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In today’s complex and evolving business landscape, the ability to manage projects effectively and efficiently is not just an asset -it is essential. The MSc Project Management course at LSBU offers a gateway to mastering this critical skill set, blending theoretical knowledge with practical application. The course is designed for both recent graduates and professionals looking to pivot their careers toward project-orientated roles, as well as individuals keen on enhancing their strategic project management competencies within various organisational contexts.

Studying Project Management at LSBU Business School means engaging deeply with both the science and art of delivering projects. At LSBU, you’re not just learning how to keep projects within scope, time, and budget; you’re prepared to lead with vision in a global market. Our curriculum offers an immersive exploration of a multitude of research avenues and project management methodologies, ensuring you gain a broad perspective on the challenges and innovative solutions critical to successful project delivery.

Aligned with the core competencies of the Association for Project Management (APM, Project Management Institute), the MSc Project Management at LSBU blends academic rigour and direct industry applicability. Located in the heart of London, the course benefits from the city’s status as a bustling business hub, providing you direct access to an array of multinational corporations, public sector bodies, and dynamic start-ups. Our faculty are not only scholars but seasoned professionals, bringing up-to-the-minute industry insights and real-world problem-solving into the classroom. Through initiatives like the Business Solutions Centre, you will apply your expertise to genuine business challenges, enhancing your employability, analytical and ethical skills and preparing you to be a project leader of distinction.

A hallmark of the course is the capstone project, which will enable you to undertake independent research, offering innovative contributions to the field of project management. This culminating experience, along with the program's focus on strategic leadership, analytical decision-making, and the promotion of sustainable practices, equips graduates with a comprehensive skill set. The pedagogical strategy encompasses a mix of lectures, workshops, and seminars, augmented by guest lectures from industry experts, ensuring a well-rounded educational journey. Personal tutor support and self-managed learning further enrich this experience, facilitating personal and professional growth.

This course is underpinned by the core competencies at the heart of the Association of Project Management (APM), so you can be sure that what you learn is contemporary, relevant, and directly applicable in the workplace.

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Mode Duration Start date Application code Application method
ModeFull-time Duration15 months Start dateJanuary Application code5979 Application method Direct to LSBU
ModeFull-time Duration12 months Start dateSeptember Application code5978 Application method Direct to LSBU


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Entry Level Requirements

This course is designed for graduates looking into transition into project management roles, either in their current industry or a new field. Students on this course come from diverse academic and professional backgrounds including engineering, sciences, design, accounting, architecture, and social sciences. We welcome applicants from all disciplines who are motivated to pursue a career in project management.

Applicants to the FT MSc Project Management will be required to demonstrate the following: At least a UK 2:2 undergraduate degree or equivalent in a business-related subject (e.g., management science, economics, business analytics, etc). At least a UK 2:2 undergraduate degree or equivalent with relevant professional experience. We welcome qualifications from around the world. International students should hold a recognised English language qualification such as an IELTS test score of at least 6.5 (with no less than 5.5 in any one component).

Transfer credit allows credit awarded by another HE Institution to contribute to the credit required for a London South Bank award. Applicants will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Consideration of any request for transfer credit will only be confirmed against a transcript of credit or award certification and particular attention will be paid to: the subjects studied, the grades achieved and number of attempts at the assessments. Maximum transfer credit allowed will be 60 credits

Missing English and Maths qualifications?

If you do not have the required English and Maths qualifications needed to satisfy the entry requirements for this programme, we have courses available at our partner College that you can take to upskill in these areas. Find out more at South Bank College.

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  • Full-time


    MSc Project Management (with Internship) (SEPT) (FT) - Year 1

    The fee shown is for entry 2024/25
    UK fee: £13190 International fee: £19090
    AOS/LSBU code: 5978 Session code: 1FS00

    MSc Project Management (with Internship) (JAN) (FT) - Year 1

    The fee shown is for entry 2024/25
    UK fee: £13190 International fee: £19090
    AOS/LSBU code: 5979 Session code: 1FS00

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Mode Duration Start date Application code Application method
Mode Full-time Duration 15 months Start date January Application code 5979 Application method Direct to LSBU
Mode Full-time Duration 12 months Start date September Application code 5978 Application method Direct to LSBU

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This project management course offers a concise exploration into both the theoretical underpinnings and practical applications necessary for effective project leadership in today’s dynamic business environment. Students will engage with fundamental concepts, strategies, and ethical considerations of project management, learning to navigate the complexities of projects across diverse industries. The curriculum emphasizes the development of practical skills for project planning, resource management, and stakeholder communication, alongside fostering critical thinking and cultural awareness. Through this program, participants are prepared to adeptly lead projects with a deep understanding of professional standards and global perspectives.

