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Are you interested in gaining a Project Management Masters that is highly valued by employers and applicable to a range of industries? This unique international course will give you skills and experiences that are widely transferable.

Project management offers excellent starting salaries for those entering the profession with prospect of enjoying salaries between £20,000 and £27,500 for those aged 24 and under. With career progression and experience this can rise up to and in excess of £70,000. The average (median) project management salary, as identified in a 2019 Salary and Market Trends Survey undertaken by the Association for Project Management (APM) is £47,500.

The Masters course covers topics such as how to assess project feasibility, how to manage risks in projects, how to keep people working together, and how to develop a portfolio of projects. There’s no need to have completed previous studies in project management and we welcome applicants from a variety of academic backgrounds.

This course also provides an exciting opportunity to study in the UK and France, combining a university experience with a valuable work-based programme. The course commences each September and consists of one semester of full-time study at Northumbria University, followed by a 12-month combined work training programme at L’École d'Ingénieurs du CESI in Paris.

 

Are you interested in gaining a Project Management Masters that is highly valued by employers and applicable to a range of industries? This unique international course will give you skills and experiences that are widely transferable.

Project management offers excellent starting salaries for those entering the profession with prospect of enjoying salaries between £20,000 and £27,500 for those aged 24 and under. With career progression and experience this can rise up to and in excess of £70,000. The average (median) project management salary, as identified in a 2019 Salary and Market Trends Survey undertaken by the Association for Project Management (APM) is £47,500.

The Masters course covers topics such as how to assess project feasibility, how to manage risks in projects, how to keep people working together, and how to develop a portfolio of projects. There’s no need to have completed previous studies in project management and we welcome applicants from a variety of academic backgrounds.

This course also provides an exciting opportunity to study in the UK and France, combining a university experience with a valuable work-based programme. The course commences each September and consists of one semester of full-time study at Northumbria University, followed by a 12-month combined work training programme at L’École d'Ingénieurs du CESI in Paris.

 

Course Information

Level of Study
Postgraduate

Mode of Study

Department
Mechanical and Construction Engineering

Location
City Campus, Northumbria University

City
Newcastle

Start
September 2020

Fee Information

Module Information

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The first semester at Northumbria consists of taught modules in English, while the year-long programme at EI.CESI includes taught modules in French, work experience in a French organisation, and the completion of a professional practice thesis.

At Northumbria our teaching methods include lectures, small group seminars, workshops, masterclasses and field visits. As this is a Masters course there is a significant element of independent learning and self-motivated reflection. The taught modules are assessed by a combination of assignments, written reports, exams, group presentations and debates, enabling you to test your skills in ways that relate to current industrial practice.

In the Professional Practice Thesis module, you will undertake a piece of analytical, reflective academic research relevant to the core philosophy of the dual award programme and related to professional practice. Your thesis will be supervised by CESI staff, with close mentoring from the organisation with which you will be working.

Please note that whilst some of this course is taught in English, there is the requirement for you to have a good working knowledge of French.

Programme structure

Stage 1/Semester 1 – Full-time at Northumbria
Modules: KB7030 Research Methods; KB7031 Project, Programme and Portfolio Management; KB7033 Project Change, Risk and Opportunities Management

Stage 2 – Blended learning, alternately in CESI and in an organisation
Modules: CESI UE 1 Project Management; CESI UE 3 Construction Project Law; CESI UE 4, Design and Techniques; CESI UE 5, Marketing and Organisational Change

Stage 3 – Blended learning, alternately in CESI and in an organisation
Modules: CESI UE 2 Team Management; CESI UE 6 International Project Management; CESI UE 7 Professional Thesis; CESI UE 8 Placement Work-based Learning and Professional Skills

Videos / Project Management

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Our staff are active researchers; passionate about their subject and dedicated to the discovery of new knowledge through innovative and exciting research projects.

You will learn from those at the forefront of their fields. In fact, our strength in Psychology research has significantly increased, with Northumbria ranked top 20 in the UK for research which has outstanding reach and significant impact on individuals and communities (REF 2014).

