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Course Fees and Duration

Course Duration:
(12 m) 12 month(s)
Course Tuition Fees:
USD 9,817
Course Miscellanous Fees:


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Location of Study:
Full Time/Part Time:
Full Time, Part Time
Awarding University:
Heriot-Watt University, UK

MSc Strategic Project Management

  Institution: Heriot-Watt University Malaysia

Field Of Study:
Business Administration & Management
Level Of Study:
Course Subject:
Project Management
Course Intake:

KPT/JPS (PA4163) 03/19

Programme overview

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 organisational goals.

It 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.

Programme content

Core courses

  • Strategic Project Management
  • Leadership
  • Business Models, Themes & Issues
  • Strategic Change
  • Project Management
  • Project Economics and Evaluation
  • Business Research Methods
  • Operations Management
  • Dissertation


In accordance with our normal practice, our professionally orientated programmes are
designed to meet the educational requirements for membership of relevant professional
institutions, and we seek accreditation by UK and international professional bodies in
accordance with their standard procedures.

Career opportunities

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

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

Organisations employing Heriot-Watt MSc Strategic Project Management graduates include The United Nations, Turner & Townsend, the Scottish Government and NHS Scotland.

Assessment methods

Assessment is through a balance of examinations, coursework and a dissertation.

Entry requirements

  • A relevant first or second class Honours degree in a related discipline.
  • If English is not your first language, then evidence of proficiency equivalent to IELTS 6.5 is required.

Source: Heriot-Watt University, Malaysia