MSc
1 year full time, 2 years part time
Starts September 2017

Project Management

Develop a set of critical skills to help you manage projects in today’s dynamic business and economic environment.

Gain a comprehensive understanding of and develop core competencies, including:

  • how to manage complex projects such as virtual projects
  • how to manage risk and innovation
  • developing leadership
  • applying advanced project management good practices.

You can also tailor your degree to your career path by choosing options in areas such as digital innovation and data visualisation.

This Masters is recognised by the ESRC-funded South East Network for Social Sciences Doctoral Training Partnership as a pathway to doctoral study.

The lecturers were not just teachers – they were mentors and friends who wanted me to succeed. Sometimes I had a feeling they believed in me more than I believed in myself.”Patrycja Kasiewicz
Project Management MSc

Key facts

  • SPRU – Science Policy Research Unit is placed 1st in the UK and 7th in the world among science and technology think tanks (Global Go To Think Tank Index Report 2016).
  • You're taught and supervised by leading project management experts in SPRU – Science Policy Research Unit and have the opportunity to build up a network of contacts for life.
  • You'll graduate with solid analytical skills and the critical thinking essential for leadership roles.

How will I study?

You’ll study core modules and options during the autumn and spring terms. In the summer term, you carry out a research project.

You're assessed through a combination of coursework, essays, group and individual reports and presentations. There are also unseen examinations.

Science, Technology and Innovation Policy Challenge

Develop novel science, technology and innovation policy ideas. Compete for a prize for the idea with the most transformative potential. Our Science, Technology and Innovation Policy Challenge helps you develop skills in:

  • presenting
  • communication
  • critical thinking.

You can work on your own or in a small team. At the end of the year, you'll pitch your idea to a panel of industry experts and a live audience.

The Challenge is optional. It's designed to enrich your academic studies and give you the opportunity to apply knowledge gained from the course. It'll also allow you to explore essay and dissertation topics.

Full-time and part-time study

Choose to study this course full time or part time, to fit around your work and family life. Modules for the full-time course are listed below.

For details about the part-time course, contact us at bmec@sussex.ac.uk

What will I study?

  • Module list

    Core modules

    Core modules are taken by all students on the course. They give you a solid grounding in your chosen subject and prepare you to explore the topics that interest you most.

    • Business and Project Management

      15 credits
      Autumn Teaching, Year 1

      This module addresses wider business and project management issues which affect the technological and engineering environment. Some of these issues include: principles of strategic management, project management and planning, the business environment, auditing and control, organisational structure, business legislation, resource management, global markets and supply and forecasting.

    • Change and Leadership

      15 credits
      Autumn Teaching, Year 1

      Change and Leadership will provide you with the theoretical grounding to understand and appraise different modes of organisational change, their drivers, the responses of staff and other stakeholders, and the role of leaders in leading and responding to change. The relevance of theory will be explored in contexts including cultural change, restructuring and mergers/acquisitions. The module examines the principles of managing change at a number of levels building progressively from individual change, to team change and organisational change up to change at the meso-macro level in complex economic systems (eg change of sectoral or even national importance). The distinctive roles for leaders and approaches to leadership will be explored in relation to these levels.

      Within the continuum, reflecting positioning of the module between organisational behaviour and strategy, topics to be addressed will cover six main areas including: 

      • Behavioural, cognitive, humanistic and psychodynamic theories of individual change 
      • Teams: their constitution, internal dynamics and role in organisational change
      • Historical approaches to organisational change (under ad-hoc management, scientific management, human relations and contigent approaches) 
      • More recent (and emerging) paradigms in organisational change
      • Planned vs. emergent change: complexity and inter-organisational influences
      • Leadership: role choices and constraint, and frameworks for managing change


      The assessment is a coursework-based task requiring you to select a change scenario for a chosen organisation and to describe how that change process should be undertaken, with specific reference to options for change and appraisal of their suitability, through reference to relevant theories of change. Strengths and weakness of relevant approaches will be identified. Specific attention to the role and style of leadership required for the change process or programme will be a key component of the report.

