PJM

Master of Science in Project Management – London

The Master of Science in Project Management is designed to provide you with the practical skills and theoretical concepts you need to lead volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous projects.

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We work with you to map your path to your goal.

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Learn from experience

From real-world case studies to employer-based projects, we prepare you to manage what comes next.

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Whatever you’re passionate about, you’ll find the classes to sharpen your specialty.

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Part-time or full-time, we move at your speed, to get you where you’re going.

Enrollment

Full-Time

Entry Terms

Fall, Winter

Completion Time

12 months

Student Route Visa

Yes

The Master of Science in Project Management prepares you to drive innovation in your organization by giving you the skills and tools to effectively lead volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous projects from inception to completion in global markets. Accredited by the Project Management Institute’s Global Accreditation Center for Project Management Education Programs (GAC), our curriculum has a two-pronged approach that provides the foundational knowledge of scientific-based project management tools, organizational strategies, and theoretical concepts, coupled with the opportunity to deepen subject matter expertise through targeted concentration work and innovative project management concepts.


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Unique Features

  • Our program is designed to include practical experimentation throughout. Early courses rely on individual experiences simulated with software, evolving to group experiential network projects sponsored by local businesses before culminating in a complex, individually managed real-world project in the capstone course.
  • Student’s past professional experience in project management may be eligible for degree credit towards the program.
  • Our curriculum is organized into a sequence of logical, bite-sized morsels which make it easier to be a student. We offer 6-week courses in fundamentals, scope, schedule and budget, quality assurance, and risk management so that in just 18 weeks, students will have practical learning under their belt to put into practice.
  • Our curriculum supports a deeper dive into topics of relevance through concentration courses including Analytics, Agile Project Management, Construction Management, Leadership, Organizational Communication, Project Business Analysis, and Leading and Managing Technical Projects.
  • This program was designed using a “Network Approach” where each of the six campuses has a Principal Instructor who owns ongoing monitoring for content updates and quality delivery across our adjunct faculty. This means that our students are not only exposed to content in a more streamlined and organized manner, but they also benefit from the ongoing perspective of a large, global faculty community, who are actively monitoring one another to assure quality across each classroom.

Program Objectives

  • Specialized Knowledge – Effectively lead and manage sometimes interrelated, complex projects in a mature manner while avoiding common project management pitfalls.
  • Broad, Integrative Knowledge – Manage project scope, risk, quality, and performance metrics while effectively communicating with all project stakeholders.
  • Civic Learning – Understand the need for ethics and social responsibility in the practice of project management as outlined in the PMI Code of Ethics.
  • Intellectual Skills – Develop the critical-thinking, problem-solving, and communication skills necessary to lead projects in a complex and dynamic project environment.

In 2021, the Master of Science in Project Management accreditation was re-affirmed for the maximum five-year accreditation cycle (originally accredited in 2009) by the PMI Global Accreditation Center for Project Management Education Programs (GAC), the world's leading association for project management professionals. Accreditation is achieved by meeting the GAC’s rigorous standards, which include an assessment of program objectives and outcomes, a review of onsite and online resources, evaluations of faculty and students, and proof of continuous improvements in the area of project management.

Graduates of our GAC-accredited program are granted a substantial 12-month reduction credit toward the experience requirement when they complete an application for any PMI certification. This means that those applying for the PMI certification will only need 24 months of project management experience, instead of 36 months as outlined by GAC. This new benefit applies retroactively to our program’s initial accreditation date of 2009.

Enrollment Data
Enrolled Students 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
MS in Project Management 1,112 1,201 1,226 1,344 1,682

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Get Set With a Custom Course Plan

Please note: The following is a sample curriculum and is subject to change. Enrolled students should reference the academic catalog for current program requirements.

Required Courses

Note: PJM 5900 is for students with less than three years of experience directing or leading project tasks and is recommended for students who do not have a basic working knowledge of Microsoft Project software. Students who do not complete PJM5900 may take any project management elective to satisfy the required credits.

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3.00
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3.00

The following course should be taken last: 

3.00

The remaining required quarter hours for the program may be completed by: 1) a combination of completing a concentration, project management electives, and 6000-level elective or 2) a combination of project management electives, and selecting any courses listed in the concentrations and elective lists.

Project Management Electives

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3.00
3.00
3.00
3.00
3.00
3.00
3.00
3.00
3.00
1.004.00

Elective List 

Complete courses from the 6000 level. Below is a list of courses regularly offered as electives within the Project Management Program.

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4.00
3.00
3.00
3.00
3.00
3.004.00
2.00
1.004.00
3.00

Concentrations

Students are required to complete a minimum of 15 quarter hours dedicated to a concentration in order to meet overall degree requirements. This minimum also applies to students who elect to create a custom concentration as approved by their advisor.

Students in this concentration are only required to complete one project management required elective.

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3.00
3.00
3.00
3.00

3.00
3.00
3.00
3.00

Choose from one of the following: 

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3.00
3.00
3.00

 

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4.00
4.00
4.00

 

Required Courses

3.00
3.00
3.00
3.00

Elective

Complete one of the following:

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3.00

3.00
3.00
3.00
3.00
3.00

Required Courses

3.00
1.00

Electives

Complete four of the following:

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3.00
3.00
3.00
3.00
3.00

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3.00
3.00
3.00
3.00
 

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You know where you are headed and you've seen how our program will lead you there. So let's get going. Here's what you need to know before you enroll.

  • Online application
  • Statement of purpose (500–1000 words): Identify your educational goals and expectations of the program. Please be aware that Northeastern University's academic policy on plagiarism applies to your statement of purpose.
  • Professional resumé
  • Unofficial undergraduate transcripts; official transcripts required at the time of admission
  • Two letters of recommendation from individuals who have either academic or professional knowledge of your capabilities such as a faculty member, colleague, or mentor, preferably one from your current employer
  • English language proficiency proof. Students for whom English is not their primary language must submit one of the following:
    • Official associate or bachelor's degree transcript from an accredited college or university in the U.S., stating degree conferral and date
    • TOEFL, IELTS, PTE, Duolingo, or NU Global Exam scores

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Finance Your Education We offer a variety of resources, including scholarships and assistantships.

Tuition rate for International (Non-UK Resident) £21,700

Your Head Start on a Master’s Degree

The PlusOne Accelerated Master’s Program provides motivated students with the opportunity to start earning their master’s degree while pursuing their undergraduate education. By completing the BS in Information Technology or BS in Management, you can advance your learning by applying up to 16 earned semester hours (or up to 22.5 quarter hours) toward both your bachelor's and master’s degree, allowing you to receive your graduate degree one year sooner than you would with a traditional Master of Science in Project Management program.

View the registrar’s website for program-specific information

Cost and Tuition

Application Deadlines

Fall 2022

Admissions Deadline:
International (Out-of-Country) June 6, 2022
Domestic (In Country) August 22, 2022

FAQ

Northeastern University's Project Management Student Organization is a student-run organization founded in 2017 to advance the discipline of project management and provide you with an unmatched opportunity to gain real-life experience in the field. NUPM is the largest club at the College of Professional Studies with a membership base of 400 members, including alumni.