BSc (Hons)

Project Management

Teaching & Learning

The tabs below detail what and how you will study in each year of your course. The balance of assessments and overall workload is indicative and may be subject to change.

Due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic we are currently unable to advise on the mode of teaching for September 2021, however we will keep you updated and provide more information as soon as we can. We continue to follow government guidance and your teaching and learning will reflect the restrictions in place at the time of delivery. We currently anticipate that you may experience a blended approach – this is a mix of face-to-face, on campus and online teaching and learning. You can keep up to date with teaching and learning at Leeds Beckett via our Covid-19 website. Updated course specifications will be available in August 2021. In the meantime, our existing course specifications are available.

What you'll learn

Build your understanding of the key themes in projects and project management and the generic tools and techniques you will use in your professional practice. This module closely links to the Project Practice module.
Adding to the knowledge developed on the Principles of Project Management module, you will refine your understanding of projects and the tools used, and you will investigate the core people and contextual elements of projects.
As projects now occur in an increasingly wide range of sectors, you will look beyond the usual perspectives of a project and investigate projects in non-traditional contexts, exploring their increasing complexity in the modern environment.
Build your understanding of the key themes in projects and project management and the generic tools and techniques you will use in your professional practice. This module closely links to the Project Practice module.
Adding to the knowledge developed on the Principles of Project Management module, you will refine your understanding of projects and the tools used, and you will investigate the core people and contextual elements of projects.
As projects now occur in an increasingly wide range of sectors, you will look beyond the usual perspectives of a project and investigate projects in non-traditional contexts, exploring their increasing complexity in the modern environment.

What you'll learn

You will study two key aspects of projects: the tools that can manage the risks inherent in any project and how to achieve best value for clients, sponsors and organisations undertaking projects.
You will study in detail the complexities that can arise when managing a range of interlinked stakeholders, and you will develop an appreciation of the tools and approaches used by effective managers and leaders.
Careful planning and effective resource management are essential to the success of any project. You will examine these themes and develop your knowledge of planning techniques and the latest software.
You will develop a solid understanding of project processes and procedures and a detailed knowledge of the generic project management toolkit that can be applied to a project in any context or environment.
You will learn best practice in the management of people, information, systems and processes - essential skills in the organisation of any project.
Projects generate a large amount of information that forms the basis of decision making. You will develop the skills needed to make informed decisions on projects and build generic models to manage the wide-ranging data management needs that arise.
You will examine the practical implications of project management in the workplace. You will be encouraged to discuss real-world examples in class sessions and explore best practice so that you can apply these learnings in your current or future workplace.
You will study two key aspects of projects: the tools that can manage the risks inherent in any project and how to achieve best value for clients, sponsors and organisations undertaking projects.
You will study in detail the complexities that can arise when managing a range of interlinked stakeholders, and you will develop an appreciation of the tools and approaches used by effective managers and leaders.
Careful planning and effective resource management are essential to the success of any project. You will examine these themes and develop your knowledge of planning techniques and the latest software.
You will develop a solid understanding of project processes and procedures and a detailed knowledge of the generic project management toolkit that can be applied to a project in any context or environment.
You will learn best practice in the management of people, information, systems and processes - essential skills in the organisation of any project.
Projects generate a large amount of information that forms the basis of decision making. You will develop the skills needed to make informed decisions on projects and build generic models to manage the wide-ranging data management needs that arise.
You will examine the practical implications of project management in the workplace. You will be encouraged to discuss real-world examples in class sessions and explore best practice so that you can apply these learnings in your current or future workplace.

This course offers the opportunity to take a ‘sandwich’ year – a year of paid employment in industry which will build your skills and experience. This is usually taken between the second and third year of your degree, typically making your course four years in total.

Students who choose the sandwich route find it helps with both their studies and getting a job after graduation. It can build your confidence, contacts, and of course your CV. Leeds Beckett advertise lots of placement opportunities and provide support in helping you find the right placement for you.

What you'll learn

Building on the Planning & Scheduling module and using project management software extensively, you will develop a range of advanced skills for successfully managing a project from its beginning through to its completion.
Supported by your tutor, you will conduct a piece of academic research into an aspect of project management that is of particular interest to you.
A highly practical module, you will work with students from other disciplines to practise project management in a workplace setting. You will provide project management expertise to a multi-disciplinary team, and have the opportunity to reflect on your individual leadership style.
Adopting a top-down approach to projects, you will investigate the strategic and organisational contexts within which projects are selected, prioritised and delivered to maximise the benefits for stakeholders.
Building on all the areas covered throughout your degree, this module will enhance your employability. You will create, develop and implement a best-practice approach to managing projects. You will use the practical experience gained on your placement or in the workplace to create a practitioner-focused toolkit.
Building on the Planning & Scheduling module and using project management software extensively, you will develop a range of advanced skills for successfully managing a project from its beginning through to its completion.
Supported by your tutor, you will conduct a piece of academic research into an aspect of project management that is of particular interest to you.
A highly practical module, you will work with students from other disciplines to practise project management in a workplace setting. You will provide project management expertise to a multi-disciplinary team, and have the opportunity to reflect on your individual leadership style.
Adopting a top-down approach to projects, you will investigate the strategic and organisational contexts within which projects are selected, prioritised and delivered to maximise the benefits for stakeholders.
Building on all the areas covered throughout your degree, this module will enhance your employability. You will create, develop and implement a best-practice approach to managing projects. You will use the practical experience gained on your placement or in the workplace to create a practitioner-focused toolkit.