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BSc (Hons) - Project Management (top-up)

The BSc (Hons) Project Management (Top-up) is a one-year programme that consolidates and further develops students’ knowledge, skills and experience of the project, programme and portfolio environment.

As a student on this programme, you will enhance your knowledge of the governance, management and control of projects, exploring topics such as risk and management and project leadership.

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Course Overview

Delivered over one-year full time, the programme will allow you to enhance your knowledge of the project environment and equip you with the skills to become practising project professionals.

Accredited by the Association of Project Management (APM) and aligned to their 7th Body of Knowledge, you will study the place of projects within the broader context of programmes and portfolios and the governance structures that facilitate project delivery. You will also look at the tools and techniques for managing and controlling projects, exploring the processes for identifying and responding to risks and opportunities, and using models and theories of leadership to create collaborative and high-performing project teams.

Students will apply their learning to the completion of a dissertation or case study analysis project.

On this course you will...

  • Differentiate the role of projects, programmes, portfolios and how they relate to business-as-usual activities.
  • Define and model appropriate project governance structures for a project.
  • Understand the difference between project management and project leadership and model behaviours applicable to the situation at hand.

Course Structure

What you will learn

As a student on this course, you will study four 20-credit taught modules and complete a 40-credit dissertation project.

This programme provides an ideal progression route for applicants who have previously completed the FdSc Project Management, or a related foundation degree or HND.

Year one
  • Dissertation / Project Case Study Analysis
    Initiate, plan, research, sustain and evaluate an extended piece of independent intellectual work.
  • Programme and Portfolio Management
    Develop your ability to critically evaluate organisational approaches to the formation, management and control of programs and portfolios and their relationship and interdependencies with projects.
  • Project Leadership
    Develop your ability to identify, evaluate and apply leadership styles, taking into account aspects such as teams, project complexity, roles, organisational structure and internal and external stakeholders.
  • Governance and Risk Management
    Develop your ability to critically evaluate project governance processes such as those used to develop standard project management practice, manage changes to scope and the identification and management of risk.
  • Management and Control of Projects
    Develop your understanding of the methods for managing activities and measuring and reporting progress on projects.

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