MSc in Strategic Project Management Heriot Watt University Dubai Campus

Course Overview

Strategic Project Management at Heriot-Watt University differentiates itself from other project management programmes by providing greater emphasis on the strategic requirement in managing a portfolio of projects to deliver organisational goals.

In this way, Strategic Project Management 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 the people affected by change to ensure its success.

A postgraduate qualification in Strategic Project Management would benefit those whether in business, engineering, IT or science whose job involves managing or directing work that has a strategic focus and a defined end goal.

This programme reflects the content of both:

The Project Management Institute’s Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge
The Association of Project Management’s Project Management Body of Knowledge

Full-time students will study four key themes, which are:

  • Strategy and Governance
  • Project Control Systems
  • Commercial Project Management
  • Integrated Project Management and Meta-Skills

Students undertake four courses in semester one and a further four courses in semester two. Taught courses include:

  • Strategic Project Management
  • Competitive Strategy
  • Strategic Change
  • Business Research Methods
  • Project Management
  • Project Procurement and Contract Management
  • Business Models: Themes and Issues
  • Project Finance, Accounting and Control

In addition to these taught courses, students pursuing the Masters qualification undertake a dissertation/research project.

Entry requirements

Bachelors Honours degree A good first or second class Honours degree in a cognate or semicognate discipline.

Postgraduate Diploma Attainment of 50% pass level in the MSc Strategic Project Management course examinations or the successful completion of cognate Postgraduate Certificate.
Professional/corporate membership Membership of a professional institution in a cognate discipline that normally requires an Honours degree for entry.

English language requirements

Where English was not the medium of instruction at secondary school, applicants must demonstrate English Language proficiency equivalent to IELTS 6.5, TOEFL 580 (paper-based exam); 213 (computer-based exam); 80 (internet-based exam).

Heriot Watt University Dubai Campus is a brand new, purpose-built campus based in the Dubai International Academic City, approximately 25 minutes from the centre of Dubai.

Heriot-Watt was the first overseas university to open a campus in Dubai International Academic City and their cosmopolitan environment offers the students a great place to study and further ones career goals. 

It offers excellent facilities including a well-equipped library, IT and audio-visual facilities, and student accommodation encompassing safe and comfortable student apartments situated close to shops and local amenities. Students will also find a Student Services Office on campus to assist with any enquiries, including assistance with student visas.

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