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MSc/PGCert/PGDip Industrial Project Management

This Industrial Project Management course from University of Birmingham uniquely prepares you for this world. Founded upon the core disciplines of project management, it will not only give you a thorough grounding in common practice, you will also develop the insight and skills needed to challenge these practices and critically evaluate new ideas.

Quick Facts

Part-Time Duration: 3 years (MSc)
1-2 years (PGDip and PGCert)
Starting in: January, September
Tuition Fee: £10,620 per full
Location: Online

The Industrial Project Management course from University of Birmingham has been developed in collaboration between the University and industry experts. In addition to the University faculty, the programme has contributions from over 20 experienced project practitioners from our industrial partners, and we regularly add new presenters and contemporary content from around the world.

Courses included:

  • Industrial Project Management
  • Planning and control
  • Project skills and delivery
  • Advanced planning and financial management
  • Advanced controls
  • Advanced Implementation and Safe Delivery for People and the Business
  • Major Project

“The transition from undergrad to postgrad can be a big step up in terms of workload and what is expected of you, but there is so much support available to you as a postgrad student, from academic writing support (if you’ve been out of education for a few years or just want a bit of extra help) to mental health and wellbeing services. The careers support is fantastic – the uni puts on employer fairs throughout the year and you have access to one on one support from the Careers Network team, who can help you develop your skills ready for your next step!”

Emma Sutton // PhD Psychology

Programme aims

The course is industry focused and covers both theory and application of project management principles, practices and tools. Leadership, team building and influencing skills, integral to successful complex project delivery, are also explored.

The key objectives of the course are:

  • A systematic understanding of project management knowledge, and critical awareness of current challenges in an industrial context
  • A comprehensive understanding of techniques applicable to advanced study of project management
  • Innovation in the application of project management knowledge, with a practical understanding of how established techniques of research and enquiry are used to create and interpret information
  • Conceptual understanding of project management that enables students to critically evaluate current research and advance scholarship and evaluate methodologies and develop critiques of them.


  • To have at least 3 years of experience working in a project environment. To get the best out of this course you need to be able to relate your academic learning and research to the real-life of projects.
  • If you are not currently working in a project-related environment, please ensure your personal statement discusses how you will be able to relate your studies to the real life of projects.
  • On very rare occasions we will consider applicants with less experience or no current project position, but the applicant will need to make a strong case in their Personal Statement, and at any subsequent interview.
  • Your references should be professional rather than academic, coming from someone who has worked with you – ideally in a project environment. We require at least one, ideally two.
  • A good first degree is ideal, though we will consider applicants without a degree where they can demonstrate work experience at a reasonable senior level.

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