Taught course

Strategic Project Management

Heriot-Watt University · Management

Entry requirements

A good upper second first degree in a cognate discipline or equivalent.

Months of entry


Course content

Our MSc Strategic Project Management is designed to prepare graduates to be future leaders in the global project based environment. By developing knowledge and skills in both business strategy and project management, our graduates are unique, valuable and attractive to all types of organisations and industry sectors.

Through accreditation by the Association for Project Management (APM) and strong industry relations, students will be exposed to strategic thinking, innovation, best practices and the latest research in project and programme management.

Students also have opportunities to apply for internships, participate in industry projects and network with potential employers at a number of social events and activities. Consequently, the majority of our student gain employment prior to graduation and overall employability from the programme is very successful.

In addition students also have the opportunity to take part in team-building and leadership events during the first few weeks of the programme. View our Team Building 2015 photo gallery.

Information for international students

Students whose first language is not English must score minimum of 6.5 IELTS or equivalent. A two year FT programme integrated with English Language is also available.

Fees and funding

UK students
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International students
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We aim to encourage well-qualified, ambitious students to study with us and we offer a wide variety of scholarships and bursaries to achieve this. Over £6 million worth of opportunities are available in fee and stipend scholarships, and more than 400 students benefit from this support.

View our full range of postgraduate taught scholarships.

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months


full time
9 months
part time
21 months

Further details of qualification

The course has a strong focus on the strategic requirement of managing a portfolio of projects to deliver organisational goals. It is particularly suited to those seeking careers managing strategically focused work with defined end goals.


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written/ formal examinations30
Written coursework / continuous assessment40
Dissertation30 (15000 words)

Course contact details

Postgraduate Secretary
+44 (0) 131 451 3284