University of the West of Scotland

MSc in Project Management

Awarded by University of the West of Scotland

Overview of MSc in Project Management

The WES-listed University of the West of Scotland offers a wide range of career-oriented undergraduate and postgraduate programs. Demand for professionals trained in project management is increasing in the private as well as the public sector. The MSc degree program in Project Management awarded by UWS is giving you the skills you need to successfully manage projects in any discipline. This program prepares you to initiate, plan, execute, monitor, and control a project to ensure its success.

Advancing in a project management career requires the development of a specialized set of skills. Effective project managers must oversee a diverse team, communicate with executive leadership, and keep project plans on track.

From our recognized MSc Project Management program you will gain the following:
Real-time, interactive and engaging sessions conducted live by UWS - LUBM faculty
Key skills for employment in project management and associated fields.
Engage in guided and supported forum discussions online with fellow participants.
An enquiring, analytical and creative approach to managing projects.
This industry-recognized credential demonstrates proven project management skills and could help boost career growth and earning potential. Our courses are taught by business professionals with real-world, practical experience. Through our flexible online format, you will have the opportunity to learn from these industry leaders while remaining in your current position and improving your knowledge, experience and resume!

Modules currently being taught

Refer to the modules that you will study on this MSc Project Management degree program:

  • Each module on this course is worth a certain number of credits.
  • You need to study 7 modules (worth 120 credits) and a dissertation (worth 60 credits) to earn a total of 180 credits.

Name of the Module (MSc in Project Management)


Case Studies in Project Management20
Change Management and Leadership20
Project Risk Management20
Postgraduate Research Methods10
Project Management Fundamentals20
Projects in Practice20
Strategic Management & Sustainability10
MSc Project / Dissertation60

What qualifications do you need?

You should normally possess an Honours degree or an equivalent qualification. The following may also be considered:

  1. A bachelor’s degree, or an equivalent qualification, plus relevant industrial experience.
  2. Applicants without the above may be considered with extensive relevant industrial experience at the managerial level.

Students who have previously completed a PgDip in Project Management may be admitted to the MSc at the appropriate stage.

English language requirements

For applicants whose first language is not English, the University sets a minimum English language proficiency level. The qualifications below must have been gained within two years of the start of your course.
General English language requirements at UWS: International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic module (not General Training)
  • Overall score 6.0
  • No sub-test less than 5.5

Career Pathways

  • Project manager
  • Senior project manager
  • Consultant

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