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MSc Project and Programme Management (Practice Based)

MSc Project and Programme Management (Practice Based)

Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Project Management (Business / Industry)

Course type


Course Summary

This course builds on existing competencies and develops new skills, knowledge and best practice around project and programme management


This work-based degree aims to deliver maximum impact for both you and your organisation. The majority of learning takes place at work or draws on your workplace experience.

You will develop competencies in project and programme management methodologies, explore the role of leadership, risk management and governance as well as set a vision for projects in your organisation.

Course details

This course makes use of Edinburgh Napier University’s close contacts with industry and draws on our extensive experience of advising businesses and organisations.

This course will suit you if you are:

  • A project or programme manager aiming to improve your own and your organisation’s performance.
  • Aiming to make a strategic contribution and challenge traditional thinking through projects.
  • Looking for ways to address problems and manage change in the modern fast paced, dynamic environment.
  • A professional who wishes to move into project or programme management related roles and requires a robust rounded set of skills, knowledge and experience.

How you’ll be taught

You will be mentored and supported by a dedicated programme team to deliver a package of work drawing on your current projects/activities.

Overall, you’ll attend campus one day per month and receive at least three workplace mentoring visits.


This programme is assessed by written course works and the submission of a portfolio of work. There are no exams.


  • Project Director
  • Project Executive
  • Technical Project Manager
  • Programme Manager
  • Technical Project Lead
  • Business Project Lead.

Different course options

Study mode

Part time


2 years

Start date


Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (overall cost)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

All students - Taught modules: £959. All students - Dissertation: £570.

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

The entry requirement for this course is a Bachelor (Honours) Degree at a 2:2 or above in any discipline with at least three years work experience and be currently employed in order to be eligible for this programme. You must be a professional, managing or working with projects or programmes or have a role related in some way to project or programme management. You will have aspirations to improve your own and your organisation’s project/programme management performance. Students with recognised prior learning will be considered on an individual basis.

University information

With three campuses located across the city, Edinburgh Napier University offers you the opportunity to join a diverse and friendly student community. The University boasts a wide range of postgraduate degrees in subject areas such as Biosciences, Building & Surveying, Music, Teaching, and Tourism, Hospitality and Events, which you can choose to study either full-time or part-time. For full flexibility, there is also a selection of online and...more

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