At Heriot-Watt University, we are pioneers in education, committed to building partnerships that help people and businesses prepare for the future.

We are delighted to be part of the fully funded Upskilling Scotland Scholarship programme supported by the Scottish Funding Council. The scholarship offers access to free masters-level courses worth up to £1,340 from a range of programmes.

To discuss further please contact b2b@hw.ac.uk

Heriot-Watt Online Masters with Upskilling Scotland Funding

Heriot-Watt Online MSc programmes consist of 8 individual courses and a project. This structure can be split down further:

2022/23 - PG Cert
Course 1 Course 2 Course 3 Course 4 Total cost
Fully funded Fully funded £1,340 £1,340 £2,680
2023/24 - PG Dip
Course 5 Course 6 Course 7 Course 8 Total cost
Fully funded Fully funded £1,340 £1,340 £5,360
Final Year - MSc
Capstone project Total cost
£1,480 £6,840

All courses are self-paced to provide flexibility and work-life balance for students in full-time employment.

Year 1

Two fully funded courses provided via the Upskilling Scotland Scholarship when a further two courses are purchased. Purchased courses can be sponsored by your employer or self-funded.

Achieve and exit studies with a post graduate certificate or continue studies to complete a PG Diploma or MSc Degree.

Year 2

Two fully funded courses provided via the Upskilling Scotland Scholarship when a further two courses are purchased. Purchased courses can be sponsored by your employer or self-funded.*

Achieve and exit studies with a PG Diploma or continue studies to complete a MSc Degree.

*Year 2 is subject to ongoing funding. Funding is confirmed annually

Available MSc Programmes

MSc Logistics and Supply Chain Management

As an accredited specialist MSc in Logistics and Supply Chain Management, this degree calls upon established industry links and sector-leading research to provide you with a chance to expand, refine and enhance your knowledge in the Logistics and Supply Chain Management subject area.

The COVID-19 pandemic has shown the importance of supply chain management in managing global risk. This MSc will provide you with a robust understanding of global logistics and supply chains and the analytical tools for managing them in the modern business environment. The degree also gives you a great opportunity to engage with real-life case studies and to develop the skills required to make informed decisions.

Our mix of research-led, industry-focused learning offers the ideal preparation for those who aspire to build successful careers in the ever-advancing discipline of Logistics and Supply Chain Management. Students will study a mix of core courses and then choose from a range of optional courses. If you study this degree you will develop expertise across key areas of the subject, including: Logistics and Supply Chain Strategies, Operations Management and Planning, Procurement and Supplier Management and Freight Transport and Warehousing.

On top of expertise you will gain in Logistics and Supply Chain Management, this degree will equip you with the ability to think critically, identify problems, evaluate options and communicate solutions. These crucial, transferable skills will allow you to effectively implement your specialist knowledge and adapt to any logistical problem you may face in your career.

Find out more about MSc Logistics and Supply Chain Management

MSc Digital Leadership

This programme is developed in consultation with industry, the MSc Digital Leadership has been designed to equip a new generation of leaders, addressing the talent needs of the future. This degree will prepare you for leadership roles in digital transformation and will provide you with a critical appreciation of the transformative potential of digital technologies in business and the opportunities and challenges associated with digital transformation in a variety of organisational contexts.

As well as providing insight into the role of transformational technologies such as Big Data, Robotics and A.I, this programme will also provide you with an appreciation of how these technologies can be employed successfully through strategic innovation and change to deliver operational efficiencies and enhanced customer value. The programme will consider the role of business model innovation and networked markets in transforming industries and economies as well as: customer centricity and harnessing customer networks, the strategic role of data, leadership, organisational agility and cultural transformation. 

Find out more about MSc Digital Leadership

MSc Business Analytics and Consultancy

This programme is designed to address the talent needs of the future, the MSc Business Analytics and Consultancy will provide you with the quantitative research skills required for the fast evolving, data driven business environment.

Edinburgh Business School at Heriot-Watt University's online MSc Business Analytics and Consultancy degree will give you the skills most highly valued by today's employers who increasingly seek graduates with the decision skills to inform and manage transformational change, including the use of data-driven, evidence-based approaches to management decision-making in complex business environments.

There are several core elements of this MSc that will set you apart in the corporate world, these include the core skills you will gain on our Business Analytics course followed by our research-led Big Data Analytics course, the Network Analysis course and a new course in Management Consultancy.

Find out more about MSc Business Analytics and Consultancy

Other online programmes may be considered for funding if skills gaps within Scotland are identified.

Delivery of courses

The courses are delivered online by national and international leaders in their field. Students will have full access to our state-of-the-art online learning platform and will be able to work through the course material at a pace that suits them. The courses will not only provide students with the theoretical framework of the subject area but will arm them with the practical tools, confidence and knowledge to flourish in their businesses and careers.

Each individual course is designed to offer complete flexibility and to suit your lifestyle. It is recommended that students undertake 12 hours of study over 12 weeks, each course takes 150 study hours to complete.

How can I apply?

Upskilling courses are funded by the Scottish Government and the Scottish Funding Council. The fully-funded course increase skills, employability, and productivity which are vital to help Scotland's economy and are available to benefit both you and your career.

You can only apply for a fully-funded Upskilling Scotland course by completing the form below. Please note, if you apply through the main application portal you won't be able to use this scheme.

To apply you'll need to be:

  • 18+ years of age
  • Reside or have the legal right to work in Scotland
  • Provide a 200 word summary outlining how upskilling in your selected business area will benefit you, your company and the Scottish Economy as a whole.

Apply now for upskilling scholarship

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