MSc Applied Project Management with Internship

Course summary

Overview

Applied Project Management

In recent years, there has been a growing awareness and appreciation for the use of project management techniques in a much wider range of business settings. This, in part, is due to increasing competition and a business imperative which recognises that to achieve competitive advantage, the efficiency and success of each and every project is vital.

This exciting new Masters in Applied Project Management contextualises the practice of project management within specific sectors and will give you the generic skills and competencies required to fulfil your business and organisational needs.

Why choose this course?
This full-time version is with Internship of 6 months duration, with dissertation development. This allows completion within 18 months. To support Internship two non-assessed modules of Personal and Professional Development and Employability Skills and Employment are incorporated within the course and allocated tutor for internship.

The Internship Course seeks to provide the same rigorous and challenging programme of professional practice as the MSc Applied Project Management but has the added advantage of including a 6 months internship incorporated into the period of study. This makes it ideal for students seeking to add a practical dimension to their studies and understand the demands of workplace supervision and management. Internship opportunities exist throughout the industry within the UK.

The practical approach to teaching and learning is enhanced through the two distinct pathways of Computing and Enterprise Management as well as a final dissertation that allows for even deeper focus on your chosen career sector. 

The course will allow you to study the latest techniques in project management and apply them to a specialist area of computing and enterprise management.

There are six taught modules ranging from Principles of Project Management to Research Methods with one being from your selected pathway.

Tutor Information
This course is run by the School of Computing and Engineering to provide you with both the high-quality teaching and the personal attention you need to make the most of your University education.

The School of Computing and Engineering teaching staff includes: 

Dr Yu-Chun Pan, Lecturer and Course Leader for MSc Applied Project Management is also a certified PRINCE2 (PRojects IN Controlled Environments), MSP (Managing Successful Programmes), and P3O (Portfolio, Programme and Project Management Offices) Practitioner.

Dr Chekfoung Tan, Lecturer and course leader for MSc Applied Project Management has research interests in organisational semiotics, digital business ecosystem, business technology consulting, enterprise architecture, project management and health informatics. She has published in a number of journals and prestigious IS conferences which include the International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS) and the European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS).

Dr Wei Jie, associate professor in Computing has been active in a broad spectrum of areas in parallel and distributed computing, in particular, grid and cloud computing, computing security technologies, e-science and e-research. Dr Jie has also been actively involved in professional services.

Dr José Abdelnour Nocera is Associate Professor (Reader) in Sociotechnical Design and Head of the Sociotechnical Centre for Innovation and User Experience at the University of West London. He is the current Chair for UNESCO IFIP TC 13.8 working group in Interaction Design for International Development as well as Chair for the British Computer Society Sociotechnical Specialist Group.

Colin Beeke who is a Senior Lecturer in IT and Dr Malte Ressin, Lecturer in Computing. 

To find out more about the lecturers on this course see our Teaching staff tab above. 

Applied Project Management


Career and study progression
Project Management is the discipline of planning, organising and executing projects effectively and efficiently. As such, project management plays an important role in nearly any organisation, from SMEs through to the largest global corporations. 

Knowledge and skills gained within this course will enable graduates to take on the role of project manager and/or become an effective member of a project management team.

Outstanding graduates are encouraged to further their study at the level of MPhil and PhD at UWL.

Course detail

The practical approach to teaching and learning is enhanced through added two distinct pathways of Computing and Enterprise Management as well as a final Dissertation module allowing you to focus on a career of your choice. There are six taught modules ranging from principles of Project Management to Professional Enquiry Methods with one being from your selected pathway. 

Module

  • Principles of Project Management
  • Project Strategy
  • Employability Skills and Employment
  • Learning and Professional Development
  • Project Teams
  • Project Finance and Marketing
  • Research Methods
  • Dissertation

You can choose from one of the following pathways:

  • Consultancy and Technical Innovation (Computing Pathway)
Or
  • Management of Organisational Change (Enterprise Management Pathway)

Entry requirements

Applicants will need an honours degree (minimum 2:1) from a recognised UK university or equivalent. Applicants may also be able to gain entry on the strength of equivalent experience and achievement. In this case, Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL) or Accreditation of Prior Certificated Learning (APCL) may be possible.

Candidates who do not meet the academic requirements may still qualify for entry through relevant work experience.

There is an attendance requirement of 90% in order to be allowed to take-up internship offer. Students without internship will receive a Diploma in Applied Project Management.

International students need to meet our English language requirement at either IELTS at 6.5 or above, and a minimum of 5.5 for each of the 4 individual components (Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening).

