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Project Management
Undergraduate course
BSc (Hons)

Project Management

Overview

Across a broad range of sectors, organisations are increasingly looking to implement change to improve their efficiency, develop new products or services, and change the world around us. As a consequence, the demand for project managers who can successfully deliver projects is increasing. With its relevant, contemporary and engaging curriculum, this course will ensure you graduate with the broad and effective skill set needed to forge a successful career in project management.

This course will provide you with the skills to manage the human, material and financial resources necessary to deliver projects successfully. One of only two Project Management courses in England delivered to a generic framework, your course will open up multiple employment opportunities both in the UK and overseas. The generic nature of the course means that you will be focusing on a variety of sectors, rather than one specific area, allowing you to develop transferrable skills and a professional outlook suitable for a wide range of contexts.

Accredited by the Association for Project Management (APM), your course will teach you how to work effectively with others and cultivate the range of technical skills required to be able to deliver projects effectively.

You will be able to take a placement year between years two and three. During your placement you will be employed by an organisation, giving you the opportunity to work on a variety of projects. This practical experience is a vital part of the course and will enable you to apply your theoretical knowledge in the workplace. It also provides the ideal basis for the final year of your degree when you will be focusing on the professional applications of project management.



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In addition to the formal lectures, tutorials and IT laboratory sessions, hands-on project scenario classes are delivered to help reinforce the learning process. Feedback and progress assessment, extra-curricular seminars, field trips and the involvement of industry experts as guest speakers will enrich your learning experience and your knowledge of current issues in the project management context.

On the sandwich route, you will gain real-life experience of working within the profession through a work placement. Your practical knowledge and understanding of project management will also be enhanced through our links with organisations who will encourage you to apply for work placements, visit their organisations, and assist on real life projects.

Course Features

  • Professional accreditations
  • Placements
  • Part-time study available
  • Sandwich year
  • Study abroad option
  • Expert careers service
  • 24/7 Library
  • University accommodation
  • TEF Silver Award

Entry Requirements

112
POINTS REQUIRED
If you're applying via UCAS, find out more about how your qualifications fit into the UCAS tariff.
UCAS Tariff Points: 112 points required. (Minimum 72 from two A Levels or equivalent, excluding General Studies).
If you're applying via UCAS, find out more about how your qualifications fit into the UCAS tariff.
Additional Requirements:
GCSEs:
GCSE English Language and Maths at Grade C or above (Grade 4 for those sitting their GCSE from 2017 onwards) or equivalent. Key Skills Level 2, Functional Skills Level 2 and the Certificate in Adult Literacy/Numeracy are accepted in place of GCSEs.
Access to HE Diploma:
Pass overall with a minimum of 112 UCAS tariff points.
Scottish Awards:
Minimum of 5 subjects at Grade B at Higher Level.
Irish Leaving Certificate:
Minimum of 5 subjects at Grade C1 or above at Higher Level of which at least 3 must be at B2.
Level 6 Entry:
Applicants should have a HND, Foundation degree or equivalent award in the cognate subject of Project Management.
Selection Criteria:
We may use selection criteria based on your personal attributes; experience and/or commitment to the area of study. This information will be derived from your personal statement and reference and will only be used if you have met the general entry requirements.
International Baccalaureate: 25 Points
IELTS:
IELTS 6.0 with no skills below 5.5, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses.
Mature Applicants
Our University welcomes applications from mature applicants who demonstrate academic potential. We usually require some evidence of recent academic study, for example completion of an access course, however recent relevant work experience may also be considered. Please note that for some of our professional courses all applicants will need to meet the specified entry criteria and in these cases work experience cannot be considered in lieu.

If you wish to apply through this route you should refer to our University Recognition of Prior Learning policy that is available on our website.

Please note that all applicants to our University are required to meet our standard English language requirement of GCSE grade C or equivalent, variations to this will be listed on the individual course entry requirements.

UCAS Tariff Points:112 points required. (Minimum 72 from two A Levels or equivalent, excluding General Studies).
If you're applying via UCAS, find out more about how your qualifications fit into the UCAS tariff.
Additional Requirements:
GCSEs:
GCSE English Language and Maths at Grade C or above (Grade 4 for those sitting their GCSE from 2017 onwards) or equivalent. Key Skills Level 2, Functional Skills Level 2 and the Certificate in Adult Literacy/Numeracy are accepted in place of GCSEs.
Access to HE Diploma:
Pass overall with a minimum of 112 UCAS tariff points.
Scottish Awards:
Minimum of 5 subjects at Grade B at Higher Level.
Irish Leaving Certificate:
Minimum of 5 subjects at Grade C1 or above at Higher Level of which at least 3 must be at B2.
Level 6 Entry:
Applicants should have a HND, Foundation degree or equivalent award in the cognate subject of Project Management.
Selection Criteria:
We may use selection criteria based on your personal attributes; experience and/or commitment to the area of study. This information will be derived from your personal statement and reference and will only be used if you have met the general entry requirements.
International Baccalaureate: 25 Points
IELTS:
IELTS 6.0 with no skills below 5.5, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses.
Verify your qualifications
If you are an international student, we can help you to compare and verify your qualifications. Please contact our International Office on +44 (0)113 812 1111 09.00 to 17.00 Mon-Thurs / 09.00 to 16.30 Fri GMT or email internationaloffice@leedsbeckett.ac.uk.
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Careers

Chris Haley

Careers

Chris Haley
Graduate scheme Turner & Townsend

BSc (Hons) Project Management

“The vocational content of my course simulated a real business environment and enabled me to refine my practice before I graduated. My course gave me a really solid grounding in the key competencies and expertise that I'm now employing on a day-to-day basis in the workplace.

