Taught course

Project and Programme Management

Edinburgh Napier University · School of Computing

Entry requirements

The entry requirement for this course is a Bachelor (Honours) Degree at a 2:2 or above in any discipline with at least three years work experience and be currently employed in order to be eligible for this programme.

You will be a professional managing or working with projects or programmes or have a role related in some way to project or programme management. You will have aspirations to improve your own and your organisation’s project/programme management performance.

Students with recognised prior learning will be considered on an individual basis.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

This work-based degree aims to deliver maximum impact for both you and your organisation. The majority of learning takes place at work or draws on your workplace experience. You will develop competencies in project and programme management methodologies, explore the role of leadership, risk management and governance as well as set a vision for projects in your organisation.

Content and assessment is tailored to meet your learning needs. This course exploits Edinburgh Napier University’s close contacts with industry and draws on our extensive experience of advising businesses and organisations.

Suitable for

  • A project or programme manager aiming to improve your own and your organisation’s performance.
  • Aiming to make a strategic contribution and challenge traditional thinking through projects.
  • Looking for ways to address problems and manage change in the modern fast paced, dynamic environment.
  • A professional who wishes to move into project or programme management related roles and requires a robust rounded set of skills, knowledge and experience.


You will select three modules that will provide the breadth and depth to explore the theory and practice of project and programme management as well as extending your knowledge with insights into the application of best practice and creative problem solving.

Participation in this course will indicate your aspirations and dedication to your management and enhance your chances of promotion. It may also open doors with other employers or improve your standing as a consultant.

Information for international students

For applications whose first language is not English, the following is generally required: minimum IELTS 6.0, with no individual component score of less than 5.5 or equivalent. We also offer a range of pre-sessional English language courses to help you meet the English language requirement prior to starting your masters programme. Please see our website for up-to-date information.

Fees and funding

Please see our website for up-to-date information about fee and funding and what you could be eligible for.

We have lots of funding options available such as the postgraduate tuition fee loan for Scottish & EU students, specifics scholarships for students from North or South America, Asia and Africa, as well as bursaries & grants for those closer to home in England, Northern Ireland and Wales.

Qualification and course duration


part time
12 months

Course contact details

Admissions Office
+44 (0) 333 900 60 40