Strategic Project Management

Heriot-Watt University

12 months
11104 EUR/year
9673 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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The MSc Strategic Project Management is an established and highly regarded programme at Heriot-Watt University. 


By undertaking the programme students are enabled to develop skills in strategic thinking, innovation, leadership, business models, best practices and the latest research in project and programme management. 

This Master’s degree differentiates itself from other project management programmes by providing greater emphasis on strategically managing a portfolio of projects to deliver organizational goals.

The MSc Strategic Project Management programme at Heriot-Watt University 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.

The programme has a strong focus on the strategic alignment of projects to ensure that projects deliver organisational values and benefits. This encompasses both project management as a process to deliver end products, and change management as a process of capturing the rational and emotional buy-in of those affected by change, to ensure its success.


The programme is excellent preparation for those looking for roles that have a strategic focus and defined end goals.

The Strategic Project Management graduates have gone on to successful careers within project management roles across a variety of organizations including management consultancies; energy, construction, and engineering firms; financial and banking sector firms; manufacturing and service sectors firms.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Strategic Project Management
  • Leadership
  • Business Models: Themes and Issues
  • Strategic Change
  • Project Management
  • Research Philosophy and Practice
  • Quality Management and Engineering
  • Leadership and Organisational Performance Dissertation

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A relevant first or second class Honours degree, or degree qualification, or equivalent qualification recognized by the Malaysian Government, acceptable to the University.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    11104 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11104 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    9673 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9673 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.

National fee: 45,396 RM

International fee: 52,110 RM


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