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University of the West of Scotland, Full Time Masters Degrees in Business & Management

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This internationally respected degree has been redesigned to reflect the evolving nature of business and the global challenges facing business leaders. Read more
This internationally respected degree has been redesigned to reflect the evolving nature of business and the global challenges facing business leaders. It focuses on developing strategic analytical skills, business intuition, and enquiring and adaptive thinking.

The selection of option modules offers one of four specialist areas: finance, leadership, enterprise or health service management.

About the programme

This programme produces high calibre graduates who can effectively respond to unpredictable challenges in globally competitive business environments. It provides essential core business knowledge and understanding with a strong emphasis on developing the applied managerial skills vital for effective business leaders. Your communication, negotiation and facilitating skills will be nurtured and enhanced. Modes of study are engineered to accommodate busy working lives. This new MBA creates a unified model of learning for all students regardless of how you study.

Learning and exchange takes place through a dynamic, virtual learning hub: the UWS Online MBA World, where students can engage and collaborate on their modules on an international basis.

The course was rated 100% student satisfaction in the Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey 2015.

Your learning

Core modules:
• Integration of Business Functions (10 credits)
• Analytical Thinking and Decision Making (20 credits)
• Managing Organisational Health (20 credits)
• Influencing Organisational Strategy (20 credits)
• Creativity and Business Wealth (20 credits)
• Strategic Business Project (60 credits)

Option modules:

Finance stream:
• Advanced Financial Decision Making (10 credits)
• Global Financial Systems (10 credits)

Leadership stream:
• Leading Change (10 credits)
• Influencing Organisational Culture and Change (10 credits)

Enterprise stream:
• New Venture Creation (10 credits)
• Business Creativity (10 credits) Health Service Management stream:
• Responding to Public Health Challenges (20 credits)

The Strategic Business Project enables students to develop and apply their module knowledge and research skills to a business topic of their choice.

Our Careers Adviser says

The UWS MBA prepares you for leadership. It provides a rigorous grounding in the knowledge and skills necessary to operate effectively as a strategic general manager. MBA graduates may also undertake research e.g. as a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in a particular branch of business/ management, or a taught Doctor of Business Administration (DBA).

Facilities

We have invested in new facilities at our Lanarkshire Campus. There are new teaching rooms and a postgraduate student learning space which ensures our environment supports your learning. The use of technology (such as virtual learning environments, mobile applications, smart boards, etc.) at all campuses will add to your experience. Library and study spaces have also been upgraded and are regularly reviewed.

NB International students may be interested to note UWS work in partnership with Olympia College to deliver the MBA programme in Malaysia.

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Designed to build your international management career, the MSc will equip you with the theoretical knowledge and conceptual skills to work in environments requiring high levels of international managerial competence. Read more
Designed to build your international management career, the MSc will equip you with the theoretical knowledge and conceptual skills to work in environments requiring high levels of international managerial competence.

About the programme

Contemporary businesses need managers who relish and adapt to the ever-changing complex challenges that shape today’s globalised marketplace. Leadership and management skills are essential for organisational success, and you will acquire a robust set of analytic tools enabling you to play a productive role in the management of international business organisations. You will develop global perspectives of business and management, informed by a sound understanding of the wider cultural and national contexts in which organisations exist.

You will study modules covering general management and its key functional areas and the development of the applied professional skills, practices and techniques in the management environment. You will develop the vision and confidence to address a rapidly shifting marketplace and the dynamics of changing contexts.

Your learning

You will gain a thorough grounding in the essential knowledge and skills for a management career in business and industry. Particular emphasis is on strategy, creativity, leadership and internationalisation within the context of rapidly changing external environments. You will learn to think and work strategically and creatively.

Modules include:
• Business Management in an International Context
• Managing Financial and Information Resources
• Leadership and Change
• Strategic Management in an International Context
• Marketing, Innovation, Creativity and Entrepreneurship
• Research Methods
• Contemporary Organisation Theory

MSc

You will devise and complete a detailed piece of research in an international management topic of your choosing, gaining further skills and knowledge that is invaluable for future career enhancement.