In some countries where teaching is in English, we may accept local qualifications. Please visit http://www.uwl.ac.uk/international/your-country to check for local equivalencies.

We offer pre-sessional English language courses if you do not meet these requirements. Find out more about our English Language courses

Fees

Fees for home and EU students

Main fee
£9,000

Fees for overseas students

Main fee
£13,300
Find out if you are a home or overseas student.

Funding

A range of loans, bursaries and scholarships are available to help you fund your studies.

Students on some Masters courses may be eligible to apply for a Postgraduate Loan of up to £10,000 as a contribution towards their course and living costs. Find out how to apply for a Postgraduate Loan on GOV.UK

Other loans available to postgraduate students include Professional and Career Development Loans, which also allow you to borrow up to £10,000.  Find out more about Loans on GOV.UK

Additional funding is available to some types of students, such as disabled students. Find out more about funding opportunities

Within the university, we offer a range of scholarships and bursaries. In the 2017 - 18 academic year, they included:

  • The William Brake Bursary: a £1,000 award for candidates on undergraduate or postgraduate degree courses
  • The Mollie Clay Scholarship: a £2,500 scholarship awarded to an outstanding student
  • Exclusive alumni discounts: a £2,000 discount on taught postgraduate courses or a 10% discount on research courses, exclusive to students who graduated from the University of West London.

Other scholarships are also available, including awards for specific subjects. Find out more and check your eligibility.


Please note fees are paid for each year of study unless otherwise stated. You will be required to re-enrol and pay fees at the beginning of each academic year. Fees may be subject to government regulations on fee increases. Future inflationary increases will be applied to each subsequent year of the course, subject to government regulations on fee increases.

How to apply

When you submit your application for this course it is very helpful to make a positive statement as to why we should consider your application. It is helpful to show that you have a relevant career plan or intention in mind. This means aspiring generally to work in public or private sector/ organizations in a strategic, service orientated, managerial and professional role in the broad areas of project management.

Apply for this course

UK and EU students

You can apply for most of our Postgraduate Certificates, Postgraduate Diplomas and Masters’ Degree courses using our online application system.  Simply click the red ‘apply now’ button above.

Your application will be dealt with by our Admissions team who will be in touch with you.

If you are applying for a research degree (MPhil or PhD), you will need to submit: a CV, research proposal, transcript of academic qualifications and online application form.  Full details of how to apply for research degrees

International students

To apply for a Masters’ Degree course, please complete our online application form for international students or you can download the print version (Word, 186kb).

You can also review the relevant information about the qualifications we accept from your country and our English language requirements, as well as details about your visa application.

If you are applying for a research degree (MPhil or PhD), you will need to submit: a CV, research proposal, transcript of academic qualifications and online application form.  Full details of how to apply for research degrees

More about the application process for international students.

More about how to apply for postgraduate courses.

 

During the course

Special resources

Students within their learning will gain experience of supporting software such as Microsoft Project Management.

Teaching methods

A variety of teaching methods will be used within course module deliveries especially to capture the applied aspects of project management. In fact the core modules were constructed with teaching variety methods from the outset. The pathways modules need to capture sector expectations and final dissertation offers a wideness of choice.

Learning materials

A range of learning material will be used to ensure currency of practice in the sector in general and within specialist areas.

Assessment

Coursework

The assessment offers a balance of assessment approaches of assignment only and some will have a mixture with an examination as an end assessment.
For example: The module Strategic Innovation Management initial assignment involves group work and requires a presentation creation and delivery. The final assignment is an individually developed document requiring you to conduct research on the use of projects in an organisation. There is no examination for the modules and assessment weighting 40/60.

Exams

There are only a total of 5 modules that require examinations as part of their end assessment for the course with maximum of only 4 examinations required for selected pathways.

Student support

To support Internship two non-assessed modules of Personal & Professional Development and Employability Skills & Employment are incorporated within the course and allocated tutor for internship. With the internship the employer is expected to provide a mentor to support the work aspects.

What our students say

Ardavan Assadi, MSc Project Management

'My experience as I studied MSc Project Management was great. My lecturers were always there whenever we needed them.'

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Career and study progression

Project management plays an important role in nearly all organisation, from SMEs through to the largest global corporations. Knowledge and skills gained within this course will enable graduates to take on the role of project manager and/or become an effective member of a project management team.

Study progression

Graduates are encouraged to further their study at the level of MPhil and PhD. We actively encourage students interested in research to make their interest known early on in their course.