Project Management MSc – Online Course

Programme duration: approximately30 months(part-timeand online)
Programme Start: 11 Jan, 15 Mar and 24 May 2022.
Other awards: PGDip/PGCert

Learn both the theoretical fundamentals of Project Management as well as develop the critical skills required for a successful career in Project Management

January application deadline 6th January 2022.

What is Project Management?

Project management involves project documentation, planning, tracking, and communication—all with the goal of delivering work successfully within the constraints of time, scope, and budget. In many instances, project managers ensure that teams deliver projects on time and under budget and hits their key objectives.

About the programme

Developed by leading academics in the University of Liverpool’s AACSB, AMBA and EQUIS accredited Management School, this programme has been designed to equip you with the right tools and technologies to support decision-making and ensure timely delivery of project objectives. You will reflect on the principles and methodologies of the leading professional Project Management bodies, such as the Association for Project Management (APM) and the Project Management Institute (PMI).

The programme is designed to facilitate the development of technical competence in areas including risk management, monitoring and control of projects, and procurement, as well as a core understanding of operations management principles, which can plague project delivery. Learning will be action and practice-focused, with students testing out theory and knowledge within their own current or previous organisational contexts and experience and seeking out actionable knowledge in response to current problems they face.

You will be equipped with the appropriate knowledge and expertise to pursue qualifications, such as PMQ (APM), PPQ (APM), PMP (PMI), CAPM (PMI) for those with some Project Management experience, or PFQ (APM) for those just starting out.

Structure and entry awards

This programme consists of the following modules. You are required to complete 180 credits to achieve a full Master of Science (MSc), 120 credits to achieve the postgraduate diploma (PG Dip) and 60 credits to achieve the postgraduate certificate (PG Cert).  

  • Contemporary Project Management 
  • Risk and Uncertainty in Project Planning 
  • Portfolio, Programme, and Project Execution 
  • Leading and Managing Project Teams 
  • Strategic Procurement Management 
  • Supply Chain Operations Management 
  • Finance and Data Analysis for Managers 
  • Research Methods 
  • Dissertation 

Entry requirements

All applications will be considered on a case-by-case basis. If you want to discuss your previous qualifications and experience before applying, please contact us now via LiveChat.

Applications should possess: 

  • A minimum of a 2:1 class degree in management, engineering, IT, science, computer science, or related discipline, equivalent to a UK bachelor’s degree; or 
  • 2 years of professional project management and/or other prior qualifications will be considered on a case-by-case basis. 

All applicants must provide evidence that they have an English language ability equivalent to an IELTS (academic) score of 6.5.

If you don’t have an IELTS or equivalent certificate, you can take our free online English test to assess your proficiency. You don’t need to prove your English ability if you are a national of or have completed a qualification equivalent to a UK degree in, any of these countries.

Fees and funding

MSc: £18,000 
PGDip: £12,000
PGCert: £6,000

All applicants during the 2021/22 academic year will receive a 15% Executive Scholarship, reducing the total fees to:

MSc: £15,300
PGDip: £10,200
PGCert: £5,100

These fees* are fully inclusive of all costs, including all teaching materials, core textbooks, assessments and resits.   

Scholarships and discounts

In addition to the Executive Scholarship, you may also be able to benefit from the following scholarships and discounts:

Regional Scholarships of up to 15%. To find out the scholarship offered in your region, please make an enquiry now

10% discount for University of Liverpool alumni

5% discount for up-front full tuition fee payment 

Further support

We aim to make it as easy as possible for you to cover the costs of your studies. You could benefit from:

Simple monthly payment plan provided to spread the cost over the duration of study 

Students living in England may be eligible for a postgraduate loan to cover some of the programme cost. 

Please speak to our admissions team for more details of fees, scholarships, discounts and support.

*All tuition fees shown are net of any applicable sales tax payable by you in your country of residence. Where we are required to add sales tax at the local statutory rate, this will be added to the tuition fees shown and confirmed.


Apply for this course by completing a simple online form

In order to apply, you will need to provide copies of the following supporting documentation: 

  • School or college transcripts/certificates 
  • University transcripts and certified translations if applicable 
  • Degree certificates 
  • Evidence of English language proficiency (EU and international applications only) 
  • Personal statement 
  • An up-to-date CV. 

Acknowledgement of your application 

The admissions team will acknowledge receipt of your application and will pass it to the Department Head and/or appropriate academic department(s) for consideration. 

Students with disabilities 

We welcome applications from students with disabilities and consider them on the same academic grounds as those of other students. If you have a disability, medical condition and/or support needs it is important that you inform the University so that you receive appropriate support. 


We have start dates throughout the year with regular application deadlines. As an applicant, you are encouraged to apply in good time, particularly if you have special needs. 

Career prospects

Graduates will be equipped with the knowledge, skills, awareness, and confidence to be highly effective project managers and professionals able to influence organisational strategy and practice. After completing this programme, you will be able to develop your existing career, move into a project management role within any sector or work within a general project management position.