Professional and Managerial Skills (H1041)

15 credits, Level 5

Spring teaching

On this module you’ll learn key project management skills and capabilities such as scope, time, cost and quality management, as well as professional ethics and the importance of the professional role in society.

Teaching and learning methods include lectures and workshops on project management knowledge areas, leading to a group project, and seminars based around case studies on the application of ethical principles. You’ll also benefit from guest lecturers to enhance your learning and skills development.

Topics covered include:

  • project planning and scope management
  • time management and Gantt charts
  • cost management
  • communication and stakeholders
  • quality and risk management
  • professional ethics
  • entrepreneurship.


68%: Lecture
27%: Practical (Laboratory)
5%: Seminar


100%: Coursework (Group presentation, Group submission (written), Portfolio)

Contact hours and workload

This module is approximately 150 hours of work. This breaks down into about 35 hours of contact time and about 115 hours of independent study. The University may make minor variations to the contact hours for operational reasons, including timetabling requirements.

We regularly review our modules to incorporate student feedback, staff expertise, as well as the latest research and teaching methodology. We’re planning to run these modules in the academic year 2023/24. However, there may be changes to these modules in response to feedback, staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let you know of any material changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.


This module is offered on the following courses: