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BSc (Hons) - Project Management

Fast becoming one of the most sought-after skills in the business environment, and applicable to a diverse range of industries and sectors, the BSc (Hons) Project Management programme allows students to develop the knowledge, skills and experience to enter the project profession.

As a student on this programme, you will learn about the foundations, principles and theory of project management whilst developing your knowledge of the core activities that allow for the delivery of project outcomes.


Association for Project Management

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Course Overview

Accredited by the Association of Project Management and aligned to their Body of Knowledge, this programme will equip you with the theoretical understanding and fundamental skills to become a practising project professional.

In the first year of the programme you will study the foundations of project management whilst also determining its place within the wider business and commercial environments. Additionally, you will look in depth at the project planning process and the role of stakeholder engagement in achieving overall project success.

Your second year will allow you to develop tools and techniques for monitoring project progress and managing quality outputs whilst enhancing your skills in communication, critical thinking and reflection.

In your final year, you will study the processes for project control and risk management whilst also investigating theories of project leadership and exploring tools to foster motivation, collaboration and high performance in project teams.

On this course you will...

  • Differentiate the role of projects, programmes, portfolios and how they relate to business-as-usual activities
  • Explain the roles and responsibilities required to successfully deliver projects in an organisational context
  • Describe and analyse models of project delivery including the procurement of solutions and services
  • Identify, manage, and mitigate risk in a project context
  • Understand the difference between project management and project leadership and model behaviours applicable to the situation at hand
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Course Structure

What you will learn

As a student on this programme, you will study 120 credits each year consisting mostly of 20-credit modules, with one 40-credit module (Applied Project Management) in year 2, and a final year 40-credit dissertation.

Year one
  • Foundations of Project Management
  • Professional Development One
  • Projects in Context, the Business Environment
  • Projects in a Commercial Environment
  • Project Planning and Control
  • Stakeholder Management
Year two
  • Applied Project Management
  • Project Performance Management
  • Project Management Professionalism
  • Project Management Methodologies
  • Ensuring Project Quality
Year three
  • Dissertation / Project Case Study Analysis
  • Programme and Portfolio Management Two
  • Project Leadership
  • Governance and Risk Management
  • Management and Control of Projects

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