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UWS student sees gold at British University Championships

UWS Sports Scholarship recipient, Craig McNally was in excellent form at the BUCS (British universities & Colleges Sport) Swimming Championships (Short Course) in Sheffield, which ran from 11-13 November. The second year Bioscience student achieved an impressive clean sweep of gold medals in all three men’s

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EURO HOCKEY CLUB CHAMPIONS TROPHY - INTERNATIONAL EVENT OPPORTUNITY

Friday, 13 May 2016 9:00 AM - Monday, 16 May 2016 5:00 PM

Kelburne Hockey Club are proud to be hosting the 2016 Euro Hockey Club Champions Trophy at Glasgow Green from the 13th-16th May. The event involves 8 teams from all over Europe and will be streamed live online, giving extensive exposure locally, nationally and internationally. Kelburne Hockey are pleased to offer an

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    The School of Science and Sport at UWS offers flexible, career-focused courses across biological sciences, environmental management, chemical sciences, earth sciences, and sport, health and exercise.

    Our courses scored highly in the 2016 National Student Survey for overall student satisfaction, with Forensic Science, Occupational Health & Safety, Sport & Exercise Science ranking top in the UK by each scoring 100% and all of our courses scoring above 90%.

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    Science

    With practical, as well as academic experience from day one, placement opportunities with key industry players, and accreditation by professional bodies – change the world with a UWS science qualification.

    UWS Science courses have been developed in collaboration with industrial and educational partners – this input, along with our extensive research and consultancy expertise, helps positively shape your learning experience, putting you in an enviable position when entering the job market.

    Fieldwork
    Our courses offer a balance of theory and practice. Many modules in areas such as applied bioscience, environmental studies and marine biology and zoology include off-campus fieldwork components.

    UWS students have gained practical experience in Norway, Australia and in the US.

    Sport

    Developed with the professions, our courses integrate biological and behavioural approaches to enhancing human health and performance. With extensive links with professional bodies, excellent facilities, and teaching from staff who have experience of working with major sporting bodies, your studies will emphasise breadth and depth of content, scientific methodology, and intellectualism for lifelong learning, thinking and action. 

    Industry expertise
    UWS academics have a wealth of sporting expertise, many with international profiles in science, health and sport and experience with organisations such as the Olympic and Commonwealth bodies, the Scottish Football Association and the Welsh Rugby Union.
    Our expertise means you’ll be taught by staff with a wealth of knowledge across a range of disciplines. We also work with a range of partners including Glasgow School of Sport and PFA Scotland and have links with organisations such as sportsscotland, BASES, UK Sport and many more. 

    Employability
    UWS sport and exercise graduates build careers in the commercial fitness and leisure industry; in professional sports coaching; specialist sports development; and also practice as exercise scientists. Other employment prospects for UWS graduates include exercise and health development officer; active schools co-ordinator; health promotion officer; lifestyle officer; and preparation for further study leading to employment as a physical education teacher.

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    schoolofscienceandsport@uws.ac.uk

  • UWS Professional Doctorate (DProf.)

    Looking to undertake an advanced but applied research degree; check out our Professional Doctorate degree: 

    Professional Doctorate (DProf.)

    Professional doctorates are an alternative to the traditional PhD research degree and combine taught elements with applied research to a particular professional domain.

    For more information contact our DProf. course enquiries team:

    E: cpl@uws.ac.uk