Project Management, Finance and Risk at City, University of London - UCAS

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Course summary

This postgraduate Project Management, Finance and Risk programme is for those pursuing or planning a career in managing the introduction of capital goods or applying the latest project management techniques to complex projects. It is particularly suited to students with a scientific or financial engineering background as we cover quantitative risk assessment in depth, which requires an aptitude for measuring and analysing data. Objectives: Consider the risks contained within a project such as the Euro Tunnel. Two governments sponsoring the project and nine billion pounds of finance ring-fenced through a special purpose company to complete it. Will it be finished on time and will it secure the revenues to service the debt? These are the kinds of questions we address on this programme. MSc Project Management, Finance and Risk gives you a foundation in quantitative risk assessment and decision-making under uncertain conditions, coupled with classical engineering economics and financial engineering. From analysing indecision within games theory to rebuilding a country’s infrastructure, we explore the drivers in which businesses operate, and the challenges and opportunities that project managers face. Teaching is provided by internal and external lecturers with expertise in the field. This is complemented by invited lectures from the Bayes Business School, together with people from industry and the banking sector who bring in diverse skill sets and the ability to solve complex problems.


The course is modular and each module lasts four days. The structure has been designed in this way so that both full and part-time students can follow the programme. You are normally required to complete all the taught modules successfully before progressing to the dissertation. Core Modules

  • Managing Project Risk and Uncertainty (20 credits)
  • Optimization and Decision Making (20 credits)
  • The Project Lifecycle (20 credits)
  • Financial Engineering and Planning (20 credits)
  • PMFR Workshops and Seminars (0 credits, P/F)
  • Introductory Mathematics (0 credits, P/F)
Elective Modules You will choose two elective modules.
  • Presenting Data (20 credits)
  • Perspectives on Management and Leadership (20 credits)
  • Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Enterprise (20 credits)
  • Supply Chain Management (20 credits)
  • Decision Sciences I: Complex Systems and Networks (20 credits)
  • Decision Sciences II: Game Theory (20 credits)
  • Dissertation (60 credits)
The dissertation provides you with an opportunity to explore a topic in depth. The dissertation will prepare you to acquire sufficient knowledge in research skills and to explore solutions to complex problems, which may fall outside the scope of taught material.

Assessment method

You will learn across a variety of lectures, tutorials, guided private study, group activities, and coursework. There are four core modules and two electives. From the two electives you can choose four or five topics including games theory, perspectives on management and leadership and entrepreneurship, innovations and enterprise. The course is organised so that each module is taught in a block of four days followed by tutorial support, guided private study, coordinating activities, and coursework.

Entry requirements

Applicants should hold a minimum of a lower second class honours degree or the equivalent from an international institution in a subject with suitable scientific content. Applicants with other qualifications are also considered. Other suitable qualifications If you do not qualify for direct entry, you may wish to follow a Graduate Diploma pathway to the programme through one of our partners. INTO City, University of London Don't meet the entry requirements? INTO City, University of London offers a range of academic and English language programmes to help prepare you for study at City, University of London. You'll learn from experienced teachers in a dedicated international study centre. These programmes are designed for international students who do not meet the required academic and English language requirements for direct entry. To prepare for this degree course, learn more about the Graduate Diploma in Economics. Kaplan International College London City works in partnership with Kaplan International College (KIC) London to provide preparatory courses for international students. Pre Masters courses at KIC London offer comprehensive support to students wishing to complete their postgraduate study at City. Progression to this degree is guaranteed if you complete the KIC London Pre-Masters course at the required level.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £10920 Year 1
International £10920 Year 1
England £7100 Year 1
Scotland £7100 Year 1
Wales £7100 Year 1
Northern Ireland £7100 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.

Sponsorship information

UK/EU applicants - Engineering Scholarships of £2,000; International Student Scholarships of £2,000; City, University of London Graduate Loyalty Discount of £2,500; Please see our website for other scholarships, bursaries and prizes.

Project Management, Finance and Risk at City, University of London - UCAS