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Overview

Our Quality Management (International) course offers practical experience and will broaden your horizons giving your studies a global outlook while enhancing your understanding of modern developments within quality.

Close links with commerce and industry ensure our course reflects the latest in quality thinking and techniques, and our laboratories have industry-standard equipment.

Our close links with commerce and industry ensure the programme reflects the latest in quality thinking and techniques, and our laboratories have industry-standard equipment. It will enhance your understanding of modern developments within the global field of quality.

This dual award programme is the same as the MSc Quality Management but with additional study at the University of Angers in France. Funding options are available for the period of study in France.

At the end of the programme you will receive two Masters; MSc Quality Management (International) from UWS, and MSc ISMP (Ingénierie des Systèmes et Management de Project) from University of Angers. Classes in France are taught in French but you can sit exams and assignments in English.

There is an opportunity to undertake work placedments internationally.

Entry requirements

What qualifications do you need?

You must normally possess the equivalent of a Postgraduate Certificate in Project Management. If you have a degree, or an equivalent qualification or a lesser appropriate qualification, plus equivalent experience gained in industry then you are encouraged to apply for the MSc Project Management and transfer to the International course after the Postgraduate Certificate. This does not prolong the duration of your studies.

You must also have at least a SQA Higher, or equivalent, in French. Further language support will be provided throughout our course.

 

Our course is available to EU and overseas students (full-time only).

If you are an overseas student then you must also meet UWS English language.

 

 

If your education has not been conducted in the English language, you will be expected to demonstrate evidence of an adequate level of English proficiency. Information about the evidence required, acceptable qualifications and test providers can be found on our English language requirements page.

The English language level for this Digital Marketing course is: Overall IELTS 6.0 with a minimum of 6.0 in Writing and Speaking; minimum 5.5 in Reading and Listening (or recognised equivalent).

If you need to improve your English language skills before you enter this Digital Marketing course, we offer a range of English language courses. These intensive and flexible courses are designed to improve your English ability to entry to this degree.

  • English for University Study - an intensive English language and study skills course for successful university study at degree level
  • Pre-sessional English - a short intensive academic English course for students starting a degree course at UWS and who need to improve their English

Course details

Our dual award course is the same as the MSc Quality Management but with additional study at the University of Angers in France. At the end of our course you will receive two Masters; MSc Quality Management (International) from UWS, and MSc ISMP (Ingénierie des Systèmes et Management de Project) from University of Angers. Classes in France are taught in French but you can sit exams and assignments in English.

You can expect to study the modules below:

  • MSc Quality Management (International) Postgraduate Diploma 
  • Operations and Project Management 
  • Interpersonal Skills and Change Management (10 point module) 

Research Design and Methods (10 point module) plus one from: 

  • Service Quality or 
  • Reliability and Experimental Design for Industry

 

MSc ISMP You will also study: 

  • Formation Générale
  • Management de projet 
  • Qualité Logiciel

Upon successful completion of the taught modules listed above you will undertake the MSc research project, which can be carried out within industry in Scotland or France.

Learn a language (Optional)

This course also gives you the option of taking a language module, which can count towards your degree. These modules cover ten languages and range from absolute beginner to near-native speaker level. View the language modules on offer.

Teaching and Assessment

Teaching on our Quality Management (International) course will consist of a combination of:

  • Formal and online teaching sessions 
  • Industrial seminars 
  • Tutor-led taught 
  • Online tutorials 
  • Group participation sessions

Self-directed learning, problem based learning, case studies and seminars will form part of this approach.

You will be assessed through a mixture of: 

  • Written exam papers 
  • Challenging and stimulating coursework 
  • Laboratory exercises (available online) 
  • Student involvement in the industrially related integrative project

Tuition Fees 2017/2018

Scottish campuses lab-based 2017/18

Scottish & EU

£3,400 per year of study

English, Northern Irish & Welsh

£3,400 per year of study

Channel Island & Isle of Man

£3,400 per year of study

International (Non-EU)

£13,800 per year of study

More on current & future tuition fees

London Campus: Project & Quality Mgt 2017/18

Scottish & EU

£7,000 per year of study

English, Northern Irish & Welsh

£7,000 per year of study

Channel Islands & Isle of Man

£7,000 per year of study

International (Non-EU)

£7,000 per year of study

More on current & future tuition fees

Additional Costs and Sources of Funding

The costs of attending university are an investment in your future career.

Some courses have additional costs involved which are not included in the tuition fees. These could be for things like study materials, field trips and visits, work placements, protective equipment and uniforms or membership of relevant organisations (for example, professional or regulatory bodies associated with your area of study or career progression).

However, you should be aware that there many external sources of funding your studies (from those designed to support tuition fees to those dealing with cost of living and childcare support).

Please note that for some courses there may be additional costs involved which are not included in the tuition fee advertised. These could be, for example, for study materials, field trips or equipment. Course leaders will be able to provide detail of any additional costs.

You can apply for scholarships and bursaries from UWS, the Government, research councils, funding bodies and employers to financially support your studies.

We offer a wide range of scholarships to our postgraduates, including both home/EU and international students. The University is committed to supporting students and rewarding academic excellence.

For a full list of scholarships including eligibility criteria and how to apply, please see our Scholarships and funding page.

Scottish and EU students can apply to the Students Award Agency for Scotland (SAAS) to have tuition fees paid by the Scottish Government.

Rest of the UK students can apply for financial assistance, including a loan to cover the full cost of the tuition fees, from the Student Loans Company.

Tuition fees for Overseas (non-EU) students are guaranteed for the length of your course. This means that the tuition fee you pay in your first year (shown above) is the same fee you will pay for each year of your course.

For more information please view our complete listing of all ongoing fees for our postgraduate courses.

* Your residency 'status' is usually defined as the country where you have been ordinarily resident for the three years before the start of your course.

HOW TO APPLY

You should apply for all UWS postgraduate courses using our online application form.

APPLY ONLINE

The first stage of the process is to create an profile; you don't have to complete the application in one session - you can complete it in stages by saving what you do each session and return to complete it at a later date.

Most courses don't have a formal closing date, but they will close when they are full; apply early to avoid disappointment. There may also be funding deadlines that apply to you.

You will need to upload documents with your applications, which may include transcripts and degree certificates.

You can find out more here in our Postgraduate Application Guide.


An ATAS certificate is not required for overseas students applying for this course.

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