by Research in Project Management
The MSc by Research in Project Management provides a unique opportunity
for those who wish to embark on a career in research and development,
but do not wish commit to a three-year PhD.
You will undertake
an individual research project, aligned to areas of current research
activity and expertise in the National Centre for Project Management.
You will receive
training in research skills through a series of one week, block
workshops. In these workshops you will develop your skills in research
design and methodology, data analysis, academic writing, presentation
and other transferable research skills.
A number of areas of study will be offered each term. Each application
will be considered on its individual merits and suitably qualified
candidates will be invited for interviews. Successful applicants
may enrol to begin their studies at the start of any of the three
terms during the academic year.
The majority of your time will be spent working on your research
problem, in the library, in our laboratories, or elsewhere under
the direction of your supervisor. You will have regular meetings
with your supervisor to review progress and plan future activities.
You may also spend brief periods at partner sites, for example where
your project involves collaboration with industry.
Assessment will be based on a final dissertation of approximately
30,000 words. Two independent examiners will be appointed who will
read and evaluate the dissertation, following which you will be
invited to make an oral defence of your work.
For full time students, the normal period of study is 12 months
and for part-time students 24 months. Full-time students are expected
to study for an average of 35 hours per week and part-time students
for an average of 12 hours per week.
Those who graduate with the award of MSc by Research will be qualified
for a wide range of careers in industry and academia.
The National Centre for Project Management is home to vibrant research
community, with a diverse range of interests ranging from trends
in project management; project success and failure; evidence-based
practice in project management; project management capability and
maturity models; agile, extreme and lean project management; project
management competence; knowledge management in projects; project
management benchmarking; leadership in projects; risk and opportunity
management; change management; reflective project management practice;
decision making; programme management and ethics in projects.
further information, please contact:
wish to discuss your eligibility please contact Pirkko Harvey, Centre
Director, either by emailing email@example.com
or by telephone on + 44 (0) 20 8411 5977.
National Centre for Project Management
London N14 4YZ
Tel. + 44 (0) 20 8411 2299
Fax + 44 (0) 20 8411 5133
or email: firstname.lastname@example.org