Postgraduate & Post- Experience

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  • PG 2017 at UWS

    Planning to update your skills or a looking for a new career direction? Check out our full range of taught postgraduate & post-experience courses through our Courses A-Z listing or our Courses by subject area. From our MA, MBA, and MSc taught courses to our MRes, MPhil, PhD research degrees and our new taught doctorates for professionals (DBA and DProf); there are options for everyone.


  • 2017/18 fully funded Masters courses

    We are delighted to be able to offer full-funded scholarships for four computing-based Masters courses starting in September 2017. The courses have been granted scholarships from the Scottish Funding Council, The Data Lab   and the Digital Health & Care Institute and mean that succesful applicants will not pay tuition fees for these courses. To be eligible, you must normally meet Student Awards Agency Scotland (SAAS) eligibility criteria and are only applicable to Scottish and non-UK EU students.

    Find out more about these scholarships and the courses that they awarded to, below.
  • Fully-funded Masters scholarships in Computing

    • Key Skills Funded scholarships - Scottish Funding Council
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      Two of our Masters courses have a limited number of scholarships (Key Skills Funded scholarships from Scottish Funding Council) for those starting the courses in September 2017.

      These funded places cover the entire cost of the tuition fees for these Masters courses and will be awarded on a first come, first served basis. Scholarships are available only to those applicants who are normally eligible for SAAS funding. For further information check out the Student Awards Agency Scotland (SAAS) eligibility criteria webpage. The two MSc courses are:

       

    • The Data Lab Scholarship
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      The MSc Big Data (an option stream on our Advanced Computing Masters framework) has been awarded 14 fully-funded tuition fee scholarships by The Data Lab* for the September 2017 entry.

      To be considered for The Data Lab scholarship, you should indicate their intention to select the MSc Big Data stream within your Personal Statement during the application process. Scholarships will be awarded on a first come, first served basis to applicants who are normally eligible for SAAS funding. For further information check out the Student Awards Agency Scotland (SAAS) eligibility criteria webpage.

      * The Data Lab enables new collaborations between industry, public sector and universities driven by common interests in the exploitation of data science. It is one of the eight innovation centres funded by the Scottish Funding Council and the European Social Fund through the Innovation Centres programme and provides resources and funding to kick-start projects, deliver skills and training, and help to develop the local ecosystem by building a cohesive data science community.
    • Digital Health & Care Institute Scholarship
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      The MSc e-Health (an option stream on our Advanced Computing Masters framework) has been awarded a limited number of fully funded tuition fee scholarships awarded by the Digital Health & Care Institute.

      To be considered for the scholarship, you should indicate your intention to select the MSc e-Health stream within your Personal Statement during the application process. Scholarships will be awarded on a first come, first served basis to applicants who are normally eligible for SAAS funding. 

  • Postgraduate Funding

    • Students from Scotland (SAAS Funding)
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      Student Awards Agency for Scotland (SAAS)
      From 2017/18, SAAS will provide funding for taught postgraduate studies up to masters level as long as you have not already used UK or EU funds to study at this level.
       
      Full-time students studying a one year taught postgraduate programme, will be able to apply to SAAS for the Tuition Fee Loan AND Living Cost Loan. The tuition fee loan is worth up to £5,500 and the living cost loan is worth £4,500 and is not income-assessed.

      Part-time students undertaking an eligible course over two years can apply for a tuition fee loan of up to £2,750 per year.

      You can apply for this funding from April and will find more information on the SAAS website. You can also find out more about how the Tuition Fee and Living Cost Loan works, and how it should be repaid, by visiting the SAAS terms and conditions webpage.
       
      Exceptions:

      MSc Social Work. This course falls under the remit of the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) who decide the level of funding available and which students can access that funding. You apply to SAAS as an alternative source of funding if you are unsuccessful in gaining funding from the SSSC.

      MSc Adult Nursing, Mental Health Nursing or Midwifery with registration. These are two or three year full-time pre-registration courses which allow you to register with the Nursing & Midwifery Council to allow you to practice as either a nurse or a midwife. Bursary funding is available for these courses. Check our Funding Your Course webpage for further information on the funding available and how to apply.

