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Businesses worldwide are recognising that skilled project managers are essential to business success, leading to growing opportunities for graduates with real-life vocational experience, underpinned by learning. Awarded by the University of Bolton, UK and delivered by the Malawi Institute of Management (MIM), Malawi, this exciting Master’s degree in Project Management offers you the skills and knowledge needed to progress your career in this globally important discipline.
Mode of Study:
Malawi Institute of Management (Lilongwe)
Globalisation, customer requirements, and ever-increasing competition in the marketplace has made good project management a vitally important element for business success in recent years. To exploit new opportunities, organisations require multi-talented individuals with a sound understanding of project management best practice who can keep abreast of developments in the field. The MSc in Project Management from the University of Bolton focuses on helping you gain the knowledge and skills needed to lead projects successfully, ready to enhance the productivity and competitiveness of your organisation.
Delivered by blended learning, our dedicated and expert teaching team will guide you as you learn the key principles and practices of project management. You’ll explore how to identify and manage the project scope, build a work breakdown structure, create a project plan, create the project budget, define and allocate resources, manage the project development, identify and manage risks, and understand the project procurement process.
We’ll support you as you learn about the project management lifecycle, starting with how to specify the quality of the deliverables required, estimate the resources required and identify the timescales involved. You’ll also focus on learning to monitor these as the project progresses so that you can manage changes and mitigate risks to deliver the project deliverables on time, within budget and to the required standard.
Another essential element of project management is people management, so we’ll work to help you develop the vital leadership and communication skills that will support you to manage stakeholder expectations and the performance of staff involved in the project. Project management also requires research, critical thinking and analytical skills, and the research elements of this programme will help you develop in these areas.
Please note that the language of instruction is English.
The University of Bolton is a corporate partner of the Association for Project Management (APM), UK. We'll encourage you to become a student member of the Association. Membership is free for students undertaking University of Bolton courses and you'll be able to apply for membership directly with the Association for Project Management through the link: https://www.apm.org.uk/membership/
Where changes are made to material information contained in this course description or a decision is taken to suspend a course between the offer of admissions and enrolment, we will inform applicants at the earliest possible opportunity and will outline the various options available to the applicant.
The project management discipline is a major employer, worldwide. It offers interesting and rewarding careers opportunities in a vast range of sectors, in areas such as project administration, co-ordination, planning, programming, consultancy and as a Project Management Office (PMO) manager in business enterprises of all sizes. The number of opportunities is growing, and employers are looking for graduates with real-life vocational experience, underpinned by learning, which is precisely where University of Bolton graduates have an ‘edge’.
As a project manager, you’ll take the lead and play a pivotal role in the successful completion of projects. You’ll be responsible for co-ordinating the wide range of resources involved in projects, such as labour, materials, finance and consultants to achieve the organisation’s goals – on time, within budget and to the quality standards required. As a successful graduate of this course, you’ll have developed the management, leadership and problem-solving qualities necessary for a career in this varied, rewarding and challenging field.
The University of Bolton’s MSc Project Management degree is intended to assist you to pursue and develop a managerial career in project management. As a graduate of this programme, you should have the skills and knowledge needed to respond operationally and strategically to the demands of, and function effectively within, a wide range of business environments, especially in project management roles.
You may be involved at the very earliest stages of projects, managing the development of project briefs and designs for clients. Alternatively, you could manage the progress of the project, managing the substantive resources needed. Or you could work as an independent project manager, perhaps building up your own consultancy practice.
The programme is also excellent preparation for doctoral-level study and a career in research and university lecturing.
Graduates can use the qualification as a stepping-stone into a range of other careers. For some of these roles, relevant experience and/or postgraduate study may be required. They include:
Please contact the centre of study for fees and funding information – details can be found in the Programme Contacts section of this page.
Important note regarding tuition fees for the 2021/2022 academic year: EU nationals who meet residency requirements (have settled or pre-settled status) may be eligible for ‘Home’ fee status. If you do not meet these residency requirements, overseas fees will apply. Irish citizens living in the UK or Ireland will be eligible for ‘Home’ fee status under the Common Travel Area arrangement. Please read the student finance eligibility 2021/2022 policy on www.gov.uk for information.
The fees for a student’s course of study will be set for the normal duration of that course subject only to inflationary increases – measured by the Consumer Price Index (CPI) recorded in March each year to take effect for subsequent start dates.
For details of how to apply for this course, please choose your status from the options below:
This course is only available to International students.
Please apply directly to the University using the apply online link shown below.
You’ll need to provide the following information as part of your application. Please ensure you have electronic copies ready to upload to our online application system, as we will not be able to process your application form without these details. Suitable file formats include .PDF, .DOC, .DOCX and .JPG.
Proof of qualifications
Should you have any questions, please contact the University’s link tutor/admissions tutor. You can find their name, email address and phone number in the Programme Contacts section of this page.
The centre of study can provide you with detailed information about the application, payment and enrolment process for this programme. Please contact them directly – details are available in the Programme Contacts section of this page.
Apply online: MIM, Malawi MSc Project Management - 02 October 2021
Teaching follows a structured programme including lectures, presentations and seminars, plus face-to-face contact with University of Bolton faculty. You’ll have the opportunity to cover a wide range of real-life case studies, exploring subjects in greater detail and considering the policies and practices that apply. Group work, and formal and informal presentations and feedback, form an integral part of learning on this course.
Our assessment approach is designed to ensure you get the best opportunities to show how you’ve successfully met the programme’s learning outcomes. Through a mix of exams, essays, reports and presentations, you’ll get the chance to demonstrate how you can select and apply the appropriate knowledge and techniques to solve complex project management problems.
Throughout your studies, we aim to provide formative assessments to guide and enhance your learning. Feedback on your progress can help you build on strengths and overcome perceived weaknesses, and help you identify the best learning strategies for your ultimate success. Formative assessments don’t contribute to your module marks or overall qualification, but are designed to support the summative assessments – exams, coursework and presentations – that do count towards your master’s.
The modules listed below may be a mixture of compulsory and optional. You may not have the opportunity to study all the modules shown as part of the course.
|Level one||Coursework 80%, Written exams 20%|
|Level one||Guided independent study 82%, Scheduled learning and teaching activities 18%|
The university will use all reasonable endeavours to deliver your course as described in its published material and the programme specification for the academic year in which you begin your course. The university considers changes to courses very carefully and the university will minimise any changes. Please be aware that our courses are subject to review on an ongoing basis and changes may be necessary due to legitimate staffing, financial, regulatory and academic reasons. The content of course modules and mode of associated assessments may be updated on an annual basis. This is to ensure that all modules are up-to-date and responsive to employment and sector needs. The published course material and the programme specification contain indicative ‘optional modules’ that may be subject to change due to circumstances outside of our control. For this reason, we cannot guarantee to run any specific optional module.
The academic staff detailed above teach across a range of courses in this subject area and may not teach on this course specifically.
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