Our Careers Adviser says

You will be equipped to work in professional practice in middle management at international level, where you can make an early and significant contribution to your employer. You will acquire important analytical and management skills suitable for various generalist managerial roles.

Financial support

In session 2015/16 the Postgraduate Diploma element of this programme carried SAAS postgraduate loan funding for eligible students. Check http://www.saas.gov.uk for 2016/17 loan info.

Facilities

We have invested in new facilities at our Lanarkshire Campus. There are new teaching rooms and a postgraduate student learning space which ensures our environment supports your learning. The use of technology (such as virtual learning environments, mobile applications, smart boards, etc.) at all campuses will add to your experience. Library and study spaces have also been upgraded and are regularly reviewed.

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Developed with input from accounting professionals, this conversion masters programme is for graduates with a first degree in any field of study who now wish to build careers in management accounting, general management or management consultancy. Read more
Developed with input from accounting professionals, this conversion masters programme is for graduates with a first degree in any field of study who now wish to build careers in management accounting, general management or management consultancy. Designed to maximise exemptions from the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) to further enhance your employability, you will benefit from our academics’ wealth of experience. You will enhance your understanding of economic theory and its impact on management accounting, appreciate contemporary management accounting ideas, and develop senior level knowledge of financial and management accounting.

About the programme

Management accountants provide financial information to managers within organisations supplying crucial information necessary for making informed business decisions. The CIMA defines the profession as ‘combining accounting, finance and management with the leading-edge techniques needed to drive successful businesses’. This programme adds value to your first degree by developing an integrated and critically aware understanding of management accounting necessary for your career in the profession.

The programme aims to:
• develop your critical, analytical problem-based learning skills and transferable skills
• encourage an analytical and creative approach to study, to develop your ability to argue rationally, communicate clearly, and form sound judgements
• enhance your knowledge, skills and abilities by producing a Masters level project

Your learning

The course has a series of core modules, a project and an MSc dissertation:
• Strategic Financial Accounting (20 credits)
• Strategic Management Accounting (20 credits)
• Quantitative Analysis for Business (20 credits)
• Economics for Business (20 credits)
• Business Organisation and Ethics (20 credits)
• Advanced Management Accounting (20 credits)
• Theory and Accounting Research Methods (20 credits)

MSc

This builds on a project plan that you developed in ‘Theory and Research Methodologies in Accounting’ and involves significant research into an accounting problem or area that interests you (40 credits).

Professional recognition

The University will seek exemptions from all of the new “Operational Level”, papers E1, F1 and P1, from the CIMA.

Our Careers Adviser says

Graduates are positioned for careers leading to professional accountant status. Employment opportunities include the private and public sectors, the service industry and manufacturing.

Facilities

We have invested in new facilities at our Lanarkshire Campus. There are new teaching rooms and a postgraduate student learning space which ensures our environment supports your learning. The use of technology (such as virtual learning environments, mobile applications, smart boards, etc.) at all campuses will add to your experience. Library and study spaces have also been upgraded and are regularly reviewed.

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Build a successful career in international marketing management, working at home or overseas within a variety of business environments. Read more
Build a successful career in international marketing management, working at home or overseas within a variety of business environments.

About the programme

This degree provides you with solid theoretical and practical knowledge and skills in the key areas related to the efficient management of international marketing. It will enable you to be an effective marketing manager within a variety of business environments. The option exists to specialise in particular areas of marketing and business functions, with an emphasis on international themes.

The modules offered will enable you to develop the essential skills and knowledge required to operate a marketing function successfully, with optional modules developing specialist knowledge such as international and global marketing; business to business marketing; and marketing, innovation, creativity and enterprise.

Your learning

To exit with a Postgraduate Diploma you must pass the taught modules. Most students continue to work towards an MSc and will complete relevant modules and a dissertation.

Modules include:
• International Marketing Management (20 credits)
• International Marketing Communications (20 credits)
• Managing Financial and Information Resources (20 credits)
• Marketing, Innovation, Creativity and Entrepreneurship (20 credits)
• Strategic Management in an International Context (20 credits)
• Business to Business Marketing (10 credits)
• Research Methods (10 credits)

MSc

To attain the MSc, you will complete an MSc dissertation (60 credits) combining the skills and knowledge developed during the Diploma stage to produce an individual piece of relevant research.

