Who is this Masters for?

This PMI-GAC accredited online masters is designed to accelerate career progression for dedicated project and programme professionals and those in project driven functions.

Next intake

September 2021

Project and Programme Professionals

This online masters goes beyond frameworks and theory, centring around practical, work-based learning enabling those in dedicated project or programme management roles to excel, immediately applying learnings as they go to drive more progressive results for their employer.

By developing cross industry project management capabilities and wider business skills, the course also accelerates career progression into more senior or strategic roles such as Global Project Manager, Head of PMO, Programme Director or CIO or a move into a project or programme role in a whole new industry.

Develop cross-industry capabilities

This virtual masters programme builds technical, business and leadership skills for project management, to enable learners to achieve project and programme success, no matter what industry they currently or intend to work in across the public or private sector.

Learn how to manage projects in a global context

Working in virtual teams consisting of project professionals from across the globe, you will learn about dealing with the different environments, stakeholders and challenges that exist in different regions worldwide.

Immediately accelerate project success in your organisation

With a strong focus on collaborative, practical learning, this masters provides project and programme professionals with industry relevant lessons and skills that you can immediately apply in your current role.

Develop wider business skills and knowledge

The masters also develops an array of wider business skills that are essential to managing successful projects and programmes, including leadership, governance, H.R., research, risk management, facilitation and negotiation.

Stand out from the crowd with a world class qualification

Graduate with an internationally recognised, level 9 university masters qualification in project management, backed by global accreditation from the Project Management Institute’s Global Accreditation Centre.

Assert your career in a growing area of employment

With 2.2 million new project and programme management roles expected to open each year globally across the public and private sector through to 2027, the opportunity is now to firmly assert your career in the field with a masters qualification.
The vast range of knowledge and skills that I learned on the UL Online Masters in Project and Programme Management were key to my progression to a new Programme Manager role on the global PMO team. Aidan Cafferky Global Programme Manager, New Product Development @ Ingersoll Rand

Project Driven Functions

Project management is not just for project managers. There are many functions and roles within the public and private sector which require heavy interaction with project teams or which have direct responsibilities for leading projects. Business owners, C-level executives, Event Managers, Construction Managers and those within Product Management, Engineering, Operations, R&D, Manufacturing, I.T. and Maintenance functions in the public sector or large private sector organisations are some key examples.

This online masters helps such learners to significantly deepen their project and programme management skills and knowledge and strengthen their impact on their current organisation, by complementing technical expertise with a strategic skill set. The programme also drives career progression goals, facilitating transition into dedicated project/programme roles, an alternative function or a more senior, strategic role within your current area of expertise.

Deepen project and programme management expertise

The masters delves deep into both the practical and theoretical aspects of project and programme management, developing highly advanced, global best-practice project and programme management expertise and skills.

Complement technical or functional expertise with an in-demand strategic, skill set

To deliver projects successfully requires both “soft” and “hard” PM skills. That’s why this masters is also highly focused on developing a broader skillset budgeting, people management, risk management and decision-making skills. Combining technical or functional expertise with broader business skills and advanced project and programme management knowledge equips you with strategic management capabilities ensuring you can achieve optimum results when tasked with managing a project or team.

Enable career progression to a more senior role

With a broader understanding of business functions and how to successfully interact with and manage various functions and departments, the Online Masters in Project and Programme Management positions learners to progress naturally into more senior and strategic roles.

Open wider career opportunities for the future (cross-industry or cross-function)

By establishing cross-functional, cross-industry project and programme management expertise and business skills, the masters opens up a wide and diverse range of employment options in your future career path, across both public and private sectors, even facilitating a move into a whole new industry or career.

Increase your earning power

Earning an advanced masters degree in project and programme management, an area with growing global demand yet a significant skills shortage, increases your earning potential and attractiveness to potential employers.
My background was in mechanical engineering, but the masters enabled me to develop a full set of both hard and soft PM skills, including HR, Governance and Leadership, which helped me to secure an executive role at a new company. Trevor Donnellan Vice President, Modular Automation USA

Have a question about your suitability?

Contact Course Director Get in touch with our course director, Dr. John Lannon. He can help answer any questions you may have.

Typical Class Cohort

A diverse mix of experience, roles and backgrounds enhances the learning experience.
Previous cohorts included non-profit staff, technical team leads, company directors and senior
managers overseeing major multinational projects.

Including construction, engineering, non-profit, IT, pharmaceutical, financial, government, fisheries, defence forces and more
A diversity of cultures and business challenges to learn from
Big enough to experience diverse perspectives, small enough to make real connections
Student Figures for the Past 3 Years
M.Sc. in Project & Programme Management 2016 2017 2018
Yearly Enrolment (Autumn & Spring) 37 48 54
Yearly Programme Graduates* 34 13 19
* Yearly Programme Graduates correspond to the intakes in Academic Years 2013 – 2015, which were lower that the intakes in 2016 – 2018.