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MSc Project Management

Please note: The below is for 2025 entries. Click here for 2024 entries.
UCAS code 1234
Duration 1 year full time
Entry year September 2024
Campus Streatham Campus
Discipline Business and Management
Typical offer

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2:2 Honours degree.

Contextual offers


  • Explore both practice and theory within the spectrum of project management, covering areas such as project justification, project quality and risk management, as well as project controlling and change management
  • Develop valuable and transferable management skills, encompassing sustainable leadership, technological transformation, applied AI and business analytics, and circular economy
  • Access a diverse array of resources from professional organisations, preparing you thoroughly for certified qualifications in project management
  • Learn from internationally respected academics who are at the forefront of research and teaching in their fields
  • Acquire the skills and understanding to thrive in a dynamic, global workplace across various industries, paving the way for progression to more senior and executive roles.
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Programme Director: Dr Kellan Nguyen

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Triple accredited Business School


Top 10 in the UK for Business graduate prospects

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Top 10 in the UK for world-leading research in Business and Management

Based on research rated 4* and 3* in the Research Excellence Framework 2021

100% of our research in Business and Management has internationally excellent impact

Based on research rated 4* and 3* in the Research Excellence Framework 2021


Accredited by: Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), Association of MBAs (AMBA) and EFMD Quality Improvement System (EQUIS)

Entry requirements

A 2:2 with honours in any discipline from a recognised university.

We do consider all applications where there is evidence of exceptional performance in modules relevant to the programme of study, significant relevant work experience or professional qualifications.

Pre-Masters programme for international students

The Graduate Diploma in Management run by the INTO University of Exeter Centre is a pre-Masters programme designed to enhance your subject knowledge, study skills and English ability. Successful completion of the Diploma (subject to achieving the specific grades of entry) gives students from overseas the skills needed for acceptance onto this Masters programme.

Entry requirements for international students

Please visit our entry requirements section for equivalencies from your country and further information on English language requirements.

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Entry requirements for international students

English language requirements

International students need to show they have the required level of English language to study this course. The required test scores for this course fall under Profile B2. Please visit our English language requirements page to view the required test scores and equivalencies from your country.

Course content

The core modules will encourage you to manage and implement projects with a holistic and well-planned approach, contributing to the development and management of projects at different scales and complexities. The optional modules enable you to tailor your degree according to your personal interests and career ambitions.

You'll receive substantial support from our experienced and dedicated faculty members in the field. You will also benefit from extensive opportunities to access a wide range of resources and engage in a mentoring scheme offered by the Association for Project Management (APM). This will enable you to learn how to effectively manage projects in real-life scenarios. As a graduate of this MSc, you'll acquire critical skills to navigate and manage projects in today's highly uncertain business and economic environment.


2024/25 entry

UK fees per year:

£17,800 full-time

International fees per year:

£29,500 full-time


We invest heavily in scholarships for talented prospective Masters students. This includes over £5 million in scholarships for international students, such as our Global Excellence Scholarships*.

For more information on scholarships, please visit our scholarships and bursaries page.

*Selected programmes only. Please see the Terms and Conditions for each scheme for further details.

Teaching and research

Our research is rated as world-leading or internationally excellent in the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2021.

You will be taught by internationally respected academics who are at the forefront of their research. We draw upon disciplines across the social sciences and give emphasis to the dynamic nature of Environmental Sustainability, Responsible Leadership and Technological Transformation of the global challenges that lie ahead.

Our teaching is research-led, and combined with practical experiences such as real-life project management case studies, field trips and project work. Once completed, you will be able to recognise your own skills and the roles you can perform in ensuring that projects are planned and delivered smoothly in different context and scopes.

With strong links to organisations across the private, public and not-for-profit sectors, and with professional organisations such as the Association for Project Management (APM), we ensure that your MSc degree is widely recognised in today’s global marketplace.

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The MSc in Project Management is designed to prepare you for a successful career, wherever in the world you plan to work. You will develop a core set of skills essential to project managers including: 

  • Planning and risk control
  • Strategy and finance
  • AI and Business Analytics
  • Change management
  • Stakeholder engagement
  • Sustainable leadership. 

Career paths

There are various approaches to start a career as a project manager and progress from an entry-level role to an executive position.

For those with some practical experience in the industry, whether as a consultant or engineer or non-managerial position, you will enrich your comprehension of the business environment’s complexities and human factors and equip yourself with a more holistic approach to project management.

If you currently work as a project coordinator or project assistant, our programme is tailored to help you refine vital communication, organisational, and leadership skills essential for a project management role. You will grow your existing knowledge and skills for your intended professional qualifications, such as PRINCE2 and APM qualifications supporting your progression to the role of a project manager.

For existing project leads or managers, our focus is on assisting you to prioritise the acquisition of extensive project management knowledge. This involves engaging with real-life case studies and participating in group discussions to gain new perspectives and essential business skills necessary for success at executive level.

Developing your skills and career prospects

The University of Exeter Business School provides a range of support to help you develop skills attractive to employers. Visit our postgraduate Business School careers service web page for more information.

Dedicated careers support

You will receive support from our dedicated Career Zone team, who provide excellent career guidance at all stages of career planning. The Career Zone provides one-on-one support and is home to a wealth of business and industry contacts. Additionally, they host useful training events, workshops and lectures which are designed to further support you in developing your enterprise acumen. Please visit the  Career Zone for additional information on their services.

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