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MSc Programme and Project Management (PPM)

Companies are often strategically organised through a series of projects, programmes, and portfolios, which enables them to focus clearly on specific objectives and manage resources effectively to achieve them.

Designed for

PPM is designed for graduates who want to move into project management, either in their current technical and business field, or into a new field of expertise. Students on this course can have a very wide range of academic and professional backgrounds. Typically we receive graduates from civil and other engineering streams, architecture and design, IT, finance, accounting, business, sciences and social sciences.

What will the course provide?

Programme and Project Management at Warwick will provide you with a broad set of skills which have wide application. During the course of the year, you’ll gain practical experience through applied syndicate activities and current case studies, delivered by professionals in the field. You will develop a methodical approach to the management of financial aspects of projects and programmes and will learn about the strategic management of people in organisations and how this relates to the wider business strategy. You will learn the methodologies, tools, principles and philosophies to effectively contribute to the development and management of small and large scale projects, multiple projects and programmes.

Course modules
Financial Analysis & Control Systems International Joint Ventures
Organisations, People & Performance Management Of Change
Project Planning Management & Control Managing the Multi-Project/Programme Environment
Programme and Project Strategy  

If you gain exemption from some of the compulsory modules because of prior experience or qualifications, then you choose more electives.

Elective modules

You will need to choose two elective modules from the module list*, which should be chosen to supplement your core modules above (subject to availability). *Important, please note: the list relates to modules available in 2017/18 academic year, and should be regarded as an illustrative guide to modules available in future years.

You are required to pass nine modules in total as part of this Master's course.


The project is worth 50% of the final grade and supports you in developing your personal research skills.

For Programme and Project Management the project can be related to projects in a number of different industrial sectors and can address many different aspects of project or programme management.

Learning Style

Taught material is a blend of formal lectures, seminars and practical exercises and case studies to encourage teamwork and practical grounding of the material. Module leaders are experts in their fields and are supported by external speakers working in organisations at the forefront of their fields. Industrial visits are available to all students and the course is assessed through assignments. See here for more information about the course structure.

After you graduate

Graduates can expect to be employed in service industries, information technology, engineering or any other business area needing project management skills.

To give some examples, recent PPM graduates have gone into roles in the following companies:

Alstom Power ( Project Planner), Ashford and McGuire - Nigeria (Project Support), BAE Systems (Project Engineer), Network Rail (Engineer Planner, Project Commercial Assistant), IBM (System Analyst), China Everbright Bank (Assistant Risk Manager), BAE Systems (Graduate Project Manager), Architectural Services Department (Structural Engineering Project Management), AVIC Chengdu Aircraft Industries (Project Manager), BMW Brilliance Automotive (Project Management Officer), Central Bank of Oman (Project Manager), Civil Service (Project Manager), CRR Bombarider Transportation (Project Planner), Dell (Regulatory Engineer), ExxonMobil (Business Analyst), Jarvis Contracting (Assistant Project Manager), Disneyland - USA (Customer Service), Reed (Project Manager), VOGUE (Fashion Programme Planner), The Cambodia National Assembly (Parliamentary Researcher and Project Officer), Whitbread Plc (Project Lead), World Food Programme (Head of Sub-Office).

Contact us

Admissions Office,, +44 (0)24 7652 3691

Rita Umoren

"It’s made a huge difference. In terms of the way I manage people, finances and every other aspect of leading community development programmes and projects, I have a broader outlook now. I am also more structured in taking projects through every stage from concept to completion."

Rita Umoren
MSc Programme & Project Management

Start Date:
1st October 2018

One year, full time

Tuition Fees
Overseas: £24,640
Home/EU: £13,440

Online £55 application fee

Entry Requirements
Bachelor 2:2 (Hons) or equivalent
IELTS 6.5 (or IELTS 6.0 + pre-sessional)

Application Deadline
31st July 2018

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