Why study this course?

With factors like the expanding population and new technologies on the rise, projects are becoming bigger and more complex. Skilled project managers are not only in high demand across the globe but also play a vital role in any project team.

Here at London Met, we’ve designed this course so you can grow your knowledge and expertise in all aspects of project management, from devising strategies to kickstart a project to analysing business goals, controlling resources, onboarding project stakeholders, and successful project delivery.

Combining theory and practical work, on this MSc you’ll have the chance to engage in authentic learning experiences and assessments, while getting hands-on in supporting real-world projects. What’s more, you’ll gain valuable experience collaborating with established national and international organisations. Through active project visits, you’ll gain first hand exposure to the challenges, excitement and career prospects this line of work has to offer.

London Met maintains strong connections with employers across all aspects of project management, involving them in both our Project Management MSc curriculum design and aspects of our career education services.

Experience all of this while studying at our lively Holloway campus, conveniently located just a short tube ride away from both the City and the West End.

More about this course

Project management is not only a highly rewarding career choice, it’s also a top priority for all organisations, no matter the industry. Skilled and experienced project managers are sought after by employers to plan and deliver projects.

This programme has been specifically designed to develop you into a well-practiced and confident project manager, with not only excellent communication skills, but the technical skills to match. Both of which are extremely valuable when leading and motivating project teams in achieving client business goals.

You’ll gain the necessary knowledge, skills and behaviours to successfully carry out advanced project management principles and planning. Tasks such as, strategic procurement, design, assembling a cross-disciplinary project team, establishing project objectives, finance and monitoring progress within a dynamic project environment, will become second nature to you.

This course will exercise your critical thinking. Our curriculum has been designed to encourage mindful consideration of the types of challenges faced when carrying out projects nationally and internationally, looking at both cultural and national contexts.

Through real-life project scenarios, you’ll gain experience using cutting-edge technologies, while being taught the latest project management methodologies. You’ll take part in various site visits, live industry projects, and have the option to attend exciting guest lectures. In fact, your involvement in live industry projects will inform your course assessment.

With our location being so close to the city, London Met has unparalleled exposure to some of the world’s largest and most prestigious organisations, multi-disciplinary consultancies, developers and professional industry bodies. Right here, on our doorstep, you’ll find some of the most prestigious urban infrastructure initiatives currently being delivered in the UK.

Our unique approach to teaching will ensure that your learning journey transforms you into a highly employable project professional, who can lead ethical and sustainable project delivery in an increasingly climate-conscious world. 


Our assessment style has been designed with you in mind and is reflective of the types of everyday challenges faced by project managers. As a result, the work that you complete will be based on coursework activities.

Some modules will test your knowledge and understanding of core concepts. Other modules will have a focus on more enquiry-based learning, involving industry inspired scenarios to stimulate critical thinking, forming the basis of your coursework.  will be a mix of reports, essays, presentations and portfolios.

As part of your study, you’ll complete a project module. Assessment for this will be based on an individual piece of research or work-based project. This project will make up a substantial body of work that will then be graded.

All assessments for this course have been developed in line with the new University tariff guidelines and policy.

Professional accreditation

This course is accredited by the Association for Project Management (APM).

Fees and key information

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Entry requirements

In addition to the University’s standard entry requirements, you should have:

  • A minimum of lower second class honours degree (2:2) in any subject.

We welcome applications from all academic backgrounds including fields such as business studies, economics, engineering, environmental science, humanities, IT and languages. If you have alternative qualifications and a minimum two years of relevant professional experience, we will also take this into consideration.

If applying with non-standard entry qualifications/experience:

  • Applicants with non-standard entry qualifications and/or relevant experience will be considered on an individual basis. Assessment of your experience will confirm that you have achieved the necessary skills during your general experience.

If you are applying for the part-time mode:

  • Applicants will typically need to have a minimum of two years’ relevant experience at the appropriate level and have the support of your employer who will wish to integrate study and projects into your day-to-day work.

Accreditation of Prior Learning

Any university-level qualifications or relevant experience you gain prior to starting university could count towards your course at London Met. Find out more about applying for Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL).

English language requirements

To study a degree at London Met, you must be able to demonstrate proficiency in the English language.

If you require a student visa, you may need to provide a Secure English Language Test (SELT) such as Academic IELTS. This course requires you to meet our standard requirements.

If you need (or wish) to improve your English before starting your degree, the University offers a Pre-sessional Academic English course to help you build your confidence and reach the level of English you require.

Modular structure

Module details to be agreed

Where this course can take you

As a project management graduate, your technical skills, business skills and management skills will be highly valued by employers across many sectors.

There will be opportunities available in both the private and public sector. Central and local government bodies offer a range of employment schemes for graduates. There is also an exciting and thriving freelance community within project management, for those interested in that way of working.

In addition, the skills you’ll gain on this course are highly transferable. The practical skills exercised during your studies can be applied across various managerial positions, further expanding your career horizons.

For those considering academic pursuits, the project module can serve as a starting point for your research, if you decide to pursue a PhD.

Who is this course for?

If you're a creative thinker who enjoys problem-solving, organising and leading others, then a career in project management could be perfect for you. You may be a complete beginner in this area or already well established within the field, London Met welcomes you all to study with us.  

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When to apply

You are advised to apply as early as possible as applications will only be considered if there are places available on the course.

To find out when teaching for this degree will begin, as well as welcome week and any induction activities, view our academic term dates.

To find out when teaching for this degree will begin, as well as welcome week and any induction activities, view our academic term dates.