School of Science and Sport


Chemistry UG student presented a poster at Medical Research Scotland’s ‘2017 Meet the Researcher Showcase’

Keir Murphy, 2nd year undergraduate BSc Chemistry student, has been invited to present the results of his Medical Research Scotland (MRS) Vacation Scholarship project (‘Identification of the molecular targets of proximicins, potent anti-tumour natural products’) at the 2017 MRS ‘Meet the Researcher Showcase’ events



Thursday, 27 April 2017 6:00 PM - Thursday, 27 April 2017 8:00 PM

Dr Marcus Scheck (UWS), Professor Dr Stuart Reid (UWS) and John Pressly (Coats Observatory)UWS Physics Group & Coats Observatory. PUBLIC LECTURE Thursday 27th April 2017, 6pm, Lecture Theatre D141 University of the West of Scotland, Paisley Campus (main entrance) ADMISSION FREE 2017-04-27 18:00 201

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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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    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.

    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.


    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. 

    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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