Online course details

UK/EU fee

£875 (2021/22)

International fee

£875 (2021/22)

Course level

Level 5

Course credits

20 credits

Next course date

30 May 2022


10 weeks


Tutored online learning



Online course description

Project management techniques are becoming increasingly important in competitive business environments to ensure effective communication and delivery of the project on schedule, within a fixed budget.

Project Management is becoming a mainstream activity in which most managers will become involved during their careers, therefore it is a critical skill. Project management is evolving significantly away from its original roots in construction and engineering and is now relevant to all business contexts.

This course will provide a comprehensive methodology for managing projects. It is therefore imperative for you to have a solid understanding of its strengths and weaknesses in the context of different organisations and scenarios. This course considers the trinity of scope, cost and time, and connects you with the operational aspects of managing projects.

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the course, you will be able to:

  1. Assess the need for change and develop strategies for managing change
  2. Define, assess, resource and schedule a feasible industry project
  3. Evaluate organisational and management issues concerned with project management

Course content

This course is designed to help you develop analytical skills to understand project management principles, techniques and applications. Emphasis will be placed on the joint development and integration of theory and practice. The guiding principle of this course is that theory and practice are inextricably linked.

This course covers the following areas: 


Offset course credits towards another qualification

Once you’ve completed this course you may be able to offset the 20 credits towards our online BSc (Hons) Business and Management. This would reduce the number of modules you would need to study and the total cost of the course.

Fees and funding

2021/22 Fees for new entrants

Starting between September 2021 and August 2022.

UK/EU fee: £875

International fee: £875

2022/23 Fees for new entrants

Starting between September 2022 and August 2023.

UK/EU fee: £875

International fee: £875

About your fees

Prices are correct for the year of entry shown. These are subject to annual increase in subsequent academic years.

Course requirements

You will need A-levels or equivalent qualifications such as a BTEC certificate or diploma, an international baccalaureate, OU credits, an access to HE diploma, Scottish highers or Irish leaving certificate.

We’ll also consider all the information that you include in your application, including evidence of any relevant experience which demonstrates you have the potential to succeed on this online learning course.

English language qualifications

If English is not your first language you will need an English language qualification. For this course you will need at least one of the following:

*If you have a minimum of IELTS level 4.5, you can study our Certificate of Credit in English for Academic Purposes, which we will accept as evidence that you are able to perform at a suitable level of IELTS 6.0. We will also accept the Certificate of Credit as evidence that you can perform at GCSE level.

If you are unable to take an English Language Test locally, you may wish to consider our Derby English Language Test (DELT), which is an online test in two parts: reading and writing, and listening and speaking. Take a look at our Derby English Language test (DELT) page for full course details, online exam dates and how to book.

Documents to support your application

When submitting your application, please ensure it is complete, with all the relevant documents requested in the application form. These are listed below:

*Documents not in English or Welsh must be accompanied by a certified translation by a professional translator/translation company. Each translation must contain:

A list of approved translators can be found on the UK Government website.

How to apply

Students should apply directly to the University.

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For support with completing your application, view our guide to the application process.

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Who will teach you

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Prateek Adhikari
Programme leader

Lecturer in Hospitality, Business, and Leisure, Prateek Adhikari has past experience of working as a consultant for high-end restaurants and hotels. He teaches across a range of Hospitality, Leisure, and Business Programmes.

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