    • Managing Innovation

      15 credits
      Autumn Teaching, Year 1

      This module equips you with the knowledge to understand, and the skills to manage, innovation at operational and strategic levels. The management of innovation is inherently interdisciplinary and multi-functional, so we aim here to provide you with an integrative approach to the management of innovation. Specifically, we aim to integrate the management of market, technological and organisational change to improve the competitiveness of firms and effectiveness of other organisations. You will explore the argument that the process of innovation management is essentially generic, although organisation, technological and market specific factors will constrain choices and actions.

    • Advanced Project Management

      15 credits
      Spring Teaching, Year 1

      In this module, you study project management at an advanced level. You go beyond the traditional 'planning and control' approach to project management and look at significant uncertainities, unexpected environmental and market changes, leadership challenges and hidden agendas.

      You will learn:

      • the limitations of the traditional approach to project management
      • to consider broader factors in project management, such as organisational, behavioural and political-economic factors, which may affect project performance. 

      It is expected that you will already have a basic knowledge of project management.

    • Management of Risk

      15 credits
      Spring Teaching, Year 1

      Risk surrounds us, and risk management is crucial to organisations. This module aims to provide you with an understanding of the nature of risk and the role of risk management in modern organisations. From this, you develop an understanding of key processes involved in developing a risk management plan and techniques used to identify, assess and manage risk.

      We address the various aspects involved in the management of risk in project and operational business environments. Broader issues of technological risk are also addressed. Topics covered include the:

      • external and internal factors that contribute to the emergence and escalation of risks
      • processes required to manage those risk
      • involvement of stakeholder
      • tools and methods applied to identify assess and control risks
      • management of project risks associated with innovation and technology
      • interface between technological risks and their management within society.
    • Research Project (Project Management in Practice)

      60 credits
      Summer Teaching, Year 1

      Your research project provides an opportunity to undertake a significant independent piece of research, drawing upon the knowledge and skill that you have developed during the taught components of your MSc programme.

      As part of this module, you assess the various ways innovation is undertaken at product/service, project, firm and/or network levels, and analyse its impact on development and growth.

    Options

    Alongside your core modules, you can choose options to broaden your horizons and tailor your course to your interests.

    • Accounting for Decision Makers

      15 credits
      Autumn Teaching, Year 1

      This module is designed as an introduction for non-financial managers to comparative international accounting, and financial reporting and analysis, within the context of converging standards.

      No prior knowledge of accounting procedures is assumed or required.

    • Business Communication Skills

      15 credits
      Autumn Teaching, Year 1

      In this module, you explore the core concepts and issues in business communication, and raise your awareness of the practical requirements for effective communication in academic and professional contexts in both written and spoken English.

      As part of the module, you gain practical training in the communication skills required to become an expert communicator in business environments.

      Your studies in this module focus on aspects of critical thinking, reading and writing and the conventions and requirements of different genres of business texts.

      You gain extended training in the key linguistic and academic competencies needed to undertake various business communication tasks within the broad theoretical framework of business communication theory.

      This module will be core if your first language is not English, but an option if you are a native English speaker (or have native speaker competence).

    • Global Business

      15 credits
      Autumn Teaching, Year 1

      The module will widen the perspective of aspiring managers regarding the strategic implications of global change and facilitate more informed strategic planning and implementation within companies. The module is introductory and wide ranging in scope. A balance is sought between theory and practice with seminars placing an emphasis on contemporary case studies.

    • Marketing Management

      15 credits
      Autumn Teaching, Year 1

      Gone are the stable markets of yesteryear. Today's markets are characterised by rapidly changing customers' wants, accelerating pace of technological advances, and intensifying competition, presenting major challenges for both incumbent and upstart enterprises alike. For most organisations, marketing is a major determinant of success. This module is designed to help you develop an appreciation of the role of marketing and the management of marketing functions in the modern organisation. The impact of marketing and the contribution of marketing to organisational performance in the dynamic, globally competitive markets of today will be addressed. The module will also focus on what being market-oriented really means in practice to organisations operating in manufacturing and service industries, as well as in profit and non-profit enterprises.

      The module will introduce you to the theories, concepts, models, techniques and current best-practices for developing and implementing marketing strategies and actions. Marketing decision-making should not take place in a vacuum, and this course will familiarise you with the components of market analysis and strategy development with respect to the organisation, its customers, competitors and collaborators. There will also be indepth coverage of marketing implementation and control issues through the concept of the integrated marketing mix: the product/service offering and customer service, communications, pricing and channels.

