The course

Course type
Entry date


Applying to MSPME

Please note that as of September 2015 applicants must apply to this programme via MIP Politecnico di Milano


The European Master in Strategic Project Management, known as MSPME, is a unique masters programme that takes an international perspective to the strong and growing demand for strategic thinkers who can deliver core business activities and realise competitive strategies for their organisations through the implementation of strategic projects.

  1. Strategy (Heriot-Watt University)
  2. Project Control (Politecnico di Milano)
  3. Integration (University of Umea)

Heriot-Watt is delighted to be one of the partner institutions for this unique programme. For full details of the programme, including application and admissions procedures please visit the MSPME web site.

Programme duration

Commencing in September each year the programme lasts 16 months.

Course content

The programme has been developed round three interconnected themes which form the basis for each of the study periods. These themes also reflect the core academic strengths of each University.

  1. Strategy (Heriot-Watt University)
  2. Project Control (Politecnico di Milano)
  3. Integration (University of Umea)

Study period 1 (Heriot-Watt University)

  • Business Models: Themes and Issues
  • Competitive Strategy
  • Strategic Change
  • Strategic Project Management

Study period 2 (Politecnico di Milano)

  • Business Statistics
  • Finance
  • Management Accounting and Control
  • Project Management 1 & 2
  • Project Procurement
  • Project Risk Analysis & Management

Study period 3 (University of Umea)

  • Research Methods
  • Strategic Project Management Decision-making
  • Masters Thesis