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University of the West of Scotland

University of the West of Scotland

With origins dating back to 1897, UWS is an international university with over 80 European partners and a student body drawn from over one third of the globe. We have a proud record in delivering work-ready graduates through applied research and career-focused study options, and established partnerships with business, industry and the public and voluntary sectors. With our cutting-edge courses, practical knowledge, and intelligent teaching, we help our students get ahead.

UWS has five campuses in the UK: four in the west of Scotland and one in London. The University offers full-time, part-time and online postgraduate taught (MA, MBA, MEd, MSc), research (MRes, MPhil, PhD) as well as professional doctorate (DBA and DProf) opportunities in:

  • Business and Enterprise
  • Computing
  • Creative Industries
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Health, Nursing and Midwifery
  • Music
  • Social Science and Society
  • Science
  • Sport
University of the West of Scotland

Our Masters courses have been designed in partnership with business, industry and the professions and many carry professional recognition. The 2014 HESA performance indicator reinforces our strong vocational focus with industrial and commercial links in that 94% of UWSstudents are in work or further study 6 months after graduating and inIn the ‘WhatUni?’ Student Choice Awards 2015, we were awarded a 4 star rating.

Our practically-focused and applied teaching is reinforced by an applied research underpinning and UWS was classified as producing world-class and internationally excellent research in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework; ranked in the top 100 research institutions in the UK and 12th in the Million+ group of UK universities. We are currently working with companies and organisations such as Mars, Celestica, the Scottish Government, Honeywell, Diagio, Philips Lighting, Dupont, Network Rail, the BBC, Tata Steel, NASA, the National Health Service, and Oxfam.

Reinforcing our applied research, we have recently launched two new professional doctorate programmes (Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) and Professional Doctorate (DProf)) to provide a professional equivalent to the traditional PhD research programme for busy professionals seeking to make a change to their professions through undertaking a programme of taught study and applied research.

University of the West of Scotland

We have a number of new Masters planned for 2016 including*:

  • MSc Advanced Thin Film Technologies
  • MSc Advanced Chemical Engineering
  • MSc Information and Network Security
  • MSc Advanced Computing
  • MSc Applied Computing for the Oil & Gas Industries
  • MSc Civil Engineering
  • MSc Creative Branding
  • MA Cultural Diplomacy & International Events^
  • MA Cultural Diplomacy & International Sport^
  • MA Cultural Diplomacy & International Music^
  • MSc Global Primary Care
  • MEd Higher Education Practice
  • MSc International Tourism Management
  • MSc Mechanical Engineering
  • MSc Policy Analysis and Global Governance
  • MSc Social Work

^ in partnership with ICD Berlin

* subject to final validation / check website for details

At UWS we believe in the transformative power of active learning and engagement. We treat our students as individuals, partners and potential leaders in their fields and professions, providing them with the globally relevant knowledge, skills and confidence to think critically and to challenge received wisdom.


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