Professional project managers are in significant demand in the UK and internationally. In the current environment, agile project managers have been able to escalate and transform projects faster than before, such as with COVID-19 vaccine delivery. The Programme Leader together with a team of multi-disciplinary academics have designed this course with the needs of modern professional project managers in mind. This postgraduate degree will enable you to explore project management in a wide range of contexts, including long-run public sector infrastructure projects and short-to-mediumterm projects in private sector businesses, public sector organisations and not-for-profit organisations.
The degree content is balanced, with critical modules on research, leadership, law, innovation, change management and an understanding of the global project management environment. The degree has a practical emphasis rather than an overtly academic or theoretical approach, it is pivotal because the project management function is required to deliver hard and measurable results.
*APM Accreditation is a widely recognised mark of quality for organisations, training providers and academic institutions. It offers assurance for those wanting to access the best project management professional development services available.
Structure and content
Over the course of your MBA, you will study a total of 10 modules. See below for the modules which you will study:
Project Risk Management
Legal and Ethical Aspects of Project Management
Principles of Project Management
Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management
Applied Project Management Solutions
Strategy in the Public and Private Sectors
Research Methods and Ethics
Business Improvement and Change
Postgraduate Major Project
Students must have 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 bachelor’s 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.
Teaching and assessment
Tuesday & Thursday - 18:00-21:00
Saturday - 10:00-17:00
Part-time delivery rotates between Tuesday & Thursday (18:00-21:00) and Saturday (10:00-17:00) across trimesters:
Trimesters 1/3/5 - Tuesday & Thursday / Trimesters 2/4/6 - Saturday
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.
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.