UWS continually reviews, redevelops and augments its course portfolios. This section provides information about potential new course proposals which are undergoing validation and approval procedures. Please contact us for more information or check back for updates.

Contact Us

School of Education & Social Sciences

Person sitting looking at a document

MSc Criminal Justice

  • Location: Paisley Campus
  • Study mode: Full-time or part-time
  • Duration: 1 year full-time, typically 3 years part-time

This masters course will give you the opportunity to study both theoretical and applied criminology at an advanced level and to use the knowledge, skills and understanding gained to engage critically, innovatively and independently with contemporary issues surrounding Criminal Justice. You will gain a practical understanding of how established theories and research methods are used to create and interpret knowledge within Criminology and Criminal Justice. Key issues addressed include policing, reducing reoffending policies and punishment.

International Flags | MA Policy Analysis & Global Governance | University of the West of Scotland

MSc International Politics

  • Location: Paisley & London campuses
  • Study mode: Full-time or part-time
  • Duration: 1 year full-time, typically 3 years part-time

This masters course will develop your knowledge, understanding and critical engagement with key issues, trends, processes and developments in international politics. Emphasis is placed on understanding the changing nature of international politics within the context of globalisation including linkages between different levels of governance (from local to global) and the growth of non-state actors operating at a global level.

Image through glass windows into office blocks

MSc Social Policy

  • Location: Paisley Campus
  • Study mode: Full-time or part-time
  • Duration: 1 year full-time, typically 3 years part-time

This masters course provides you an opportunity to explore current issues and developments in welfare and social policy in a global context. The course identifies a range of current key issues in global social policy (including the impact of war, immigration and asylum, human trafficking and global warming) and assesses responses to social problems by a range of welfare actors (including professional social workers and community workers, non-governmental organisations (NGOs), professional bodies and governments).

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. Therapist holding paperwork and male patient

MSc Addiction Psychology

  • Location: Paisley Campus 
  • Study mode: Full-time or part-time 
  • Duration: 1 year full-time, typically 3 years part-time
  • Intake: September 

This master's course provides you with an opportunity for advanced study of the psychological theory underpinning the development and maintenance of pharmacological and behavioural addictions, as well as their evidence-based treatments.  The addictions field is wide in scope and this programme extends beyond traditional substance-related dependence disorders to include a wide range of established and emerging behavioural addictions, such as Internet Gaming and Gambling Disorder. In addition, you will learn practical research skills and advanced psychological analytical techniques in the investigation of a range of addiction disorders.   

School of Business & Creative Industries

MBA Master of Business Administration Students | UWS London | University of the West of Scotland

Pre-Master’s: Business & Management

  • Location: Paisley & Lanarkshire campuses
  • Study mode: Full-time
  • Duration: 1 year full-time

This Pre-master’s programme will help prepare you for success in your chosen Master’s degree. This course will help you improve your subject knowledge, study skills and academic language skills, and prepare you for the next step in your academic career. Upon successful completion of the Pre-master’s, students will be on a direct route to study at Postgraduate level within UWS. Students also have the opportunity to study in an area different to their Undergraduate degree to expand their career possibilities.

Student Using Support for Part-Time & Distance Learners | UWS | University of the West of Scotland

MBA with Banking & Finance

  • Location: London campus
  • Study mode: Full-time
  • Duration: 1 year full-time

This one-year full time programme will give you the executive training required to kickstart your banking and finance sector career. Our MBA in Banking and Finance produces high calibre graduates able to progress and thrive in a globally competitive business environment. An MBA with Banking and Finance will equip you with the skills you need to move into key positions in the banking and finance sector. You’ll study a mix of theoretical and practical elements covering contemporary developments in the banking and finance field and how to tackle practical managerial issues specific to the industry. As well as gaining knowledge, you’ll also develop the personal capabilities required to succeed in this challenging and highly rewarding field.

Business & Enterprise Research in Scotland | UWS | University of the West of Scotland

MBA with Digital Marketing

  • Location: London campus
  • Study mode: Full-time
  • Duration: 1 year full-time

An MBA is a world-renowned and highly respected qualification. It equips you with the skills you need to work your way up from entry level into senior management roles in business by exposing you to all business functions including accounting, finance, marketing and human resources. The MBA with Digital Marketing course at UWS London is a unique opportunity to master the foundations of business while also specialising in one of the world’s fastest growing fields — digital marketing.

In this course, you will learn about the integral, and ever-growing role of digital media in growing businesses. The rapid advancement of digital media over the last decade has revolutionised the way that companies understand and use marketing to attract customers. This has driven a surge in demand for digital marketing specialists from companies looking to quickly step up their game in this area.

Prospective Student Researching UWS CPD Short Courses & Modules | University of the West of Scotland

MBA with Leadership

  • Location: London campus
  • Study mode: Full-time
  • Duration: 1 year full-time

The world of business is constantly evolving year on year. Each development brings new challenges, for which businesses need to adapt efficiently to remain competitive. This requires leaders that can inspire innovation, and get the best from their employees.

This MBA is designed specifically for graduates who have already taken their first steps in their business career, who are ready to move into leadership roles with more responsibility. During this programme, you’ll gain the knowledge and expertise that you need to progress into management positions, and will be ready to lead businesses of all sizes, whether your next role is with a start-up, SME or a multinational corporation. 

Logistics and Supply Chain Management | Shipping containers

MBA with Logistics & Supply Chain Management

  • Location: London campus
  • Study mode: Full-time
  • Duration: 1 year full-time

The global business landscape is changing, fast. In order to survive, companies must adapt to constantly shifting supply chain demands, bringing value to their customers in increasingly efficient ways. Skilled supply chain and logistics managers are essential for business success. This course will equip you with the specialist knowledge and training to design and manage effective logistics and supply chain systems – from sourcing raw materials and ensuring ethical manufacturing processes all the way up to point of consumption.

Taught by industry specialists, you’ll be prepared for a dynamic business environment, developing leadership skills and the know-how to apply conceptual management theories to real world scenarios. You’ll learn how supply chain and logistics connect with broader business strategy to drive great results.

Student Using Support for Part-Time & Distance Learners | UWS | University of the West of Scotland

MSc Accounting & Finance

  • Location: London campus
  • Study mode: Full-time
  • Duration: 1 year full-time

Accounting and Finance is at the heart of every business, and demand for new, qualified talent in this field is exceptionally high. The business landscape is changing all the time due to the development of regulations, technologies and emerging markets, some of which are highly complex and specialised. Employers expect graduates to have advanced skills and insight into contemporary issues like financial technology, responsible business ethics, sustainability, and big data. 

You can step into an accounting or finance career in just one year with this specialist Masters qualification. This strategic and highly practical course equips graduates with the knowledge and skills to succeed in a challenging business environment.

Last updated: 29/01/2021