Module Information

Module Identifier
Module Title
Academic Year
Semester 2

Course Delivery

Delivery Type Delivery length / details
Lecture 8 x 2 hours
Seminars / Tutorials 2 x 1 hour


Assessment Type Assessment length / details Proportion
Semester Assessment 1 piece of group coursework (maximum 2,500 words) (40%) and presentation (10%)  50%
Semester Exam 1.5 Hours   50%
Supplementary Exam 1.5 Hours   Supplementary exam: Resit examination or resubmission as appropriate  100%

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this module students should be able to:

Understand the role of project management and project managers in the organisational environment.

Describe the main components of project management.

Understand and critically assess the organisational dynamics that provide the context for using specific approaches.

Evaluate and compare different Project Management tools and techniques for their suitability.

Deploy appropriate methodologies and assess their individual future development needs in the field.

Communicate project content in a structured and coherent manner.


This module aims to provide an introduction to contemporary models of project management, both theoretical and practical; of relevance in all organisational contexts. Complementing related modules, this will:
a) improve the employability of students;
b) enhance their ability to manage comlex projects in changing and developing environments;
c) provide them with a sound basis for future development in the field.

Brief description

This module is intended to provide an insight into the context and application of contemporary project management approaches.


Primarily delivered through lectures, the module will include a small number of seminars and practical sessions.

Reading List

Essential Reading
Maylor, Harvey. (2010.) Project management /Harvey Maylor. 4th ed. Financial Times Prentice Hall Primo search
Recommended Text
International Journal of Project Management Elsevier Primo search Burke, Rory (2003 (various p) Project management :planning and control techniques /Rory Burke. 4th ed. J. Wiley Primo search Johnson, G., Scholes, K., Whittington, R (2005) Exploring Corporate Strategy Prentice Hall Primo search Knutson, J (editor) (2001) Project Management for Business Professionals 1st edition John Wiley & Sons Primo search Kotter, J (1996) Leading Change Harvard Business School Press Primo search Lock, Dennis. (c2003.) Project management /Dennis Lock. 8th ed. Gower Primo search Mantel, S et al. Project Management in Practice 6th Edition John Wiley & Sons Primo search Meredith, J., Mantel, S (2006) Project Management - A Managerial Approach John Wiley & Sons Primo search Mullings, L, J (2005) Management & Organisational Behaviour Prentice Hall Primo search
Supplementary Text
Gardiner, P (2005) Project Management Palgrave Primo search


This module is at CQFW Level 7