Dr Artem Khudenko - Programme Leader
Dr Khudenko is a Senior Lecturer at the Lincoln International Business School and Programme Leader for MSc Project Management. He is the Module Co-ordinator for Project and Contract Risk Management, Programmes and Portfolios, Integrating Operations, and Business Project Management. He has also been involved in overseeing modules related to Logistics and Supply Chain Management, Strategy, Quality, and Operations Management.Academic Staff List Make an Enquiry
Welcome to MSc Project Management
Today's global businesses list project management skills as one of the most desirable when hiring new talent. MSc Project Management at the University of Lincoln provides an opportunity to engage with fundamental theories and best practices in a systematic, critical, and creative way.
Projects are now ubiquitous for businesses. They formalise the way in which organisations implement the constant improvements required to successfully operate in competitive markets and usually involve high risk and uncertainty. The historical legacy of project management is evident everywhere in the world. Everything that has been constructed, from the Egyptian pyramids and medieval cathedrals to skyscrapers and other prominent examples of contemporary infrastructure, was at some point a project.
Irrespective of current levels of project management knowledge or experience, students on this programme have the opportunity to gain the confidence needed to plan complex projects, lead and inspire teams, manage difficult stakeholders, and cope with the most unpleasant or unexpected risks. They are able to develop practical skills relating to design, planning, and execution of projects, in addition to conflict resolution and effective multi-functional project integration.
This course has been developed for both recent graduates and those seeking a change in their career path. It is therefore not restricted to students with a business related background.
How You Study
The comprehensive and intellectually challenging curriculum is informed by professional best practice and is designed to meet the expectations of contemporary global organisations. The curriculum covers a range of project and programme management theory, including effective methods of project initiation, planning, execution, and close-out. The overall aim is to optimally balance the acquisition of both hard and soft skills.
The programme consists of seven core modules and one optional module, and concludes with a dissertation which encourages innovation and diverse pathways to the final assessed product. In this respect, the dissertation is an extended project that can accommodate a range of independent work.
- Decision Analysis for Managers
- Delivering Projects, Programmes, and Portfolios
- Finance and Accounting
- Project and Contract Risk Management
- Project Planning and Management
- Research Methods and Design
- Teams and Leadership
Optional modules will run as long as minimum student numbers are met. Timetabling arrangements may limit the availability of modules to some students. As the options reflect staff research interests, they may change over time.
Methods of delivery include lectures, seminars, workshops, IT lab sessions, and external visits. A number of innovative teaching approaches are also used such as flipped classroom, challenges, simulations, and role plays.
Contact hours and Independent Study
Each module typically consists of two or three weekly teaching hours over a teaching term. Four modules are usually studied per term, equating to eight to 12 hours per week. Part-time students usually study two modules per term, equating to four to six hours of contact time per week. Hours of study can vary from term to term for both full and part-time students and can be spread throughout the week.
Postgraduate level study involves a significant proportion of independent study, exploring the material covered in lectures and seminars. As a general guide, for every hour spent in class, students are expected to spend at least three to four hours in independent study. For more detailed information please contact the Programme Leader.
An Introduction to Your Modules
† Some courses may offer optional modules. The availability of optional modules may vary from year to year and will be subject to minimum student numbers being achieved. This means that the availability of specific optional modules cannot be guaranteed. Optional module selection may also be affected by staff availability.
How you are assessed
MSc Project Management is designed to help students develop a unique mix of hard and soft project management skills, emphasising the pivotal role of communication and negotiation - not only to grow professionally as a manager, but also personally as a leader and influencer.
A variety of assessment methods are used during this course including reports, tests, oral presentations, portfolios, and practical projects. These assessments are designed to develop the skills needed for a career in business.
There is a focus on action learning as well as immediate practical application of any learned skill or technique, which helps students to critically appraise various solutions to a real-life problem and make a robust managerial decision.
Prizes may be available in the form of funding for students to sit professional exams.
The University of Lincoln's policy on assessment feedback aims to ensure that academics will return in-course assessments to students promptly - usually within 15 working days of the submission date.
