School of Business & Creative Industries

School of Business & Creative Industries

Our professionally-focused business & creative industries courses have a truly international outlook that will equip you to succeed in different organisations.

Programme Recommendation

Overseas Partnership Programme (OPP)

Campus:Paisley Campus

Business & Human Resource Management(BA Hons)

Campus:Paisley Campus

Understanding how to manage, motivate and reward the people of an organisation can make a decisive contribution in the success of a business or organisation. The BA Business & Human Resource Management has been developed in partnership with industry, employers and professional associations to equip you with the knowledge and skills that business leaders look for.

Business(BA & BA Hons)

Campus:Paisley Campus /Lanarkshire Campus /Dumfries Campus

The Business degree is all encompassing and offers an excellent grounding in the business and enterprise skills valued by employers. With a flexible core framework, it builds on existing provision from our School of Business and Enterprise.

International Management (MSc)

Campus:Lanarkshire Campus

The aim of this 1 year UWS MSc postgraduate programme in International Management is to provide students with a sound grasp of the major theoretical and conceptual tools of middle management suitable for professional practice in an international context.

Social Science(BA Hons)

Campus:Paisley Campus /Lanarkshire Campus

The BA (Hons) Social Science course introduces you to a range of social science disciplines, with a specific focus on Politics, Psychology and Sociology. You will be able to develop your knowledge and understanding of social science and engage with classical and contemporary social science theory and research.

Criminal Justice/ Criminal Justice (Policing)(BA Hons)

Campus:Paisley Campus /Lanarkshire Campus

The course will focus not only on Scotland, but the United Kingdom, Europe and beyond. You will also acquire a range of key transferable critical, analytical and evaluative skills.

Finance and Accounting with CIMA (MSc)

Campus:Paisley Campus

Developed in conjunction with the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), this programme prepares you for a successful career in finance and accounting, working at home or overseas in various business environments.

International Business(BA Hons)

Campus:London Campus

A fast-track route, with entry at advanced level, to prepare you for the modern business market. Our 2 year Honours degree in International Business provides the knowledge and skills you will need for a range of future careers.

Master of Business Administration (MBA)(MSc)

Campus:Lanarkshire Campus /London Campus

The new UWS MBA has been redesigned to reflect the ever-changing nature of business, and the global challenges which business leaders are facing. The MBA will be delivered at UWS Hamilton Campus full-time and part-time.

Performance (BA & BA Hons)

Campus:Ayr Campus

The Drama UK recognised Performance course will develop practice and knowledge acquired from performance diploma courses and introduces relevant new skills required to secure a successful career in a variety of roles such as acting; directing; writing for stage and screen; producing original theatre; and working collaboratively with community groups.

Digital Marketing (MSc)

Campus:Paisley Campus

Designed in line with current industry practice to meet the growing demand for digital marketing professionals, this programme gives you an opportunity to build a successful career in this fast-growing global sector.

Logistics and Supply Chain Management (MSc)

Campus:Paisley Campus

This MSc course examines current practices, issues and trends in the field of Logistics and Supply Chain Management and provides students with both a specialist knowledge and basic training in related business disciplines to design and manage efficient and effective logistics and supply chain systems.

Accounting (BAcc & BAcc Hons)

Campus:Paisley Campus /Lanarkshire Campus

This course offers you the necessary academic grounding, as well as work placement opportunities,to enable you to meet the challenges of this demanding and stimulating sector.

Law (BA Hons)

Campus:Paisley Campus

New Media Art (BA Hons)

Campus:Ayr Campus

Journalism / Sport Journalism (BA Hons)

Campus:Ayr Campus


Campus:Paisley Campus

Delivered in partnership with the Institute for Cultural Diplomacy (ICD) in Berlin, the MA in Cultural Diplomacy & International Music educates professionals who intend to become involved in international diplomatic relations which function using the “soft power” of music. These projects often work across boundaries where trade and political diplomacy have failed, hence retaining communication channels and inter-cultural connections.

Events Management (BA & BA Hons)

Campus:Paisley Campus

The Events Management course is designed to give you the essential knowledge and practical experience to build a career in an exciting, fast-growing industry. Many of the modules have an international focus, giving graduates the opportunity to use their skills overseas.

Business & Marketing (BA& BA Hons)

Campus:Paisley Campus

The BA Business & Marketing course will provide you with the specialist skills that employers expect from marketing professionals, combined with general business skills to make you stand out.

Broadcast Journalism(MA)

Campus:Ayr Campus

The MA or postgraduate diploma in Broadcast Journalism is accredited by the Broadcast Journalism Training Council and is delivered using our own purpose built television studios at UWS Hamilton Campus.

Creative Media Practice(MA)

Campus:Ayr Campus

Delivered by expert practitioners, our MA Creative Media Practice course equips you for a creative media career, offering network contacts, an impressive portfolio and essential practical skills. Our course structure allows you to gain a personally tailored skill set, a detailed awareness of the fusion of creative, cultural, technological, social and political forces within the Creative Industries Sector and Screen and Broadcast Industries, and a deep understanding of the theories which underpin these areas.

Psychology (Conversion) (MSc)

Campus:Paisley Campus

Filmmaking & Screen-writing (BA & BA Hons)

Campus:Ayr Campus

The professionally accredited Filmmaking & Screen-writing course, which incorporates industry experience opportunities, gives you the chance to make your own films and write scripts whilst studying classic and cult films from around the world.

Broadcast Production TV and Radio (BA & BA Hons)

Campus:Ayr Campus

The BA degree in Broadcast Production programme is tailored to the current broadcasting industry, combining practical and theoretical elements. The degree course is taught at the Ayr Campus, by staff with extensive working experience in the industry, Broadcast Production teaches you how to make and how to understand television, radio and other digital media. The practical production of television and radio programmes is linked to the study of media theory.

Commercial Music (BA & BA Hons)

Campus:Ayr Campus

Music is one of the UK’s largest industries by export alone and the professionally accredited Commercial Music course aims to enable those with talent, drive and ability to forge a varied, lifelong career incorporating performance, business, composition, production and sociology elements, in areas such as music promotion, tour management, sound engineering and production.

Business & Finance(BA Hons)

Campus:Paisley Campus

Understanding how an organisation is managed and funded is key to its survival and growth. And to succeed in business you’ll need a broad range of skills. The BA Business & Finance has been developed in partnership with industry, employers and professional associations to meet the challenges and demands of modern business.

Music (Songwriting/Sound Production/Industries)(MA)

Campus:Ayr Campus

Our MA provides a broad range of personalised learning experiences underpinned by professionally relevant research, knowledge exchange and enterprise that is strongly aligned to Songwriting,Production,Music industries.

Filmmaking (MA)

Campus:Ayr Campus

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