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Project Management, Short Course

  • Application Deadline
  • 6 months
University rank #501 (WUR) Online
Whether you are a project manager, an aspiring project manager or a member of a project team, this Project Management online module at The Open University UK will support you in improving your practice and making your contribution to the project even more effective.


You will gain an understanding of the essential steps in the project life cycle and reflect on the techniques available to you and how they can be applied. You will have the opportunity to review, in the light of your new knowledge and experience, a project on which you have already worked. The topics covered include stakeholders, finance, risk, people, project administration and quality.

This Project Management module at The Open University UK  considers the whole life cycle of projects, from initiation, through to planning, scheduling, execution, handover and review. The principles and processes are contextualised through reference to case studies and you are encouraged to develop your own reflections on the applicability, or not, of the principles and processes to projects within your own organisation, industry or area of practice. You will review and evaluate frameworks and standards.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 6 months
  • Credits
    30 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode

Programme Structure

  • The module includes case studies from a variety of technological settings. 
  • Throughout the life cycle the recurring topics of stakeholders, finance, risk, people, project administration and quality are discussed in the context of what the project manager is doing, responding to or monitoring.

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


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Academic Requirements

  • This module is suitable for you if you have experience of working on projects, possibly as a team member, and you do not need to have worked on all phases of the project lifecycle.
  • If you have not worked on projects you need to have experience of working in organisations and be able to relate your experience to projects.
  • This is a postgraduate module and you will need to be able to demonstrate in the assessment that you can analyse and evaluate situations and theories and communicate at the appropriate level. 
  • Guidance on postgraduate study skills is given. If you are new to postgraduate study, or returning to study after a gap you are likely to need more time to study the module.

      Tuition Fee

      • International

        1920 GBP/full
        Tuition Fee
        Based on the original amount of 1920 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 6 months.
      • EU/EEA

        1360 GBP/full
        Tuition Fee
        Based on the original amount of 1360 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 6 months.
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