university of the west of scotland


2017 postgraduate & post-experience courses

put your thinking to work

Join the UWS thinktank and be part of a cutting-edge postgraduate, research and knowledge exchange community that is helping to shape the world we live in.

Our Masters and Post-experience courses can accelerate your current career path or give you the chance to embark on a new one. They feature practical experience options, recognition from professional bodies, are research-driven, and are supported by subject experts.

You can view the full range of our Masters and Post-experience courses by visiting the subject area pages below.


12 courses

Our programmes build on our subject expertise, strong links with industry and a student-focused approach which combine to offer you an excellent opportunity to study at Masters Level.


9 courses

Our programmes are developed in line with industry needs and we teach tomorrow’s technologies today – giving you a platform to launch or progress your career in this fast-changing industry.


13 courses

Hands-on practical experience, a rigorous academic focus, and first-rate facilities add up to a world-class learning experience, preparing you for the challenges of a career in education.


6 courses

With over 100 years of experience in training engineers, we offer career-focused courses supported by industry-standard facilities, and strong links with industry and professional bodies.


26 courses

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.

media & culture

7 courses

Our programmes are delivered by staff with wide-ranging experience in the media and music industries. Links with industry ensure our students enjoy hands-on experience in their chosen field.

social sciences

7 courses

Applied research, close working relationships with industry professionals and work-related learning combine to ensure we equip you with the right skills for your future career.


7 courses

Our hands-on programmes have been developed in collaboration with industrial, professional and educational partners to enable you to make a real world impact in the science industry.

why UWS?

UWS is officially recognised in the top 5% of universities worldwide and in the top 200 universities under 50 years of age by the Time Higher Education in 2016/17. On average 98% of UWS’s postgraduate students are in work/further study six months after graduating.


Applying for a UWS Masters course is straightforward. Course entries identify normal entry requirements. However, we will consider a wide range of qualifications and professional experience.

fees & funding

Find out more about our tuition fees and additional costs associated with our courses, as well as the scholarships and funding available to help you get the most from your student days.


UWS offers affordable, safe and convenient on-campus accommodation at Ayr, Hamilton and Paisley campuses and can assist with private accommodation at Dumfries and London campuses.

enquire about our postgraduate courses

If you have any queries or would like further information on any of our postgraduate courses please contact us and we will get back to you as soon as possible.