School of Science and Sport


Students secure leading internships

Three students from the University’s School of Science and Sport have secured places in the Scottish Life Sciences Internship Programme. These 10-12 week paid summer internships, which got underway in June, see Sophie Benfield (BSc Applied Bioscience) and Ailsa Nicolson (BSc Biomedical Science) working at BioReli



Thursday, 08 June 2017 5:00 PM - Thursday, 08 June 2017 7:00 PM

Have fun with the family at our Scienterrific event!   Join us for a weird and wonderful scientific look at bubbles, slime and dry ice. Discover mini beasts • Design the perfect paper plane • Hear your blood! From 5-7pm Thursday 8th June, University of the West of Scotland, Paisley Campus.   Register for the eve

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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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    PA1 2BE
    Tel: 0141 848 3105
    Fax: 0141 848 3663

  • 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: