This module will require individuals to explore the profession of project management and critically evaluate the role it plays in contemporary organisations and solving the challenges they face, using examples and case studies from industry.
On successful completion, you will be able to:
1. Critically evaluate the profession of project management
2. Critically evaluate the role of the project manager in multiple contexts
3. Analyse the knowledge, skills and behavioural requirements for project managers.
The delivery of this module utilises an e-portfolio system to deliver structured theoretical content. This includes:
- Project management as a process.
- Project management competencies.
- Project Management professional bodies and institutes, their role, their status, their contribution to the subject and profession.
- Project management as a discipline in itself.
- Project management in disciplinary contexts.
- Key roles and responsibilities required for effective project management.
- Project management maturity and benchmarking performance of organisations.
- Stakeholder engagement and managing within external constraints.
Practical application of the theory will be evidenced in a portfolio.
Students who successfully complete this module as a stand-alone module will be eligible for a University transcript of credit.
Study as stand alone or in series
This module may be studied as a one off stand alone module, or in series with the wider Organisational and Industrial Leadership Programmes for which it was created to develop transformative leadership and management skills in both technical and nontechnical sector organisations and enable career progression.
Assessment, Feedback, and Teaching and Learning methods
Full details are available in the programme specification.
The teaching timetable should be available from the end of August. Access to the timetable is through the Student Hub – you will be able to access the Student Hub after you have completed online registration. The teaching day is 9am to 6pm, Monday to Friday; please keep your other commitments open until confirmation of your teaching timetable, and bear in mind that many courses will offer placements or fieldwork which sometimes extends into the evenings and weekends.
Have a question about our entry requirements?
See course specific entry requirements listed below.
In order to be eligible to study this module, students should have access to a suitable practice-based setting.
Non UK degree candidates must be working at team leader or equivalent in industry. Naric database to inform equivalence to UK honours degree.
Applicants with non-standard qualifications but substantial engineering experience may be invited to interview to present their portfolio of experience.
If applicant’s 1st language is not English, English Language test to level of IELTS 6.5 (min 5.5 for each band) is required, or the UoC English assessment programme prior to joining the programme.
Applications should be made online directly to the University using the link on this page, or contact firstname.lastname@example.org for details and guidance. There is no official closing date but we would encourage you to apply as early as possible, as many courses are competitive.
We have a wide range of scholarships, bursaries, grants and funds available to support you throughout your studies with us. This includes the Cumbria Bursary - a non-repayable bursary designed to support first year students with a household income of less than £25,000.Student Finance
Resources and facilities
We place a high degree of emphasis on interactive learning within the Business School and provide a supportive environment in which you can develop academically and personally. Resources are available to students through the Library's One Search service. One Search is an easy to use, powerful discovery service that searches the university's journal collections, bibliographic databases and library catalogue from one search box. Additional resources will be made available through the university virtual learning environment.