Masters Degree In Project Management (Keele University)

Sep / Oct
01 Year

Ambitious professionals interested in Project Management now have the opportunity to follow a world class Master’s Degree programmed in Project Management offered by Keele University, UK, in Sri Lanka at SLIIT Computing.

A successful project manager balances the conflicting goals of resource usage, quality of product, time to market and customer satisfaction.

The MSc in Project Management is designed to meet growing industry demands that encompass competencies, skills and knowledge required for most management roles today. The processes are the same across the world and this course caters to all project management disciplines teaching the key skills and competencies to make the student a real asset to any sector across the globe.

Keele University, UK

KKeele University is a world-class University committed to providing the highest quality learning and research. The university has a student population of around 10,000 students and 14% International.

Celebrating over 50 years of university status currently the university is ranked 29th in UK (Sunday Times) and the university is consistently top-rated in the UK graduate employment and student satisfaction league tables. 85% of its research is rated as world-leading and of international importance

The University makes a unique contribution to higher education in its continued commitment to encouraging interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary education and research.

Aims of the Course

The MSc in Project Management Course brings together components from both the School of Computing & Mathematics and the Keele Management School. This programmed is intended to provide the student with the technical and process skills to undertake the role of a project manager in the modern business environment. The course will cover all the basic project management areas as defined in the Project Management Book of Knowledge and in addition will provide the soft skills required in team building and people management.

Course Structure

The MSc in Project Management course is a 12 month programme starting in September, comprising six 15-credit taught modules and one 30 credit distributed team project module (120 credits) plus a dissertation or internship (60 credits). During semester 1 (September to January) students take four core modules. During semester 2 (January to May) students take three core modules. From the end of May to September, students undertake either a dissertation or internship, which is often industrially based. Students gaining 120 credits from taught modules and successfully completing the dissertation will be awarded an MSc. Students gaining 120 credits from taught modules and successfully completing a dissertation or internship will be awarded an MSc. Students gaining 120 credits but not proceeding to the dissertation or internship will be awarded a Postgraduate Diploma. Students who do not gain 120 credits but pass taught modules equalling 60 credits will be awarded a Postgraduate Certificate.


The taught modules are mainly assessed by coursework, with examinations in some of the modules. Dissertation and internship assessment is based largely on a substantial final report.

Entry Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree or appropriate professional qualifications
  • Applicants with substantial years of experience will also be considered.

Professional Recognition

The course covers the project management areas defined in the Project Management Book of Knowledge PMBOK® developed by the Project Management Institute (PMI), Inc, USA.

Course Content

Semester 1

  • Accounting and Finance
  • Marketing & Operations Management
  • People and Organizations
  • Project Scope and Portfolio Management
  • Problem Solving Skills for Consultants

Semester 2

  • Metrics, Estimation, Analysis and Teams
  • Project Management Distributed Group Project
  • Problem Solving Skills for Consultants

Semester 3

  • Dissertation /Company Internship

How to Apply

  • Collect printed from SLIIT Computing Academic Affairs Division
    Send completed application to

Manager Academic Affairs

SLIIT Computing (Pvt) Ltd,

Level 13, BOC Merchant Tower,

No.28, St. Michael’s Road,

Colombo 03.

Hotline: 0772 66 55 55

Tel: 0117 54 3600

Apply now and reserve your seat. Limited seats are available for this program.