You will learn from dedicated academics extensive research and teaching backgrounds. Current staff research projects include working memory, neurocognitive performance and function, psychobiological pathways and the psychobiology of stress and the nutritional influences on performance and mood.

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Visit an Open Day to really get an inside view of what it's like to study Project Management at Northumbria. Speak to staff and students from the course and get a tour of the facilities.

You will learn in a professional research environment, with access to state-of-the-art laboratories equipped with industry-standard equipment. You will be able to collect and analyse your data using the most up-to-date software tools. 

You’ll spend much of your time in the Experimental Psychology Lab, which has been designed to facilitate group work, and will have access to a designated working space for Masters students. You’ll make constant use of the eLearning Portal, where electronic reading lists, lecture capture and online submission and feedback tools will support your learning.

Depending on which area you choose to explore for your thesis, you will have access to the facilities in one of Northumbria’s innovative research centres including the Brain Performance and Nutrition Research Centre and The Northumbria Centre for Sleep Research.

Facilities / Project Management

Discover more about the computing and group work facilities you'll use while studying Project Management, as well as the wider department facilities.

Book an Open Day / Experience Project Management

Visit an Open Day to really get an inside view of what it's like to study Project Management at Northumbria. Speak to staff and students from the course and get a tour of the facilities.

Research is embedded into the structure of this degree, and from the very beginning you will experience a mix of research-led, research-tutored and research-based teaching.

You will learn how knowledge in Psychology is developed through research and how to design and carry out research studies using a range of methodologies. Developing your own advanced research skills and critical understanding, you will have the opportunity to work alongside active researchers at the forefront of research in the Psychology fields. You will be encouraged to ask and explore innovative research questions, reflecting upon the research process and knowledge creation, culminating in the production of a research thesis.

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Book an Open Day / Experience Project Management

Visit an Open Day to really get an inside view of what it's like to study Project Management at Northumbria. Speak to staff and students from the course and get a tour of the facilities.

This course meets a particular need for professional education in international project management.

Many of the modules at Northumbria involve field visits and guest lectures, giving you privileged access to experienced managers. Building on this through your work experience in France, you will graduate with a wealth of extra insights that increase your competitive edge.

This course will open up opportunities in project management roles across many different industries. Past graduates have gone on to work for a wide range of French and multinational companies such as Effiage, Bouygues, Vinci, Ingerop, Rendel Ltd, Pure Habitat, CBRE France, Veolia, BAE Systems, Volvo Car Group, NHS, Siemens, IBM, Hewlett-Packard, Shell and Virgin Money. Job roles have included project managers, programme managers, project portfolio managers, project engineer, risk manager, BIM Consultant, quality managers and directors.

Whatever you decide to do, you will have the transferable skills that employers expect from a Masters graduate from Northumbria University. These include the ability to tackle complex issues through conceptualisation and undertaking research, the ability to contribute to new processes and knowledge, and the ability to formulate balanced judgements when considering incomplete or ambiguous data.

By combining those attributes with your valuable language skills and professional practice in France, your opportunities for a varied, well-paid, challenging and international career in project management are significant.

Fees and Funding 2019/20 Entry

Full UK Fee: £2,330

Full EU Fee: £2,330

Full International Fee: £5,000

ADDITIONAL COSTS

There are no Additional Costs

Scholarships and Discounts

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Fees and Funding 2020/21 Entry

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Full EU Fee: TBC

Full International Fee: TBC

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Modules

Module information is indicative and is reviewed annually therefore may be subject to change. Applicants will be informed if there are any changes.

KB7030 -

Research Methods (Core,20 Credits)

Training in research methods provides researchers with an understanding of the 'dos' and 'don'ts' that are associated with employing particular approaches to the collection and analysis of data. Awareness of research methodologies and methods will enable researchers to practice appropriate techniques and to implement methods accurately. The primary aim of the module is to inform and sensitise you to the choices that are available when planning to undertake a research project. This includes making you aware of a selected range of qualitative and quantitative research methods that can be employed to collect and analyse primary and secondary data arising from studies using these methodological paradigms. Such awareness will enable you to make appropriate choices when executing your own research investigation. Of equal importance, the module will also introduce you to a range of academic skills that will support you during your programme of study in addition to the execution of your research project.

