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Project Management and Innovation MSc

Project Management and Innovation MSc

Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Project Management (Business / Industry) Management Of Change & Innovation

Course type


Course Summary

Why this course?

The substantial gap in knowledge and skills required to manage innovative and transformative projects, and the forecasted global demand for graduates who are able to address future challenges, makes the potential employment opportunities for graduates of our MSc Project Management & Innovation truly outstanding.

Combining an analytical and hands-on approach to projects aimed at addressing real-world issues critically and pragmatically, this course will fully prepare you for career opportunities in management and policy-making positions in all sectors ranging from private firms (manufacturing, services, etc) to public organisations (government, health care, etc).

Distinctive features of the course include:

  • a highly practical, career-focused programme, addressing a global skills gap for effective project managers
  • core project management classes enhanced and embedded by professional development and project management in practice modules
  • a Consulting in Practice module, which provides an opportunity to put into practice all that you've learned from the programme and allows you, as part of a small team, to work on a live issue for a client organisation
  • collaboration and engagement with the University’s Technology & Innovation Centre and associated companies.

What you'll study

Based in the Hunter Centre for Entrepreneurship in Strathclyde Business School, the programme draws on the contributions of leading academic experts across key, relevant disciplines – project management, innovation, strategy and organisation – as well as from Strathclyde's Technology & Innovation Centre.

On completion of the programme you'll have gained:

  • comprehensive knowledge and understanding of key issues in managing technology and innovation
  • understanding of the role of projects in delivering innovation and change in products, processes and services
  • practical skills for managing projects with a high uncertainty and innovation content and/or which have innovation and change as a main target.


The majority of graduates choose to pursue careers in project management and/or consultancy. They have worked across a range of industries including automotive, banking and finance, public sector, technology and construction, as well as in SMEs.

Different course options

Study mode

Full time


12 months

Start date



Project Management - Core
Innovation and Technology Management - Core
Management Skills - Core

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Minimum second-class Honours degree, or overseas equivalent, in any subject. No prior work experience is required.

University information

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