|Degree:||Master of Science (MSc)|
|Study modes:||full-time, part-time|
This exciting programme addresses the increasing demand in all areas of business for professional project managers. Whether you work within a firm or as an external consultant, a career as a project manager is both rewarding and challenging.
Our reputation as a leading business school means we attract students from a range of backgrounds and experience, and from countries around the world. This allows you to build networks, learn from your peers, and develop an international perspective on business and management issues. You develop an understanding of relevant theories alongside the practical skills you need to work as a professional project manager, strategist or consultant. You gain skills in:
The programme is flexible, allowing you to gain additional experience and qualifications while studying for your MSc. You have the opportunity to undertake an industrial placement, and to work on consultancy projects. You can choose to gain six professional certificates in project management by attending a course taught by our world-class professionals.
You become a member of the Project Management Institute UK (PMI) network, the world’s leading association for professional portfolio, programme or project managers. This gives you access to weekly talks by professional guest speakers as well as other evening networking events. You can also take part in prestigious PMI university competitions.
Kent Business School has excellent links with business schools globally, including in China, USA, Hong Kong, France, Germany, Spain, Sweden and Italy. Our wide array of exchange partners gives you the opportunity to gain international experience. Our partners are committed to enhancing their international outlook while providing excellent teaching. You will gain invaluable work experience, develop your understanding of a new culture and improve your language skills.
Our exchange partners include these top ranked institutions among others:
Kent provides a variety of employability opportunities for you during your studies. These range from short-term company internship opportunities to voluntary work with local charities and University business societies. The central Careers and Employability Service also offers an exciting Employability Points Scheme.
In addition to this, Kent Business School’s specialised team of employability experts provides support to all our students in 1:1 meetings and via our Employability blog. You have access to all employability support for three years after graduation.
Students who wish to further enhance their employability, can choose to take the programme with an additional industrial placement, which can be taken in the UK or overseas and range from an additional 12 to 50 weeks. A 50-week placement would extend the normal 12-month Master’s programme to a maximum of 24 months.
Although you are responsible for finding your own placement, the School’s dedicated placements team offers you support and advice to help you gain a suitable paid position and continues to support you throughout your placement. If you are considering this option, you should be aware that you will be required to successfully complete all your modules and that there may be additional costs in terms of visa extensions, Immigration Health Surcharge (IHS) and accommodation, for example.
With over 25 years’ experience delivering business education, Kent Business School is a leading Business School which places us within the top institutions globally for business degrees, with only 5% of the world’s business schools attaining this accreditation. Our teaching is of a high standard leading to excellent rates of student satisfaction. Our portfolio of postgraduate programmes demonstrates the breadth and depth of our expertise. Academic research and links with global business inform our teaching, ensuring a curriculum that is relevant and current.
We have strong links to local and national organisations providing opportunities for projects, internships and graduate placements. The School attracts many high-profile speakers from industry and last year included visits and lectures from staff of the Bank of
England, BAE Systems, Barclays, Lloyds Insurance, Cummins, Delphi and Kent County Council.
The Business School has a wide range of funding opportunities for postgraduate students, which include scholarships, bursaries, the KBS Loyalty Scheme for University of Kent undergraduates and the Early Bird Scheme, which grants a 10% discount on tuition fees.
For more information on funding available from the University of Kent, please visit the Student Funding page.
Student accommodation, at Liberty Quays, is available for Stage 1 of your programme. Should you wish to remain in the Medway area during your placement, and for Stage 2 of your studies, the University will work with you to arrange such accommodation.