Our Careers Adviser says

Graduates have a rich diversity of career options and many typically enter management posts in exciting areas including marketing communications, market research, business development, new product development, business to business marketing and brand development. Graduates may also pursue entrepreneurial opportunities on an international basis.

Financial support

In session 2015/16 the Postgraduate Diploma element of this programme carried SAAS postgraduate loan funding for eligible students. Check
http://www.saas.gov.uk for 2016/17 loan info.

Facilities

We have invested in new facilities at our Lanarkshire Campus. There are new teaching rooms and a postgraduate student learning space which ensures our environment supports your learning. The use of technology (such as virtual learning environments, mobile applications, smart boards, etc.) at all campuses will add to your experience. Library and study spaces have also been upgraded and are regularly reviewed.

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This programme will equip you with specialist knowledge and training to design and manage effective logistics and supply chain systems, creating managerial opportunities in the public and private sectors. Read more
This programme will equip you with specialist knowledge and training to design and manage effective logistics and supply chain systems, creating managerial opportunities in the public and private sectors. Practical experience in a local company may be possible during your dissertation.

About the programme

You will study all aspects of logistics and supply chain management, covering the range of activities associated with the efficient flow and storage of goods, services and related information from the point of origin to the point of consumption in response to consumer requirements.

You will acquire cross-functional knowledge, gaining the sound technical and managerial skills that are essential to meet the challenges of consumers’ demands for greater choice and improved value, the globalisation of operations, intensified competition, environmental issues and increasingly turbulent and expanding markets.

This course was rated 100% student satisfaction in the Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey 2015.

Practical experience

Placement with a local company may be available during the MSc dissertation, supervised by lecturers and company employees.

Your learning

There are four core modules and a choice of options offering in-depth study in specialist areas.

You will study the following core modules:
• Logistical Resources (20 credits)
• Global Supply Chain Management (20 credits)
• Modelling the Supply Chain (20 credits)
• Operations and Project Management (20 credits)

You will also select 40 credits from the option modules. These include:
• Financial Resources (10 credits)
• Statistical Quality Control (20 credits)
• Business to Business Marketing (10 credits)
• Project Management Fundamentals (20 credits)
• Risk Management (20 credits)
• Advances in Project Management (completion of Project Management Fundamentals is a prerequisite) (10 credits)
• Service Quality (20 credits)
• Interpersonal Skills and Change Management (10 credits)
• Knowledge Management – Principles and Practice (10 credits)

MSc

Diploma students who satisfy the progression requirements will then be eligible to pursue the MSc. Successful completion of the Postgraduate Diploma ensures progress to the MSc dissertation, which involves an individual thesis on a research or application-based topic.

Our Careers Adviser says

Employment possibilities for qualified supply chain managers include government agencies, consultancy firms (supply chain management), manufacturing and retailing companies, transport companies, and local authorities’ planning and transport departments. UWS graduates work for Toyota UK, Vestas (renewable energies), Rawlplug, The Edrington Group, European consultancy groups, and international companies.

Financial support

In session 2015/16 the Postgraduate Diploma element of this programme carried SAAS postgraduate loan funding for eligible students. Check
http://www.saas.gov.uk for 2016/17 info.

Facilities

We have invested in new facilities at our Lanarkshire Campus. There are new teaching rooms and a postgraduate student learning space which ensures our environment supports your learning. The use of technology (such as virtual learning environments, mobile applications, smart boards, etc.) at all campuses will add to your experience. Library and study spaces have also been upgraded and are regularly reviewed.

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The only generic project management programme offered in the west of Scotland, this programme prepares you for a project management career in a range of areas. Read more
The only generic project management programme offered in the west of Scotland, this programme prepares you for a project management career in a range of areas.

About the programme

In every business, and in every industry, effective project management is essential. Project managers plan and organise resources and people to ensure projects finish on time, within budget and meet the requirements of the business. You will gain:
• the necessary skills and confidence to guide and manage projects to successful completion

• key skills for employment in the field of, and associated fields of, project management

• an enquiring, analytical and creative approach to managing projects

Industry practitioners will deliver lectures on key topics and there are also work-based opportunities.