    • Business Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility

      15 credits
      Spring Teaching, Year 1

      This module is aimed at students on the range of 'conversion' type of MSc programmes across the department and is delivered in the International Accounting and Governance programme as a core. The focus is on contemporary perspectives and practices within the broadly defined areas of Corporate Social Responsibility and Governance.

      The module starts from the premise that CSR is a contested, problematic and developing area of study. There is an acceptance that an understanding of ethical frameworks is required to inform debate on this subject and that research generated evidence and insights are necessary to substantiate assertion.

      The focus is also practical, and you will individually undertake research into an organisation's orientation and practice towards its stakeholders. A critical and questioning approach to this will be encouraged and required to 'see beyond' the often platitudinous veneer that can characterise this relationship.

      Throughout the module the emphasis will be on devloping your own coherent and informed view of matters such as corporate and governance, together with issues of professional ethics within a globalised context. In particular, we examine the extent to which corporate governance practices are moving towards convergence.

      The coursework requires you to work individually to produce a case study analysis of contemporary stakeholder issues and to thereby further your understanding and exercise research skills and judgement. Supporting and underpinning this is a week by week seminar programme requiring you to ascertain and appreciate your own and others' 'ethical profiles', locate and interpret research-based insights and undertake case study analysis of organisational practices and professional ethical dilemmas.

      An examination will test your grasp of relevant concepts, theory and ability to apply insights.

    • Energy and Development

      15 credits
      Spring Teaching, Year 1

      The module will examine the substantive energy policy challenges faced by developing countries, including increasing energy access, reducing energy poverty and improving energy security. Integrating orthodox perspectives on energy policy with insights from innovation studies and socio-technical approaches, the course will explore the implications for development of notions such as lock-in, path dependency and leapfrogging. Building on this conceptual framework, the course will critically engage with academic and policy debates on topics such as low carbon development, technology transfer and carbon markets; all of which are intended to play roles in helping developing countries achieve development objectives while establishing sustainable energy systems. 

      This module will enable you to:

      • critically engage with contemporary academic and policy debates on energy policy and development 
      • demonstrate a systematic understanding of the tensions and complementarities between energy policy and sustainable development in a developing-country context 
      • analyse the roles of technology and innovation in energy for development 
      • demonstrate a critical awareness of the advantages and disadvantages of orthodox and alternative approaches to energy policy in developing countries. 
    • Governing and Using Technology for Development

      15 credits
      Spring Teaching, Year 1

      In this module you gain critical theoretical tools and empirical insights into the processes of governance and use of controversial technologies in the global south.

      Many technologies are controversial – they mean different things to different people, and can distribute their benefits and costs unevenly. An automobile may be a reliable mean of transport for some, but a polluting and dangerous device for others. Expensive, genetically modified seeds may increase yields and profits for some farmers but produce indebtedness for many others and considered as agri-biodiversity and health hazards by activists. Biofuels may be viewed as an effective way to reduce emissions by some – but as a serious threat to food security by others.

      This module considers the questions raised by these disagreements and disputes. You cover significant questions about two central aims of much contemporary international development – environmental sustainability and poverty reduction. We ask can the (re)development and use of controversial technologies be governed by state/non-state actors towards greater environmental sustainability and inclusiveness? And if yes, how?

    • Governing Energy Transitions

      15 credits
      Spring Teaching, Year 1

      This modul will introduce you to a systems perspective on long-term, socio-technical change in the field of energy in order to explore the co-evolution of technologies with political, institutional, economic and social factors. The module will illustrate this conceptual perspective with historical case studies from the energy sector and explore the implications for governing transitions to a low carbon energy system in the developed world. You will analyse and reflect on current policy approaches to governing low carbon transitions. Substantive issues to be covered include: the historic transition from horse-drawn carriages to auto-mobility, low carbon innovation policy in the UK, the Energy Transition approach in the Netherlands, the politics of governing transitions and the role interests play, bottom-up approaches to changing energy systems such as the Transition Towns movement, the role of household practices as well as strategies of incumbent energy companies to respond to pressures for change towards a low carbon energy system. 

