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Published: 22 November 2021

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Of all the degrees we offer the University of Sunderland in London, the MSc Project Management might win the award for most potential future careers.   

This postgraduate course is unique from similar degrees at other institutions for its focus on welcoming students from any discipline, not just business 

So, what does someone with this Masters do for a career?   

The best project managers are practical, organised and cope very well under pressure. If that sounds like you, it’s worth thinking about what jobs would suit you best.  

‘Project Manager’ is a job title in itself, but you might see it referred to as anything from Project Coordinator, Business Developer, Account Manager and more.  

But the reason the role, whatever it might be called, is so diverse is because there are a huge number of industries that need them.  

Whether you want to work in IT, EngineeringMarketing, or public services, there are projects to be managed.   

That gives you a lot of options meaning you can really cater your career to your interests.   

You might be asking yourself at this point, just what is a project? Well, whenever any process is carried out for a company, usually involving research, design, planning and analysis, that might be considered a project.   

It’s a very broad definition, one which could encompass practically any area of work.   

But specialist project managers are a vital part of most industries because they have the expertise and skillset to complete the task with efficiency, speed and, hopefully, within budget.  

What’s on the course?  

With the MSc Project Management at the University of Sunderland in London, you’ll be learning those exact skills.  

There are six modules to complete over the course of the year, looking at everything from delivering international projects and contracts to leadership and understanding organisations.  

You’ll round up your learning with a Dissertation – a large piece of writing based on your own research and catered to a topic of your choosing.  

That means you’ll graduate with a huge amount of knowledge under your belt as well as a degree recognised by the Project Management Institute and Association for Project Management, both highly respected organisations.  

What do I need?  

As with most of our postgraduate courses, anyone applying for the degree will need at least a 2:2 in undergraduate.   

But, as mentioned above, you can come to Project Management from any field meaning we don’t look for a particular subject area.  

There’s also the possibility of being accepted on the course without an undergraduate degree if you have relevant work experience.   

If you’re not sure whether your background is right for the MSc Project Management, think about getting in touch with our Student Recruitment team who can take you through your options.  

Whatever you want to do with your future after graduating, you can be sure of a diverse, exciting and engaging career ahead of you.  

But if you need a little guidance, make sure you contact the Careers and Employability team who will help you narrow down your options.  

Interested in studying the MSc Project Management? Register your interest and book a Personal Consultation today to get more information about the course.   

Plus, download your prospectus and book and Open Day to find out what it’s like studying at the University of Sunderland in London. Find out more by following #WeAreSunLon on FacebookTwitter and Instagram.

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