Fees and Funding
For eligible students, there are more ways than ever before to fund your postgraduate study, whether you want to do a taught or research course. For those wishing to undertake a Master's course, UK students can apply for a loan as a contribution towards the course and living costs. Loans are also available to those who wish to undertake doctoral study. The University offers a number of scholarships and funded studentships for those interested in postgraduate study. Learn how Master's and PhD loans, scholarships, and studentships can help you fund your studies on our Postgraduate Fees and Funding pages.
Programme-Specific Additional Costs
For each course you may find that there are additional costs. These may be with regard to the specific clothing, materials or equipment required, depending on your course. Some courses provide opportunities for you to undertake field work or field trips. Where these are compulsory, the cost for the travel, accommodation and your meals may be covered by the University and so is included in your fee. Where these are optional you will normally (unless stated otherwise) be required to pay your own transportation, accommodation and meal costs.
With regards to text books, the University provides students who enrol with a comprehensive reading list and you will find that our extensive library holds either material or virtual versions of the core texts that you are required to read. However, you may prefer to purchase some of these for yourself and you will be responsible for this cost.
Please note that this programme is now closed for international applications for September 2023 entry.
Entry Requirements 2023-24
Lower second class honours (2:2) degree or equivalent professional experience.
If you have studied outside of the UK, and are unsure whether your qualification meets the above requirements, please visit our country pages https://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/studywithus/internationalstudents/entryrequirementsandyourcountry/ for information on equivalent qualifications.
Overseas students will be required to demonstrate English language proficiency equivalent to IELTS 6.0 overall, with a minimum of 5.5 in each element. For information regarding other English language qualifications we accept, please visit the English Requirements page https://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/studywithus/internationalstudents/englishlanguagerequirementsandsupport/englishlanguagerequirements/.
If you do not meet the above IELTS requirements, you may be able to take part in one of our Pre-session English and Academic Study Skills courses. https://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/studywithus/internationalstudents/englishlanguagerequirementsandsupport/pre-sessionalenglishandacademicstudyskills/ . These specialist courses are designed to help students meet the English language requirements for their intended programme of study.
Students on this programme can benefit from working alongside an experienced team of staff consisting of academically and professionally qualified lecturers with relevant industrial experience and wide-ranging research interests.
Students can also participate in a project within the local community, to enhance their team working skills and CV, and the PM 4.0 Innovation Challenge organised in collaboration with industry partners.
The programme has links with project management teams (PMOs) in the University’s Estates and ICT departments. It also invites practising project managers and consultants as guest speakers and career advisors from the Association for Project Management, BBC, Export Development Canada, BAE Systems, Jacobs, and Siemens.
The School hosts a series of visiting speakers each year, enabling students to hear and learn from industry experts. Previous speakers have included representatives from organisations such as Deloitte, Santander, HSBC, Innocent, The Institute of Internal Auditors, and Sir David Tweedie (ex-Chairman of the IASB).
The programme invites practising project managers and consultants as guest speakers and career advisers: Association for Project Management, BBC, Export Development Canada, BAE Systems, Jacobs, Siemens.
Broaden Your Horizons
Lincoln International Business School students can expand their horizons, visit our partner universities, and see international business in action by joining funded international trips to exciting overseas destinations. Places are awarded competitively to eligible students each academic year.
Find out more about our funded field trip places for students.
"From conventional theories of project management to present day and experimental approaches, a wide and informative overview was presented in the programme in a way that inspires confidence and prepares you for entering the workplace as a project professional."David Lawrence-Ayres, MSc Project Management graduate
Career and Personal Development
In today’s rapidly changing business environment, knowledgeable project managers are more desirable than ever. As an outcome of our Master’s programme, students will have received the opportunity to obtain a comprehensive set of skills that can be applied in a variety of sectors and industries, including infrastructure construction, logistics, financial services, information technology and systems, oil and gas, military, product development, research, healthcare, and management consultancy.
Although specific responsibilities will vary dependent on an industry, the role of a project manager always requires the same practical skills to deal with design, planning, and execution, while being able to resolve conflicts and integrate across a range of functional areas.
Previous graduates from this programme have taken up roles at BAE Systems, Accenture, Nottingham Trent University, Network Rail, Sky, Mace, Nuclear AMRC, Defence and Security Accelerator, and ESL.
Working in Partnership
Lincoln International Business School works with students and organisations to enhance the contribution of business to society. For students, that means developing their business skills and knowledge to improve their career readiness.
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