School of Education & Social Sciences

School of Education & Social Sciences

UWS is where the best teachers learn their craft. The School prepares educators for work in Scotland and beyond; and its research reaches has international impact.

Programme Recommendation

Professional Health Studies (3rd year entry)

Campus:Paisley Campus

Establish a career as a healthcare professional with UWS’s BSc (Hons) Professional Health Studies programme.

Criminal Justice (MSc)

Campus:Paisley Campus

The MSc Criminal Justice degree gives 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.

Social Policy (MSc)

Campus:Paisley Campus

The Social Policy MSc provides students with an opportunity to explore current issues in social welfare and social policy in a global context. It is delivered by an international team of leading academics in the field.

Education Studies (MEd)

Campus:Paisley Campus

This MEd Education Studies is designed to help education professionals build on existing knowledge and skills to develop academically, personally and professionally and progress to positions of responsibility.

Addiction Psychology (MSc)

Campus:Paisley Campus

Our MSc Addiction Psychology provides advanced study of the psychological theory underpinning the development and maintenance of pharmacological and behavioural addictions, as well as their evidence-based treatments.

International Politics (MSc)

Campus:Paisley Campus

The International Politics MSc will develop your knowledge, understanding and critical engagement with key issues, trends, processes and developments in international politics. It is delivered by an international team of leading academics in the field.

Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) (MEd)

Campus:Paisley Campus

Whether your goal is to work as a TESOL professional at home or abroad or to build on your existing experience, this programme will equip you with relevant and practical teaching competencies, improve your global citizenship skills and instil you with an increased awareness of issues related to English language, learning and teaching.

Professional Graduate Diploma in Education (Secondary) :PGDE Secondary

Campus:Lanarkshire Campus /Ayr Campus

English as a Second Language(BA Hons)(3rd or 4th Year Entry)

Campus:Paisley Campus

In today’s global context, fluent spoken and written English is increasingly valued, and the BA English as a Second Language will equip you with English language skills and fluency that will attract international employers throughout the world.

Social Work(Conversion)(MSc)

Campus:Paisley Campus

Policy Analysis and Global Governance(MSc)

Campus:Paisley Campus

This programme equips students to investigate and evaluate the ways in which a variety of state and non-state organisations come together to address global problems.

Contemporary Drug & Alcohol Studies(MSc)

Campus:Paisley Campus

Students are introduced to a range of cross disciplinary theories, concepts and evidence to analyse.

Applied Social Science(MSc)

Campus:Paisley Campus

The MSc Applied Social Science will enable students to develop an understanding and applied experience of researching a number of contemporary and international issues across the areas of international politics, criminal justice, social policy, public governance and administration. It is delivered by an international team of leading experts.

Education(BA Hons)

Campus:Ayr Campus

If you’ve got a calling to teach then UWS’s BA Education will help you establish a career as a primary school teacher.

Childhood Studies (2nd year entry)

Campus:Lanarkshire Campus /Ayr Campus

Build a career in childhood services with UWS’ BA (Hons) Childhood Studies programme.

Professional Graduate Diploma in Education (Primary) :PGDE Primary

Campus:Lanarkshire Campus /Ayr Campus

Psychology(BSc Hons)

Campus:Paisley Campus

If you fancy learning about the inner workings of the mind and human behaviour, the UWS’s BSc Psychology degree is for you.

Psychology (Conversion) (MSc)

Campus:Paisley Campus

Study the human mind and behaviour in this professionally accredited Masters programme – your first step towards becoming a chartered psychologist.

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