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Do you want some of the most in-demand skills sought by business today? Project Management is one of the top three most sought-after skillsets across all business areas, industries, and organisations worldwide as most types of change are accomplished through projects.

This MSc provides you with the knowledge, skills, tools, and techniques to plan, develop, and execute projects to achieve specific objectives within given time and cost constraints, and will make you highly attractive in the global market. Both full and part-time options are suitable for students from all academic backgrounds, so this is an ideal programme for those new to project management and current professionals wishing to progress in their career.

This course develops well-rounded graduates who think and act both strategically and operationally – key and in-demand skills. You master topics such as leadership, negotiation, strategy, procurement, decision-making, and stakeholder management. You develop cutting-edge, practical skills through two company projects in the for-profit and non-profit sectors and learn about the latest developments in project management, such as AGILE, sustainability, and project finance.

All students are entitled to Graduate Membership of the IMCA (Institute of Management Consultants & Advisors in Ireland) for the duration of the course and one-year post-qualification.  All students are also entitled to register as student members of the APM (Association for Project Management) for the duration of their studies.

This Masters is also offered in a 2-year part-time format, taught via twice-weekly evening classes and is intended for students with relevant work experience. Learn more about our Part Time option.

Quick Facts


% Employed after 6 months

12 Months

Full-Time Programme Duration

24 months

Part-Time Programme Duration


Graduate Membership

September 2023


Class Profile

Based on the class of 2022/2023


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Scholarships and Awards

Ken Meates Memorial Medal – Highest GPA in MSc in Project Management

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