UCL Centre for Systems Engineering


Making Your Application

Entry criteria

A minimum of a second-class bachelor's degree in a relevant discipline from a UK university, or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard is required. At least two years of working in a project environment is preferred. Candidates must also meet UCL's English language proficiency requirements (UCL 'Good' level is the minimum). 

What are we looking for?

When we assess your application we would like to learn:

  • why you want to study management of complex projects at postgraduate level
  • why you want to study at UCL
  • what particularly attracts you to your chosen qualification
  • how your academic and professional background meets the demands of this challenging programme
  • where you intend your degree, diploma or certificate to take you in your professional career

Who can apply?

The programme is targeted at relatively experienced individuals working in industry and who are supported by their employer. Students may come from a range of careers including project management, engineering and engineering management. Independent students with appropriate industrial experience will also be considered.

When to apply?

UCL has a university wide application deadline that applies to entry for the upcoming academic year. However, those applying for scholarship funding or visas should take note of these other application deadlines, which typically will be much earlier than UCL's. 

For students using the flexible/modular study mode, the ability to take taught modules as short courses before registering for a qualification provides more flexibility. Full-time students on the programme will study for a full calendar year, aligned with the UCL academic year that starts in September. Part-time students will conduct the programme over 2 years, with the six taught modules in the first year and the research modules taken in the second year.  

How to apply

UCL has an online application process. When you start your application, you will be prompted to search for the programme. Entering 'management' in the Enter Keyword(s) field and 'Space and Climate Physics' in the Department field will bring up the MSc Management of Complex Projects and our sister programmes in Systems Engineering Management and Technology Management with the various MSc, PGDip and PGCert options. Alternatively, if you know you are ready to apply for the MSc in Management of Complex Projects, you can click on one of the buttons below (depending on whether full time or flexible mode) to take you straight to the relevant page.

If you are unsure whether the Masters Programme in Management of Complex Projects is right for you, please get in touch.

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Contact Us

Dr Chekfoung Tan
Programme Leader MSc Management of Complex Projects

UCL Centre for Systems Engineering
3 Taviton St, London, WC1H 0BT, UK