Project Management MSc | PGDip | PGCert – Online Course
Learn both the theoretical fundamentals of Project Management as well as develop the critical skills required for a successful career in Project Management.
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.
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.
Download a prospectus for more details on this programme including module information.
What will I study?
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 (15 credits)|
|Risk and Uncertainty in Project Planning (15 credits)|
|Portfolio, Programme, and Project Execution (15 credits)|
|Leading and Managing Project Teams (15 credits)|
|Strategic Procurement Management (15 credits)|
|Supply Chain Operations Management (15 credits)|
|Finance and Data Analysis for Managers (15 credits)|
|Research Methods (15 credits)|
|Dissertation (60 credits)|
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 any subject, equivalent to a UK bachelor’s degree; or
- Professional work experience in a related field 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 for the academic year 2023/24
These fees* are fully inclusive of all costs, including all teaching materials, core textbooks, assessments and resits.
Scholarships and discounts
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
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.
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.
The Management School is amongst an elite group of business schools to hold the gold standard triple accreditation (AACSB, AMBA and EQUIS). Our vision is to be a globally connected Management School, with our transformative research and teaching, placing us at the forefront of influential knowledge leadership. The latest Research Excellence Framework 2021 rated us 9th in the sector for research power, and 100% of our research environment was classified world-leading (4*) or internationally excellent (3*).
The Management School is currently celebrating its 20th anniversary with a year of special events to mark two decades of transformation from a newly established school in 2002, to a triple accredited internationally recognised research powerhouse. Learn more about the 20th anniversary celebrations and the history of the school.
By studying online with Liverpool, you can gain a highly regarded qualification from a prestigious redbrick university and a member of the Russell Group, a group of 24 research-led UK universities committed to maintaining the highest possible standards of research and education. You will acquire new skills and knowledge, all while continuing to work in your current role.
The University of Liverpool has been offering online programmes since 2000. We are recognised as one of Europe’s leading providers of wholly online postgraduate degrees. All our programmes are designed for online delivery, and our state-of-the-art learning platform encourages collaboration with fellow professionals from around the world.