Course Details

Course Code(s):
Course Start Date:
1 Year Online
Professional Diploma
NFQ Level 9 Minor Award
Faculty: Kemmy Business School
Course Type: Taught, Professional/Flexible, Online
Fees: For Information on Fees, see section below.


Name: Kemmy Business School

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Brief Description

This course qualifies for 50% funding under the HCI Micro-Credential Course Learner Subsidy. Check fees section for details and eligibility.

This programme is for progressive project management professionals, looking to deepen their project management knowledge and expertise through an immersive, collaborative virtual learning environment with a focus on practical, work-based learning. This programme delivered fully online is for progressive management practice.

Build Your Master Plan: Stack Your Way to Success: If you are using this Professional Diploma as the final 30 ECTS Credits to stack into our Master of Professional Practice (MPP) you will need to apply via the MPP page HERE.

The Professional Diploma in Project Management is accredited by the PMI Global Accreditation Centre for Project Management Education Programmes (GAC)”

The GAC Accredited Program seal is a mark of Project Management Institute, Inc

Developed with flexibility in mind, the online delivery model of the programme fits your busy schedule by letting you decide when and where to complete your coursework. Our online virtual classroom offers an immersive learning environment, with active interaction and collaboration with classmates and lecturers from around the world. Gain perspectives, insights and opinions from your global community of classmates, who come from a vast range of backgrounds, cultures and sectors all around the world, enabling a unique, diverse learning experience.


Key features include

· Two-week online induction

· On-going engagement with academics and industry professionals

· Paced asynchronous learning

· Group project work

· Fully supported and user friendly learner management system

· Specific learning path design

· Flexibility of access to materials

Modules run in sequence in 5 week blocks in a highly structured format designed to suit the needs of project professional workplace learners.

The programme is broken down into five modules spread over two semesters with a combined total of 30 ECTS

Semester One (Autumn)

Module 1 (6 ECTS)

Project & Programme Management Science and Principles

Provides insights into the fundamental principles of project and programme management and how they might apply within various settings and sectors.

Module 2 (6 ECTS)

People and Behaviour in Projects

Focuses on the soft skills needed to successfully manage and lead projects, across any industry, on a global scale.

Semester Two (Spring)

Module 3 (6 ECTS)

Project & Programme Management Planning & Control

Applies goal directed methods & tracking, aimed at achieving future sustainable benefits through projects and programmes.

Module 4 (6 ECTS)

Project Leadership & Governance

Raises awareness of the importance of effective project leadership, having clear roles, responsibilities and appropriate governance structures in place.

Module 5 (6 ECTS)

Programme Value Risk and Decision Making

Explains how to develop business models and value solutions that are implemented through programmes, with a focus on long term sustainable benefits.

Professional Diploma in Project Management (Online) - Student Data – GAC

Applicants require a 2.2 or higher in a Level 8 honours degree in a relevant or appropriate discipline, and at least four years relevant work experience in a project related setting.

Recognition is given to prior learning obtained by the applicant.

Applicants may be required to undertake an interview and satisfy the course admission team that they have the motivation and ability to complete and benefit from this course.

What to Include with your Application
Delays in receiving these documents will affect the progress of your application.

  • Photo or Scanned original copy of your transcripts for all years of study. (Graduates of UL need only provide us with their Student ID number.)
  • Photo or Scanned copy of passport to verify ID and full legal name.
  • A copy of your most recent CV.
  • Applicants who do not have English as their first language may satisfy English Language requirements:
  • If your qualifications have been obtained in a country where English is an official language this will suffice

If this is not available, the following additional documents must be provided:
• English translation of your qualification(s)/transcripts
• English language competency certificate

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EU - €6,790

Non EU - €9,800

HCI Micro-Credential Course Learner Subsidy - Candidates who satisfy the eligibility criteria can qualify for 50% funding subject to the availability of places. Subsidy is applied on application. To clarify eligibility please go to Eligibility Criteria

Further information on fees and payment of fees is available from the Student Fees Office website. All fee related queries should be directed to the Student Fees Office (Phone: +353 61 213 007 or email

Please click here for information on funding and scholarships.