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Project and Programme Management (Practice Based) (MSc)

Course Description

A practical & applied course that 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.

See the website http://www.napier.ac.uk/en/Courses/MSc-Project-and-Programme-Management-Practice-Based-Postgraduate-Distance-Learning-part-time

What you'll learn

Content and assessment is tailored to meet your learning needs. This course exploits Edinburgh Napier University’s close contacts with industry and draws on our extensive experience of advising businesses and organisations.

Suitable for:
- 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.

You will select three modules that will provide the breadth and depth to explore the theory and practice of project and programme management as well as extending your knowledge with insights into the application of best practice and creative problem solving.

Study modules mentioned above are indicative only. Some changes may occur between now and the time that you study.


Participation in this course will indicate your aspirations and dedication to your management and enhance your chances of promotion. It may also open doors with other employers or improve your standing as a consultant.

School of Computing

The world of computing offers many different and rewarding career paths for specialists with the appropriate skills. With professional accreditation from the British Computer Society, our wide range of innovative courses is designed to meet industry needs.

Our courses are very practical and give you the necessary skills to join dynamic, hard working IT teams.

At Masters level, you can study anything from one module right up to a full MSc, full or part time. Modules include technologies such as .NET, Cisco, UML, SAP, Java, PHP, Ajax, all studied at Masters level. Choose to study full or part time.

There are also Executive Masters degrees available, including MSc Strategic ICT Leadership, MSc Advanced Security and Cybercrime, MSc Project and Programme Management and MSc Sound Design, where the majority of learning and study takes place at work or draws on your workplace experience. And the GCHQ accredited MSc Advanced Security and Digital Forensics can even be studied via distance learning.

The School of Computing is a member of a number of software alliance schemes which allows us to offer students of the school a large range of free software. Membership currently includes the Microsoft Academic Alliance (MSAA), the VMWare Academic Program (VMAP) and the iPhone Developer University Program. We are one of only two NVIDIA CUDA Teaching Centres in Scotland, a Cisco Academy Support Centre and an Encase Partner. Students benefit through access to the latest hardware, software and expertise.

Visit the Project and Programme Management (Practice Based) (MSc) page on the Edinburgh Napier University website for more details!

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 will 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.

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