      This module will enable you to:

      • demonstrate a systematic knowledge of the definition and applicability of key innovation studies concepts to studying socio-technical change in energy systems, such as carbon lock-in, path dependency, co-evolution of technology with political, institutional, economic and social factors 
      • apply the conceptual understanding and empirical knowledge gained from the course to the analysis of a variety of energy systems in developed countries (including electricity generation, heat production and mobility) 
      • critically discuss and evaluate different policy approaches to governing low carbon transitions. 
    • Information and Communication Technology Policy and Strategy

      15 credits
      Spring Teaching, Year 1

      The module provides you with an overview of the strategic management and policy issues raised by the production and use of advanced information and communication technologies and services. Perspectives are drawn from economics, management and organisation theory, as well as political science and sociology. The focus is on the evolution of a complex technical system in the wider contexts of emerging user requirements in the public and private sectors. Much of the course is centred around the implications of the internet, particularly in terms of media conversion, regulation, productivity and employment, intellectual property rights and electronic commerce.

    • Innovation for Sustainability

      15 credits
      Spring Teaching, Year 1

      This module will explore the role innovation can play in sustainable development in industrialised and developing countries, including (but not limited to) its importance in mitigating and adapting to climate change. A number of key ideas will be used to provide a framework for learning. These include past and current theory on sustainability, growth and competitiveness (with specific reference to the role of technology), understanding and influencing directions of innovation, and the governance of socio-technical transitions. Specific topics will be explored within each key idea. Examples include: social and technical innovations in energy and resource use efficiency; economic and other policy instruments to promote such innovations; barriers to the diffusion of sustainable innovations; the role of innovative green niches in systems transformations; and the challenges of international co-ordination. These will be illustrated with reference to real world cases in the manufacturing, housing, agriculture and energy sectors. 

      This module will enable you to:

      • articulate and utilise a working knowledge of issues concerning innovations and sustainability and to evaluate critically the main theoretical perspectives on innovation and the environment; 
      • apply concepts from innovation theory in analysing a range of contemporary environmental policy problems; 
      • research the innovation dimensions of a contemporary environmental problem using a mix of academic and policy literature, and 
      • demonstrate the understanding and intellectual skills identified above by means of clear and concise written work. 
    • Innovation in the Creative Economy

      15 credits
      Spring Teaching, Year 1

      You will learn the key aspects underpinning the creative economy—a significant driver of growth in recent years— and develop an understanding of how innovation takes place in the creative industries. You will also learn how these innovations are commercialised. By linking theory with real-world practices, you'll discover how firms and other organisations leverage creativity, innovation and technology in order to create value, and how this value is captured and marketed.

    • Intercultural Business Communication

      15 credits
      Spring Teaching, Year 1

      Explore culture and communication in a business context.

      In this module, you study intercultural communication, and are expected to read and write critically about key issues in intercultural business communication. You also study the cultural features and conventions, which affect communication at work.

      You are given the opportunity to theoretically and practically explore areas where cultural knowledge impacts effective business communication and intercultural communicative competence.

    • International Human Resource Management

      15 credits
      Spring Teaching, Year 1

      This module aims to introduce you to concepts, issues and debates around human resource management and employment relations within the context of the growing internationalisation of business. It will look at the implications of the rise of multinational corporations and foreign direct investment for employment, and the particular challenges of managing a workforce across national borders. The module will adopt a comparative perpective for the discussion of the variability of key human resource practices across different national contexts. The module will weave together two key themes of international differences in HR management and the HRM practices of corporations that operate in multiple country locations.

      Some of the topics that may be included are as follows:

      • Specific HRM function areas (such as pay/rewards systems, working time, employee voice at the company or sector level)
      • The variability in the interpretation of high performance HRM systems
      • The global diffusion of HRM practices
      • Different 'home country' effects shaping MNC employment practices
      • International assignments as an HRM tool
      • The gendered dimensions of MNC HRM practies
      • The role of culture in global diversity management
      • Corporate social responsibility issues
      • Global talent management
      • Implications of outsourcing and off-shoring for HRM etc
    • Introduction to Statistical Research Methods

      15 credits
      Spring Teaching, Year 1

      The module aims to provide you with a basic understanding of descriptive statistics and statistical inference as they are used in the social sciences and to develop an adequate level of skill in the use of a leading statistical software package (SPSS) so that the you will be able to perform statistical analysis relevant for reaching social science research conclusions. This is done through extensive `hands-on practice. The coverage of descriptive statistics includes methods that can also be used for exploratory qualitative analysis.

