Taught course

Digital Leadership

Heriot-Watt University · Edinburgh Business School

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Entry requirements

Typically, you will hold a recognised first or second-class/second class honours degree, or equivalent professional qualification.

Alternatively, Heriot-Watt Online students can take exams in two courses of the programmes, Digital Business Strategy: Platforms and Ecosystems and Digital Leadership. Based on the result from these two courses you will continue the programme at MSc level.

Months of entry


Course content

Heriot-Watt University’s online MSc Digital Leadership is designed to equip a new generation of leaders with the skills to drive digital transformation. Students will develop a critical understanding of the opportunities and challenges of digital transformation in contemporary business settings, and develop the requisite leadership, management and technical competences to execute digital transformation initiatives in organisations.

Addressing the talent needs of the future, the programme will prepare you for leadership roles in digital transformation. As well as providing insight into the role of transformational technologies such as Big Data, Robotics and AI.

Career opportunities include data engineer, software engineer, data analyst and data scientist.

In the era of knowledge, globalisation and digital transformation, the programme will provide you with an appreciation of how technologies can be employed successfully through strategic innovation and change to deliver operational efficiencies and enhanced customer value.

Ideal for the working professional, the online programme gives you the opportunity to choose where, when and how you complete the eight courses.

Information for international students

Students whose native language is not English and who have not been educated previously in the English language must provide evidence of their English language proficiency.

Fees and funding

The MSc degree comprises of eight courses and a capstone project. Each course is £1,340 and the capstone project is £1,480. The full programme fee is £12,200. You can study on a course-by-course basis and pay as you learn or sign up for two or three courses at once.

Each year Edinburgh Business School makes available a number of scholarships and discounts to help students to achieve one of our awards.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    part time
    24 months
    • Online learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Online learningis available for this qualification
  • PGDip
    full time
    9 months
    • Online learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    15 months
    • Online learningis available for this qualification
  • PGCert
    part time
    12 months
    • Online learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    6 months
    • Online learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Edinburgh Business School