strategies and ensure projects are executed with risk mitigation measures in place. 
  • Agile Project Manager: In organisations that adopt agile methodologies, you could specialise as an agile project manager, leading iterative and collaborative project teams and facilitating adaptive project management practices. 
  • Business Analyst: Utilise your project management skills to work as a business analyst, identifying and analysing business requirements, facilitating process improvements and ensuring alignment between projects and business goals. 
  • Consulting: Pursue a career in project management consulting, providing expertise and guidance to organisations on project management methodologies, best practices and strategic project portfolio management. 
  • Entrepreneurship: Start your own project management consulting firms or venture into entrepreneurship, leveraging your project management skills to manage your own business ventures. 
  • Operations Manager: Explore operations manager roles, where you'll overseeing the operational efficiency and effectiveness of an organisation, implementing process improvements and driving project-based initiatives. 
  • Nonprofit and Government Sector: Contribute your project management skills to non-profit organisations and government agencies, leading projects that focus on social impact, public infrastructure, community development and public services

You'll graduate with the transferable skills needed to choose any career that aligns with your interests.

Graduate visa

After you've completed your course, you may be eligible to apply for a Graduate visa. This enables you to work, or look for work, in the UK for up to two years after you leave Regent's, without the pressure of having to secure a job immediately – applying your skills and advancing your career with valuable experiences and industry connections.

Careers support

Don't worry if you feel overwhelmed – our Careers, Enterprise and Industry team are here to provide personalised advice and access to resources for life!

  • 24/7 access to online guidance and resources
  • Exclusive internships, networking opportunities and industry events
  • Personalised consultations – from interview and CV prep to business advice
  • Access to Handshake, connecting you with 650k+ global employers

Structure

This is a full-time course, comprising three terms of study.

View the 2024-25 academic calendar.

Core modules

MSc Project Management

Module title
Global Issues in Complex Project Management This module delves into the multifaceted challenges, complexities and dynamics that arise when managing projects on a global scale – across multiple countries, cultures and stakeholders.

You will explore key topics such as cross-cultural communication, stakeholder engagement, assessing and mitigating risk, ethical considerations, Agile practice and sustainability – all in the context of complex project management. Through case studies, interactive discussions and practical exercises, you will develop critical thinking skills and learn to navigate the intricate landscape of global projects.

The module emphasises the importance of adaptability, cultural intelligence and effective leadership. By the end of the module, you will have a comprehensive understanding of the knowledge and skills necessary to tackle complex global challenges, and you’ll be able to contribute to the success of projects in diverse and dynamic environments.
Fundamentals of Contemporary Project Management This is a practice-focused module that will provide you with the knowledge, understanding and experience of the fundamental concepts of project management. You will develop a conceptual understanding of the characteristics and lifecycle stages of projects, from scoping and planning to project closure. You will critically evaluate the range of project management techniques and consider the wider business contexts within which projects operate. This module will encourage you to critically analyse a range of international case studies and investigate common causes of project failure and success. Project management software and apps will be used to create project plans and manage tasks and resources to avoid disruptions and delays. The module blends theory and practice to equip you with critical skills in planning projects to meet time and budget constraints.
Cultivating Project Management Leadership and Change Project managers and leaders are agents for change. The essence of project management is about leading and taking individuals and teams through the intricate process of change, resulting in successful project outcomes. In this module, you will explore various theories and models of project management leadership. Drawing on case studies and live business situations, you will investigate the different leadership styles needed in different types and scopes of projects. You will gain emotional and cultural intelligence and awareness to handle stakeholders, foster effective collaboration and achieve project success. You will also gain insights into various approaches to change management and resistance, considering the ever-evolving nature of project management and emerging technologies such as AI. Upon successful completion of the module, you will be able to lead and manage project teams, including diverse and virtual teams. You will also acquire the confidence to initiate, execute and lead a successful project by applying appropriate leadership models and styles.
Tools and Techniques for Project Management We live in a world increasingly driven by emerging technologies such as Artificial Intelligence – and there’s an increasing demand for project managers who can use contemporary tools, techniques and methodologies to achieve game-changing project solutions. The job market is hungry for project managers who can be creative, entrepreneurial and digitally agile – and who also know how to collaborate effectively and communicate persuasively.

In this hands-on module, you will learn how to make best use of the technological enhancements and developments in the ever-changing field of project management to enable you to lead and manage information and people. You will explore practical, strategic and ethical implications using a combination of case studies, reviewing relevant publications and project-based teamwork.

Finally, you will appraise and utilise project management tools, technologies and contemporary methodologies that are appropriate for project management in the era of AI to equip you to become a project management agent for change.
Masters Perspectives  This module will develop your advanced academic skills as you grow as an independent thinker and researcher. Through the distinct lens of your subject field, you will explore advanced critical thinking and analytical skills, and develop your ability to communicate complex ideas, develop research questions and plan to reach ambitious objectives with maximum impact and clarity.   
Professional Perspectives  In this module, you will define and develop your professional identity and build your career objectives. You will explore the skills you need to succeed in contemporary workplaces, including large organisations and start-ups. You will explore professional communications, managing projects, collaboration, entrepreneurial and creative thinking, active personal and professional reflection and development. You’ll also learn strategies for how to plan your career, aware that concepts of work will become increasingly more fluid as time goes on.
Final Major Project  The Final Major Project is the culmination of your masters course. You will integrate and apply the knowledge, experiences and thinking you have developed in your course to a project that you conceive and design. Your project should ideally be focused on your next professional steps – it can form part of your portfolio as you move towards work, further study or setting up a new business. It may be based on conducting research, solving a practical problem, or creating an artefact – or it may be a combination of all three. Whichever approach you choose, you will critically record and reflect on your intellectual, creative and investigative processes in detail. While you’ll have the support of your course tutors and an academic supervisor, as a Postgraduate student you’ll be expected to develop and prove your ability to operate independently in both academic and professional settings.

Elective modules

Choose two elective modules

Your elective modules will allow you to delve into hot-topic areas or languages that add even more value to your personal brand.
Elective module 1 You'll have a choice of elective modules and languages.
Elective module 2 You'll have a choice of elective modules and languages.

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MSc Project Management