Architectural Project Management MSc/Diploma, Postgraduate Diploma

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 24 months
  • English (schedule IELTS)
University rank #312 (QS) ,
The postgraduate programme in Architectural Project Management is delivered jointly by the Centre of Excellence in Sustainable Building Design at Heriot-Watt University and the University of Edinburgh.


It draws from the expertise in Design, Architecture and Construction Project Management from both institutions to create a programme with a unique overview and insight into the design, management and operation of construction.

The concepts, practices and strategic issues related to construction project management are examined so as to provide an understanding of how project management professionals can add value and provide a service to their clients. The courses will develop understanding of issues related to management of clients and other stakeholders involved in the delivery of a project within the overarching constraints of time, quality, costs, sustainability and safety management. The suite of courses provides the student with the necessary knowledge to contribute effectively as a lead consultant delivering project management services to clients.


Professional recognition

The MSc is fully accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), demonstrating its professional recognition and industrial relevance.

Programme Structure

Courses Included:

  • Design Values and Architecture
  • Architecture and Sustainability
  • Architecture, Construction and Industrialisation
  • Project Management: Theory and Practice
  • Project Management: Strategic Issues
  • Value and Risk Management
  • Contracts and Procurement
  • Construction Financial Management
  • People and Organisational Management in the Built Environment
For more information, please visit programme website.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Part-time variant
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    • Time flexibility
      Fully structured
    • Attendance
      No Attendance
    • Teacher support
      Continuous support with feedback on request
    • Student interaction
      Online group works/assignments

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Lower Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Lower Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

For MSc level entry applicants must have:
  • Minimum of 2:2 honours degree or equivalent academic qualification in cognate and semi-cognate subject area. For PG conversion programmes, non-cognate degrees will be considered. Corporate (or chartered) membership of relevant professional institutions will also be considered.
For PG Diploma level entry applicants must have:
  • Third class honours degree in a cognate or semi-cognate subject area PLUS 2 years of relevant experience at an appropriate level completed post qualification.
  • Cognate or semi-cognate ordinary degree PLUS 3-4 years of relevant experience at an appropriate level following graduation.
  • Candidates who do not meet the above entry requirements or have no formal academic qualifications will be considered individually based on their CV and interview. Admission via this route will be at the discretion of the Director of Admissions and the number of successful applicants will be restricted.
  • There is no entry at PG Certificate level except through exceptional agreement with approved learning partners.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    1050 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1050 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    1050 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1050 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

** £1050 per course, £750 per research project.

Living costs for Edinburgh

  • 725 - 1170 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Scholarships & bursaries

Alumni Scholarship Scheme

Heriot-Watt Alumni

Carnegie-Cameron Taught Postgraduate Bursaries

Applicants must be Scottish by birth, have at least one parent born in Scotland or have been continuously resident in Scotland for a period of three years for the purpose of secondary or tertiary education.

Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship Plan

International (Commonwealth citizens)

Department for International Development (DFID) Commonwealth Shared Scholarship Scheme(SBE)

International (Commonwealth citizens)

Department for International Development (DFID) Commonwealth Shared Scholarship Scheme

Commonwealth citizens

East Lothian Educational Trust

Applicants must be a resident of the old county of East Lothian (ie excluding Musselburgh, Wallyford and Whitecraig.)

India Scholarship(SBE)

Students who have applied via the Heriot-Watt India office. Please note that this award is available for study at our Edinburgh campus only.

Leverhulme Trade Charities Trust

Restricted to residents of the UK who are a son, daughter, spouse, widow or widower of a commercial traveller, chemist or grocer.

Local Education Authority Awards


Mexican Scholarships

Mexican applicants

Music Scholarships

All students

Part-time Fee Grant (SAAS)

See SAAS residence conditions.

Postgraduate Student Allowance Scheme (SAAS)

EU and UK applicants who meet the SAAS criteria on eligible courses

Remission of Fees (families of staff)

Spouses/civil partners and children of members of staff, also retired members of staff of the University

Royal Caledonian Schools Trust

Applicants must be of Scots parentage (conditions apply - see below)

SFC Key Skills Funded Places (SBE)(SBE)

Applicants resident in Scotland who accept an offer for an eligible Programme

Scotland's Saltire Scholarships

Citizens of Canada, the People's Republic of China, India or USA (2 awards for each country)

Sports Scholarships

All students

Staff Scholarships

Employees of Heriot-Watt University

The Consumer Affairs UK Scholarship Programme

All currently enrolled students

West Lothian Educational Trust

Individuals must have originated in West Lothian or have lived there for the last 3 years.

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