International Project Management MSc

Postgraduate (12 months full-time, part-time)

ARU London

January, May, September

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Professional project managers are in significant demand in the United Kingdom and internationally. Together with a team of multi-disciplinary academics, we've designed this course with the needs of modern professional project managers in mind.

Find out more about teaching options and studying during COVID-19 in the Entry requirements section, below.

Full description


In today’s competitive jobs market, graduates need to stand out from the crowd to successfully secure that all important first full-time job after university. We believe your postgraduate degree from ARU London will significantly enhance your employability:

  • Your lecturers all have first-hand experience of project management and some continue to work in the sector. You are therefore assured that the content of your degree will be directly relevant to the demanding, constantly evolving world of contemporary project management practice. Furthermore, you will study project management from a practical as well as from an academic perspective.
  • During your studies there will be the opportunity to participate in the Employability Scheme with the specific objective of enhancing your future employment prospects. This includes CV workshops, interview techniques, career counselling and visits from prospective employers.

Modules & assessment

  • Project Risk Management
    This module will enable students to document the assumptions/risks that have to be made while developing the project plan and budget, and assess their impact on achieving the project objectives. This will require developing a risk register, assessing the impact and likelihood of each risk, simulating the impact of the high priority risks on the project plan and then coming up with risk response actions to treat the impact of those risks. This will be followed with monitoring and controlling those risks as well as adding newly identified risks. The module will explore definitions of risk in different project environments as well as examining the required inputs to risk management and the risk management process. Risk planning, and various risk categories for the risk register will be developed and students will be exposed to a variety of information gathering techniques for identifying and assessing risks in the project life cycle. Both quantitative and qualitative risk analysis will be discussed and techniques such as Expected Monetary Value; decision trees; and financial investment appraisal techniques will be used to evaluate risks in projects. In addition to risk planning strategies, we will examine risk response strategies from avoidance to management and mitigation and risk maturity models.
  • Business Improvement and Change
    This Module will focus on business processes and systems (hard and soft), which are critical to business success, and the benchmarking and refining of those processes systems. As such, students will be introduced to a variety of benchmarking tools and techniques measuring Key Performance Indicators, Critical Success Factors for specific firms in a variety of industries and business environments. The conceptual tools and models will introduce students to operational, financial, organisational and cultural conceptual frameworks that are used in practising business and consultancies, to diagnose, analyse and evaluate among alternative potential change scenarios giving a qualified estimate of potential success of managed programmes of change rather than “guestimating” the potential outcomes. As well as examining planned change efforts of firms, to improve their position, we will look at unplanned, emergent strategies of change.


ARUL employs assignments, presentations, and examinations to measure student progress, along with an innovative case study major project or dissertation to complete the course.

The Major Project involves detailed research, analysis and reporting of a project management related issue.

Where you'll study

Your faculty

You have a highly active mind and see opportunity everywhere. Now you need theory and life-changing skills to sharpen your approach to management. At the Faculty of Business & Law, you will immerse yourself in a multicultural environment where technology blends with teaching to create a dynamic and innovative learning environment. An environment to help you gain those skills.

Where can I study?

ARU London

Our campus in the City of London offers courses in business, management and accountancy.

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Fees & funding

Course fees

UK & EU Students 2019/20 (total cost)


How do I pay my fees?

UK students

You can pay your fees upfront, in full or in instalments – though you won't need to pay until you've accepted an offer to study with us.

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Entry requirements

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Applicants must:

  • have the equivalent of a UK first degree at 2:2 or above plus relevant experience
  • have previously been taught in English and have sufficient command of English to undertake postgraduate study, or have an IELTS (or equivalent) score of 6.5 or better.

If you have completed a bachelors degree or an equivalent non-UK qualification and did not achieve our required grades for entry, but can demonstrate that your life/work skills would make you suitable, you should still consider applying.

Whether you're studying entirely online or through a blend of face-to-face and online learning in September 2020, you'll need a computer and reliable internet access to successfully engage with your course. Before starting the course, we recommend that you check our technical requirements for online learning.

Studying during COVID-19

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic all our students can choose to study face to face on campus or online only, and students are able to change their mode of delivery at given dates throughout the trimester.

For on campus teaching, we offer at least four hours of face to face teaching-related contact time per week for our undergraduate full-time programmes, supported by online learning using our established online learning systems. The number of contact hours varies course by course, and you can contact us for further information. The provision offered is subject to change due to the possibility of further Government restrictions, however the University remains committed to delivering face to face teaching and ensuring a COVID-19 secure environment.

In the event that there are further changes to the current restrictions that are in place within the UK due to the pandemic, we may need to move some courses online only at short notice to remain in line with Government guidelines and ensure the continued safety of our students and staff.

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