Strategic Project Management at Heriot-Watt University - UCAS

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Course summary

MSc Strategic Project Management from the Edinburgh Business School at Heriot-Watt University is designed and taught by experts in strategy, management and organisational performance. It will equip you with the skills you need to become a successful leader in a global project-based environment. Through the development of advanced knowledge and competence in business strategy and project management, graduates are equipped with a skillset attractive to any organisation across industry sectors. This is a Conversion MSc MSc Strategic Project Management is a conversion degree programme led by academics from Edinburgh Business School. This programme introduces Project Management and Strategic Management to those who have not yet studied the subjects in-depth, making it suitable for individuals with undergraduate degrees from different disciplines such as engineering, construction, business, or finance. As with all of our MScs, this programme re-introduces the principals of Higher Education to professionals who have been in work for some time and wish to advance their career by acquiring sought after management expertise. The Edinburgh Business School approach Our MSc in Strategic Project Management develops strategic awareness and the relevant competencies to form and implement competitive strategies for organisations within the public and private sectors. From a strategic management perspective, particular focus is placed on learning how to build sustainable competitive advantage by finding opportunity in uncertain or growing economic environments. Within the subject of project management, you will learn how to establish quality and monitor performance of projects through the latest applied project management and leadership techniques. You will learn through a combination of individual and group work, and demonstrate your expertise through written reports, presentations, and exams – ensuring that you develop advanced skills across: • Analysis • Leadership • Teamwork • Communication • Negotiation • Conflict resolution • Business reporting • Presentation delivery This Masters degree in Strategic Project Management will expose you to best practices and the latest ideas around strategic thinking, innovation, and project and programme management.


Semester 1: strategic project management; business models; leadership; strategic change. Semester 2: project management; quality management and engineering; research philosophy and practice. One option from: demand and inventory planning; green and sustainable logistics; humanitarian logistics; system thinking and analysis.

Assessment method

Research project.

Entry requirements

Entry requirements for individual programmes vary, please check the details for the specific programme you wish to apply for on our website.

English language requirements

Applicants whose native language is not English and who have not been educated previously in the English language must provide evidence of their English language ability to ensure they can cope with the demands of a Heriot-Watt programme taught and assessed in English. Further information about the English Language tests that we currently accept as proof of English Language ability including our own English Language programmes, can be viewed on our website.

HWU English Language Requirements

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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Additional fee information

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Sponsorship information

University and School scholarships are available on a competitive basis.

Strategic Project Management at Heriot-Watt University - UCAS