Your learning

Postgraduate Certificate
• Project Management Fundamentals
• Project Methodologies and Technologies

Plus one or two modules (depending on their credit weighting) from those listed below under the Diploma.

Postgraduate Diploma
• Risk Management
• Change Management and Leadership
• Case Studies in Project Management

Plus one from:
Advances in Project Management; Financial Resources; and Research Design and Methods (all 10 point modules).

MSc

Upon successful completion of the taught modules listed above you will undertake the MSc research project.

Our Careers Adviser says

Graduates will be able to gain employment as project managers in a wide field of organisations such as consultancy firms, construction, manufacturing, events and service organisations.

Professional exemptions

The programme is accredited by the Association for Project Management.

Financial support

In session 2015/16 the Pg Diploma element carried SAAS postgraduate loan funding for eligible students. Check http://www.saas.gov.uk for 2016/17 loan info.

First-class facilities

Get the hands on experience you need to succeed. We have excellent specialist facilities which support our research students and staff. These include an advanced chemical analysis lab: with state-of-theart chemical analysis for isotopic and elemental analysis at trace concentrations using ICPMS/OES and the identification of organic compounds using LCMS; and the Spatial and Pattern Analysis (SPAR) lab: providing high specification workstations, geographical information system (GIS) software, geochemical and image processing facilities to support data management in science research.

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Designed with industry experts, this programme prepares you for a career in a variety of human resource management roles in the UK or abroad. Read more
Designed with industry experts, this programme prepares you for a career in a variety of human resource management roles in the UK or abroad.

About the programme

Managing people across borders while taking into account cultural differences in employment practices is a key concept. This course develops your knowledge and understanding of international HRM, including its specialist concepts, conceptual frameworks, research evidence and methodologies.

Learning to manage the complexities of diverse workforces in the global business environment, you will develop an awareness of your own cultural conditioning, biases and assumptions, becoming more culturally sensitive and skilled in communicating and managing in challenging environments.

This course was rated with a 100% student satisfaction in the Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey 2015.

Your learning

You will develop a thorough grounding in the knowledge and skills essential for a management career in business and industry; with particular emphasis on strategy, creativity, leadership and internationalisation. You will also gain leadership and management skills including the ability to think and work strategically and creatively. Our strong partnerships with business and industry ensure the course is exceptionally relevant. You will also undertake a research methods module and dissertation, where you can research a key HR issue from a comparative international and/or cross-cultural perspective.

Modules include:
• Business Management in an International Context
• People and Organisational Development
• International Human Resource Management
• Marketing, Innovation, Creativity and Entrepreneurship
• Strategic Management in an International Context
• Research Methods
• Cross-Cultural Management and Diversity

MSc

The MSc dissertation requires you to devise and complete a detailed piece of research in an HRM topic of your choosing.

Our Careers Adviser says

UWS graduates will be equipped to manage diverse workforces across cultural boundaries and may choose either to specialise in HRM or to apply for more general management positions. This degree is also relevant for graduates pursuing careers with multinational organisations.

Facilities

We have invested in new facilities at our Lanarkshire Campus. There are new teaching rooms and a postgraduate student learning space which ensures our environment supports your learning. The use of technology (such as virtual learning environments, mobile applications, smart boards, etc.) at all campuses will add to your experience. Library and study spaces have also been upgraded and are regularly reviewed.

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Developed in conjunction with the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), this programme prepares you for a successful career in finance and accounting, working at home or overseas in various business environments. Read more
Developed in conjunction with the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), this programme prepares you for a successful career in finance and accounting, working at home or overseas in various business environments.

About the programme

This MSc provides an opportunity to gain relevant contextual and subject specialist knowledge through a structured programme of academic studies. It adds value to your first business or accounting related degree by giving you an integrated and critically aware understanding of your specialism.

Your learning

The course focuses on delivering the conceptual understanding and practical skills involved in accounting and finance with an understanding of how accounting operates. It will enable you to develop a professional accountancy career and join CIMA through the accelerated ‘gateway’ route. The course prepares you to sit the external CIMA ‘Gateway Examination’. Passing this three-hour case study examination allows you to claim 12 exemptions from CIMA’s certificate, operational and management level papers, and you will be awarded the CIMA Advanced Diploma in Management Accounting.

