School of Health and Life Sciences

School of Health and Life Sciences

The largest faculty of its kind in Scotland offering innovative teaching, firmly focused on the real-world challenges facing today's health care and life sciences.

Programme Recommendation

Nursing (MSc)

Campus:Lanarkshire Campus

Our MSc Nursing course is designed to provide a progressive pathway of masters level study for all registered nurses working in all fields of practice.

Midwifery(MSc)

Campus:Lanarkshire Campus

The programme will provide you with the knowledge, skills and practical experience to become a professional midwife. The aim of the programme is to prepare you to become a clinically competent, safe, effective and compassionate practitioner who applies evidence-based care within a systematic approach to midwifery care.

Sport Coaching (MSc)

Campus:Lanarkshire Campus

The programme aims to advance your coaching skills through the application of science to sport in your coaching context. The programme draws on a range of disciplines including sport psychology, sport conditioning and performance analysis. It is designed to provide support in the application of scientific principles to challenge and enhance your coaching practice

Nursing Studies (3rd Year Entry) (BSc Hons)

Campus:Paisley Campus

This course is for aimed at trained and registered nurses looking to enhance their career in nursing. You will study a variety of contemporary nursing related modules to enhance your practice. You will develop critical and analytical problem based learning skills as well as a range of transferable skills that reflect the demands of nursing professionals today.

Applied Biomedical Science(BSc Hons)

Campus:Paisley Campus /Lanarkshire Campus

Applied Bioscience (BSc Hons)

Campus:Paisley Campus /Lanarkshire Campus

BSc (Hons) Applied Bioscience offers placement opportunities and provides a comprehensive knowledge base in modern bioscience disciplines.

Biomedical Science (BSc Hons)

Campus:Paisley Campus /Lanarkshire Campus

BSc (Hons) Biomedical Science are designed to meet the needs of the NHS and develop biomedical scientists who play a vital role in modern healthcare.

Sport and Exercise Science (BSc Hons)

Campus:Lanarkshire Campus

The BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Science programme will equip you with the essential knowledge and skills to become a sport and exercise scientist.

Sport Development (BSc Hons)

Campus:Lanarkshire Campus

The BSc (Hons) Sport Development programme is designed to cover the key aspects of sport development. There is a strong emphasis on work-based learning and developing the practical skills relevant to the modern sports, health and fitness industries.

Sport Coaching (BSc Hons)

Campus:Lanarkshire Campus

The BSc (Hons) Sport Coaching programme focuses on equipping you with the essential knowledge and skills to become a coaching professional.

Sports Coaching and Development(BSc Hons)

Campus:Ayr Campus

This UWS degree is unique in Scotland and is designed to cover the key aspects of sport coaching and development.

Applied Bioscience and Zoology(BSc Hons)

Campus:Paisley Campus /Lanarkshire Campus

BSc (Hons) Applied Bioscience and Zoology equips you with the skills to pursue a career within zoological sciences, in roles such as zoo keeper and countryside ranger.

Environmental Health with Professional Practice (BSc Hons)

Campus:Paisley Campus /Lanarkshire Campus

The UWS BSc (Hons) Environmental Health is the only undergraduate degree course in Scotland to be accredited by the Royal Environmental Health Institute of Scotland. It provides a direct pathway to become a professional environmental health officer (EHO), allowing you to apply your knowledge of science, technology, law and professional practice to keep people safe and healthy.

Occupational Safety & Health(BSc Hons)

Campus:Paisley Campus /Lanarkshire Campus

The BSc (Hons) Occupational Safety & Health course at UWS will give you the knowledge, skills and confidence to manage the health and safety of your organisation. This degree will give you a competitive edge as an occupational safety and health professional in a range of industry sectors.

Adult Nursing (MSc)

Campus:Lanarkshire Campus

The MSc in Adult Nursing will enable you to become a highly educated nurse with longer term potential for roles in areas such as leadership, consulting, management and education.

Mental Health Nursing(BSc)

Campus:Paisley Campus /Lanarkshire Campus /Ayr Campus /Dumfries Campus

The BSc Mental Health Nursing course provides you with the knowledge, skills, practical experience and confidence to allow you to become a mental health nursing professional. Understanding what factors contribute to psychological or neurological health issues is one of the most complex and fascinating fields of healthcare. As a mental health nurse you can start your career working independently or as part of a multi-disciplinary team to treat complex health and mental health needs, with a recovery-focused approach.

Advanced Biomedical Science (MSc)

Campus:Paisley Campus

The course has been designed with input from biomedical scientists, research scientists and bioscience experts. It combines the best elements of biomedical science with the advanced technologies important in healthcare provision. The programme of study also has a strong emphasis on the role of quality management in biomedical science.

Biotechnology (MSc)

Campus:Lanarkshire Campus

The programme has been designed in consultation with industry to develop subject knowledge and relevant practical skills at the forefront of current biotechnology developments. The importance of quality control, quality assurance, commercialisation and sustainability in the bioscience industry will also be key features of the programme. Modern analytical techniques, practical and research skills are key strengths of the programme with the opportunity to undertake individual research.

Adult Nursing (BSc)

Campus:Paisley Campus /Lanarkshire Campus /Ayr Campus /Dumfries Campus

You’ll study a range of topics from introductory based topics in nursing, science and social science to more specific topics on providing care to vulnerable individuals, how to practice safely as well as decision-making and research based topics.

Midwifery(BSc)

Campus:Lanarkshire Campus

Midwives are the lead healthcare professionals for women, taking care of their welfare during pregnancy, labour and into the early postnatal period. Our course will give you the knowledge, skills, practical experience and confidence to become a professional midwife. 50% of the course is placement based so you’ll spend a significant amount of time putting what you learn in lectures into practice in a real-life clinical environment.

Professional Health Studies (3rd year entry)(BSc Hons)

Campus:Paisley Campus

The BSc Professional Health Studies will help you to understand the relationship between integrated health and social care systems. This is an increasingly important area of health policy, holding the possibility of reducing healthcare costs and providing better experience for healthcare system users. You will develop critical and analytical problem-based learning skills as well as transferable skills which reflect the demands of today’s healthcare professionals.

Mental Health Nursing (MSc)

Campus:Lanarkshire Campus

The programme will enable you to become a highly educated nurse with longer term potential for roles in areas such as leadership, consulting, management and education.

Master of Public Health(MPH)

Campus:Lanarkshire Campus

Applied Bioscience with Forensic Investigation(BSc Hons)

Campus:Paisley Campus /Lanarkshire Campus

The BSc Applied Bioscience with Forensic Investigation equips you with scientific knowledge and techniques necessary for solving crime.

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