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Project Management & Innovation (MSc)

Course Description

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 new MSc Project Management and Innovation, truly outstanding.

Combining an analytical and hands-on approach to projects aimed at addressing real world issues critically and pragmatically, this new masters degree 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).

See the website https://www.strath.ac.uk/courses/postgraduatetaught/projectmanagementinnovation/

You'll study

Based in the Department of Strategy & Organisation at Strathclyde Business School, this 12-month masters 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 new Technology & Innovation Centre.

On completion of the programme you'll have gained:
- comprehensive knowledge and understanding of key issues in managing technology and innovation
- a thorough understanding of the role of projects in delivering innovation and change in products, processes and services
- a set of practical skills for managing projects with a high uncertainty and innovation content and/or which have innovation and change as a main target

Course features

Among the distinctive features of the course are:
- 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

English language requirements

For applicants whose first language isn't English, an IELTS minimum overall band score of 6.5 (with no individual test score below 5.5) is required.

Pre-Masters preparation course

The Pre-Masters Programme is a preparation course for international students (non EU/UK) who do not meet the entry requirements for a Masters degree at University of Strathclyde. The Pre-Masters programme provides progression to a number of degree options.

To find out more about the courses and opportunities on offer visit isc.strath.ac.uk or call today on +44 (0) 1273 339333 and discuss your education future. You can also complete the online application form. To ask a question please fill in the enquiry form and talk to one of our multi-lingual Student Enrolment Advisers today.

Course content

The programme is centred on three core modules:
- project management
- innovation and technology management
- management skills

These are designed to develop and enhance the knowledge and skills critical for our graduates' future careers in project management and innovation. We place great emphasis on your ability to work effectively in complex, dynamic and uncertain environments, and to recognise the challenges that these circumstances pose.

Our teaching and learning methods are designed so that you develop skills in recognition of challenges, opportunities and can develop strategies for change. Simultaneously, the project management in practice and personal development modules provide you with leadership, project management and professional communication skills that are essential for career progression into project leadership roles, as well as experience of working with clients, and putting theory into practice.

You'll also be able to pursue your individual interests and further develop specialised skills relevant to your preferred career paths through a wide range of elective classes.


A degree in project management is the ideal start to building a successful career in management.

Project management is used in all industry sectors. In engineering, construction and events management, business is fully managed using project-based structures and techniques. In areas such as finance, mass manufacturing and retail, project management is increasingly being adopted to improve business and enable change.

A project management graduate will find a variety of opportunities with many large companies hiring through graduate apprenticeship schemes. Once employed, a trainee project manager will begin by managing small-scale projects. However, due to the fast-moving nature of this work, and the exposure to the wider business and to senior management that this role affords, a competent practitioner will quickly progress to larger and more complex roles. These roles often encompass external facing responsibilities such as client liaison and supply chain control.

Find information on Scholarships here http://www.strath.ac.uk/search/scholarships/

Visit the Project Management & Innovation (MSc) page on the University of Strathclyde website for more details!

Entry Requirements

First or second class Honours degree, or equivalent, in any subject. There's no requirement for prior work experience.

Course Fees

2015/16: Scotland/EU £12,000; Rest of UK £12,000; International £15,000

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