You will then only need to sit and pass three strategic level examinations, the associated case study, and fulfil the work-based practical experience, before being eligible for full CIMA membership and recognition as a
professional Management Accountant.

The modules undertaken at Postgraduate Diploma stage are:
• Strategic Financial Accounting
• Strategic Financial Management
• Strategic Management Accounting
• Capital Resources
• The Professional Accountant and Governance

plus one option from:
• Advanced Financial Accounting
• Advanced Management Accounting
• Global Finance

MSc

To attain the MSc, you must complete an MSc dissertation (60 credits), an individual piece of relevant research.

Our Careers Adviser says

Graduates can explore a rich diversity of career options in finance and accounting management posts in industry and commerce. Our graduates’ careers include finance director, finance business partner, management consultant, operations director, management accountant and corporate finance manager.

Professional recognition

Students may wish to fully complete their professional accreditation with CIMA as the primary aim of this programme is to obtain professional exemptions. Other progression routes include a research career or further management qualifications such as an MBA or DBA.

Facilities

We have invested in new facilities at our Lanarkshire Campus. There are new teaching rooms and a postgraduate student learning space which ensures our environment supports your learning. The use of technology (such as virtual learning environments, mobile applications, smart boards, etc.) at all campuses will add to your experience. Library and study spaces have also been upgraded and are regularly reviewed.

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This programme is designed for general managers and those working, or intending to work, as human resource practitioners. Competitive advantage relies on the effective management of an organisation’s most important resource, its people. Read more
This programme is designed for general managers and those working, or intending to work, as human resource practitioners.

About the programme

Competitive advantage relies on the effective management of an organisation’s most important resource, its people. This course involves the development of a distinctive set of integrated employment policies and practices designed to support you in understanding how the employment relationship operates on an individual and collective basis. Examining how greater utilisation of human resources can facilitate increased business success and improve employee satisfaction, you will develop and assess employment policies and practices.

100% of students are in work/further study six months after graduating (Destination of Leavers from Higher Education Survey 2015).

Your learning

The programme has been designed to meet the CIPD’s 2010 advanced standards and provides the ‘full knowledge bank’ required for CIPD membership. As such, you will study a range of modules exploring the ways in which Human Resource Management (HRM) operates and the contribution it makes to organisations.

The use of research to aid organisational effectiveness and improve problem-solving is fundamental to the philosophy of this MSc. You will be encouraged to develop research skills and critical evaluation.

With an emphasis on producing professional managers with the ability to apply critical thinking and practical vocational skills, work-based assignments and projects are a key feature of assessment.

Modules include:
• HRM in Context (20 credits)
• Managing Resourcing and Reward (10 credits)
• Leading and Managing Change (10 credits)
• Learning and Talent Development (20 credits)
• Developing Business and Interpersonal Skills (20 credits)
• HRM Management Research Report (20 credits)
• Managing Employment Relations (20 credits)

MSc

• HRM project (60 credits)

Our Careers Adviser says

The programme provides a recognised qualification to facilitate your career development as an HR practitioner. UWS graduates have gone on to develop new careers through internal and external promotion within a variety of both specialist and generalist roles in HR.

Professional recognition

This course provides the knowledge required for a professional level of CIPD membership. If you have the relevant experience you can apply for membership assessment and you will be upgraded to a professional level of CIPD membership.

Facilities

We have invested in new facilities at our Lanarkshire Campus. There are new teaching rooms and a postgraduate student learning space which ensures our environment supports your learning. The use of technology (such as virtual learning environments, mobile applications, smart boards, etc.) at all campuses will add to your experience. Library and study spaces have also been upgraded and are regularly reviewed.

Students who wish to be considered for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) should contact CIPD and they will carry out a mapping or RPL exercise. You can contact the CIPD Membership Development Team on 44 (0)208 263 3353.

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Designed to accommodate the demand for talented, capable practitioners, this programme prepares you for a successful career in events management at home or abroad. Read more
Designed to accommodate the demand for talented, capable practitioners, this programme prepares you for a successful career in events management at home or abroad.

