Project Development and Project Management


Admission requirements

At least 60 credits in European Studies main field of study, including the course ES131L 'European Studies: Research Methods and Minor Thesis' or equivalent, and English B


Syllabus for students autumn 2019, autumn 2018

Course Code:
ES152L revision 1.1
Swedish name:
Projektutveckling och projektledning
Level of specialisation
Main fields of study:
No main fields
Date of ratification:
28 February 2018
Decision-making body:
Faculty of Culture and Society
Enforcement date:
03 September 2018
Replaces Syllabus ratified:
18 March 2015

Entry requirements

At least 60 credits in European Studies main field of study, including the course ES131L 'European Studies: Research Methods and Minor Thesis' or equivalent, and English B

Specialisation and progression relative to the degree regulations

The course is not part of a main field of study.


The purpose of this course is to provide students with education and practical training in how to plan, implement, and reflect on a specific project related to themes that the students, along with teachers, researchers, and the surrounding community decide upon, and which is based on the content of the course of ES151L 'Urbanity, Urbanisation and Globalisation - Cultural and Social Perspectives', which takes place in parallel with this course.


The course begins with lectures about what it means to work on a project, and to work as a project manager. There will be theoretical lectures as well as lectures by people with experience of participating in and leading projects related to the Oresund region and EU. At the same time, planning will begin for a joint class project, to be realized at the end of the semester. Project planning is carried out with the advice of tutor with experience of project work. Throughout the course, each student also writes a reflective journal, culminating in a self-reflection that is submitted after the end of the project. The collective part of the course will end with a public event at the end of the semester.

Learning outcomes

On completion of the course, students should be able to:
1. Understand the basic concepts of project management.
2. Show ability to work, together with others, in the setting of project goals and the execution thereof.
3. Show critical ability to reflect upon his or her experience of managing the project.
4. Contribute to the organisation of a collective project in collaboration with other students.

Learning activities

Lectures, workshops, tutorials, group projects, conference, poster presentations, written self-reflections in groups and individually


Project portfolio
Project diary with self-reflections

Grading system

Excellent (A), Very Good (B), Good (C), Satisfactory (D), Pass (E) or Fail (U).

Course literature and other teaching materials

  • Cobb, A. T. (2012). Leading Project Teams. (2nd ed.). Los Angeles: Sage Publications.
  • Sandberg, J. & Targama, A. (2006). Managing Understanding In Organisations. Sage Publications Ltd, London.
  • Tolbert, P. & Hall, R. (2008). Organizations. Structures, Processes and Outcomes: International edition. Pearson.
The course also includes articles on project management and organisational development, + working material which will be designated by teachers, students and advisors as the course progresses.

Course evaluation

The University provides students who participate in or who have completed a course with the opportunity to make known their experiences and viewpoints with regards to the course by completing a course evaluation administered by the University. The University will compile and summarize the results of course evaluations as well as informing participants of the results and any decisions relating to measures initiated in response to the course evaluations. The results will be made available to the students (HF 1:14).

Interim rules

If a course ceases to be available or has undergone any major changes, the students are to be offered two opportunities to retake the examination during the year following the change for re-examination, based on the syllabus which applied at registration.

Other Information

The Language of Instruction is English


The education is provided by the Faculty of Culture and Society at the Department of Global Political Studies.

Further information

GPSstudent - Malmö universitet,
Inge Eriksson, Course Coordinator
Phone: 040-6657287


08 November 2021 - 16 January 2022 Day-time 50% Malmö Application period for this offer starts 15 March 2021.

07 November 2022 - 15 January 2023 Day-time 50% Malmö

06 November 2023 - 14 January 2024 Day-time 50% Malmö

09 November 2020 - 17 January 2021 Day-time 50% Malmö Schedule

Tuition fees

for non-EU students only

First instalment: 10000 SEK
Full tuition Fee: 10000 SEK