Project Management MSc

  • Programme duration: Full-time: 12 months   Part-time: 24 months
  • Programme start: September 2023
  • Entry requirements: You will need a 2:1 Honours degree or international equivalent in Management, Engineering, Science or a related discipline. Non graduates with very extensive professional experience and/or other prior qualifications may also be considered.
Programme and Project Management MSc 2017


The University of Liverpool Management School is one of an elite group of institutions worldwide to hold the gold standard 'triple-crown' accreditation from AACSB, AMBA and EQUIS.

The MSc Project Management aims to help students take the first step towards a career in the dynamic field of project management. Project Management uses organisational initiative to complete a range of tasks such as the construction of new buildings, developing the next app or design innovations in the healthcare industry. Underpinning the fundamentals of the field is the need to manage projects within constraints including time, cost, quality and scope.

Programme Overview

The programme provides an opportunity to learn both the theoretical fundamentals of project management as well as develop the critical skills required for entry into a project management career.   

The journey to becoming an effective project manager starts with the acquisition of the right tools and technologies to support decision-making and ensure timely delivery of project objectives. The MSc in Project Management has been designed to reflect on the principles and methodologies of the leading professional project management bodies. The programme is designed to facilitate the development of technical competence in areas including risk management, monitoring & control of projects, procurement as well as a core understanding of operations management, big data management and the ability to model & simulate complex problems which can plague project delivery.

The programme begins with an understanding of the terminology, core theory and tools requisite for project management activity. This is reinforced by other core modules such as uncertainty and risk (i.e. the ability to reduce/prevent problems in projects), controlling and monitoring and leadership which is a requirement for leading large/small project teams. A variety of electives are also offered including big data, logistics, operations and simulation modelling which provide an opportunity for students to focus on their areas of interest and diversify their learning, based on future career decisions.

Additionally, this programme offers other opportunities:

  • Equip with the appropriate knowledge and expertise those who wish to pursue qualifications in PMP, PMI (CAPM) for those with some project management experience, PFQ for those just starting out and the CQRM dependant on your project management interest.
  • To foster more practice as a project manager we have a suite of games available to test your PM skills: UNLOCK PM and Scope, Resources, Schedule
  • Networking with industry experts, through guest lectures & case challenges, provide opportunities for students to experience real-world scenarios which affect projects.
  • Students have a choice of either a three-month MSc project (industrial partner or research-based) or Business Simulation Analysis both with the same 60 credit value.

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Scholarships available

The Management School will be offering a number of generous scholarships and study awards for 2023, find out more by visiting the scholarships webpage.

Learn more about our current students.

Matt Mitchell

Programme and Project Management MSc

"The School’s new extension offers excellent facilities for studying, including the McKenzie Trading room, which is fitted with Bloomberg software. Studying an MSc within the Management School’s Specialist Cluster has enabled me to apply theory to practice throughout the programme, with opportunities for gaining insight to real projects via a company-based dissertations, assignments based on real local projects and guest lecturers."

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Why University of Liverpool Management School?

'Learning to make a difference'

Management School Triple Crown accreditation

The University of Liverpool Management School is one of an elite group of institutions worldwide to hold the gold standard 'triple-crown' accreditation from AACSBAMBA and EQUIS.

The University of Liverpool Management School works with today's leaders in business and management to prepare its students to be the leaders of the future. The school's mission is 'Learning to make a difference' and there is a fundamental belief that the purpose of the School's research and teaching is to develop students who are not only good managers, but individuals who are truly committed to making a difference. We hope that our students will use the knowledge and skills they gain here in their future roles to help solve some of the most endemic problems individuals, enterprises and communities face.