Immediate Returns

Proven to help companies increase efficiency and profitability

Next intake

September 2022

Tangible Benefits for Companies

Year after year, the employers of students completing the online Masters in Project & Programme Management gain measurable benefits from the programme through their employees’ increased knowledge and expanded skillsets. Students demonstrate greater understanding of all project management knowledge areas, are better at relationship and risk management, and demonstrate more effective leadership and project and programme management skills both in general and on specific tasks.

Better, faster, smarter processes

Our graduates become employees who are skilled at identifying opportunities to improve process efficiency by streamlining requirements, costs and execution across multiple areas, with improved risk management, project leadership, communication and scheduling skills.

Apply proven project management methods

Our broad range of experienced tutors and industry-relevant content exposes students to best practice project management techniques across all disciplines and helps them understand and decide how to apply the right approach to each aspect of a project.

Greater leadership resources

This Project & Programme Management Masters programme develops strategic thinking capability and broadens business knowledge in areas such as governance, stakeholder management, international relations and more. Your organisation will benefit from greater leadership support and capability.

Access to new ways of thinking

Throughout this Masters Degree in Project Management, you’ll gain progressive insights into your business as students develop perspectives and methods of evaluation, communication and management and immediately put them into practice in their real work environment.

Portfolio-level capabilities

As students expand their project management abilities and strengthen their critical thinking skills, employers gain more confident employees with the capability to take on larger scale and higher profile projects and programmes, with a view to improving overall portfolio performance.

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Employer Case Study

A Clear Vision for Firecrest

Recent graduate James Corcoran used his third-semester in-company project to carry out a value study and help define the vision and improve the efficiency of his company’s work for University College Dublin. James worked for Firecrest, a division of ICON Plc, focused on enhancing patient engagement and supporting patient recruitment and retention. UCD contracted Firecrest to create a video which would be used across social media platforms to help raise awareness about diabetes among the school-aged population.

Using the knowledge and skills gained in the UL Masters Degree in Project & Programme Management, James focused on creating a clear vision of the project’s key criteria and functions, aligning thinking towards a defined goal and improving the efficiency of the project plan to reduce the estimated duration. The project team, including James’ supervisor, Sean Kirwan, found his contribution invaluable for refining the scope of the project and giving perspective on what truly constituted value in the project. In addition to improving the project for UCD, James revealed a new approach to project planning and management that will be used by Firecrest going forward.

I found this value study to be very comprehensive and thorough. I would highly recommend value studies being carried out on future projects in the workplace. The presentation was particularly well put together and spoken, which emphasised clarity and comprehension of the value study carried out. Sean Kirwan Medical Scientist, University College Dublin, Belfield, Dublin 4

Get in Touch

Contact Course Director To discuss how the Masters Degree in Project & Programme Management could improve project performance in your organisation, please contact our course director, John Kelly

Best Practice Capabilities

Gain best practice project management skills and approaches.

Published by the Project Management Institute (PMI), the PMBOK® Guide maps the 47 processes of project management to ten central areas of knowledge. This course expands and strengthens skills in each of these areas, ensuring graduates are ready to succeed in senior project and programme management roles.

Masters in Project Management - 10 Knowledge Areas

What Our Students Say

Martina Graduate, Project Manager, ON Semiconductor
“The course brought together all of my previous learnings and experience and gave me a Masters qualification with credible accreditation.”
Martina Corbett, Project Manager, ON Semiconductor
"Unlike other online courses however, this programme is highly collaborative which delivers a better learning process, enabling insight into how other industries deal with project challenges like mine."
Rob Wienand, Project Manager, Chelopech Mining EAD, Bulgaria
Online Project and Programme Management Masters Graduate
"The masters gave me the opportunity to collaborate with peers worldwide and get insights and perspectives into handling projects in different industries, on a global level."
Rajesh Subraya Aiyandra, Senior Package Design Manager, Dialog Semiconductor


Our Masters in Project & Programme Management is one of few PMI GAC-accredited, online masters programmes worldwide. Students who complete this masters acquire an internationally recognised, PMI GAC-accredited, level 9 university degree.