This programme is currently under development and may be subject to change
Duration: 1 year full time
Institution code: R72
UK fees: £11,900
International/EU fees: £21,500
Software Project Management (MSc)
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.
Teaching & assessment
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.
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.
International & EU requirements
English language requirements
All teaching at Royal Holloway is in English. You will therefore need to have good enough written and spoken English to cope with your studies right from the start.
The scores we require
- IELTS: 6.5 overall. No subscore lower than 5.5.
- Pearson Test of English: 61 overall. No subscore lower than 51.
- Trinity College London Integrated Skills in English (ISE): ISE III.
- Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) grade C.
For more information about country-specific entry requirements for your country please see here.
Your future career
Develop the tools to succeed in today’s digital workplace. 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.
Our project management alumni have successfully entered into a wide range of professions and several industries, making substantial contributions to multidisciplinary project teams and the financing, execution and delivery of projects. This has helped them progress through the organisation and into senior management positions of the firm or change career paths.
Fees & funding
Home (UK) students tuition fee per year*: £11,900
EU and International students tuition fee per year**: £21,500
Other essential costs***: There are no single associated costs greater than £50 per item on this course.
* and ** 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 programme 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 see tuition fees see our terms and conditions. Please note that for research programmes, 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.
** For EU nationals starting a degree in 2021/22, the UK Government has recently confirmed that you will not be eligible to pay the same fees as UK students. 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 2021, we will award a fee reduction scholarship which brings your fee into line with the fee paid by UK students. This will apply for the duration of your course.
*** These estimated costs relate to studying this particular degree programme at Royal Holloway. Costs, such as accommodation, food, books and other learning materials and printing, have not been included.