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University of West London

Studying at the University of West London (UWL) is all about gaining the skills, expertise and insight you need to excel in your chosen career. You will be taught by highly experienced industry experts, and have the chance to benefit from close industry connections.

Our expertise covers a wide range of subjects, so you can gain the specialist know-how that gives you the edge in your chosen career. Our highly respected Schools include:

  • London School of Film, Media and Design
  • The Claude Littner Business School
  • School of Computing and Engineering
  • School of Law
  • London Geller College of Hospitality and Tourism
  • London College of Music
  • College of Nursing, Midwifery and Healthcare
  • School of Human and Social Science
  • School of Biomedical Sciences
  • Institute for Policing Studies

Postgraduate Study

A postgraduate degree can enhance your career prospects, setting you apart in today’s highly competitive job market. If you are considering a new career path, it is a way to enhance and build on your current qualifications and learn new, essential skills.

Whatever your reasons, studying a postgraduate degree at the University of West London does not mean you have to put your life on hold, or leave the workplace. Our full and part-time study options can fit around your current commitments. It will also grow your network and help you gain fresh, valuable insights into industry that you might not gain from the workplace alone.

A number of postgraduate courses, both research based and taught, can be studied here offering subjects ranging from nursing to music. Postgraduate studies can give you an employment edge, accelerate your progression and open up new paths. We know that everybody has different career goals, so our teaching is tailored to your individual needs as an aspiring professional. Our open, accessible and supportive learning environment ensures that you will thrive.

Campus and Facilities

Just next door to the city centre, there are endless ways to explore the capital’s art, culture and nightlife from our bustling west London campus in Ealing. Ealing itself is surrounded by beautiful parks and green spaces, and boasts a desirable mix of eateries, independent boutiques and shops

We are committed to giving you the best university experience possible. So we are constantly updating our research, training and leisure facilities. It is an exceptional university experience, and one that makes you ready for your future career.

UWL offers its students a range of professional-standard and modern facilities to give you the best start in your career.

The Ealing site of the West London Campus has superb facilities including the Paul Hamlyn Library which is open 24/7 during term-time, student radio station, an auditorium, music studios, industry-standard labs, The Graduate Centre to support doctoral students, subject dedicated labs and research centers, restaurants and cafés, and a gym.

The Brentford site is home to our Nursing Simulation Centre.

A free shuttle bus operates between the sites and Ealing Broadway station.

The Berkshire Institute for Health, at Fountain House in Reading town centre, enables us to deliver nursing and midwifery programmes across the region in partnership with the NHS.

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We know that accommodation is key to your university experience and you want to love where you live. The University will support you to find suitable and safe accommodation.

We offer a range of options; including working with local residential hall providers to bring UWL students the best rates available. Our partners have sites in North Acton, a popular area for students with quick links to Campus and great connections to London via the Central Line.

We also have access to university-managed shared flats and houses at for students who would prefer not to live in residential halls. If you already have a group then our team can help you pick the right house or flat. If you want help finding a houseshare, then please let us know and we will do our best to find you the right group.

If you are studying at the Berkshire Institute for Health in Reading, we have strong links with local student accommodation providers, so you can feel safe in the knowledge that your home has our stamp of approval.

Help with Funding

We offer a number of ways to help towards your course cost, including

  • Bursaries and scholarships, which many of these are given as grants, meaning you do not have to pay them back.
  • As a new full- or part-time postgraduate student you may be able to apply for a Postgraduate Master's Loan or a Postgraduate Doctoral Loan, which are repaid after your studies.

No matter your situation or what you want to study, our University culture is all about support, diversity and inclusion. We believe that everyone has the ability to excel in their career, and that no one should miss out on expert training.

Visit us for an Open Day

Join us on our open day to find out more about our courses and studying at the University of West London. Our open days can help you understand what studying might involve, what to expect and how a postgraduate qualification can help you in the future. During the day, you will have the opportunity to find out more about our courses, speak to academic and support staff, and view our campus facilities. Find the next open day date.

