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The full-time option of this Masters is suitable for graduates from all academic backgrounds and disciplines.

This Masters is also offered in a 2 year part-time format, taught via twice-weekly evening classes. 


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Duration: 12 months / 24 months
Schedule: Full-time / Part-time
Starting: September 2017
Fees FT EU: €13,350
FT Non-EU: €18,300

Important Note: Tuition fees and other charges are subject to change each year. Read more.

What will I learn?

Students receive a comprehensive preparation in project management via real-life examples, as well as having the opportunity to test their own knowledge and skill acquisition via their own projects.


A blend of concrete skills, theoretical grounding and best practices designed to train students in the best possible planning, organisation and control of business projects.


A thorough education in the application of creative and innovative approaches to problem-solving, people management and delivery of business services and products.


The acquisition of vital presentational, reporting and analytical techniques via group learning and advanced skill development.

Meet our faculty and alumni

Joe Houghton, MSc Business Area Coordinator and Lecturer, gives an overview of the MSc in Project Management at UCD Smurfit School while Alumni give an insight into their experience of the course from a Graduates point of view. To view our full video gallery click here.

How will I benefit?

The curriculum has been devised to either kick-start graduates at the beginning of their project management career or accelerate the trajectory of those already practicing the profession.

  • The course favours hands-on experience, enabling students to experience the reality of project management and the skills and techniques required of the profession.
  • Students gain first-hand insight into how to communicate with stakeholders at all levels, and master the organisational and human issues involved in managing projects.
  • A springboard to employment by a range of prestigious companies, including Accenture, Microsoft, PwC and Vodafone.
Course features

Course features

World-wide best practices - the course content and teaching approach draws upon the expertise of two professional bodies: the United States Project Management Institute (PMI) Body of Knowledge and the UK PRINCE2 sets of standards.

Experiential learning – through simulation exercises and real-life project coordination the course achieves the perfect balance and link between project management theory and practical application.

Variety of disciplines – this course is open to students of almost all disciplines, making it one of the most diverse in the UCD Smurfit School portfolio.

Flexibility for professionals – the two-year part-time option is taught via twice-weekly evening classes and structured so as to facilitate the combination of study and professional life

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