School of Architecture and Built Environment

MSc Programme and Project Management

MSc Part-time 2 years, Full-time 12 months

The course provides professionals ranging from IT, engineering and creative industries the chance to enhance their careers in the strategic management of projects. 

The course provides professionals ranging from IT, engineering and creative industries the chance to enhance their careers in the strategic management of projects. 

Start date(s)
25 September 2023
Course specifications
Course length
Part-time (2 years),Full-time (12 months)
Campus location
Wolverhampton City Campus
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Why choose this course?

Our programme offers essential training and understanding of project management principles, allowing you to apply your skills to a variety of workplaces and solve unique challenges.

An MSc in Project Management tailors to a wide variety of career opportunities in many industries, from construction and engineering, to healthcare, IT and many more. This versatility of this programme of study provides a wide array of project management skills, with a focus on organisation, planning and communication, which are transferable across a wide range of industries. You will learn how to plan, execute, monitor and close complex projects while managing risks effectively, gaining knowledge on selecting appropriate tools for success and applying them throughout the project life cycle. 

Throughout the course, MSc Project Management you will have the opportunity to engage with a range of learning approaches, including lectures, workshops and seminars. Some of these sessions will be more traditional, whereas others will require you to undertake research before coming together to discuss project and programme issues with a range of students and academic staff.

How is the MSc Project Management course taught?

You will have the opportunity to work in a range of study facilities to develop practical skills and understand the link between the theoretical and practical implementation of projects and programmes, with a deep understanding of benefits and risks. Throughout the exciting weekly class sessions and through use of the online support material, you will obtain skills required to successfully implement and manage a range of diverse projects and programmes with confidence.

Often working on assessment and project briefs you will develop solutions to meet real world problems/requirements in project and programme management and be able to present these to your peers, practitioners and third parties in order to obtain balanced and current feedback.

When studying the MSc Project Management course seminars from industry practitioners will open up opportunities to discuss your projects with these experts to gain real world insight into the problems you are trying to solve.

What happens on the course?

The MSc Project Management course is designed to provide you with an extensive understanding of how to plan, implement and supervise complex projects in a variety of contexts. This course will provide professionals from not only technical industries (ranging from IT, through engineering to creative industries) but also business management, public administration and law with opportunities to develop or enhance careers in the strategic management of projects and programmes (groups of related projects that together achieve a beneficial outcome for an organisation, country or other unit).

The project management course has been designed to develop the expertise, skills and strategic management competencies necessary to manage projects and programmes to a successful conclusion. It covers classic project and programme management with special focus on team leadership, change management, financial management and the legal frameworks governing the interests of project/programme participants and their responsibilities to society at large.

We are proud that our students studying this degree come from a rich mix of professional backgrounds, as it provides an environment for critical analysis of practice and development of networking skills across sectors. Understanding of the processes, systems, methods, and tools of project and programme management are taught through lectures and tutorials whilst their application to real world projects programme is imparted by case studies, seminars, role plays and simulations.

After studying a range of modules students are able to complete dissertations specific to their own future career aspirations under the supervision of an expert from the course faculty.

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Everything you need to know about this course!

This course will appeal to anyone who is looking to advance in Project Management. The topics are practical, with an emphasis on the application of the knowledge gained and applied to many learning situations, including the use of case studies, live round-table debate, team-working exercises, applied coursework, blended learning environments, and independent study. Students are encouraged to gain knowledge in their field through extensive reading, and to apply this research in a more formal way. The completion of a dissertation demonstrates the range of academic and professional skills gained at the University of Wolverhampton. Students will have support within classroom time and dedicated workshops, small working groups, and personal tutors to develop the student to help gain a higher level of achievement. 

You will also have the benefit of relevant experience of staff in disciplines. Issaka Ndekugri is a world class expert on the managerial, administrative and legal aspects of decision-making in the procurement of infrastructure and other engineered assets and related professional services. With advanced degrees in Engineering, Management and Law from world class universities and relevant industry experience, he is the rare type of well rounded professional hybrid able to communicate with a wide range of functional managers/directors in organisations on a highly informed basis. His experience has been built on direct employment in roles involving the   negotiation and administration of large infrastructure projects and employment as an academic and consulting with industry on best practice in the procurement of products, works and services. He has undergone world class training in negotiation (in the Harvard Business School), membership and chairing of dispute boards on major international infrastructure projects (by the international Dispute Resolution Board Foundation based in Seattle) and mediation (by CEDR, the London-based international Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution).
Career highlights: Member of the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council’s College of Experts; Peer Review Editor for Construction Law Journal; Member of Editorial Boards of: the International Journal of Law in the Built Environment; the Institution of Civil Engineer’s Journal of Management, Procurement and Law; Founder of FIDIC-NET, the international network of experts in the international procurement of infrastructure; Published 100+ papers/articles and textbook entitled The JCT Building Contract: Law and Administration, which won Gold award of the Chartered Institute of Building’s International Literary Award Scheme; £ 1.3+ million of grants from: former DTI, European Social Fund, Learning Skills Council, Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, City University of Hong Kong, Society of Construction Law, Worshipful Company of Arbitrators’ First Charitable Trust; External examiner to: University of Central Lancashire, University of Manchester, Salford University, Loughborough University, Leeds Metropolitan University, United Nations’ Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand; Supervision of 8 successful PhD candidates

He is currently Professor of Construction and Engineering Law in the University of Wolverhampton and Director of the University’s Construction Law Postgraduate Programme.

