Scottish/EU Students £3,400, Rest of UK Students £3,400, International Students £11,000
This programme is suitable for those wishing to pursue a career in the industrial or service sector as a quality professional.
About the programme
Exploring the application of specialised managerial and technological skills to achieve the desired quality at a minimum cost, this programme also addresses strategic quality and leadership issues focussed on achieving customer satisfaction. You will learn about the complexities and inter-relationships which exist in implementing cost effective quality management solutions to the ISO9000 series of standards and to the excellence models.
Opportunities exist to conduct a project within industry or with one of our European partner institutions.
Full-time Diploma and MSc students undertake five core and two option modules over two trimesters. MSc students must also complete a significant industrial or university based dissertation over the summer.
Core modules include: • Managing Quality • Statistical Quality Control • Risk Management • Interpersonal Skills and Change Management • Operations and Project Management
Option modules include: • Service Quality • Research Design and Methods • Logistical Resources • Reliability and Experimental Design for Industry (EDI)
Upon successful completion of the taught modules listed above you will undertake the MSc research project. Postgraduate Certificate students who transfer to the MSc Quality Management (International) (see page 165) can study for the dual award with the University of Angers.Upon its successful completion students are awarded MSc Quality Management (International) from UWS and Master Degree Ingénierie des Systèmes et Management de Project (Systems and Project Management) from University of Angers, France.
Our Careers Adviser says
Strong industry links ensure employment and placement opportunities are available for all graduates. Recent graduates work for Toyota Europe (Brussels), Amec, Raytheon, Howden and Honeywell.
Students can join the Chartered Quality Institute as associate members.
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.
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.