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MSc in Project Management

 Educational aims of the programme:

The overall aim of the programme is to develop knowledge, understanding and intellectual and practical skills appropriate to a wide range of project management roles in the global marketplace.
The intention is to provide a stimulating and challenging programme of study resulting in the development of self-reliant, versatile, enterprising and competent project managers.

The programme will offer the appropriate type and level of support as students build their knowledge,understanding and skills to become independent learners for the future.
The specific aims of the programme are to:
1. Develop and/or extend students' exposure to the current and emerging theories and practice of project management
2. Encourage a risk management approach to problem solving
3. Provide opportunities for individual student-centred study in order to develop analytical, critical, problem solving and research skills appropriate to the role of project manager
4. Provide clear career development opportunities to aspiring project managers
5. Provide a dynamic learning environment to facilitate an appreciation of multi-cultural and interdisciplinary project teams
6. Provide a focused understanding of the application of project management theories and strategies to organisations and projects in a global market place.



Unicaf offers a flexible rolling admissions model with multiple start dates for each programme throughout the year
15/01, 19/02/, 18/03,15/4, 20/5, 17/6,15/7, 19/8, 16/9, 14/10, 18/11 and 16/12.

*Start dates for university programmes may be subject to change. Students are advised to regularly check their student profile for the most up-to-date and accurate information regarding programme commencement dates.


Duration: 2 - 5 years

Study mode: Online learning

Financing: Scholarships Available

Programme Pathway
Foundation Courses
Name Code
Induction Module LJMU-IND-M-100
Postgraduate Certificate Level
Name Code
Project Management Fundamentals LJMU-7501-BEGP
Project Planning, Executing, Controlling and Closure LJMU-7502-BEGP
Strategic Project Environment LJMU-7506-BEGP
Postgraduate Diploma Level
Name Code
Sustainable Construction and Innovation LJMU-7505-BEGP
Leadership for Strategic Execution LJMU-7508-BEGP
Research Methods LJMU-7509-BEGP
Postgraduate Award Level
Name Code
Dissertation LJMU-7510-BEGP

Entry Requirements

The entry requirements for admission are:

  • An accredited UK Honours degree with minimum 2.2 classification or international equivalent in a relevant subject area.  Some related professional qualifications at the appropriate level supported by relevant industry experience may also be considered. 
  • Official transcripts from all universities, colleges and other post-secondary educational institutions attended.
  • English Proficiency: IELTS (Academic) with an overall score of at least 6.0 (and no individual component lower than 5.5) or equivalent English language qualifications. 
  • Personal Statement (minimum 500 words) explaining why the programme interests the student, what makes the student a suitable candidate, how the programme will benefit the student's career progression and any relevant skills or work experience that will support the application.
  • Up to date CV
  • Two references (academic or professional) listed on CV stating referee’s full name, contact details, and relationship to the applicant.

Applications from non-standard applicants are welcome and will be considered individually.

* Entry requirements may vary depending on the programme of study.

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