University of Liverpool

University of Liverpool

Programme and Project Management

The MSc in Programme and Project Management has been designed by one of the UK’s leading Operations Management research groups. Our research work has attracted funding from one of the leading professional project management bodies, the PMI. The programme has been designed for graduates seeking to develop a career in project and programme management, a field which is gaining strong strategic importance in organisations, businesses and governments. In today’s complex global business environment, effective project management skills are in great demand and this programme is an exciting specialist postgraduate opportunity for graduates that wish to enter a discipline which is in high demand.

The programme provides a theoretical and practical exposition of project management knowledge, necessary for leading and managing complex projects in today’s global and highly competitive markets. In addition, the programme demonstrates the contemporary methods and tools that successful project managers use to lead, deliver and deal with complexities and uncertainties associated with the global nature of projects and the cultural diversity of contemporary project organisations.

The programme has a strong contemporary business focus reflected in the programme structure and modules which span from strategic leadership to methods of planning, executing, monitoring and controlling programmes and projects within uncertain and complex environments.

The programme is enhanced with a final MSc project with a practical and action based focus to direct and test the knowledge gained during the taught elements of the programme through application in a project management environment.

Entry requirements

Students will normally be expected to hold a university degree in Management, Engineering, Science or related disciplines at 2:1 standard from a UK university, or an equivalent academic qualification from a similar international institution. Non graduates with very extensive professional experience and/or other prior qualifications may also be considered. All candidates must meet our required level of English.

Course modules

The programme is delivered over 12-months (or 24-months part-time) and consists of six compulsory modules and two optional modules followed by a project carried out over the summer on completion of semester 2.

Students are required to complete 180 credits to achieve a full MSc.

Compulsory modules

  • Project and Portfolio Management in Organisations (EBUS614)
  • Planning for Risk, Uncertainty and Complexity (EBUS534)
  • Business Analysis & Assessment (EBUS601)
  • Strategic Purchasing Management (EBUS535)
  • Leading and Managing Project Teams (EBUS536)
  • Executing, Controlling and Closing Projects (EBUS616)
  • Business Simulation and Analysis (EBUS635)

Optional modules

  • Operations Modelling and Simulation (EBUS504)
  • Strategic Operations Management (EBUS602)
  • Big Data Management (EBUS622)
  • Logistics and Physical Distribution (EBUS609)
  • E-business Enterprise Systems With Sap (EBUS612)
  • Maritime Logistics (EBUS632)
  • Data Mining and Machine Learning (EBUS537)
  • Big Data Analytics for Business (EBUS633)
  • MSc Project (EBUS621)
  • Mini-project (EBUS611)
  • Pgdip Project (EBUS631)
  • Service Operations Management (EBUS634)


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2018 £ 9,500 per Whole course (EU) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2018 £ 9,500 per Whole course (Home) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2018 £ 17,000 per Whole course (International) 1 Years
MSc Part-time September 2018 £ 4,750 per Year 1 (EU) 2 Years
MSc Part-time September 2018 £ 4,750 per Year 1 (Home) 2 Years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
City Centre Campus Liverpool L3 5PS North West

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