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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Project Management is ever-growing and evolving as an imperative function to improve efficiency and transparency in modern businesses. Tomorrow’s project managers don’t only need expert organisational skills and the ability to manage conflicting tasks and pressures. They need to understand how to provide leadership of projects and enact organisational change in both a global, and sustainable way. Our MSc Strategic Project Management programme embeds these issues as a core part of out teaching, meaning our graduates are ready to go into the world and effect change.

Kent Business School is ‘triple crown accredited’ this puts us in the top 1% of business schools globally. There is no better place to take the next step in your career and realise your ambitions. Our MSc Strategic Project Management course at Kent Business School is delivered by academic experts and co-developed with industry leaders and experts. 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. This accompanied with the global outlook and emphasis on an ethical and sustainable approach to project management, means you will be able to not only step into a career in project management, but be a leader in the field.

You will end your Master's with a detailed report on an independent research project with a dedicated expert supervisor. This is a fantastic example of your work, skills and knowledge to show employers after you graduate. Our graduates typically find work in consultancy and employed work both in the UK and globally. You will be well placed to either start you own business, or work in companies such as Deloitte, JP Morgan & Chase, BP and Huawei as examples of businesses many of our graduates have worked in. Whatever your goals are in business, our MSc Strategic Project Management programme is a great first step to get there.

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.


Kent Business School is among the top 1% of ‘triple crown’ business schools worldwide following its European Quality Improvement System (EQUIS) accreditation from the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD).

The ‘Triple Crown’ involves awards by the three leading business school accreditation organisations – EQUIS, The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) and The Association of MBAs (AMBA).

This course's accreditation by the CMI means that you will also receive a Level 7 Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership Practice following graduation.

Why study Strategic Project Management with Industrial Placement at Kent?

Start up. Stay ahead.

At KBS we want to support your success. Transform your idea into a business through the Business Start-Up Journey with ASPIRE.


A leader in the field.

Our Triple Accreditation by EQUIS, AACSB and AMBA places us in the top 1% of Business Schools globally. 

Embedding employability.

Employability is at our core. You'll receive dedicated support to kickstart your career through our teaching and careers support up to 3 years after graduation.

An international hub.

You’ll be part of a supportive, diverse community at our Medway campus, just 40 minutes from London. Expand your network and make global connections.

Industry experts.

Our academics are industry experts who have hands on experience with everything they teach. Your course is informed by real world expertise.

Sapna's story

My course leader still shows such an interest in my professional growth.

Sapna Tiwari is from Mumbai, India. She studied MSc Project Management (now Strategic Project Management) and graduated last year, securing a job as an analyst at Cognizant Worldwide after university. Discover how Kent has helped her on her journey.

Your future

Embedded employability: developing career-enhancing skills

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, you may wish to undertake an Industrial Placement or opt for an In-Company Scheme to work on a real business case study as part of your capstone Research project. 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.

Our careers and employability support at Kent Business School is designed to make sure you are ready to hit the ground running when you graduate, when you study with us you can expect:

  • 1-2-1 personalised Career Coaching with qualified and experienced coaches.
  • Pre-arrival guidance for international students to support navigating the UK labour market
  • Mentoring opportunities through professional bodies, business leaders and Kent alumni
  • Workshops and events designed to support your career planning, finding and securing work and work experience, and professional development, including insights from industry.
  • Access to careers fairs, live projects/competitions with employers and networking opportunities
  • Plus access to extracurricular professional development and skills courses run by industry professionals

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

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.

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:


  • 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

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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Kent ranked top 50 in The Complete University Guide 2024.

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Research excellence

Kent has risen 11 places in THE’s REF 2021 ranking, confirming us as a leading research university.


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