Module Titles and Descriptions

  • Principles of Project Organising (Core, 20 credits):Introduces the foundational concepts of project management, focusing on organising principles, project lifecycle, and the methodologies for effective project initiation and planning.
  • People and Performance (Core, 20 credits) Focuses on developing soft skills crucial for people management in project settings, including conflict resolution, leadership, and communication, aiming to enhance team performance and governance in diverse environments.
  • Quantitative Project Control Systems (Core, 20 credits): Equips students with quantitative modelling skills for financial and project planning, scheduling, and controlling, applying these techniques to real-world business projects.
  • Managing Risk and Change (Core, 20 credits):Addresses the strategies and techniques for managing risk and facilitating change within projects, emphasising business risk, change management, and crisis management with the use of data manipulation for decision support.
  • Research Methods (Core, 20 credits):Provides an overview of research methodologies, tools, and techniques applicable to the business environment, preparing students for academic and professional research projects.
  • Consultancy, Enterprise, and Innovation (Core, 20 credits):  Encourages creative thinking and problem-solving in the context of consultancy, with a focus on entrepreneurial and intrapreneurial skills to navigate and create opportunities in a changing business landscape.
  • Capstone Project (Core, 60 credits):A significant piece of independent research work that allows students to apply their accumulated knowledge and skills to a specific project, demonstrating their ability to make a tangible impact in a real-world context.

        Each module is carefully designed to build upon the last, ensuring that students develop a holistic understanding of project management and are well-equipped to apply their learning in a variety of professional settings


        Employability Service

        At LSBU, we want to set you up for a successful career. During your studies – and for two years after you graduate – you’ll have access to our Employability Service, which includes:

        • An online board where you can see a wide range of placements: part-time, full-time or voluntary. You can also drop in to see our Job Shop advisers, who are always available to help you take the next step in your search.
        • Our Careers Gym offering group workshops on CVs, interview techniques and finding work experience, as well as regular presentations from employers across a range of sectors.

        Our Student Enterprise team can also help you start your own business and develop valuable entrepreneurial skills.

        At London South Bank University (LSBU), our paramount objective is to equip you with the skills and knowledge necessary to forge a successful career. The MSc Project Management course is meticulously designed to prepare you for a dynamic and rewarding journey in the global business landscape. Upon completion, you will be primed for roles that demand strategic oversight, critical thinking, and the ability to drive transformative projects across a multitude of sectors.

        Career Opportunities

        Graduates of the MSc Project Management program are well-positioned to assume leadership roles in a variety of settings, ranging from established corporations to innovative startups and public sector organizations. The versatile skill set acquired through the course enables you to tackle roles such as:

        • Project Manager: Oversee projects from inception to completion, ensuring they are completed on time, within budget, and to the required quality standards.
        • Program Manager: Manage multiple related projects with the aim of improving an organization's performance.
        • Change Manager: Facilitate the smooth implementation of change within an organization, ensuring minimal disruption and maximizing acceptance.
        • Operations Manager: Oversee the production of goods and/or provision of services, ensuring efficiency, quality, and cost-effectiveness.
        • Consultant: Provide expert advice to organizations seeking to implement new projects or improve existing processes.

        Notable Employers

        Our alumni have successfully transitioned into rewarding careers with prestigious organizations across various industries. Past students have gone on to work with renowned firms such as IBM, the NHS, local and national government bodies, and numerous NGOs, contributing their expertise in project management to drive growth and innovation.

        Further Study Opportunities

        For those interested in continuing their academic journey, LSBU offers a range of postgraduate courses that complement the skills and knowledge gained from the MSc Project Management. Graduates may choose to delve deeper into areas of interest such as business analytics, supply chain management, or even pursue an MBA to further enhance their strategic and leadership capabilities.

