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MSc Project and Enterprise Management

MSc Project and Enterprise Management equips students with an understanding of cutting-edge thinking based on research carried out by our staff.

MSc Project and Enterprise Management

Course highlights

  • Gain an advanced understanding of the management of projects and enterprises from supply chain management to business strategy and behavioural economics 
  • Accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) our students benefit from a free student RICS membership which provides advantages such as access to research papers and links to international groups. 
  • Prepare for a variety of senior roles across various sectors, ranging from a career in construction or engineering project management to consultancy or central government. 

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Overview

This postgraduate course aims to equip students with an advanced understanding of management thinking relating to the management of enterprises and projects, particularly with regard to the roles that enterprises play in construction; and to give students a sound appreciation of the way projects should best be defined, developed, and delivered.

This course teaches concepts, tools and techniques employed in managing projects from their earliest stages of definition and development through to operations and maintenance.

These projects are primarily focused on construction (building, civil engineering and infrastructure), but also look at wider applications, such as:

  • aerospace
  • automotives
  • electronics
  • pharmaceuticals
  • software

Course content

Term 1 - compulsory modules

The four core modules are compulsory for all students, covering the basic knowledge areas of the course and developing the fundamental approach that characterise this programme. These are intensive modules which consist of lectures, tutorials and group exercises or discussions. There is a high degree of contact time under the direction of the module leader.

Term 2 - option modules

Students take four option modules in the second term. Students choose at least two modules from a group of project-based option modules and at least one module from a group of enterprise-based option modules. The fourth module can be chosen from either of these groups or from a group of economics-based modules. Module choices are subject to availability.  

Dissertation

Your dissertation is an assessed piece of original research. It is an important principle of the course that each student chooses their own dissertation topic and collects original data.

Contact time here is almost entirely directed by you - you are responsible for managing the progress of your work. Each student is assigned a supervisor to guide them through the process.

Non-assessed module

Research methods helps develop an awareness of research methods. Through workshops, this module teaches you to mobilise theories and concepts for application to information and data collection in the field.


Structure and assessment

The programe is organised over three terms:

  • Term 1 – four compulsory modules in lectures, groups and tutorials 
  • Term 2 – four option modules. Work on the dissertation starts in term 2
  • Term 3 -  examinations, assessments and dissertation

The course requires you to pass eight taught modules and the dissertation. The eight taught modules require a total of eight assessments – six assignments and two exams.

You will choose four of the eight taught modules and decide on your own research dissertation topic.

Part time students take half of the modules per academic year, typically, and the degree can be completed over two years. 

This programme is also offered in a modular/flexible study mode, enabling students to complete their degree over of a period of two to five years.


Study modes and entry requirements

Duration: The course can be studied full-time over one year, part time over two years, or two to five years flexibly.

Entry requirements: Read the full entry requirements for this course on the UCL Graduate Prospectus.


Fees and funding

Fees: Tuition fee information can be found on the UCL Graduate Prospectus.

Funding: For a comprehensive list of the funding opportunities available at UCL, including funding relevant to your nationality, please visit the Scholarships and Funding section of the UCL website.


Programme staff

Dr Simon Addyman, Programme leader

simon.addyman.13@ucl.ac.uk

Simon is a construction project management professional with over 30 years experience in industry, both overseas and in the UK. He continues to engage strongly with industry and is currently supporting Highways England as their Interim Head of Profession for Project Management. 

Dr Juliano Denicol, Deputy programme leader

juliano.denicol.14@ucl.ac.uk

Teaching and learning adminstrator

Maria Vaughan
maria.vaughan@ucl.ac.uk


Accreditation

The programme is accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). All students on the programme have free student membership of RICS, which provides benefits including access to research papers, information about funding for research, links to groups around the world, and advice on full membership.


Careers

This programme provides a platform from which to achieve a variety of ambitions, from a career in construction or engineering project management to consultancy or academia. The network that you establish at UCL will provide opportunities and support for the rest of your chosen profession.

Having finished the course, students will have the skills to perform senior management roles with a variety of employers, including:

  • client organisations in property and construction infrastructure
  • manufacturing, transport, financial, electrical, gas, water, petrochemical, pharmaceutical companies
  • defence agencies and government departments
  • public sector infrastructure client organisations
  • consultancies and service providers working with public and private sectors
  • management consultants
  • financial institutions
  • central and local government
  • commercial research organisations

In addition, a number of students use the MSc as a foundation for MPhil/PhD research.


More information

For key information, including how to apply, visit the UCL Graduate Prospectus.

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