Strategic Management of Projects MSc
Options: PG Diploma
For professionals who aspire to lead in the management of projects and programmes, this intensive executive development MSc prepares you for project executive roles in shaping and delivering corporate and project strategy.
Mode of study
- Full-time 1 year
- Part-time 2 years
- Flexible 3-5 years
- UK/EU Full-time: £12,900
- Overseas Full-time: £21,700
- All applicants: 1 August 2014
More details in Application section.
What will I learn?
The programme helps you develop a critical understanding of the challenges that project executives face in designing and implementing strategy, explores how 'the Management of Projects' approach leads to improved value-creation and effective outcomes, and provides tailored professional advice that focuses on your career development.
Why should I study this degree at UCL?
The MSc in Strategic Management of Projects brings together distinguished, thoughtful professionals, academics, and policy makers from across sectors and industries to explore the key strategic issues that project executives face and proposes strategic responses through the management of projects.
Studying in London's centre of excellence for the management of projects and our progressive teaching and learning culture will help you create your own unique approach to managing capital investment and strategic change across a wide range of industry sectors. This is a programme designed for developing today the project and programme leaders of tomorrow.
The MSc in Strategic Management of Projects (SMP) delivers: 120 top-quality sessions led by leading academics, practitioners, policy makers, entrepreneurs, fellow students and yourself; a twin focus on strategically managing projects and critical thinking throughout the programme; personal instruction as a result of highly selective, size limited student enrolment, so that you have the time to engage deeply with experts, academics and fellow classmates; the SMP Alumni: a community of friends and professionals that will support you in the first steps of your professional development and career after you have graduated from the course.
Students undertake modules to the value of 180 credits. The programme consists of ten taught modules, with assessment on eight (120 credits) and a research report (60 credits).
A Postgraduate Diploma (120 credits, full-time nine months and part-time 2-5 years) is offered.
All MSc students submit a 10,000-word report on a topic related to the main themes of the programme. The topic can be chosen to enhance career development or for its inherent interest.
Teaching and Learning
The programme is delivered through a combination of case-based learning, peer-based learning and lectures and workshops from leading practitioners, policy-makers, entrepreneurs and academics. Students are required to have sufficient breadth and depth of knowledge to challenge and inform others. Assessment is primarily through written coursework and the research report.
Further details available on subject website:
Scholarships available for this department
This is a joint programme part funded through GREAT funds and through contributions made by UK Universities. GREAT is a part of the UK Government’s campaign to show to the world the best of the UK, and UCL has 8 master's courses which are eligible for inclusion. No separate appliction is required; all eligible students will be assessed by their department.
Further information about funding and scholarships can be found on the Scholarships and funding website.
Evidence of achievement and/or impact in your industry (e.g. promotion, project scope, professional recognition, etc.)
A good undergraduate degree or equivalent professional qualification. Candidates with significant relevant experience and impact in their industry may be exempted from this requirement.
A minimum of two years experience in project-based work or project-based organisation.
Select your country for equivalent alternative requirements
English language proficiency level: Standard
How to apply
Students are advised to apply as early as possible due to competition for places. Those applying for scholarship funding (particularly overseas applicants) should take note of application deadlines.
The deadline for applications is 1 August 2014.
Who can apply?
The programme is designed for those currently employed in challenging project-based employment and and aspire to develop their own unique competitive approach to the management of projects and become leaders in their industry.
What are we looking for?
When we assess your application we are interested in:
- the type of project that you have been involved in and your role in their management
- where do you see yourself professionally un 10 years
- how the MSc in Strategic Management or Projects will help you achieve your goal.
Recent graduates of the programme have continued in, or progressed to the following roles:
- Cell Suites: Project Development Manager
- Robert McAlpine: Project Commercial Manager
- Buro Happold Ltd: Engineer
Top career destinations for this programme
- Davis Langton, Partner, 2010
- Fujitsu, Strategic Project Manager, 2010
- Atkins, Associate Director, 2010
- Land Securities Trillium, Project Engineer, 2010
- Miller Construction, Quantity Surveyor, 2010
Following graduation you will join the SMP Alumni - a community of established, experienced and aspiring project executives where you will find support in your project-based role from wherever you are based in the world. Our graduates have built and lead their own companies, are involved in strategic positions in major multinational organisations across sectors and industries in the world, and hav changed industries/careers based on our professional support.
For queries relating to this programme, please contact:
Bartlett Graduate Faculty
T: +44 (0)20 3108 9004/9018
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