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Studying at the University of the West of Scotland

Colin Fyfe


Scotland

  • Population >5m

  • 1of 4 nations of UK

  • Devolved parliamentary democracy

  • British Pound (£)‏

  • Technology, Finance, Whisky, Tourism, Oil and Gas


Overview

  • Formed in 1897

  • Degrees, Masters, MPhil, PhD

  • Over 100 undergraduate and 30 postgraduate degrees

  • 18,000 students

  • £160 million investment programme

  • Four campuses – Paisley, Ayr, Hamilton & Dumfries


Paisley Campus

A dynamic & contemporary environment

  • around 10,000 students

  • new £1m Employability Centre

  • £9m investment in facilities

  • cutting edge Student Union

  • located in the heart of Paisley’s town centre

  • 10 minutes from Glasgow International Airport with Easyjet

  • 30 minutes from Prestwick International Airport with Ryanair

Courses cover:

business, computing, social sciences, creative industries, engineering, science, languages, health, nursing and midwifery


Ayr Campus

A dynamic & contemporary environment

  • around 3,500 students

  • 10 minutes’ walk from centre of town

  • facilities include Digital Radio Station; Cinema; TV Studios; Music Studios;

  • Students’ Union & Halls of Residence

  • plans for a new £75milion campus, creating one of Scotland’s most modern learning environments

Courses cover:

Media, Language and Music; Education and

Nursing.


Why UWS?

  • Strong career focus

  • Collaboration with industry & commerce

  • Applied research & consultancy expertise

  • Significant investment in campus facilities

  • Established and innovative degrees

  • International, innovative, inclusive

  • Strong commitment to high quality teaching

  • Friendly and supportive environment


3 Faculties

  • Science and Technology

    • Computing

      • Creative Technologies

        • Multimedia

        • Web Design

        • Animation

        • Games Design

        • Music Technology

      • Computer Science

        • Computer Science

          • Computing

          • Business Technology

          • IT


School of Computing

Business Technology

Information Technology

Information Systems

Computing Science

Software Engineering

Computing

Internet Technologies

Computer Networking

Multimedia

Computer Games

Computer Animation

Advanced Computer Systems Development

macromedia


3 Faculties

  • Business and Creative Industries

  • Health, Nursing, Midwifery and Social Sciences


Business

Accounting

Business Studies

Economics

Logistics

Finance

Tourism

Enterprise Studies

Events Management

Management

Law

Marketing/International Marketing

Corporate Real Estate Management

Human Resource Management

Information Management


Engineering and Science

Biological Sciences

Chemical Sciences

Engineering:

Civil,

Chemical,

Mechanical,

Design,

Product Design,

Motor Sport,

CAD

Physics

Sports

Quality


Media, Language and Music

  • Broadcast Production

  • Commercial Music

  • Corporate Media

  • Digital Art

  • Filmmaking

  • Journalism

  • Languages

  • Music Technology

  • Performance


Structure

  • Trimesters

  • Holidays

  • 3 modules per trimester

  • 6 taught modules over academic year

  • Combination of lectures, tutorials, laboratory, personal study

  • Combination of exam and continuous assessment (essays, projects, group work)‏


Support for Students

  • Student Support:

  • School Office/Personal Tutor

  • English Language Support

  • Residential Accommodation Unit

  • Centre for Learning & Teaching

  • Finance Department

  • Corporate Marketing

  • Student Administration

  • Library

  • Student Services:

  • International Student Advisor

  • Financial help & advice

  • Counselling & Welfare

  • Careers Guidance

  • Chaplaincy

Choose UWS/2009


Funding Available for EU Students

  • Erasmus

  • Students Awards Agency for Scotland (SAAS)‏

    • To qualify students must enter into the third or fourth year of a full time degree course & plan to graduate from the University of the West of Scotland

    • SAAS funded Postgraduate places available each year


Accommodation

  • University Halls of Residence – self catering flats with 4-6 people sharing also private accommodation for 4 people sharing

  • University flats available around the town

  • Application deadline – 30 June 2009

  • No guarantee of University accommodation


University Summer School

Free summer study is available at the University during Trimester 3

Modules from Computing, Science, Engineering and Business

Business English also available

Summer School will run from mid July until August 2009 (6 weeks)‏

Tuition free – students only pay a package price for accommodation

Modules & full details still to be confirmed

(Full details will be forwarded when available)‏


Application Process


Contact Details

Colin Fyfe

School of Computing

Tel: 0141 848 3305

Fax: 0141 848 3542

E-mail: [email protected]

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