        Dedicated Employability Service

        To ensure you're fully prepared for the professional world, LSBU's Employability Service provides comprehensive support during your studies and for two years after graduation. This includes:

        • An Online Job Board: Access to a wide variety of placements – part-time, full-time, or voluntary.
        • Careers Gym: Participate in workshops on CV writing, interview techniques, and finding work experience, along with presentations from industry professionals.
        • Student Enterprise Support: For those with entrepreneurial ambitions, our team can assist in starting your own business and developing essential entrepreneurial skills.
        • Membership and Professional Development

          As part of LSBU Business School, you will gain membership to the Business Graduates Association (BGA), offering access to a wealth of resources for professional and personal development. This includes CV enhancement services, job search functions, skill assessments, and much more, all designed to support your career aspirations.

          Embarking on the MSc Project Management course at LSBU means setting the stage for a successful career, armed with a global outlook, industry-relevant skills, and a network that spans the globe.


        Business graduates association member

        LSBU Business School is an esteemed member institution of the Business Graduates Association (BGA), an international membership and quality assurance body of world-leading and high-potential Business Schools who share a commitment for responsible management practices and lifelong learning, and are looking to provide positive impact on their students, communities, and the economy as a whole. BGA is the sister brand to the Association of MBAs (AMBA), the world's impartial authority on postgraduate management education.

        As a BGA member institution, students of LSBU Business School are able to access BGA's individual membership, which offers a range of tools and resources designed to support the professional and personal development of business students and graduates, free of charge. This includes CV building services, a job search function, skill assessments, thought-leadership, partner discounts and much more.

        Teaching and Assessment

        This course utilises an assessment strategy comprised by a diverse range of methods, to evaluate student learning outcomes across key knowledge, skills, and abilities required of project management professionals.   Each 20-credit module requires approximately 200 hours of study comprising a mix of contact hours and self-managed learning.

        Lectures, Seminars, and Workshops:

        The course utilises interactive lectures to introduce core theoretical concepts, which are further explored in depth through seminars and workshops. These sessions encourage discussion, debate, and collaborative learning, enriched by the input of external experts who provide insights into specialist fields.

        Applied Learning:

        Emphasising practical application, the course includes case studies, simulations, and live collaborative projects, enabling students to apply theoretical knowledge in real-world business scenarios. This hands-on approach not only enhances comprehension but is critical in developing the practical competencies required for effective project management.

        Research and Entrepreneurial Engagement:

        The course fosters a culture of research and innovation, encouraging students to pursue their interests in these areas. Opportunities to engage with the LSBU Business Solutions Centre and the Clarence Centre for entrepreneurship are integral to this, helping students to develop and refine their entrepreneurial ideas.

        Professional Body Interaction:

        Active engagement with professional bodies such as the APM and PMI provides valuable industry insights and access to contemporary resources, ensuring that the learning experience is directly relevant to the demands of the project management profession.

        Assessment Strategy

        The course comprises 180 credits in total, with each of the six core modules assessed through a variety of relevant coursework assignments, including presentations, essays, and group work, contributing 20 credits per module. This diverse set of assessments is designed to evaluate students’ mastery of the material, as well as their ability to apply their knowledge in practical contexts.

        Upon completion of the core modules, students are tasked with undertaking a Capstone Project, a significant piece of individual research or project work worth 60 credits (or 30% of the degree). The Capstone Project serves as a culminating academic endeavour, enabling students to demonstrate their research, analytical, and project management skills by developing an original piece of work.

        Personal Tutoring Agreement

        Each student benefits from the support of a personal tutor, who provides individual academic guidance and pastoral support throughout the course. Personal tutors are dedicated to assisting students in navigating their academic journey, offering regular appointments to discuss progress, address challenges, and support personal and professional development. This tailored support ensures that students have the resources and guidance necessary to achieve their full potential.

        Personal Tutoring

        As a postgraduate student in the Business School, your personal development and wellbeing is very important to us, so we have developed a personal tutoring system that is tailored to your individual and group needs.

        Firstly, you will be allocated a personal tutor who will be available to you on a 1:1 basis as well as facilitating group personal tutoring sessions, designed to enhance your academic and personal development within your postgraduate degree programme.

        In addition to an allocated personal tutor, there will also be a personal tutor available ‘on call’ in a designated room, called ‘Talk’, for confidential 1:1 pastoral care meetings every day of the academic semester from 9am to 8pm. This personal tutor can be seen by appointment or within a few minutes in order to assist you with any concerns that you may have.

        Our personal tutoring motto is that we want you to "Achieve, Succeed & Excel".

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