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University of Portsmouth

Project Management (Degree Apprenticeship)

UCAS Code: Not applicable

Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

Entry requirements


GCSE/National 4/National 5

GCSE English and Mathematics at grade C or above, or equivalent/GCSE English and Mathematics at grade 4 or above, or equivalent.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

29

29 points from the IB Diploma. 664 at Higher Level.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DDM

UCAS Tariff

120

120 points from 3 A levels. Applicants may need to attend an interview and/or submit a portfolio in support of their application. Applicants with relevant work experience will also be considered.

You may also need to…

Attend an interview

Present a portfolio

About this course


Course option

4.0years

Part-time | 2021

Subject

Project management

**Overview**
Do you want to earn a salary get valuable on-the-job experience while you develop in-demand project management skills you can use across many industries?

On this 4-year BSc (Hons) Project Management degree apprenticeship course, you'll spend 1 day a week studying for your degree and the other 4 days in work. The Government or your employer pay your tuition fees – so it doesn’t cost you anything. Degree apprenticeships are suitable for anyone over 18, whether you've just finished school or college or you've already started your career.

The course is designed by employers for project management professionals, so you'll be learning relevant, up-to-date skills you can apply right away in your job. You'll get the skills you need to manage the people, funding and time spent on a project. You'll learn to lead or act as part of a team progressing project issues from initiation through to completion and develop the knowledge and competencies you need progress into more senior roles.

Project management is a growing profession with great career prospects. Studying this field could lead you to a successful career in industries such as construction, engineering, information technology, air transport, the armed forces, charities, government departments, hospital trusts, financial services, retailers and rail transport.

**Accredited by**
This course is accredited by the Association for Project Management (APM), the chartered body for the project profession in the UK.

The APM accreditation helps ensure what you learn on the course is relevant to the industry. You can apply for free student membership of the APM during the course and full APM membership (MAPM) when you graduate.

**What you'll experience**
On this degree apprenticeship course you'll:
* Explore project management as a generic professional discipline, giving you the skills you need to manage the people, time and financial resources to deliver successful projects

* Develop transferable business skills, including the ability to work effectively with others, communicate with stakeholders at all levels and use contemporary digital technologies

* Have the opportunity to get a recognised industry-standard IPMA Level D qualification (or equivalent), such as the APM Project Management Qualification (PMQ)

* Graduate with skills and knowledge you can apply to almost any industry, especially those in the commercial sector

* Have access to the University's student support services and community including the Library, study support, sports and recreation facilities, and the Students’ Union

* Build a network of professional peers during your time at university, sharing your ideas and knowledge

* Get practical work experience in your job, giving you an advantage over students who do a traditional degree

* Get a personal tutor from the University and a workplace mentor

**Careers and opportunities**
Here are some routes you could pursue after graduation:
* project management

* consultancy

* project planning

* logistics

* product development

You could also continue your studies at postgraduate level or set up successful businesses with help and support from the University.

After you leave the University, you can get help, advice and support for up to 5 years from our Careers and Employability service as you advance in your career.

Modules

Year 1
Core modules in this year include:
- Personal Development as a Project Manager
- Introduction to Project Management
- Project Communications
- Project Leadership
- Work Based Learning 1 Project Planning

Year 2
Core modules in this year include:
- Accounting for Project
- Project Resource Management
- Project Quality Management
- Project Contract Management and Governance
- Work Based Learning 2 Conducting a Project
- IPMA Level D Qualification or Equivalent

Year 3
Core modules in this year include:
- Project Risk Management
- Business Creativity and Innovation
- Project Strategy Leadership and Management
- Advanced Project Management
- Completion of IPMA Level D Qualification or Equivalent

Year 4
Core modules in this year include:
- Critical Thinking for Project Managers
- Organisational Change Management
- Work Based Learning 3 Change Project
- Completion of End Point Assessment

We use the best and most current research and professional practice alongside feedback from our students to make sure course content is relevant to your future career or further studies.

Therefore, some course content may change over time to reflect changes in the discipline or industry and some optional modules may not run every year. If a module doesn’t run, we’ll let you know as soon as possible and help you choose an alternative module.

Assessment methods

You'll be assessed through:

- written projects and coursework
- work-based learning projects
You’ll be able to test your skills and knowledge informally before you do assessments that count towards your final mark.

You can get feedback on all practice and formal assessments so you can improve in the future.

The Uni


Course location:

University of Portsmouth

Department:

Faculty of Business and Law

TEF rating:
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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

81%
high
Project management

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Management studies

Teaching and learning

93%
Staff make the subject interesting
94%
Staff are good at explaining things
90%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
73%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

91%
Library resources
90%
IT resources
91%
Course specific equipment and facilities
84%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

71%
UK students
29%
International students
75%
Male students
25%
Female students
85%
2:1 or above
14%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
B
C

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Project 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.

£23,000
med
Average annual salary
100%
high
Employed or in further education
81%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

31%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
14%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
7%
Production managers and directors

What about your long term prospects?

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

Project 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.

£22k

£22k

£28k

£28k

£30k

£30k

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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