Courses Starting in January 2021

Kick-start your career with an industry-focused degree starting in January 2021.

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If you need any information on how to apply or have any queries, please email our applicant enquiry team on or call us on 0800 027 1000 (+44(0)141 849 4101 outwith the UK).

Alternatively, if you have a comment or a question you would like to ask, you can also use our enquiry form.

How to Apply

Applications for these courses can be made online through our online application system.

For Erasmus students, see the specific application links below.

Before you begin your application, it is important to read our step-by-step guides.

For Postgraduate application, you can find out more with our step-by-step guide to applying for a postgraduate degree at UWS.


Our courses are developed in line with industry needs, offer the chance for practical experience, and are accredited by professional bodies – giving you a platform to launch your career in this fast-changing industry.

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Creative Industries

With state-of-the-art facilities, industry input, practical experience and professional recognition – creative industries courses at UWS are geared towards meeting the demands of the sector to give you the skills to succeed.

MA Broadcast Journalism

Our accredited MA Broadcast Journalism course will equip you with the necessary skills, knowledge, understanding and other attributes expected of professional broadcast journalists at the start of their careers. 

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MA Creative Media Practice

Our MA Creative Media Practice is ideal for those from various disciplines as well as industry professionals wishing to broaden their creative skills, knowledge and experience. This is a completely flexible MA suite of modules which will allow you to build up a strong portfolio of high-quality creative work across your chosen areas of practice.

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Our postgraduate and post-experience courses in education have been developed to support the ongoing career development to meet the current and emerging needs of education professionals and to reflect the importance of professional learning, update and practice. For the January 2021 start, we have two courses available in Childhood Practice and Physical Education for primary school settings, one master's in Education Studies with a number of specialist pathways for suitably qualified applicants, and one master's for those wishing to specialise in teaching English to speakers of other languages. We have also listed our The Postgraduate Certificate (PgCert) in Academic Practice which is a professional qualification for those who have a teaching role within a university or higher education context.


With over 100 years of experience in educating graduate engineers, we offer vocationally-relevant, professionally recognised courses. You’ll put your skills to the test in our industry-standard facilities and have the opportunity to undertake a contemporary educational experience with the option for placement at home or abroad.

Health & Life Sciences

UWS is the largest provider of nursing and midwifery education in Scotland. Our graduates and staff are making an immense contribution to improving the health of the nation and are also making their mark across the world to improve health and wellbeing internationally. Our biological and health 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.

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Physical Sciences

MSc Advanced Thin Film Technologies

Our MSc in Advanced Thin Film Technologies is ideal for engineering or science graduates planning a career in research, development, production and/or business involving thin film technologies and continuing personal development of current industry professionals.

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MSc Waste and Resource Management

Our MSc Waste and Resource Management is accredited by the Chartered Institution of Wastes Management and prepares you for a career in the growing environmental and resource management sector, where there is increasing global demand for skilled graduates.

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Erasmus+ exchange students

If you are an Erasmus exchange student and are looking to join one of our UG/Bachelor courses for one trimester starting January 2021, please apply through the following links:

Apply to UWS Directly via our online application system and complete the following steps:

Onlne Application Steps

  • Create a system login (simply follow instructions to create a system login ID, PIN and then add your contact email address)
  • Click on Find a Programme
  • School: select Any
  • Level of Study: select either Undergraduate degree, Graduate Certificate or Diploma or Postgraduate Certificate, Diploma or Masters depending upon what level of course you plan to commence your studies with UWS
  • Mode of Study: select Full-time
  • Campus: select Any
  • Start Date: select Commencing between January and August 2021
  • Programme Name: enter Erasmus
  • Click Search

research degreeS from UWS

Postgraduate Research degrees from University of the West of Scotland enable you to work at the cutting-edge of your industry or sector and contribute to the advancement of knowledge. 

To be a successful research student you must be passionate about your subject area, with enthusiasm for research and analysis, and the motivation to manage a personal learning programme. You will have already demonstrated research aptitude in undergraduate or masters-level studies. 

As a career-focused university we focus on applied rsearch projects and work with international businesses, regional enterprises, local and international education partners to ensure that UWS research drives innovation and supports the future needs of society, industry and government.

We offer research study opportunities (MRes, MPhil, PhD, DProf) at all of our campuses.

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start DATES BEYOND January 2021

If you are looking to start your studies after January, we offer intakes at our West of Scotland campuses in September and at our London Campus on a rolling basis throughout the year. Details of start dates can be found on all course pages. Please use the search below to view a list of our courses.

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Find your course of interest from our career-focused undergraduate, postgraduate (taught) and post-experience options.

Last updated: 26/11/2020