      The module is organised in lectures and tutorials. The lectures provide an introduction to the theoretical and practical elements of each topic and offer an opportunity for discussion of, extensions to, and clarification of each topic. The tutorials in the computer room will introduce you to the use of the statistical software package SPSS. 

      This module will enable you to:

      • gain a critical awareness of the definition and proper use of descriptive statistical analysis. 
      • understand the definition and appropriate use of basic statistical inference. 
      • define and evaluate the use of descriptive and inferential statistical analysis to social sciences theories 
      • propose hypotheses and test them using the tools of descriptive and inferential statistical analysis. 
    • Managing Complex Projects, Products and Systems

      15 credits
      Spring Teaching, Year 1

      During this module you will address three central issues:

      Organisational capabilities: how organisational forms and capabilities in project management, systems integration and software engineering are essential in the design and production of CoPS. Special emphasis is given to project management capabilities.

      Models of innovation: how industrial structures, product life cycles and innovation management in CoPS differ from the conventional model of innovation often based on the mass production of consumer goods.

      Firm strategy: how firms are changing their strategic positions, building new service capabilities and creating customer-centric organisations to provide bundles of products and services as integrated solutions to their customer's needs.

    • Managing Intellectual Property

      15 credits
      Spring Teaching, Year 1

      Protecting intellectual assets has become a key success factor for organisations in the knowledge-based economy. This module provides you with the knowledge and tools for managing intellectual property (IP), and how best to deploy and appropriate these to create value from the perspective of both private and public-sector organisations. More specifically, you will gain an understanding of IP strategies and approaches in multinational corporations, small and medium-sized enterprises as well as universities and research institutes. You will learn about patents and copyrights as instruments to protect IP as well as develop an understanding of less formal, alternative approaches.

    • Managing Knowledge

      15 credits
      Spring Teaching, Year 1

      This module outlines the key institutional and organisational forms underpinning the emerging knowledge economy, looking closely at the pivotal role that knowledge workers play in the creation, application and diffusion of knowledge within and between firms.

      You will consider new approaches to managing learning processes in the firm, including recent developments such as knowledge management and novel organisational structures. You will explore the role of labour mobility through different types of knowledge worker communities and networks. You will also consider the role of open-source innovation and knowledge transfer within and across epistemic communities, the role of new human resource management approaches, and network mapping techniques. You will go on to consider how certain skills are coming to play a critical role in the knowledge economy, such as knowledge brokering and gate-keeping. Finally, you will explore how labour market institutions that impact on careers shape different approaches to knowledge generation, and be introduced to key concepts associated with knowledge transfer, including social capital, knowledge exploration and exploitation, and the role of key actors in knowledge transfer.

    • Managing Virtual Projects

      15 credits
      Spring Teaching, Year 1

      Project Management (PM) is a critical area of management as it increases the probabilities of achieving the set goals within a specific timeframe and budget.

      In this module, we will explore the fundamentals of PM as well as why PM is becoming an increasingly important area for organisations. Particular emphasis will be given on the changing nature of PM in view of the changes brought about by the use of technology in today’s organisations.

      In particular, the module will explore key PM theories, project implementation, virtual project teams, virtual project leadership, project communication, and risk management, among other topics.

      The module has practical significance as well, as it will give an opportunity to apply the taught concepts to manage a group project and to then reflect on this in a number of ways. On completion of the module, you will have an increased understanding of PM skills which you will be able to use in your career, be they in a bank, a consulting firm, a charity, a government department, their own company or elsewhere.

    • Network Analysis and Infographics

      15 credits
      Spring Teaching, Year 1

      We are surrounded by networks, from online social networks to ecosystems and inter-organisational collborations. Analysing these networks is crucial to understanding their role in the socio-economic-technical environment, and to explaining physical and social phenomena. 

      We introduce you to qualitative and quantitative techniques for collection of network data and analysis of networks. You'll also learn the basic principles of generating network data-based infographics, which are capable of conveying rich and complex information with relatively simple images. Dedicated seminars will introduce you to the main software packages used to perform network analysis and to generate infographics. These include R-statistics (and the “igraph” package), Pajek, and Gephi.

