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Programme and Project Management - MSc (Full-Time/Part-Time, 2019 Entry)

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. This course will provide you with a broad set of skills which have wide application.

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. Alongside this, you will gain practical experience through applied syndicate activities and current case studies.

This course is accredited by the Association for Project Management (APM).

Core Modules:

Optional Modules:

Two additional elective modules can be chosen from a wide list of options, allowing you the flexibility to tailor the course in line with your specific interests. If you would like to view the full list of optional modules, with detailed descriptions, please visit this page. Restrictions apply.

Part-time Course:

Those who are interested in taking the part-time version of this course please visit this page, as there may be slightly different module requirements.

Teaching:

We blend lectures with seminars, practical exercises, case studies, simulations, and industrial games to encourage teamwork and practical grounding of the course material. Technology enabled learning, e-learning and forum activities also support classroom learning. Class sizes are kept small with around 30 students in each, to encourage interaction. Larger scale lectures are delivered for some modules and are backed up by seminar and syndicate activities.

Contact Hours:

40 hours per week during module weeks (9.00am – 6.30pm).
Occasionally, modules may be split over two weeks of 20 hours per week.

There are 9 x modules over the course of the year. Between modules, you will have workshops, supervisor meetings, industrial visits and will be working on Post Module Assignments and your dissertation.

Class Sizes:

Lectures (occasional): up to 200 students

Seminars and the majority of classroom based modules: 30 students per class

Workshops and other syndicate activities: 6-8 students per group

Assessment:

There are no written exams. After each module you will be assessed by a written post-module assignment (PMA). This typically requires 40 – 60 hours of work and consolidates your learning. Some modules will also include an in-module individual or group assessment or test.

  • 9 x Post Module Assignments (3,000 – 4,000 words each) (50% of Master’s credit)
  • 20,000 dissertation (50% of Master’s credit)

PPM graduates generally go into Project Management positions within a variety of different sectors from:

  • construction
  • information technology
  • engineering
  • service

or any other business area needing project management skills.

Recent graduates have gone on to work for companies such as:

  • Alstom Power
  • BAE Systems
  • Network Rail
  • IBM
  • BMW
  • Dell
  • ExxonMobil
  • Reed
  • Vogue
  • Whitbread Plc
  • Disneyland
  • World Food Programme

and various architecture and construction companies.

We welcome prospective students to come and meet us. We organise 3-4 Open Days each academic year as well as bookable fortnightly ‘Drop-In’ sessions. If you are interested in more information about our events, or would like to book to attend one, please visit this page.

To Visit Warwick...

There are a number of different ways to visit the University of Warwick throughout the year. We host bespoke PG visits, where you can talk directly with your chosen department and explore our campus through a personalised tour. Some departments also host their own events and open days, where you can learn more about your department or course of study. To find out more about all of these opportunities, visit our Postgraduate Visits page.

Essential information

Course Code

P-H1ZW

Duration

Full-time: 1 year

(October 2019 - October 2020)

Part-time: 3 years

(October 2019 - October 2022)

Entry Requirements

2:ii undergraduate degree (or equivalent)

English Language Requirements

IELTS overall score of 6.5, minimum component scores not below 6.0

Department of Study

WMG

Location of Study

University of Warwick

Course Fees

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Scholarships

WMG will be awarding over £700,000 in scholarships and bursaries to students commencing study on our full-time MSc programmes beginning in October 2019. Awards will be based on past academic achievement, previous experience, extracurricular activities, reasons for study, and your vision for the future.

Up to a total of 50 WMG Excellence Scholarships will be awarded on a % discount of the tuition fees. Awards will range from 25% to 50% fee discount.

Additional Course Costs

Printing and binding of two hard copies of your dissertation.

Find out more about fees and funding on the University website. 

How to Apply

Department website

Get a PG Prospectus

 

This information is applicable for 2019 entry.