Course overview


Project management is crucial in all business fields, from the financial sector and information technology to healthcare and public services. With more organisations defining their activities as projects, the demand for qualified project managers is growing.

This course has been designed to meet the increasing demand for effective project management across all industries and sectors. The system emphasises equipping students with skills and expertise to plan and practice project management in global business and social environments and emerging trends influencing project management, such as virtual and hybrid work.

It provides a career entry, or further development, in the discipline of Project Management, beyond its traditional confines of engineering and construction, as applicable to enterprise management theory and practice. A central emphasis of the programme is a focus on responsible project management (RPM) to assist students in understanding how project management can impact and improve society.


Key features


  • This course considers emerging trends within Project Management, such as flexible and virtual project teams, to provide you with the most up-to-date knowledge.
  • The course provides an emphasis on equipping students with skills and expertise to both plan and practice in project management in global business, social environments and emerging trends projects.
  • The module features Emerging Trends and Professional Frameworks, Managing Projects for Success, Organisational Project Management, Dynamic Influence for Governance from the enterprise perspective and strives to develop your personal SWOT analysis for career realisation.
  • The programme leaders are experienced professionals who ensure students receive a high-quality education. They are readily available to answer any questions or concerns students may have regarding the accreditation process or the course content. 
  • DMU Dubai students can now benefit from the Industry Advisory Board, which comprises leading experts and professionals at the enterprise level. The board provides valuable insights and guidance to ensure the curriculum remains relevant and current with industry trends and demands.
  • Benefit from Education 2030, where a simplified ‘block learning’ timetable means you will study one subject at a time and have more time to engage with your learning, receive faster feedback and enjoy a better study-life balance


  • Applicants will typically hold an undergraduate degree with a minimum pass of 2:2 or equivalent overseas qualification. 
  • Professional qualifications deemed to be of equivalent standing will be considered on an individual basis. 
  • Work experience is not a requirement. However, applications from those without formal qualifications but with significant professional experience in the relevant field will be considered individually

If English language was not the medium of instruction in your previous academic qualification, an IELTS score of 6.0 or equivalent when you start the course is essential. Students with other qualifications may also be considered.


Education 2030

We want to ensure you have the best learning experience possible and a supportive and nurturing learning community. That’s why we’re introducing a new block model for delivering the majority of our courses, known as Education 2030. This means a more simplified timetable where you will study one subject at a time instead of several at once. You will have more time to engage with your learning and get to know the teaching team and course mates. You will receive faster feedback through more regular assessment, and have a better study-life balance to enjoy other important aspects of university life.

Read more about Education 2030

Course modules

  • Block 1: Managing Projects for Success: Lifecycle Optimisation
  • Block 2: Responsible Project Management: Ethics & Sustainability
  • Block 3: Organisational Project Management: Dynamic Influence for Governance
  • Block 4: Project Management Futures: Emerging Trends and Professional Frameworks
  • Block 5 & 6: Project Management Dissertation
See more detailed module descriptions

Note: All modules are indicative and based on the current academic session. Course information is correct at the time of publication and is subject to review. Exact modules may, therefore, vary for your intake in order to keep content current. If there are changes to your course we will, where reasonable, take steps to inform you as appropriate.

Professional Accreditations

At DMU Leicester this programme is accredited by the below-mentioned bodies. Students starting at DMU Dubai then transferring to DMU Leicester to complete their studies may be eligible to achieve the UK professional accreditations associated with this programme: contact us to find out more.

Teaching and assessment

You will be taught through a combination of workshops, lectures, projects and online resources.

Over the whole programme, there is a varied mix of assessment including: presentations, case study analysis, individual exercises, report writing, and essay writing. These are developed during the module with the opportunity for in-class formative feedback. Learners will also be issued in advance with a proposed timetable of assessments in order to ensure that academic work is timed appropriately and that students are provided with an opportunity to effectively plan and manage their time and workloads.

Teaching contact hours

This is a full-time course and in total you should be prepared to devote approximately 2 hours of lectures, 6 hours of workshop and 2 hours of asynchronous activity each week.

Graduate careers

Career opportunities within project management are varied. This fast-growing management discipline provides opportunities in the private and public sectors including industries such as cultural events, construction, finance, pharmaceuticals, transport and large scale government projects.