      For the module, you will be asked to form groups of 3-4 people to collect data on a given phenomenon of interest. You will analyse these using network analysis, and generate an ‘infographic poster’.

    • New Venture Creation and Simulation

      15 credits
      Spring Teaching, Year 1

      This module gives you a comprehensive understanding of the entrepreneurial process and the development of new ventures, with equal attention paid to both business and public/non-for-profit sectors. Entrepreneurship is viewed as a process that provides sustainable economic, social and institutional change. Conceptual foundations are matched with practical training, to enable you to formulate and explore entrepreneurial ideas and opportunities.

    • Strategic Management - Business Management Course

      15 credits
      Spring Teaching, Year 1

      This module aims to give you a strong grasp of the issues, tools and theoretical perspectives underlying the practice of strategy and its links with management. Using a combination of theory, practice and cases you will learn how to apply principles of strategy to companies.

      The module begins by covering key skills and tools for strategic analysis. These include tools for analysing a firm's macroenvironment and competitive environment, as well as an organisation's own resources and capabilities. It then provides an in-depth summary of the strategy process as it is used by managers, and then discusses the range of theoretical perspectives that inform our understanding of this process.

Science Policy Research Unit (SPRU) Masters courses at the University of Sussex

Entry requirements

A lower second-class (2.2) undergraduate honours degree or above with at least an average mark of 55%, or equivalent professional qualification.

This course is now closed for non-EU international applicants. It remains open to UK and EU nationals.

English language requirements

Standard level (IELTS 6.5, with not less than 6.0 in each section)

Find out about other English language qualifications we accept.

English language support

Don’t have the English language level for your course? Find out more about our pre-sessional courses.

Additional information for international students

We welcome applications from all over the world. Find out about international qualifications suitable for our Masters courses.

Pre-Masters in Management and Finance

Need to boost your academic skills for your taught course? Find out more about our Pre-Masters in Management and Finance.

Visas and immigration

Find out how to apply for a student visa


Fees and scholarships

How much does it cost?

Fees

Home: £10,250 per year

EU: £10,250 per year

Channel Islands and Isle of Man: £10,250 per year

Overseas: £17,450 per year

Note that your fees may be subject to an increase on an annual basis.

How can I fund my course?

Postgraduate Masters loans

Borrow up to £10,280 to contribute to your postgraduate study.

Find out more about Postgraduate Masters Loans

Scholarships

Our aim is to ensure that every student who wants to study with us is able to despite financial barriers, so that we continue to attract talented and unique individuals.

Chancellor’s Masters Scholarship (2017)

Open to students with a 1st class from a UK university or excellent grades from an EU university and offered a F/T place on a Sussex Masters in 2017

Application deadline:

1 August 2017

Find out more about the Chancellor’s Masters Scholarship

Sussex Graduate Scholarship (2017)

Open to Sussex students who graduate with a first or upper second-class degree and offered a full-time place on a Sussex Masters course in 2017

Application deadline:

1 August 2017

Find out more about the Sussex Graduate Scholarship

Sussex India Scholarships (2017)

Sussex India Scholarships are worth £3,500 and are for overseas fee paying students from India commencing Masters study in September 2017.

Application deadline:

1 August 2017

Find out more about the Sussex India Scholarships

Sussex Malaysia Scholarships (2017)

Sussex Malaysia Scholarships are worth £3,500 and are for overseas fee paying students from Malaysia commencing Masters study in September 2017.

Application deadline:

1 August 2017

Find out more about the Sussex Malaysia Scholarships

Sussex MBA Scholarship (2017)

The Sussex MBA Scholarship is available on a competitive basis to UK, EU and international applicants who have been offered a place on The Sussex MBA.

Find out more about the Sussex MBA Scholarship

Sussex Nigeria Scholarships (2017)

Sussex Nigeria Scholarships are worth £3,500 or £5,000 and are for overseas fee paying students from Nigeria commencing a Masters in September 2017.

Application deadline:

1 August 2017

Find out more about the Sussex Nigeria Scholarships

Sussex Pakistan Scholarships (2017)

Sussex Pakistan Scholarships are worth £3,500 and are for overseas fee paying students from Pakistan commencing Masters study in September 2017.

Application deadline:

1 August 2017

Find out more about the Sussex Pakistan Scholarships

The Hornsey Scholarship (2017)

A £10,000 award for an outstanding student on the MSc in International Accounting and Corporate Governance.