Modules & learning

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Build your understanding of the key themes in projects and project management and the generic tools and techniques you will use in your professional practice. This module closely links to the Project Practice module.

Adding to the knowledge developed on the Principles of Project Management module, you will refine your understanding of projects and the tools used, and you will investigate the core people and contextual elements of projects.

Gain an insight into the aspects of law that will shape your professional practice. You will study health and safety, contract law, environmental issues and tort law.

You will examine the role of the built environment in the wider economy and how macroeconomic factors affect the policy and performance of both commercial and non-profit organisations in their selection and delivery of projects.

As projects now occur in an increasingly wide range of sectors, you will look beyond the usual perspectives of a project and investigate projects in non-traditional contexts, exploring their increasing complexity in the modern environment.

Collaborative Working Applications

You will study two key aspects of projects: the tools that can manage the risks inherent in any project and how to achieve best value for clients, sponsors and organisations undertaking projects.

Careful planning and effective resource management are essential to the success of any project. You will examine these themes and develop your knowledge of planning techniques and the latest software.

You will study in detail the complexities that can arise when managing a range of interlinked stakeholders, and you will develop an appreciation of the tools and approaches used by effective managers and leaders.

You will develop a solid understanding of project processes and procedures and a detailed knowledge of the generic project management toolkit that can be applied to a project in any context or environment.

You will learn best practice in the management of people, information, systems and processes - essential skills in the organisation of any project.

Projects generate a large amount of information that forms the basis of decision making. You will develop the skills needed to make informed decisions on projects and build generic models to manage the wide-ranging data management needs that arise.

You will examine the practical implications of project management in the workplace. You will be encouraged to discuss real-world examples in class sessions and explore best practice so that you can apply these learnings in your current or future workplace.

Building on the Planning & Scheduling module and using project management software extensively, you will develop a range of advanced skills for successfully managing a project from its beginning through to its completion.

Supported by your tutor, you will conduct a piece of academic research into an aspect of project management that is of particular interest to you.

A highly practical module, you will work with students from other disciplines to practise project management in a workplace setting. You will provide project management expertise to a multi-disciplinary team, and have the opportunity to reflect on your individual leadership style.

Adopting a top-down approach to projects, you will investigate the strategic and organisational contexts within which projects are selected, prioritised and delivered to maximise the benefits for stakeholders.

Building on all the areas covered throughout your degree, this module will enhance your employability. You will create, develop and implement a best-practice approach to managing projects. You will use the practical experience gained on your placement or in the workplace to create a practitioner-focused toolkit.

Mark Laurillard
Mark Laurillard
Course Director
Mark spent the majority of his 25 year career as a project manager in large financial services organisations. Before turning to lecturing he was responsible for delivering a large number of projects including new product developments, wholesale finance raising initiatives, and process re-engineering projects, as well as business merger and acquisition activities.
We do everything we can to ensure that you have the best knowledge and experience to become part of the next generation of successful project managers.
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BA (Hons) Project Management - Mark Laurillard, Senior Lecturer

Fees & funding

Fees for this course are not yet confirmed.
Fees for this course are not yet confirmed.

Facilities

  • Library
    Library

    Our Library is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, every day of the year, providing you with access to specialist books and journals, learning spaces, computers, multimedia facilities and media equipment hire. Tens of thousands of our Library's digital resources, including ebooks, ejournals and databases, can be accessed online at a time and place to suit you.

  • Northern Terrace
    Northern Terrace

    Based at our City Campus, only a short walk from Leeds city centre, Northern Terrace is home to our School of Built Environment & Engineering.

  • Gym and Sports Facilities
    Gym and Sports Facilities

    Keeping fit is easy at Leeds Beckett - our fitness suites are easy to get to, kitted out with all the latest technology and available to all sports members.

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Northern Terrace, City Campus

Home to our first-rate sporting facilities – Headingley Campus has a rich and diverse history having played to visitors such as Winston Churchill and Oscar Wilde. Set in 100 acres of parkland, with easy access to Leeds city centre, many of our buildings look out onto our grassy acre – a perfect place for hanging out, playing games and catching up with friends on long summer days. Headingley Campus has modern sport science laboratories, animation and music studios and the latest computing labs, as well as one of our libraries, open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. It is not every university that can offer you the chance to study in the best tall building in the world. But we can. Our City Campus is home to such award-winning learning environments as Broadcasting Place, voted best tall building in the world in 2010. Other buildings include the Rose Bowl, home to our Business School, which was awarded Best Commercial Property Development in the 2009 Yorkshire Property awards. Just over the road from the Rose Bowl is the Leslie Silver building which houses one of our impressive libraries across five floors. The library is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week throughout the year.

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