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Project Management (Top up)

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About this course


Course option

1.0year

Full-time | 2022

Subject

Project management

Want to boost your career in the IT, engineering, manufacturing, construction or the nuclear industries? With us, you can top up your foundation degree to achieve a full honours level qualification.

Our course has been designed around the requirements of professional bodies, including the Association for Project Management (APM), so that you learn all the graduate-level and profession-relevant skills that you need for a successful career in project management.

The course also focuses on your personal development, with opportunities to improve your communication and leadership skills to develop the confidence that you need as a practising project manager.

**Why Choose University of Cumbria**

You’ll learn the project management techniques that employers demand from you and your knowledge will be up to date with the latest guidance from the APM.

Academic theory, in areas such as project management methodologies, project management case studies and leadership skills, will be backed-up with hands-on practical sessions and examples to boost your confidence and employability.

- Prepares you for the syllabus for the APM Project Fundamentals Qualification (PFQ) and the APM Project Management Qualification

- Opportunity for work-based placements

- Tutors are experienced in providing continuous professional development courses

- Academic staff have diverse backgrounds with project-related experience across different sectors

- We get to know you well and support you throughout your studies

- Kept up to date with the latest industry practices through guest lectures by current professionals

- Site visits and case studies give you a good insight into the profession

- Learn about project management techniques and get to grips with current professionally-used software to boost your employment chances

- Our links with local, regional and national businesses and the Association for Project Management North West Branch give you good networking opportunities

- Our students have won awards for working with local projects, depicting the positive contribution of project management to bring community benefits

Our aim is to see you graduate armed with the knowledge and confidence as a project manager with a bright future.

So, if you’re looking for a course that’ll give you an edge, a good employability profile with career-boosting potential– this is it.

The focus of the course is on the underpinning of knowledge and education to enable newly appointed project managers, as well as more experienced project managers, to enhance their skills and to build on their experience to take this to graduate level. The top-up course assumes a basic level of PM knowledge and builds on this to develop an appreciation of the role of projects within organisations, how projects fit into a programme and portfolio structure and how projects need to be chosen and then managed to maximise the chances of success.

Alongside detailed knowledge and understanding of projects, programme and portfolios, students will also develop their personal, professional, communication and general IT skills.

Lectures will be delivered by experienced academics and industry professionals, and delivery will be a blend of face-to-face teaching in lectures and seminars, supported by high quality online learning resources.

Modules

Year one - Compulsory modules:

Dissertation / Case Study Analysis,
Programme and Portfolio Management,
Project Leadership,
Governance and Risk Management,
Management & Control of Projects.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£10,500
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Carlisle - Fusehill Street

Department:

Business, Law, Policing and Social Sciences

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What students say


How do students rate their degree experience?

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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

100%
UK students
0%
International students
41%
Male students
59%
Female students
87%
2:1 or above
6%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

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C
B

After graduation


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Business and management

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

98%
high
Employed or in further education
56%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

17%
Welfare and housing associate professionals
17%
Other administrative occupations
8%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Business and management

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£17k

£17k

£21k

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£21k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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