Application deadline:

31 July 2017

Find out more about the The Hornsey Scholarship

How Masters scholarships make studying more affordable

Living costs

Find out typical living costs for studying at Sussex.


Faculty

Meet the people teaching and supervising on your course.

  • Faculty profiles

    Dr Allam Ahmed
    Senior Lecturer
    Allam@sussex.ac.uk

    Research interests: Africa, Change Management Strategy, ICT in Education, Information and Knowledge Management, Innovation for sustainability, Innovation Management, International business, International Development, Knowledge generation - Co-Creation, Knowledge Management (Design), Marketing, Media and international development, Middle Eastern and African Studies, Science and technology policy, Strategic management, sudan, Sustainable development, Technology

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    Dr Saurabh Arora
    Senior Lecturer in Technology and Innovation for Development
    S.Arora@sussex.ac.uk

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    Dr Rumy Hasan
    Senior Lecturer
    R.Hasan@sussex.ac.uk

    Research interests: Critique of multiculturalism and multifaithism, East Asia, Eastern Europe, Political economy of Russia, The conflict in the Middle East and its impact on the West (including ‘dual identities’)

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    Prof Erik Millstone
    Professor in Science & Technology Policy
    E.P.Millstone@sussex.ac.uk

    Research interests: Food Safety Policy, Obesity prevention policy, Science and Policy-Making, Science and technology policy, Sustainable agriculutral development

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    Dr Royston Morgan
    Associate Faculty
    R.E.C.Morgan@sussex.ac.uk

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    Prof Paul Nightingale
    Professor Of Strategy
    P.Nightingale@sussex.ac.uk

    Research interests: Biosecurity, Biotechnology - Synbio, Change Management Strategy, Data Mining, Economic And Social History, Financial regulation, Industrial Innovation, Innovation policy issues, Security studies, Strategy and entrepreneurship, War and the military-industrial complex

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    Dr Matias Ramirez
    Senior Lecturer in Management
    Matias.Ramirez@sussex.ac.uk

    Research interests: Land Use

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    Dr Carlos Sato
    Lecturer in Management
    C.E.Y.Sato@sussex.ac.uk

    Research interests: Major Projects Studies, Project Management, Technological Change, Technology and Innovation Management

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    Dr Josh Siepel
    Senior Lecturer in Management
    J.Siepel@sussex.ac.uk

    Research interests: Design Innovation, Economics, Economics of Awards, Entrepreneurship, entrepreneurship policy, Financing Innovation, Firm growth, Innovation Creativity and Design, Innovation policy issues, skills and employment, Small Business Policy, SMEs; SME finance; SME public policy

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    Prof Ed Steinmueller
    Professor of Information & Communication Technology Policy
    W.E.Steinmueller@sussex.ac.uk

    Research interests: Economics

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    Dr Puay Tang
    Senior Lecturer
    P.Tang@sussex.ac.uk

    Research interests: academic entrepreneurship, evaluation of publicly funded investments, research impact assessment, University-industry links

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    Prof Joseph Tidd
    Professor of Science & Technology Policy Research
    J.Tidd@sussex.ac.uk

    Research interests: Industrial Innovation, Innovation Management, New Product Development

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Our students learn how to effectively manage projects of varying sizes and complexity through case studies, presentations, planning schedules and scenario building.”Dr Puay Tang (Director of Teaching, SPRU) and Dr Carlos Sato (Lecturer)
Co-Directors of Project Management MSc

Careers

Our graduates have gone into careers in business, technology, government, regional, international and not-for-profit organisations, as well as academia.

This MSc gives you sought-after skills for a professional career in:

  • project and programme management in the public and private sector
  • management or business consultancy
  • business or technology analysis
  • R&D and innovation management
  • entrepreneurship
  • management in large, multinational organisations.

Graduate destinations

95% of students from the Science Policy Research Unit were in work or further study six months after graduating. Our students have gone on to jobs including:

  • project analyst, American Express
  • European project manager, Galicia Food and Drink Cluster
  • policy consultant, Technopolis Ltd.

(EPI, Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education Survey 2015 for postgraduates)

Working while you study

Our Careers and Employability Centre can help you find part-time work while you study. Find out more about career development and part-time work