      PGDE (Professional Graduate Diploma in Education) – Initial Teaching Qualification. If you plan to undertake the one year PGDE course (in either Primary or Secondary) upon completion of your degree studies, the course will be funded by SAAS in the same way as your undergraduate degree unless you have already undertaken a postgraduate course, or have qualified as a profession. heck our Funding Your Course webpage for further information on the funding available and how to apply.

      Find out more about funding your course

    • International Student Scholarships
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      Non-EU postgraduate students

      The Scottish Government does not provide any statutory student funding to International students studying in Scotland. To find out everything you need to know about being an international student at UWS, you should visit www.uws.ac.uk/international-students

      The University however does offer several scholarship schemes and discounts for non-EU/non-EEA postgraduate students. For 2017-18 we are offering a number of scholarships for international students:

      UWS International Scholarship

      For self-funded (non-EU) students applying to UWS from the following regions: South Asia, East Asia & Australia, Middle East and Africa, Europe and CIS, Americas.  Please note: students studying MBA, DBA and Postgraduate Research programmes, are not eligible for this scholarship. Scholarship Amount: £2,000

      UWS Merit-based Scholarship

      For full-time, full-fee paying (non-EU) students, who are studying undergraduate or postgraduate courses only. Aimed at students who have achieved academic excellence prior to applying to UWS. Please note: Students studying MBA and DBA are not eligible for this scholarship. Scholarship Amount: £1,500

      International Research Excellence Scholarship

      Self-funding, full fee paying (non-EU) students offered a place on a full time research programme at UWS. Scholarship Amount: £2000

      Check our main UWS website for full details of our scholarships for international students or  email international@uws.ac.uk

      Find out more about funding your course

    • Students from England, Wales & Northern Ireland
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      Postgraduate students from England

      If you ordinarily live in England, you can now apply for a postgraduate loan for masters courses. You'll be able to borrow up to £10,000 to pay your fees and help with living costs. You can find more information at gov.uk/funding-for-postgraduate-study including eligibility criteria, information on making repayments and details of how and when you can apply.

      Postgraduate students from Northern Ireland
       
      If you ordinarily live in Northern Ireland, you will be able to apply to Student Finance NI for tuition fee loans of up to £5,500 for postgraduate study. Full details of the scheme are yet to be released, but you can find more information online at studentfinanceni.co.uk

      Postgraduate students from Wales
       
      If you ordinarily live in Wales, you may apply to Student Finance Wales for support meeting the cost of certain Postgraduate level courses. You can find more information online at studentfinancewales.co.uk
    • Students from EU/EEA countries
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      Postgraduate students from the EU

      If you ordinarily live in EU/EEA countries, you who are studying a taught postgraduate up to masters level as long as you have not already used UK or EU funds to study at this level.

      Full-time students studying a one year taught postgraduate programme, will be able to apply to Student Awards Agency for Scotland (SAAS) for a Tuition Fee Loan worth up to £5,500.

      Part-time students undertaking an eligible course over two years can apply for a tuition fee loan of up to £2,750 per year.

      You can apply for this funding from April and will find more information on the SAAS website here. You can also find out more about how the Tuition Fee Loan works, and how it should be repaid, by visiting the SAAS website here.

    • Alternative Funding
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      There are lots of alternative sources of funding, like charities and trusts, that can help fund your postgraduate studies. These can include grants that can pay tuition fees, living cost support and funding for research expenses. To read more about how you can search for this type of funding, visit our Funding and Advice Team resources, and select the Postgraduate section.

      Find out more about funding your course






  • Find out more

    If you want more information about our postgraduate and post-experience courses including modules studied per year and learning and assessment methods you can check our dedicated catalogue which will allow you to review individual course (programme) specifications. Our dedicated site is called the Programme Spceification and Module Descriptor (PSMD) catalogue.

    The link below will take you a page that will list allow you to view the programme specifications in an A-Z manner. Once you identify yourself as a UWS enrolled student or a member of the public, simply select a letter and the corresponding courses will be displayed in that category.

    PSMD postgraduate courses A-Z