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Business & Management (5) Computer Science (8) Architecture, Building & Planning (3) Law (22) Finance (14) Psychology (31) Nursing & Health (27) Creative Arts & Design (9) Communication & Media Studies (7) Food Sciences (15) Engineering (12) Anthropology (2) Sociology (33) Social Work (32) Medicine (26) Languages, Literature & Culture (21) Philosophy (28) Politics & Government (30) History & Archaeology (19) Biological Sciences (4) Mathematics (25) Economics (10)

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Academic rigour and a strong focus on practical skills. Here for people who want to deliver the best healthcare.

From Nursing to Midwifery to an MSc in Public Health and Wellbeing (which is open to students with a first degree in any subject), the College of Nursing, Midwifery and Healthcare (CNMH) offers a wide range of postgraduate professional development options. Many of our courses allow you to fit your studies around work and other commitments.

You’ll train in a wide range of settings, working with a variety of people – patients, clients and expert practitioners. We offer you the chance to learn from highly skilled staff, many of whom conduct leading-edge research in specialist areas.

We are a leading institution for professional healthcare education, working in close partnership with healthcare providers and employers – such as hospital Trusts, out-of-hospital providers, and the independent and voluntary care sectors – to offer a wide range of excellent facilities to support teaching and learning.

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The Institute for Policing Studies (IPS) is an exciting new development within the University of West London. Its creation reflects the increasing role of Higher Education in the policing community in London and the UK. The policing landscape has changed dramatically over the last decade and police education has changed to meet the new demands of cybercrime, terrorism and to reflect the increasing “social” role that the police play in dealing with victims in the community. Stuart Kind (1987) described police investigations as a “high level intellectual exercise" following the Byford report into the Yorkshire Ripper case in the 1970s and 1980s. Since then, the complexity of investigations has continued to increase. The advent of cyber-enabled and cyber-dependent crime has provided fresh policing challenges alongside existing issues appearing in these new contexts. Leadership in policing routinely covers international boundaries and jurisdictions, but the core skills of policing remain. The Institute will promote these aspects of professional policing while reflecting on the lessons learnt from historic investigations such as the Yorkshire Ripper case, the Steven Lawrence enquiry and modern cases and critical incidents. The scale and scope of what officers police in the UK is wide-ranging; from lost children to rural crime, from natural disasters such as flooding to public order events, from terrorism to dealing with victims of sexual assault and domestic violence. The British model of dealing with a serious crime such as homicide is world-class and the Institute's staff have experience in major investigations in the UK, America, and the Middle East.

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Focused courses taught by practising industry experts. Here for people who want to be heard. Explore your creative potential at one of the largest specialist music and performing arts institutions in the UK, London College of Music (LCM). Whether you’re interested in performance, composition, music technology, performing arts or music management, we’re here to help you discover and nurture your talent. Our ground-breaking courses, delivered with creativity and passion, are respected worldwide and our graduates are in high demand. You’ll be taught by practising industry experts, while visiting staff from all over the globe bring you fresh perspectives. Most of our courses are based in west London, the hub of the UK’s music and media business. Here you’ll have access to our recording and production studios, and a multi-functional performance space. We’ll help you actively engage with networking opportunities, gaining invaluable experience beyond your specialist area of study. We welcome students who share our passion for music education and exploration.

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Where real-world experience meets academic rigour. Here for people who want to go places.

London Geller College of Hospitality and Tourism is now in its 70th year of teaching excellence, the College is accredited by leading professional bodies, including the Institute of Travel and Tourism.

The College attracts tourism, aviation and hospitality teachers of international repute. It also enjoys excellent working relationships with a range of local, national and international organisations.

We aim to provide a high quality tourism and hospitality environment that combines theoretical and hands-on learning. Features include our training restaurant ‘Pillars’, twice named London Training Restaurant of the Year; tourism and hospitality teaching suites; a flight simulator and food laboratories.

We look forward to welcoming you to the London Geller College of Hospitality and Tourism.

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Alumni who work in TV, win creative awards and come back to share their expertise. Here for giving you the creative and technical support you need.

Our courses in film, media and design draw on the expertise of our inspirational staff and alumni. We ensure our students leave with the skills and experience they need to thrive in today’s industries. Whatever aspect of the creative and media industries you are interested in, we have a wide range of courses that are relevant, exciting and professionally orientated.

