This course has multiple start dates:
17 / 09 / 2012
14 / 01 / 2013
1 year full-time - entry in September or January
Part-time also available as PG Certificate, PG Diploma or MSc
20 (this number may be subject to change)
Full Time / Part Time
Available at the following campuses:
You should hold an Honours degree (of at least 2:2) or equivalent professional qualification and preferably have some experience of working within a business environment.
Tel: 01484 472024
This course has been designed to offer you something unique from other courses specialising in project management. We provide a breadth of core management areas necessary to understand key issues in business and management. We then develop and enhance your knowledge, understanding and application of project management within a variety of project settings.
Whilst theoretically robust with an emphasis on applied critical thinking and analysis, this course is grounded in real-world issues. Throughout the programme you will be exposed to real business problems and issues. The focus of this course is the development of the hands-on project managers of tomorrow.
Generic management modules:
• Marketing Management
• Finance for Managers
• Strategic Management
• Research Methods
• The Human Elements of Project Management
• Principles of Risk Management
• Applied Business Project Management
• Introduction to Project Management
The final element is the opportunity for you to study and research a project management dissertation of your choice. Previous dissertations have included an analysis of new product development; the professionalisation of project management; and the application of risk management techniques in IT outsourcing. In some cases projects can result from our extensive contacts within the business community.
Part-time students have the option of undertaking a reduced but more focused Postgraduate Certificate or Postgraduate Diploma, or follow an alternative applied Master’s programme which reflects the enhanced practical, business focus of the part-time student. This includes a project consultancy skills module and an extended business project in place of the academic dissertation.
Opportunities exist in wide range of settings. Our graduates have gone onto work in events management, as independent consultants, within major public-private partnership projects and programmes, within university course development teams and partnerships, and in new product development.
The Business School is a Corporate Member of the Association for Project Management (APM) and there are additional opportunities to gain initial APM qualifications alongside the Masters programme.
Different teaching and assessment strategies are used to suit different topics and specific skills assessment. These are based predominantly on varying forms of coursework and project portfolios. This is grounded in real-life situations and, where possible, live projects.
Here at the University of Huddersfield, we continue to work hard to ensure that we set a fee for postgraduate students that is fair and offers you value for money. The tuition fees for postgraduate taught courses will cover the cost of your study at the University as well as charges for registration, tuition, supervision and examinations. For more information about funding, fees and finance, please see Fees and finance.
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If you are interested in postgraduate research degrees, you can find information about research degree fees and finance here.
In 2010, the Business School moved into an exciting new building, following an investment of £17m. Set in landscaped grounds by the restored canal, this is the most environmentally friendly building on campus. It brings all of the Business School’s activities together in one state-of-the art facility and provides you with a high quality, professional environment in which to learn and develop.
The building features modern, spacious classrooms with excellent IT facilities and there are a number of computer labs for general access.
Another key feature is the provision of social space, where you can gather to study or just relax. ‘The Street’, at first floor level, comprises of a wide, curving space flooded with light from its triple-storey, sloping glazing. Here there are soft seating, tables, WiFi internet access and a terrace overlooking the courtyard, and a cafe selling excellent coffee and food, with vending facilities for if you're in a hurry or working late.
We hope you are interested in what you have seen and want to apply to join us.
Research plays an important role in informing all our teaching and learning activities. Through research our staff remain up-to-date with the latest developments in their field, which means you develop knowledge and skills that are current and highly relevant to industry. For more information, see the Research section of our website.