Taught course

Strategic ICT Leadership

Edinburgh Napier University · Faculty of Engineering, Computing and Creative Industries

Entry requirements

Students accessing this programme will normally possess an honours degree and have three years work experience. They will be professionals working at a managerial level or have aspirations to do so in an organisation where ICT is key to business success. Candidates with ordinary degrees or non-degree level professional qualifications will be considered on the basis of their qualifications and experience. Candidates with recognised prior learning will be considered on an individual basis. To check the equivalence of your qualification or experience, please contact us using the enquiries button.

Months of entry


Course content

Postgraduate Diploma - the first 12 months

A 60-credit work-based learning module provides a tailored learning experience. You will be mentored by an academic
tutor and draw on support from experienced business and technology advisors. You will develop competencies in
understanding business priorities, evaluating ICT strategy/processes and defining a vision for your business.
Three 20-credit option modules, also delivered flexibly, will allow you to choose from business and ICT-related modules
and build a customised course that meets your needs.

Masters Degree - the next 6 months

On completion of the Postgraduate Diploma, you will write a flexible work-based dissertation to gain your Masters
Degree. The dissertation will develop your capability for independent research and apply your studies to a business
project which relates to your organisation.

Year 1 - Trimesters 1-3

Work Based Learning

Year 1 - Trimester 1 (Sep-Dec)

Leadership, Learning & Development

Year 1 - Trimester 2 (Dec-Apr)

One from the following:

e-Security (DL), Digital Markets, Web-enabled Business, Management of Software Projects, Managing Knowledge,
Enterprise Information Systems with SAP, Sources of Competitive Advantage, Growth Venture Management, Creativity to

Year 1 - Trimester 3 (May-Aug)

One from the following:

Management of Software Projects, Digital Markets

Year 2 - Trimesters 1 and 2

MSc Dissertation

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months

Course contact details

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