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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. All are intended to commence in September 2020. Please contact us for more information or check back for updates.

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MEd Education Studies (master's framework)

  • Location: Fully online (for Continuing Professional Learning) or Full-time at our Paisley Campus (for international students only)
  • Study mode: Fully online or full-time face-to-face (for international students only)
  • Duration: 3-6 years online & 1 year full-time

Subject to final university approval our new MEd Education Studies master's framework provides the opportnity for you to focus on specific academic areas according to your career interests.

Full-time Study options

The full-time version of the Master's degree is for international students only. You will have three different specialist options: in Inclusivity, Leadership or Early Years and you will be able to exit with the following awards:

  • MEd Education Studies (Inclusivity)
  • MEd Education Studies (Leadership )
  • MEd Education Studies (Early Years)

You will be able to study for a generic option for those who do not wish to complete with a named pathway:

  • MEd Education Studies

Part-time Study options

The part-time study option will have five different specialist options in: Inclusion, Leadership, Creativity, Mental Health and Education and Curriculum Enhancement and you will be able to exit with the following awards:

  • MEd Education Studies (Inclusivity)
  • MEd Education Studies (Leadership )
  • MEd Education Studies(Creativity)
  • MEd Education Studies (Mental Health and Education)
  • MEd Education Studies (Curriculum Enhancement)

You will be able to study for a generic option for those who do not wish to complete with a named pathway:

  • MEd Education Studies

This Master's framework is focused on preparing students to make a difference in their professional educational/training setting and beyond. Teaching and learning will be underpinned by cutting-edge research, informed by national and global perspectives.

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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.

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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.

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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).

Last updated: 01/07/2020