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At the end of this course you, the student, will be able to:

1.  apply project management systems, tools, and methodologies in a wide range of contexts involving extensive supply chains and gain maximum benefits realisation;

2.  work effectively within different types of team environments and manage and lead such teams in compliance with employment law;

3.  exercise leadership in the administration of project contracts to achieve budgetary, schedule, benefits and quality targets with appropriate dispute avoidance/resolution strategies;

4.  analyse risks and uncertainty affecting complex projects and programmes to arrive at sound  decisions and judgements in the absence of complete data and communicate conclusions clearly and effectively to specialist and non-specialist audiences;

5.  demonstrate understanding of the operation of major projects and programmes as temporary organisations and behaviour within such organisations and related competence in the design and implementation of organisation structures, strategies, systems and procedures for complex programmes not only across business sectors but also in the public sector

6.  demonstrate competence to develop new knowledge and problem-solving competence through research

Location Mode Fee Year
Home Full-time £7995 per year 2022-23
Home Full-time £7995 per year 2022-23
Home Full-time £8395 per year 2023-24
Home Part-time £3998 per year 2022-23
Home Part-time £3998 per year 2022-23
Home Part-time £4198 per year 2023-24
International Full-time £14450 per year 2022-23
International Full-time £14450 per year 2022-23
International Full-time £15450 per year 2023-24

These fees relate to new entrants only for the academic year indicated for entry onto the course, any subsequent years study may be subject to an annual increase, usually in line with inflation.

A lower second honours degree or equivalent is required for direct entry onto the Master’s programme. Students applying for individual modules will be required to demonstrate the ability to absorb rapidly technical concepts and detail, possibly by use of their previous industrial or commercial experience.

International Applicants

Your qualifications need to be deemed equivalent to the above entry requirements.

Chartered Association of Building Engineers (CABE)

Accredited by the Chartered Association of Building Engineers (CABE).

Postgraduate Loan (Home Fee Status):

You may be able to get a postgraduate student loan from Student Finance England of up to £11,570 to help pay for a Master’s degree. Applications are made through Student Finance England and more information on the regulations and eligibility criteria can be found at Masters Loans

* Any RPL will invalidate your eligibility as you must study a minimum of 180 credits

Changes for EU students:

The UK government has confirmed that EU students starting courses from 1 August 2021 will normally be classified as Overseas (International) students for fee purposes. More information about the change is available at UKCISA:

EU citizens living in the UK with 'settled' status, and Irish nationals living in the UK or Ireland, will still be classified as Home students, providing they meet the usual residency requirements, for more information about EU Settlement Scheme (EUSS) click here.

Postgraduate Loyalty Discount:

You can get 20% discount on a taught on-site postgraduate course if you’re a University of Wolverhampton Graduate.

The University offers a generous 20% Loyalty Discount to students progressing from an undergraduate programme to a taught postgraduate programme, where both courses are University of Wolverhampton Awards.

There is no time limit on how long ago you completed your degree as long as this is your first Masters level qualification.

The discount applies to the first year of enrolment only. Students who receive a loyalty discount are not entitled to any further tuition discount or bursary. For full terms and conditions click here.


If you are paying for the fees yourself then the fees can be paid in 3 instalments: November, January and April. More information can be found by clicking here.

Sponsored - Your employer, embassy or organisation can pay for your Tuition fees:

Your employer, embassy or organisation agrees to pay all or part of your tuition fees; the University will refer to them as your sponsor and will invoice them for the appropriate amount.

We must receive notification of sponsorship in writing as soon as possible, and before enrolment, confirming that the sponsor will pay your tuition fees.

Financial Hardship:

Students can apply to the Dennis Turner Opportunity Fund for help with course related costs however this cannot be used for fees or to cover general living costs.

Charitable Funding:

You might also want to explore the possibility of funding from charitable trusts; please see the following websites Association of Charitable Foundations, Directory of Social Change or Family Action. Most charities and trust funds offer limited bursaries targeted to specific groups of students so you will need to research whether any of them are relevant to your situation.

You can find more information on the University’s Funding, cost, fee and support pages.


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