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University of Roehampton’s MSc in Project Management recognised with academic accreditation

The University’s MSc in Project Management course has been awarded an academic accreditation from the Association for Project Management (APM), the largest professional body of its kind in Europe. This makes the course one of only 28 APM accredited academic degrees in the UK.

Posted: 23 June 2015

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Students studying the newly accredited MSc in Project Management
The accreditation will provide students with a qualification recognised by a growing sector for its quality and relevance to the workplace. Students will also have opportunities to attend APM events which include regular conferences and talks, access their materials, and study qualifications offered by the association at a discounted price.

In order to secure the accreditation the University went through a rigorous process which involved demonstrating how the MSc is aligned to the Association of Project Management Body of Knowledge (APMBOK), as well as demonstrating that the Quality Assurance and other processes within the university are robust.

The MSc in Project Management at the University of Roehampton offers students an opportunity to study an accredited course in the capital. It shows they will be well prepared for careers in business as they as they have gained a knowledge of the APMBOK in an environment that subscribes to the APM's Five Dimensions of Professionalism, these include breadth and commitment. At present there are only three universities in London that are APM accredited for their course.

Professor Sharon Mavin, Director of Roehampton Business School said: “I am thrilled with the accreditation, we are in the middle of a 10 year period when the industry will see 15.7 million new project management roles created globally, the recognition of our MSc shows our commitment to providing a course that allows students to be well prepared for careers in the sector”.

Peter Hill, a Lecturer in the Business School, supports this statement and said: “Many processes in all industries are increasingly being done as projects. At Roehampton for example we take a number of dance students on our undergraduate project management module because productions are now run as projects.” He said students on this course could expect to be taught by professors with a strong research background as well as lecturers that have lots of industry experience.

There are plans to get the undergraduate project management module accredited in the coming year. The accreditation is valid for three years.

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