A Project Management MSc can equip you with invaluable skills and experience that can be applied across various roles and industries. Project management is all about managing budgets, time constraints, resources, and more, helping to ensure a team can deliver a successful project on time. We are going to take a look at the Master’s in Project Management course and the many ways it can be beneficial to your career and personal development. Our fully online part-time Project Management MSc at the University of Liverpool means you can achieve this postgraduate qualification while still working and from the comfort and convenience of your own home.
Who is a master’s in project management for?
A Project Management MSc is a postgraduate degree designed to equip you with the skills, tools, and experience to deliver projects successfully. This course would be ideal for graduates who either are looking to start a career in project management or have already embarked on their careers, have some professional experience, and are looking to advance their skills and promotion prospects. Your own professional context will help to inform your studies and allow you to test the theories you learn, creating valuable learning experiences that you can apply in your current and future roles.
Project management applies across many different industries and types of business, so this master’s degree can be suited to many different professionals looking to enhance their skills. Applications are considered on a case-by-case basis; however, applicants require 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.
Why should I study a master’s in project management?
Studying for a master’s in project management can generate all sorts of career prospects, from advancing through managerial positions to changing industries and roles. The most common industries for those with a master’s in project management are healthcare, government policy, construction, manufacturing, engineering, information technology, finance, and insurance.
The leadership, communication, and problem-solving skills you will acquire during the program are highly transferable across all industries, giving you more flexibility and choice when it comes to seeking a new career opportunity.
This course also gives you access to expertise and methodologies from leading professional bodies, including the Association for Project Management (APM) and the Project Management Institute (PMI).
You will learn the essential project planning, risk assessment, timescale, and budget management skills to successfully achieve specific project objectives, from overseeing a new building development to rolling out a new information technology system.
Furthermore, the program aims to offer students the opportunity to build professional networks with leading academics in the University of Liverpool’s AACSB, AMBA and EQUIS accredited Management School. In addition, students will connect virtually with like-minded students, some of whom already have established careers in the project management field.
What are the educational aims of this MSc?
The master’s degree provides the theoretical knowledge and practical skills required for a successful career in project management.
Using evidence-based management tools, students will undertake both reflective and reflexive learning practices to critically analyse and develop their project planning skills.
The course aims to provide students with opportunities for high-quality professional development. Students will test out the theory and knowledge they have acquired to plan and respond to real-life problems they have experienced in either their current or previous organisational experience.
As this course is entirely online, students can study at a time convenient for them. All program resources, including interactive study materials, virtual classroom discussions and an extensive catalogue of eBooks and journals, will be available to students 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
By the end of this MSc course, students will be proficient in the core fundamentals of project management, including:
- 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
What are the benefits of studying for an MSc?
In the competitive field of project management, it is increasingly common for employers to request a master’s degree as a minimum requirement. Therefore, studying for a master’s degree significantly increases your career prospects, giving you the edge when it comes to recruitment.
Advancing your project management skills with an MSc allows you to increase your specialist knowledge, connect with other project management professionals and boost your earning potential.
Studying an MSc through the University of Liverpool’s state of the art online learning platform gives you the flexibility to continue working alongside your studies at a time and place convenient for you, which means you do not have to compromise your current lifestyle in order to advance in your career.
If you are interested in learning more about the University of Liverpool Project Management MSc course, head to our programme page for further information on course content, fees and structure.