Postgraduate study

Architectural Project Management (Online Distance Learning)

Awards: MSc

Study modes: Flexible

Online learning

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.

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.

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.

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AwardTitleDurationStudy mode
MScArchitectural Project Management7 YearsPart-time Intermittent StudyProgramme structure 2017/18

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.

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.

Normally a UK 2:1 honours degree, or its international equivalent, in a relevant discipline.

We may also consider your application if you have full membership of a relevant professional institution plus work experience; please contact us to check before you apply.

International qualifications

Check whether your international qualifications meet our general entry requirements:

English language requirements

All applicants must have one of the following qualifications as evidence of their English language ability:

  • an undergraduate or masters degree, that was taught and assessed in English in a majority English speaking country as defined by UK Visas and Immigration

  • IELTS: total 6.5 (at least 6.0 in each module)
  • TOEFL-iBT: total 92 (at least 20 in each module)
  • PTE(A): total 61 (at least 56 in each of the "Communicative Skills" sections)
  • CAE and CPE: total 176 (at least 169 in each module)
  • Trinity ISE: ISE II with distinctions in all four components

Degrees taught and assessed in English must be no more than three years old at the beginning of your degree programme. Language tests must be no more than two years old at the beginning of your degree programme.

Find out more about our language requirements:

  • Programme Director, Professor Remo Pedreschi
  • Phone: +44 (0)131 650 2301
  • Email: r.pedreschi@ed.ac.uk
  • Edinburgh College of Art Postgraduate Admissions
  • College of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences Postgraduate Office, The University of Edinburgh
  • David Hume Tower, George Square
  • Central Campus
  • Edinburgh
  • EH8 9JX

Further information

  • Programme Director, Professor Remo Pedreschi
  • Phone: +44 (0)131 650 2301
  • Email: r.pedreschi@ed.ac.uk
  • Edinburgh College of Art Postgraduate Admissions
  • College of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences Postgraduate Office, The University of Edinburgh
  • David Hume Tower, George Square
  • Central Campus
  • Edinburgh
  • EH8 9JX