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Postgraduate MSc

Strategic Project Management with Industrial Placement

Our MSc Strategic Project Management course equips students with a comprehensive framework of detailed theory and practical processes needed to become a high calibre project manager in this ever-evolving sector.

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Overview

Project Management is ever-growing and evolving as it is an imperative function to improve efficiency and transparency in modern businesses. A project manager is responsible for the day-to-day management of specific projects that have definite outcomes, time limits, and set budgets. The role of the Project Manager is evolving from day-to-day activities but also requires inspirational leadership.

The MSc Strategic Project Management course at Kent Business School is delivered by academic experts and co-developed with industry leaders. You will develop a detailed background of Project Management and strategic theory and the imperative tools and processes project managers use in the business environment.

Taking a 12-month industrial placement allows you to gain work experience in the UK or overseas as part of your Master's. While the placements are self-sought, the School offers support through extra-curricular engagement with our dedicated placements team. Opting for this course with a placement takes the length of your course to up to two years.

Watch our Postgraduate Placements video here.

Reasons to study MSc Strategic Project Management with Industrial Placement at Kent

  • Kent Business School is a ‘Triple Crown’ accredited business school placing us in the top 1% of business schools globally to be accredited by AMBA, EQUIS and AACSB
  • You’ll be part of a supportive community at our Medway campus, 40 minutes from London
  • You’ll learn from our expert teaching staff, many of which appear in the top 2% of researchers worldwide
  • You can increase your career prospects through an Industrial Placement or In-Company Student Consultancy Project, or even transform your idea into a business through the Business Start-Up Journey with ASPIRE
  • You’ll gain access to employability support from enrolment up to 3 years after graduation at the historic Rochester Cathedral

What you’ll learn

You’ll learn the capstone theories of Project Management including corporate strategy, leadership and change management and areas vital to a career in Project Management such as Risk Management, Agile Project Management and the Project Management Office. You will end your Master's with a detailed report and an independent research project with a dedicated expert supervisor and continue on to your placement.

“I love the fact that our professors are industry specialists, so they have hands-on experience in what they are teaching.”

~ Sapna Tiwari, Project Management 2021

Your future

Successful KBS graduates: graduate destinations

Our Project Management graduates find work in project management positions in varying business, in the form of consultancy, freelance and employed work both overseas and in the UK in a wide range of companies and organisations, including:

  • Deloitte 
  • Fujitsu Services Ltd
  • Huawei
  • BP
  • JP Morgan & Chase
  • City Sprint

Many of our students also stay local and find job opportunities regionally in small and medium firms or even set-up their own businesses as well-equipped entrepreneurs.

Embedded employability: developing career-enhancing skills

You gain much more than an academic qualification when you graduate. We enhance your student experience and accelerate your career prospects to help you achieve your ambition. 

From the moment you start with us, our efforts are focused on helping you gain the knowledge, skills and experience you need to thrive in an increasingly competitive workplace. As part of the course, undertake an Industrial Placement or opt for an In-Company Scheme to work on a real business case study. Go on our Business Start-up Journey and transform your idea into a business through ASPIRE. Our qualified careers practitioners provide support for up to three years after graduation. 

Additionally, the Postgraduate Employability Edge programme, available to PGT students at Kent Business School takes place from Welcome Week through to the end of the academic year and is designed to enhance your career prospects further.

Career support
Whether you want to get ahead in your current career, change lanes, or kickstart a new one – we are here to help you realise your ambition.

Fees and funding

The 2024/25 annual tuition fees for this course are:

Full-time

  • UK
  • International

For details of when and how to pay fees and charges, please see our Student Finance Guide.

For students continuing on this programme fees will increase year on year by no more than RPI + 3% in each academic year of study except where regulated.* If you are uncertain about your fee status please contact information@kent.ac.uk.

Your fee status

The University will assess your fee status as part of the application process. If you are uncertain about your fee status you may wish to seek advice from UKCISA before applying.

For details of when and how to pay fees and charges, please see our Student Finance Guide.

For students continuing on this programme, fees will increase year on year by no more than RPI + 3% in each academic year of study except where regulated.* 

Your fee status

The University will assess your fee status as part of the application process. If you are uncertain about your fee status you may wish to seek advice from UKCISA before applying.

General additional costs

Find out more about general additional costs that you may pay when studying at Kent. 

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January 2022 start

Please note that for applicants requiring a student visa to study in the UK, all applications for January start programmes must be received no later than Friday 17 December 2021. Any applications received after this date will only be considered for May or September entry (whichever is the earliest available start date for the programme applied for).

Learn more about the application process or begin your application by clicking on a link below.

You will be able to choose your preferred year of entry once you have started your application. You can also save and return to your application at any time.

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