Project Management PG Dip

Program Description  

Learn both the theoretical fundamentals of Project Management as well as develop the critical skills for a successful career in Project Management. 

Developed by leading academics in the University of Liverpool’s AACSB, AMBA and EQUIS accredited Management School, this programme has been designed to equip you with the right tools and technologies to support decision-making and ensure timely delivery of project objectives. You will reflect on the principles and methodologies of the leading professional Project Management bodies, such as the Association for Project Management (APM) and the Project Management Institute (PMI). 

The programme is accredited by the Association for Project Management (APM). The APM is the only chartered membership organisation for the project profession in the world. APM’s Academic Accreditation identifies courses and modules that meet its rigorous criteria for course content, quality and standards. 

The programme is designed to facilitate the development of technical competence in areas including risk management, monitoring and control of projects, and procurement, as well as a core understanding of operations management principles, which can plague project delivery. Learning will be action and practice-focused, with students testing out theory and knowledge within their own current or previous organisational contexts and experience and seeking out actionable knowledge in response to current problems they face. 

You will be equipped with the appropriate knowledge and expertise to pursue qualifications, such as PMQ (APM), PPQ (APM), PMP (PMI), CAPM (PMI) for those with some Project Management experience, or PFQ (APM) for those just starting out. 

Is this the right course for you?  

This programme is designed to facilitate the development of technical competence in areas including risk management, monitoring and control of projects, and procurement, as well as a core understanding of operations management principles, which can plague project delivery. Learning will be action and practice-focused, with students testing out theory and knowledge within their own current or previous organisational contexts and experience and seeking out actionable knowledge in response to current problems they face. 

Through this programme, you will:    

  • Learn from management professionals - The programme has been developed in partnership with the University of Liverpool’s AACSB, AMBA, EQUIS accredited management school. 
  • Apply theory to practice and look at real-world issues - You will undertake authentic assessments, encouraging you to apply theory to practice and look at real world issues, cultivating curiosity and creativity as well as a range of management skills. 
  • Learn in a cross-cultural environment - You will learn amongst a globally diverse student body, benefiting from cross-cultural learning and networking opportunities. 
  • Develop lifelong and critical learning skills - Your study activities are designed to equip you not only with practical knowledge and skills but will also enable you to develop practical judgement, critical self-awareness, and the ability to reflect on and learn from your experiences. 

Download a prospectus or visit our website for more details on this programme, including module information. 

Learn from industry experts

This online programme is run by the Management School at the historic University of Liverpool, established in 1881 and one of the founding Russell Group members. We have offered online management degrees since 2001 and are part of an elite group of worldwide institutes to be triple-accredited, holding AACSB, EQUIS and AMBA status. Our vision is to be a globally connected Management School, with our transformative research and teaching placing us at the forefront of influential knowledge leadership. 

Enhance your career opportunities

Graduates will be equipped with the knowledge, skills, awareness, and confidence to be highly effective project managers and professionals able to influence organisational strategy and practice. After completing this programme, you will be able to develop your existing career, move into a project management role within any sector or work within a general project management position. 

Download a prospectus for more details on the career support, you will receive as a University of Liverpool student. 

Learn online anytime, anywhere

Get the University of Liverpool experience wherever you are in the world. This online course features interactive classes and regular contact with staff and fellow students across the globe. Teaching is delivered through our state-of-the-art Virtual Learning Environment (VLE), which provides students with access to all resources required for interactive study online. On this platform, you will be encouraged to work collaboratively with classmates and actively read around your topic through our comprehensive library of eBooks and journals.  

Assessment is exclusively through online assignments rather than examinations. You will be assessed through a range of activities, including written assignments, discussion forum participation and journal entries.  

Love what you've read so far? 

Download a prospectus or visit our website for more information on this programme. Alternatively, you can contact one of our admission advisers to get your questions answered. 

One of the best ways to see if the programme is right for you is to join one of our regular virtual events where you will be introduced to our range of online programmes, our online learning facilities, and Q&A’s with staff to help you make the best decision about the future of your education. 

PG Dip, MSc, PG Cert Award
October Start
Part-time, Online Study Mode
30 months Duration

Entry Requirements For This Course

All applications will be considered on a case-by-case basis. If you want to discuss your previous qualifications and experience before applying, please contact us now via LiveChat.

Applicants should possess either:

  • A minimum of a 2:2 class degree in any subject, equivalent to a UK bachelor’s degree; or
  • Professional work experience in a related field and/or other prior qualifications will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

All applicants must provide evidence that they have an English language ability equivalent to an IELTS (academic) score of 6.5.

If you don’t have an IELTS or equivalent certificate, you can take our free online English test to assess your proficiency. You don’t need to prove your English ability if you are a national of, or have completed a qualification equivalent to a UK degree in, any of these countries.

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