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Architectural Project Management (Online Distance Learning) (MSc)

Course Description

Programme description

The MSc in Architectural Project Management is delivered jointly by the University of Edinburgh and Heriot-Watt University.

It draws on the expertise in architecture and construction project management from both institutions to create a programme providing a unique overview and insight into design and management of construction projects.

It has been designed for those who have a construction project background and who wish to learn more about design aspects, or those who have a design background and who wish to gain an understanding of project management.

The aim of this programme is to offer graduates working in the construction industry the opportunity to develop project-management skills in the context of large-scale contemporary architectural projects. The programme is accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.

Online learning

This programme is delivered online making it ideal for those in employment or with other commitments, providing flexible study options that fit around work or family. Students receive comprehensive materials for each course through an online virtual learning environment.

Programme structure

The programme will be jointly delivered with the School of the Built Environment, Heriot-Watt University, taking advantage of the skills available in each institution using a distance-learning mode.

Learning outcomes

Graduates from the programme will be able to understand and apply:

current theories and practice in project management
construction economics
finance and risk management
human resource management
corporate strategy and procurement

Graduates will also understand the context and factors that inform contemporary architectural design, the influence of sustainability and industrialisation of construction on building design, and contemporary ideas on the development of cities.

Career opportunities

This qualification demonstrates to employers that you have gained a high degree of understanding of the processes involved in architectural project management and shows commitment to your chosen career path.

Visit the Architectural Project Management (Online Distance Learning) (MSc) page on the University of Edinburgh website for more details!

Entry Requirements

For MSc-level entry, students must hold: a good (minimum 2:2) honours degree in a relevant discipline and/or full membership of a relevant professional institution and/or equivalent UK/overseas qualifications, which may be considered on an individual basis.

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