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KB7031 -

Project, Programme and Portfolio Management (Core,20 Credits)

You will develop conceptual understanding around, appreciate the characteristics of, and be able to evaluate, projects. You will also develop an understanding of the project management role, and the relevant approaches, skills, tools and techniques available to a practicing project manager. You will be introduced to the dynamics associated with project teams and stakeholders. The module will consider projects within the wider context of programmes and portfolio management. This management of projects, programmes and portfolios is often referred to as P3 management, thus, you will have a basic understanding of complex scenarios of multiple and major projects environments.
You will be able to critically evaluate project management knowledge and competencies, reflect on lessons from project case studies, as well as the processes, methods and technologies used by Project Managers and Project Management Offices (PMO’s) in P3 management. You will also embrace the necessary ethical and professional standards to potentially attain competence in the future management of P3 projects.

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KB7033 -

Project change, risk and opportunities management (Core,20 Credits)

You will learn about the theories and practices that inform the steering of projects for the delivery of benefits and how they enable you to respond to the challenges of managing organisational change initiatives.
The module integrates several topics under each of the competencies within relevant Project Management Bodies of Knowledge: Contextual, Behavioural and Technical.
You will learn to:
• ensure that benefits are understood and pursued through reliable decision-making
• promote effective identification of risks and opportunities throughout the life-cycle of projects
• enable processes that capture and assess potential changes to project scope
• Identify and customise governance frameworks that successfully integrate stakeholders behaviours and expectations
• Recognise the Interpersonal skills required to motivate and coordinate people to achieve specified objectives throughout the change process.

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Modules

Module information is indicative and is reviewed annually therefore may be subject to change. Applicants will be informed if there are any changes.

KB7030 -

Research Methods (Core,20 Credits)

Training in research methods provides researchers with an understanding of the 'dos' and 'don'ts' that are associated with employing particular approaches to the collection and analysis of data. Awareness of research methodologies and methods will enable researchers to practice appropriate techniques and to implement methods accurately. The primary aim of the module is to inform and sensitise you to the choices that are available when planning to undertake a research project. This includes making you aware of a selected range of qualitative and quantitative research methods that can be employed to collect and analyse primary and secondary data arising from studies using these methodological paradigms. Such awareness will enable you to make appropriate choices when executing your own research investigation. Of equal importance, the module will also introduce you to a range of academic skills that will support you during your programme of study in addition to the execution of your research project.

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KB7031 -

Project, Programme and Portfolio Management (Core,20 Credits)

You will develop conceptual understanding around, appreciate the characteristics of, and be able to evaluate, projects. You will also develop an understanding of the project management role, and the relevant approaches, skills, tools and techniques available to a practicing project manager. You will be introduced to the dynamics associated with project teams and stakeholders. The module will consider projects within the wider context of programmes and portfolio management. This management of projects, programmes and portfolios is often referred to as P3 management, thus, you will have a basic understanding of complex scenarios of multiple and major projects environments.
You will be able to critically evaluate project management knowledge and competencies, reflect on lessons from project case studies, as well as the processes, methods and technologies used by Project Managers and Project Management Offices (PMO’s) in P3 management. You will also embrace the necessary ethical and professional standards to potentially attain competence in the future management of P3 projects.

More information

KB7033 -

Project change, risk and opportunities management (Core,20 Credits)

You will learn about the theories and practices that inform the steering of projects for the delivery of benefits and how they enable you to respond to the challenges of managing organisational change initiatives.
The module integrates several topics under each of the competencies within relevant Project Management Bodies of Knowledge: Contextual, Behavioural and Technical.
You will learn to:
• ensure that benefits are understood and pursued through reliable decision-making
• promote effective identification of risks and opportunities throughout the life-cycle of projects
• enable processes that capture and assess potential changes to project scope
• Identify and customise governance frameworks that successfully integrate stakeholders behaviours and expectations
• Recognise the Interpersonal skills required to motivate and coordinate people to achieve specified objectives throughout the change process.

More information

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