About the programme

This new programme enables you to develop your practical, strategic and conceptual understanding of the events sector within local, national and international contexts.

There are 530,000 people employed within the UK events sector. At a global level, nations the world over are increasingly recognising the value of events as a major element of development strategies and nation building projects with emerging economies such as Brazil (2014 FIFA World Cup, 2016 Olympics), Russia (2018 FIFA World Cup), China (2008 Olympics) and Qatar (2022 FIFA World Cup) pursuing hosting rights for mega-events.

As events are increasingly recognised as a tool for stimulating economic development, the industry is quickly professionalising and requires a growing number of graduates to form an educated, critically informed workforce. The new UWS MSc in International Events Management is designed to meet this demand.

There are three routes available –

Route 1 – for those with little or no prior grounding in events management

Route 2 – aimed at those who already have a qualification in events management

Route 3 – a work-based learning pathway for those in paid employment within the sector who wish to enhance their knowledge (one third of the programme will be completed in the workplace, with the remaining modules delivered via blended learning)

Your learning

To exit with a Postgraduate Diploma you must pass the taught modules. Most students will continue to work towards an MSc, and will complete relevant modules and a dissertation.

To achieve the Postgraduate Diploma your studies will include:
• Branding People, Places and Spaces (core, 20 credits)
• Critical Event Studies (core, 20 credits)
• Creative Research (core, 20 credits)
• Politics and Policy in Events and Tourism (core, 20 credits)

You will also complete an additional 40 credits from a list of option modules which vary depending on the route you select. See our website for full details.

MSc

You will complete an MSc dissertation (60 credits) to produce an individual piece of research.

Our Careers Adviser says

Graduates are expected to find employment in a range of events roles including business events, festivals and cultural events, global mega-events, sporting events, community events and charity/ cause related events. Graduates may consider careers in fields related to tourism, marketing and PR and a range of other sectors.

Facilities

We have invested in new facilities at our Lanarkshire Campus. There are new teaching rooms and a postgraduate student learning space which ensures our environment supports your learning. The use of technology (such as virtual learning environments, mobile applications, smart boards, etc.) at all campuses will add to your experience. Library and study spaces have also been upgraded and are regularly reviewed.

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The 1 year MSc postgraduate course in International Financial Marketing provides a excellent foundation for those considering careers in areas such as investment banking or financial analysis, which are likely to involve extensive use of accounting information. Read more
The 1 year MSc postgraduate course in International Financial Marketing provides a excellent foundation for those considering careers in areas such as investment banking or financial analysis, which are likely to involve extensive use of accounting information.

Through the core UWS business modules, you will gain a thorough grounding in the knowledge and skills essential for a management career in business, with particular emphasis on strategy, creativity, leadership and internationalisation, all within the context of a rapidly changing external environment.

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The MSc in International Tourism Management offers you the opportunity to develop your practical, strategic and conceptual understanding of the fast-growing, contemporary tourism sector. Read more
The MSc in International Tourism Management offers you the opportunity to develop your practical, strategic and conceptual understanding of the fast-growing, contemporary tourism sector.

About the programme

Scotland’s tourism sector currently sustains 175,000 jobs with an estimated 50,000 new roles to be created in the next decade. The World Tourism Organisation predicts that global tourism visits will rise by 600 million by 2020. This rapid growth requires talented senior managers and this Masters programme is designed to enable you to help meet this demand.

You will examine the impact and meaning of tourism across the world and develop an understanding of the complexities of managing in such contexts.

There are three routes available –

Route 1 – for those with little or no prior grounding in tourism management

Route 2 – aimed at those who already have a qualification in tourism management

Route 3 – a work-based learning pathway for those in paid employment within the sector who wish to enhance their understanding (one third of the programme will be completed in the workplace, with the remaining modules delivered via blended learning)

Your learning

To exit with a Postgraduate Diploma you must pass the taught modules. Most students continue to work towards an MSc, completing relevant modules and a dissertation. The modules include:
• Branding People, Places and Spaces (core, 20 credits)
• Critical Concepts in Tourism (core, 20 credits)
• Creative Research (core, 20 credits)
• Politics and Policy in Events and Tourism (core, 20 credits)

You will also complete an additional 40 credits from a list of option modules which vary depending on the route you select. See our website for full details.

