Master of Science by Coursework in Major Programme Management

Differences from 2014/15 to 2022/23

  • 1. Candidates will follow for sixtwenty-four termsmonths (part time), a programme of instruction in Major Programme Management and will, when entering for the examination, be required to produce a certificate to this effect from a supervisor of the M.Sc. in Major Programme Management appointed for the purpose.

  • 2. The  programme will consist of eight compulsory courses, as prescribed in the schedule, and a dissertation of 10,000 words. Candidates must satisfy the examiners in the assessment (assignment/practical work) associated with each component. Modes of assessment and submission dates will be published by the M.Sc. Director and distributed to all candidates in the first week of the Michaelmas Term of the year in which the assessment takes place. All pieces of assessment will be submitted online, as set out in the assessment section of the programme learning platform.

  • 3. Dissertation 

  • (a) The title of the dissertation must be approved by the MMPM Programme Committee no later than eight weeks after the end of Module 8. 

    (b) The dissertation supervision schedule is laid out in the dissertation guide, available on the programme learning platform. In exceptional circumstances additional supervision may be permitted; requests should be made to the M.Sc. Director. 

  • (c) The dissertation should demonstrate an ability to identify, formulate, implement and present a project in the area of Major Programme Management. Two typewritten copies of theThe dissertation, not exceeding 10,000 words in length (including endnotes, appendices, tables, but excluding references), must be submitted to the Examination Schools and addressed to the Chair of Examiners for the M.Sc. in Major Programme Managementonline, c/oas theset Examination Schools, High Street, Oxford, by noon on the first Monday of Septemberout in the calendarassessment yearsection of the programme learning platform.

  • (d) The Research Methods assignment may be submitted as part of the dissertation providing: 

    • (i) it has not been submitted in whichwhole or in part for another degree of the examinationUniversity isof taken.Oxford, or a degree of any other university, and the candidate submits a statement to that effect;

    • 3(ii) the dissertation itself is substantially new; 

    • (iii) the candidate also submits a statement specifying the extent of what is new.

  • 4. Candidates who fail to satisfy the Examiners in the assessment of any one of the components may retake/resubmit the failed assessment only once, no more than sixtwelve months after the releasefinal meeting of results for the original pieceBoard of assessmentExaminers, excluding any period of suspension. Candidates who fail to satisfy the examiners in the dissertation may resubmit it on one, but no more than one, occasion which shall normally be by Week 10 of the Hilary Term in the following year. 

  • 45. The Examiners may choose to examine any candidate or group viva voce.

  • 56. If, Thefor Examinersgood cause, a student is temporarily unable to carry out their studies, the MSc Director(s) concerned may awardgrant him or her a distinctionrequest for overalla excellencetemporary suspension of status, for not less than one month and not more than twelve months at any one time.  Applications for suspension of status should be made to the MSc Director(s) concerned, c/o the relevant Graduate Studies Assistant; and will require additional approval from the Director of Graduate Studies.  No student may be granted more than twenty-four months’ suspension of status in this way by the examinationMSc Director.


Schedule of Core Courses

  • (i) Designing and Managing Successful Programmes 

  • (ii) SystemsMajor EngineeringProgramme Risk 

  • (iii) FinancialSystems ManagementThinking

  • (iv) ContractGovernance & Stakeholder Management 

  • (v) MajorCommercial Programme RiskLeadership 

  • (vi) Research Methods 

  • (vii) Managing Performance

  • (viii) Globalisation and Major Programmes