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International Project Management (Distance Learning) - MSc

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This distance learning masters in project management course is designed to allow maximum flexibility to ensure delegates who are employed have the opportunity to decide how and when is most convenient and conducive to study. 

  • Level Postgraduate Taught
  • Study mode Distance Learning
  • Location Online Learning
  • School School of Engineering and the Built Environment
  • Faculty Faculty of Computing, Engineering and The Built Environment

This course is:

Open to International Students

Overview

This distance learning masters in project management course is designed to allow maximum flexibility to ensure delegates who are employed have the opportunity to decide how and when is most convenient and conducive to study. 

This course is open to International students.

What's covered in this course?

Our MSc Project Management course will help you gain the administrative, organisational and creative skills you’ll need to become one of tomorrow’s leading managers.

The course will encourage creative thinking, and the development of leadership and management skills through teamwork, discussion and peer review. You’ll develop new skills to an advanced level, becoming a highly-skilled manager capable of administering major projects within and across different organisations.

In addition to further academic research opportunities, career prospects are expected to keep pace with the rapid advances in management methods and intelligent based technologies, hence, there is expected to be continuing demand for competent, versatile postgraduates who can design and implement innovative solutions for industry

Accredited By

This course is accredited by:

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Why Choose Us?

  • Accredited Course – This course is accredited by the Association of Project Management (APM).
  • Route to continue professional development - This programme will offer a route towards membership from APM (Association of Project Management) and PMI (Project Management Institute).
  • Develop transferable skills- You will learn the skills you need to succeed within the industry, as well as valuable transferrable attributes.
  • Industry-standard facilities and equipment - You will be based at the impressive City Centre campus. The £114 million Millennium Point building boasts a wide range of industry-standard facilities, software and equipment.
  • Highly Employable Graduates - Our graduates have secured roles and promotions at WEG Electric Motors (U.K.) Ltd, Ishida Europe, DHL Manufacturing Logistics Services, Palletways UK, APL Logistics, and BAE Systems. 

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Next Event: 29 June 2024

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Entry Requirements

Essential Requirements

Applicants are expected to have obtained an honours degree in a relevant management-related subject, with at least a 2:2 classification.

Alternatively, provide evidence of a portfolio of relevant industrial experience to successfully enter the course.

Fees & How to Apply

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  • UK Student
  • International Student

UK students

Annual and modular tuition fees shown are applicable to the first year of study. The University reserves the right to increase fees for subsequent years of study in line with increases in inflation (capped at 5%) or to reflect changes in Government funding policies or changes agreed by Parliament. View fees for continuing students.

Award: MSc

Starting: Sep 2024

  • Mode
  • Duration
  • Fees
  • Distance Learning
  • 33 months
  • Show fees
  • £1167 per 20 credits
  • Year 1 - 60 credits
  • Year 2 - 60 credits
  • Year 3 - 60 credits

Fees for Distance Learning students

This course can be studied on a Distance Learning study basis. The cost per year of study is based on credit requirements for that year.

Award: MSc

Starting: Jan 2025

  • Mode
  • Duration
  • Fees
  • Distance Learning
  • 33 months
  • Show fees
  • £1167 per 20 credits
  • Year 1 - 60 credits
  • Year 2 - 60 credits
  • Year 3 - 60 credits

Fees for Distance Learning students

This course can be studied on a Distance Learning study basis. The cost per year of study is based on credit requirements for that year.

International students

Annual and modular tuition fees shown are applicable to the first year of study. The University reserves the right to increase fees for subsequent years of study in line with increases in inflation (capped at 5%) or to reflect changes in Government funding policies or changes agreed by Parliament. View fees for continuing students.

Award: MSc

Starting: Sep 2024

  • Mode
  • Duration
  • Fees
  • Distance Learning
  • 33 months
  • Show fees
  • £1167 per 20 credits
  • Year 1 - 60 credits
  • Year 2 - 60 credits
  • Year 3 - 60 credits

Fees for Distance Learning students

This course can be studied on a Distance Learning study basis. The cost per year of study is based on credit requirements for that year.

Award: MSc

Starting: Jan 2025

  • Mode
  • Duration
  • Fees
  • Distance Learning
  • 33 months
  • Show fees
  • £1167 per 20 credits
  • Year 1 - 60 credits
  • Year 2 - 60 credits
  • Year 3 - 60 credits

Fees for Distance Learning students

This course can be studied on a Distance Learning study basis. The cost per year of study is based on credit requirements for that year.

Access to Microsoft Office 365

Every student at the University can download a free copy of Microsoft Office 365 to use whilst at university and for 18 months after graduation.

Key Software

You will be able to download SPSS, NVivo, Matlab and Simulink to your home computer to support with your studies and research, so that you can access this software on and off campus. We also provide remote access to campus software which is essential to engage with the module contents. 

Key subscriptions

Subscriptions to key journals and websites are available through our library.

Media consumable items (mandatory)

This course requires the use of consumables.

Excess printing (optional)

Once you have spent your £5 credit, additional printing on campus costs from 5p per sheet.

Books (optional)

All module key texts will be in the University library, but in limited numbers. You may choose to purchase a copy.

Personal statement

You’ll need to submit a personal statement as part of your application for this course. This will need to highlight your passion for postgraduate study – and your chosen course – as well as your personal skills and experience, academic success, and any other factors that will support your application for further study.

Not sure what to include? We’re here to help – take a look at our top tips for writing personal statements and download our free postgraduate personal statement guide for further advice and examples from real students.

Course in Depth

Module

In order to complete this course a student must successfully complete all the following CORE modules (totalling 180 credits):

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This programme with an emphasis on active and participative education, will include practical work-based learning, problem based learning and group work to develop analysis, synthesis, decision making and the ability to cope with new and unfamiliar problems.

Throughout the programme, there will be opportunity to relate practical real-life problem based learning to industry and commerce, then to apply new technologies and techniques to solve present and future problems in an international arena. In addition, skills to interpret the effect on managing projects of constantly increasing legislative controls globally, with particular respect to safety, legislation and environmental issues.

You will learn through tutor-led webinars, online activities and a range of internet resources, including e-library learning sources. Emphasis is placed on student-centred guided, self-directed learning, with a progressively increasing independence of approach, thought and process.

We will develop your analytical and problem-solving skills through a range of specific, appropriate case studies and problem-based learning scenarios. Practical, online forum sessions are used throughout each module within the programme to develop practical skills and to place theory in an international, work-related context.

To ensure you develop and manage your individual research skills ability, a Research Methods module will be introduced as part of your learning activity with additional development sessions included in subsequent semesters, to reinforce the key skills of research, academic writing and time management required for study at Master’s level. These skills are further developed and placed into context in the final semester, during which you will undertake a major individual project.

Assessment will be carried out through a range of methods, including patchwork assessments, coursework, online assessment quizzes and tests, online presentations, industry-based assignments and group-based project work.

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APM Academic Accreditation

This course has achieved Academic Accreditation from the Association of Project Management. APM Academic Accreditation helps students and professionals choose the best education in support of their project management careers.

Employability

Employment Opportunities

There are significant opportunities for you to participate in student engagement initiatives, which operate through a partnership between the University and Students’ Union. The aim is to enable students to work as co-designers and collaborators with staff on projects that strengthen the development of the University learning community and enhance the student experience; offering support for Student Academic Partner (SAP) projects and for initiatives around Student Academic Mentoring (StAMP).

The aim of this course is to provide competent, innovative practitioners and managers with the ability to apply the principles of International Project Management. Graduates may have a variety of backgrounds ranging from construction or engineering to various service sector managers and specialists.

A key feature of this course is the incorporation of knowledge, skills and information concerning the growth of new markets in developing areas of the world offering potential for career progression and specialisation.

Examples of career outcomes are varied. Many graduates from our school have been successful in their career progression and promotion, examples include:

  • Logistics Manager
    WEG Electric Motors (U.K.) Ltd
  • Logistics Manager
    Ishida Europe
  • Head of Sales & Product Development
    DHL Manufacturing Logistics Services
  • Logistics Operations Manager
    Palletways UK
  • Regional Manager (Middle East & Africa)
    APL Logistics
  • Procurement Manager
    BAE Systems

International

Birmingham City University is a vibrant and multicultural university in the heart of a modern and diverse city. We welcome many international students every year – there are currently students from more than 80 countries among our student community.

The University is conveniently placed, with Birmingham International Airport nearby and first-rate transport connections to London and the rest of the UK.

Our international pages contain a wealth of information for international students who are considering applying to study here, including:

Facilities & Staff

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Our Facilities

The Department of Engineering provides the perfect setting for practical work with modern-day teaching and learning facilities. We pride ourselves on equipping our students with the skill set that they need not only working on industry standard equipment, but having industrial links, which set them up perfectly for a career in engineering.

We are currently undertaking a £400 million investment programme in our facilities, including a major expansion of our City Centre Campus. As part of this, our facilities in Millennium Point have undergone a £6.5 million investment to include a new maker area, engineering labs and equipment.

We have invested in industry-standard facilities to support the practice-based elements of our Engineering courses and give students as much practical learning as possible, to prepare for industry placements and job opportunities after graduation. Students have access to our facilities during classes, and can book out of class sessions with our specialist technicians. 

We are a partner of the Greater Birmingham and Solihull Institute of Technology (GBSIoT) and have secured £1.1 million of government funding for investment in brand-new equipment and facilities. Funding of £808,000 from the Department for Education has supported our development of an Electric Vehicle (EV) Test Rig, an Additive Manufacturing Machine (3D printer) and a material testing-split zone furnace.

The IoT has enabled procurement of new technologies for material testing, electronics prototyping and production and 3D scanning to compliment computer aided design for manufacture

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Our staff

Jahangir Akhtar

Associate Professor

Jahangir worked in the electronics and automotive industries on manufacturing systems and Supply Chain Management activities, prior to moving into the public sector to work on European funded Programs for Birmingham City Council and provide training support local Small and Medium Enterprises. He worked with GEC Avery and Rover Group and later...

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