Our graduates have gone on to work with organisations such as the BBC, Sky and River Island, among many others, and you may have the opportunity to undertake placements with such organisations.

We are all about professionalism. For us it is an attitude and a way of doing things, and a vital element in gaining employment. And, if you decide you want to set up your own business, we can give you the entrepreneurial insights you need.

We have created a supportive and well-equipped environment in which you can pursue your interests and passions, and make the most of your time with us.
We look forward to welcoming you to the London School of Film, Media and Design.

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Because technology is the catalyst for growth. Here for people who want to lead the way.

Get to grips with the ground-breaking technology that’s transforming society and business. Whether you’re interested in computer science, software development, security and networking, information systems, information management, engineering or the built environment, our internationally recognised School of Computing and Engineering (SCE) is here to help you progress.
Our full-time and part-time postgraduate courses meet the needs of industry and research to provide the perfect forum for exchanging ideas and leading practice in engineering, electronics, computing and information systems. We’ll build on your undergraduate understanding of theory, practice and application, while providing advice, support and collaborative research and knowledge transfer activities.

Our teaching and research expertise in usability, internationalisation and software engineering methods is highly regarded. We are confident that we will help you develop one or more specialist practice areas that will increase your employability in the UK and abroad.
We look forward to welcoming you to the School of Computing and Engineering.

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Our courses in psychology, criminology, forensic science, nutritional therapy, addiction, education studies and early years education will get your career off to a great start.
Not only do we offer single honours programmes, but some of our multidisciplinary course pathways give you access to the teaching and facilities of other departments across the University, which makes the whole experience an even richer one.

Many of our courses are accredited by professional bodies. Our forensic science courses are accredited by The Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences, our nutritional therapy courses are accredited by the Nutritional Therapy Education Commission and our psychology courses have been accredited by The British Psychological Society (BPS) since 1986. The courses in Addiction Studies are all mapped against the Drug and Occupational Standards and accredited with the Federation of Drug and Alcohol Professionals.

Our staff team are committed to delivering engaging and exciting learning, and the level of support you will receive is outstanding.

Our lecturers have experience of teaching in inner city schools, providing teacher training, delivering professional development for teachers and publishing research in internationally recognised journals.

The school teaching facilities are also equipped with modern technologies and instrumentation such as the eye-tracker, biopacs and other physiological equipment, and forensic investigation labs. We also have a range of equipment in our science labs which includes a Raman Spectrometer. This means we can give you a stimulating environment to develop the knowledge, skills and confidence you need for your academic and professional development.

We have good links and collaborations with local services and where our students on the addiction courses have the opportunity to apply the knowledge and skills acquired during the course. Several students who volunteered for drug and alcohol services have found employment soon after graduation.

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The professionally-focused LLB (Hons) at the School of Law will help you develop the knowledge and skills to forge a successful career in law.

Our dedicated professionals have a range of academic, practical and professional experience, and are on hand to help with your studies. Like us, they believe you will learn best through a mixture of reading and real-world contact.
To help you develop, we host regular events with lawyers, judges, prosecutors and honorary professors, and our Law School Advisory Board comprises of respected and experienced judges, broadcasters, solicitors and barristers.

Our LLB (Hons) course is well taught, professionally relevant and amazing preparation for your future.

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Bringing students and business together. Creating unique learning opportunities. Here for enhancing experience and employability.

At the Claude Littner Business School (CLBS), we believe in creating a learning environment that fosters collaboration. We work closely with an ever-growing number of businesses to support their capability to thrive in a competitive global market. As a student, you can expect to be involved in this work.

Our Faculty is a unique mix of academics and industry professionals, offering you a wealth of knowledge and experience. Whether your interest is in digital business, human resource management, international marketing, finance, capital markets, investment or leadership, we’ll prepare you to be a highly effective professional in the real world.

We are based in the heart of west London’s commercial district, and our strong links with business and professional associations ensure that our students benefit from a career-focused curriculum. We have one of the highest graduate employability rates in the country.

Our Student-Led Consultancy projects enable students to gain invaluable real-world experience by working on live business problems. Aspiring entrepreneurs get direct support to develop their ideas into business start-ups.

Our global network of alumni and business partners offers opportunities for students to develop highly beneficial links and collaborations.

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