MSc

You will complete an MSc dissertation (60 credits) to produce an individual piece of research.

Our Careers Adviser says

Graduates from this programme are expected to secure senior positions in the tourism industry, including operational roles with major tourism providers or strategic roles with destination development organisations. Graduates may also find opportunities within fields related to the tourism sector, including events, marketing and PR.

Facilities

We have invested in new facilities at our Lanarkshire Campus. There are new teaching rooms and a postgraduate student learning space which ensures our environment supports your learning. The use of technology (such as virtual learning environments, mobile applications, smart boards, etc.) at all campuses will add to your experience. Library and study spaces have also been upgraded and are regularly reviewed.

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This Masters programme is aimed at engineering graduates aspiring to senior level positions in large manufacturing or service provider organisations, or as part of an engineering supply chain. Read more
This Masters programme is aimed at engineering graduates aspiring to senior level positions in large manufacturing or service provider organisations, or as part of an engineering supply chain. Graduates from related disciplines can embrace engineering continuous improvement, operations management and enterprise requirement planning (ERP) applications in engineering.

About the programme

In many engineering organisations ERP is the main software system application that controls and assists in the management of all functional departments and the whole facility, often globally. This unique programme has a UK and global appeal for career development and future plans are currently being developed to offer SAP ERP certification. It satisfies both the operations management and continuous improvement (CI) elements within engineering, and the application of ERP systems such as SAP and/or Oracle. Many companies use ERP within the supply chain including Terex, Tata Steels, RollsRoyce, Honeywell, Audi, and BMW.

This programme will develop the skills you need to interface with functional users, other than engineers, giving you an informed view for further configuration or customisation.

Your learning

Core topics include ERP, continuous improvement and operations management with options of Total Productive Maintenance (TPM), Project Management and modules with further planning and management of resources.

Our lecturers are seasoned industry experts, and we complement their knowledge with industry visits to determine the effectiveness of various applications.

MSc students undertake a dissertation, selecting a specialism to achieve a greater understanding of the implementation and advanced use of software applications, management initiatives and planning within an engineering setting. There may be scope to integrate this dissertation with industry, where an engineering supervisor will be allocated to assist your MSc journey and to advise and introduce you to industry links.

Our Careers Adviser says

Graduates are equipped for the next step in their career in manufacturing and service operations. Most business organisations that implement ERP solutions use fully-trained, qualified implementation partners and consultants throughout their lifecycle.

There is demand for graduates who have had some initial education and training and hands-on experience in ERP solutions such as SAP. Businesses, ERP solution providers, and consulting organisations require top calibre trained ERP consultants and users. UWS graduates who are trained in ERP and supporting materials will possess a unique skill-set that will be a differentiator when competing in the employment market.

Professional recognition

We will seek accreditation for this programme in the near future from the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET).

Industry-standard facilities

Our recently upgraded facilities will ensure you’re equipped to deal with the requirements of industry:
• Recent investment in new laboratories for engineering and physics will further enhance our reputation for applied interdisciplinary research
• Paisley Campus – fully equipped manufacturing workshop; materials testing and analysis facilities; metrology laboratory; rapid prototyping centre; and assembly and welding laboratories
• Significant investment in facilities for thin film technologies, micro-scale sensors and nuclear physics research
• Lanarkshire Campus – £2.1 million engineering centre, with particular focus on the design and engineering disciplines opened in 2008
• Both Lanarkshire and Paisley campuses have modern, dedicated IT facilities utilising a range of industrial applications software such as PRO/Engineer, Ansys, Fluent, WITNESS and MS Project.

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This conversion Masters programme is for graduates who have completed a first degree in any field of study and who now wish to build a career in financial accounting, general management or management consultancy. Read more
This conversion Masters programme is for graduates who have completed a first degree in any field of study and who now wish to build a career in financial accounting, general management or management consultancy.

About the programme

You will develop the skills needed to succeed in today’s dynamic business environment, enhance your critical thinking ability, and deepen your knowledge of financial and management accounting to senior level. The course will maximise exemptions from the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) to further enhance your future employability.

