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Project Management

Project management is a key part of the modern business world. Employers are always looking for dedicated, experienced project managers to take the lead in bringing their vision of their companies to life. 

The Project Management Short Course is a free ten-week course for students interested in learning the skills essential for project management.

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About the Course

Course Duration: 2 hours over 8 weeks

Are you looking to take your project management skills to the next level? Look no further than this 8-week interactive programme that is designed to equip you with the fundamental tools necessary for effective project management, giving you a competitive edge in any workplace. Throughout this journey, not only will you gain insight into the importance of project management, but you will also learn day-to-day tips and techniques that lead to successful project outcomes.

Our focus on using Microsoft Office software tools, as well as expanding communication and collaboration skills through team projects, will make sure that you are fully prepared for any future endeavours. So, if you’re ready for an adventure packed full of invaluable experiences that will set you up for success, join us today and be part of something great!

Course Content


  • Project management terminology, methodology (traditional/waterfall) and the role of the Project Manager
  • The key documents for project management and how to produce them
  • The definition of project scope (work breakdown structure)
  • The fundamentals of estimating, budgeting, and planning
  • How to produce and update a project schedule (milestones, tasks, Gantt charts, project networks and the Critical Path)
  • Effective project control, monitoring and reporting during the project life cycle
  • The techniques for risk analysis and risk management
  • The effect of project management on third parties
  • Common project failures and how to avoid them


How to Apply

Students will be required to apply online using an online form. The online form will be advertised along with the short course announcements. Once you have submitted your application, please monitor your university email for further communication and information relating to your application.


All our short courses offer a certificate of completion for students who have completed the course and attended all sessions. You must commit to attending all sessions to be offered a place on the course.  Our courses are popular, so if you don’t get a place when you first apply for the course, please don’t be discouraged and do apply again the next time you see it advertised.

Contact us

Visit the Careers Service on the fourth floor at the University of Sunderland in London.


Phone: 020 7531 7333 Ext. 2342