Software Project Management at Royal Holloway, University of London - UCAS

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Course summary

This exciting software industry focused masters degree opens digital sector job opportunities up to students with non-technical backgrounds. If you are a finalist or recent graduate in any subject wanting to boost your employability, this innovative course will develop your knowledge and skills to provide a pathway to success in the digital era. Study our dedicated Software Project Management masters degree course and you’ll be taught by experienced practitioners from the digital sector. In an area with considerable job growth, you’ll develop a strong skill set by studying the Prince 2 qualification, acquiring practical knowledge of project management, an in-depth understanding of Agile (software development) methodology, the ability to interact with developers and understand software engineering concepts. You will become confident in using acquired skills to communicate strategies to stakeholders at all levels. You will enjoy studying in our well-equipped campus and work with our supportive academic staff to realise your full potential. On graduating you will have knowledge of how software products are planned, developed and delivered and the ability to deliver a project over a full project lifecycle. Develop the knowledge and skillset to plan, design and deliver software management projects on time and on budget. Learn how to interact with developers and understand software engineering concepts Great career prospects in software project management and other related disciplines. From time to time, we make changes to our courses to improve the student and learning experience, and this is particularly the case as we continue to respond to the Covid-19 pandemic. If we make a significant change to your chosen course, we’ll let you know as soon as we can.


Year 1 Introduction to Project Management Information Technology and Project Management International Strategic Technology Management Business Research Methods Advanced Applied Project Management and Planning Information Systems & IT Governance Business Intelligence Systems, Infrastructures and Technologies Software Engineering Dissertation project

Assessment method

There are nine modules in the taught phase of this programme. six from the Electronic Engineering department and three from the Computer Science department. Modules will be taught primarily in lectures with some seminar work. A proportion of work will be set to do outside of the classroom, including project and group work, and other modules will require additional reading prior to the next lecture. All students are assigned a personal tutor who works with them in providing academic advice and pastoral support throughout their degree. The majority of the assessments are coursework based with a mixture of group and individual pieces, and students will complete a dissertation project. If you choose to study part-time the programme usually takes 2 years. However part time students may complete their programme of study over a period of up to 5 years.

Entry requirements

2:2 UK 2:2 (Honours) degree or equivalent. Relevant professional qualifications and relevant experience in an associated area will be considered. Normally we require a UK 2:2 (Honours) or equivalent. Relevant professional qualifications and experience in an associated area will be considered.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Republic of Ireland £12600 Year 1
EU £22800 Year 1
England £12600 Year 1
Northern Ireland £12600 Year 1
Scotland £12600 Year 1
Wales £12600 Year 1
Channel Islands £12600 Year 1
International £22800 Year 1

Additional fee information

These tuition fees apply to students enrolled on a full-time basis. Students studying on the standard part-time course structure over two years are charged 50% of the full-time applicable fee for each study year. All postgraduate fees are subject to inflationary increases. This means that the overall cost of studying the course via part-time mode is slightly higher than studying it full-time in one year. Royal Holloway's policy is that any increases in fees will not exceed 5% for continuing students. For further information, please see our terms and conditions. Please note that for research courses, we adopt the minimum fee level recommended by the UK Research Councils for the Home tuition fee. Each year, the fee level is adjusted in line with inflation (currently, the measure used is the Treasury GDP deflator). Fees displayed here are therefore subject to change and are usually confirmed in the spring of the year of entry. For more information on the Research Council Indicative Fee please see the RCUK website. The UK Government has confirmed that EU nationals are no longer eligible to pay the same fees as UK students, nor be eligible for funding from the Student Loans Company. This means you will be classified as an international student. At Royal Holloway, we wish to support those students affected by this change in status through this transition. For eligible EU students starting their course with us in September 2023, we will award a fee reduction scholarship equivalent to 30% of the difference between the UK and international fee for your course. This will apply for the duration of your course. Find out more These estimated costs relate to studying this particular degree at Royal Holloway during the 2023/24 academic year, and are included as a guide. Costs, such as accommodation, food, books and other learning materials and printing, have not been included.
Software Project Management at Royal Holloway, University of London - UCAS