You will gain an advanced understanding of accounting principles and practice, develop the practical skills of financial accounting and explore the background within which accounting operates. This creates an opportunity to change career path if you do not have a background in accounting.

The programme aims to:
• develop your critical, analytical problem-based learning skills and transferable skills to prepare you for a career in financial accounting

• give you a solid understanding of current financial accounting theory and practice and future developments internationally

• assist you to develop further skills required for independent practice and team-working within the accounting profession

• encourage you to adopt an analytical and creative approach to study and to develop the ability to argue rationally, communicate clearly, and form sound judgements

• enhance your knowledge, skills and abilities through the execution of a Masters level project

Your learning

The programme involves a series
of core modules and a project:

• Strategic Financial Accounting (20 credits)
• Strategic Management Accounting (20 credits)
• Professional Accounting and Governance (20 credits)
• Quantitative Analysis for Business (20 credits)
• Advanced Financial Accounting (20 credits)
• Theory and Accounting Research Methods (20 credits)
• Corporate and Business Law (20 credits)

MSc

To attain the MSc, you must complete an MSc dissertation (40 credits). This involves undertaking significant research into an accounting problem or area that interests you.

Our Careers Adviser says

Graduates can apply for careers leading to professional accountant status and hold various positions in the private and public sectors, the service industry and manufacturing.

Professional recognition

The degree will seek exemptions (examinations F1, F2, F3 and F4) from the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, the global body for professional accountants.

Facilities

We have invested in new facilities at our Lanarkshire Campus. There are new teaching rooms and a postgraduate student learning space which ensures our environment supports your learning. The use of technology (such as virtual learning environments, mobile applications, smart boards, etc.) at all campuses will add to your experience. Library and study spaces have also been upgraded and are regularly reviewed.

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This programme has been developed as a direct response to the lack of a specific postgraduate programme for those wishing to enter or already participating in enterprise development. Read more
This programme has been developed as a direct response to the lack of a specific postgraduate programme for those wishing to enter or already participating in enterprise development.

About the programme

With strong links in the global academic community we offer the opportunity for participants to cocreate specialist knowledge which can contribute to the future direction of how future enterprise support and development is done. This programme is offered concurrently to those currently in the sector (part-time/distance) and to full-time students from the UK and abroad allowing for powerful networks to be built during the course of your studies.

Practical experience

This programme offers students various opportunities to integrate their own current work, voluntary or entrepreneurial activity through modules that recognise structured reflection and development work. Students without current activities will benefit from placement opportunities.

Your learning

Modules provide a rich diversity of practical skills and intellectual stimulation:

Enterprise Cultures: This module develops the intellectual or higher order skills of the enterprise development professional as it introduces the student to the importance of critical interrogation and linkage of critique, creativity and innovative practice.

Enterprise Future Focus: This module is future facing and looks at the implication of future technologies for enterprise in an accelerating techno-cultural age. Therefore, this module supplements the critical and intellectual with the practical, digital and future-focused skill sets.

Evaluating Enterprise Policy:
Centres on the national policy frameworks and how they shape the practice and strategic direction of enterprise development from the local through to the international context.

Leading Enterprise Development:
Centres on the live practice and working culture of enterprise. This is ‘enterprise in action’ as lived in the everyday of enterprise innovation and its business and management operationalisation.

International Enterprise: This module will firmly set enterprise in an international context to provide you with a global perspective.

MSc Dissertation/Placement Project:
A broad range of enterprise development proposals are acceptable in production of a traditional master’s dissertation. Alternatively, students may wish to develop a project based on a work placement.

Our Careers Adviser says

This programme offers a postgraduate qualification and significant professional development potential to those currently working as economic development or business support advisors in the public and third sector. It can offer those candidates interested in entering this sector significant advantages in terms of knowledge and access to professional networks. International candidates will be able to access and learn from the Scottish example in order to develop appropriate economic development structures in their home countries.

Facilities

We have invested in new facilities at our Lanarkshire Campus. There are new teaching rooms and a postgraduate student learning space which ensures our environment supports your learning. The use of technology (such as virtual learning environments, mobile applications, smart boards, etc.) at all campuses will add to your experience. Library and study spaces have also been upgraded and are regularly reviewed.

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