UWL University of West London

Introduction

The University of West London draws on a heritage of 150 years in teaching and professional education.

From the outset, the University has played and continues to play a significant role in the educational, cultural and economic life of its region.

At the University of West London, we want to provide a university education that expands your skills, realises your potential and increases your employment opportunities. And we’d like you to have a great time along the way.

We offer a huge range of courses, so whether you are studying for a degree level course, or want to develop your career by taking a professional or short course, we have something for you.

The University is home to a number of academic schools offering courses in a diverse range of subjects. The schools are:

  • Ealing School of Art, Design and Media
  • College of Nursing, Midwifery and Healthcare,
  • West London Business School
  • London School of Hospitality and Tourism
  • London College of Music
  • School of Psychology, Social Care and Human Sciences
  • School of Computing and Technology
  • Ealing Law School.


In 2009 the University was awarded the prestigious Queen’s Anniversary Prize for outstanding achievement and excellence in hospitality education from Her Majesty the Queen - a recognition of the quality of its teaching provision.


This school offers programs in:
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Master

MMus Popular Music Performance

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2  September 2017 United Kingdom London + 1 more

Our postgraduate music performance courses offer substantial one-to-one instrumental tuition, with recitalists of international renown. They comprise fascinating and engaging modules that support and extend your practical musicianship and academic skills. [+]

MMus Popular Music PerformanceOur postgraduate music performance courses offer substantial one-to-one instrumental tuition, with recitalists of international renown. They comprise fascinating and engaging modules that support and extend your practical musicianship and academic skills.You can also benefit from London College of Music’s (LCM) weekly Postgraduate Research Seminars and Composition Workshops, which offer great opportunities to learn new skills and network with students from other postgraduate courses. LCM also has several large ensembles, including the LCM Sinfonia, LCM Big Band, LCM Choir, and LCM Glee Choir, which students are able to participate in. Course detailThe course teaching programme runs throughout each calendar year.The MMus in Popular Music Performance addresses the practical, academic and professional needs of contemporary musicians, and we welcome students from all genres. This is a Level 7 postgraduate programme for performers of advanced ability.To study on this course you should be an accomplished performer, and an inquisitive and flexible musician with clear research interests relating to performance. Our students come from classical, jazz and pop backgrounds, and will typically hold an undergraduate qualification in Music, such as a BA (Hons) with Performance, or a BMus (Hons) in Performance.The MMus course develops your musical performance at an advanced level. You will benefit as a performer – not only from the expertise of our instrumental teaching staff, who are all internationally acclaimed, but also from playing with, and learning from, each other in workshops and masterclasses, and participating in the lively musical environment that LCM provides. We place particular emphasis on developing your critical thinking and listening skills, and give you a richer understanding of, and the opportunity to experiment with, a broad range of performance styles.We support the practical side of this course with academic modules that complement and enrich your performing experience. The dissertation enables you to carry out more detailed research in an area of personal interest.You will leave this MMus course a more confident performer and a better-informed all-round musician. You will have gained greater musical skills and insights, as well as essential transferable skills, such as the ability to evaluate situations, engage in professional dialogue, and work effectively with others. Equally, you will have gained significant experience working in, and developing groups and ensembles, which will be crucial to your long-term development as a musician.Entry requirementsCandidates who are selected for interview and audition will hold an appropriate undergraduate qualification, eg a BA (Hons) Music (with Performance) or a BMus (Hons) Performance - with a 2:1 or above. Equivalent overseas qualifications will be considered. (IELTS 6.5)A candidate should include the following information in his/her application pack:1) a completed application from (available from the UWL website)2) two references, one academic3) a copy of his/her degree certificate and transcript4) an example of academic writing (eg an undergraduate essay)5) and a DVD of two performances (approximately three minutes each, but may be longer).International students need to meet our English language requirement at either IELTS at 6.5 or above, and a minimum of 5.5 for each of the 4 individual components (Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening), TOEFL ibt at score at 90 or above, Pearson PTE Academic at score 58 or above, or an equivalent secure English language test. In some countries where teaching is in English, we may accept local qualifications. Please visit http://www.uwl.ac.uk/international/your-country to check for local equivalencies. We offer pre-sessional English language courses, an International Foundation Programme and a Pre-Masters Programme if you do not meet these requirements.... [-]


MSc

MSc Civil and Environmental Engineering with Internship

Campus Full time 18  September 2017 United Kingdom London

This course is designed to advance analytical skills in the core subject areas of Civil Engineering including Structural [+]

This course is designed to advance analytical skills in the core subject areas of Civil Engineering including Structural Analysis, Sustainability and Hydraulics. Application of modern IT techniques to complex problem solving is a theme that runs through the course. This course also covers broader issues of project and process management in Civil Engineering. The Internship Course seeks to provide the same rigorous and challenging programme of professional practice as the MSc Civil and Environmental Engineering but has the added advantage of including a 6 months internship incorporated into the period of study. This makes it ideal for students seeking to add a practical dimension to their studies and understand the demands of workplace supervision and management. Internship opportunities exist throughout the civil and construction industry within the UK.... [-]


MSc Finance and Accounting

Campus Full time Part time September 2017 United Kingdom London + 1 more

This course is ideal for graduates of Accounting and Finance seeking to improve their employment opportunities. [+]

This course is ideal for graduates of Accounting and Finance seeking to improve their employment opportunities. Applicants with professional qualifications and industry experience are also encouraged to apply. If you are a member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) you can receive exemptions from certain modules. Other recognised accountancy professional bodies may also benefit from some module exemptions. The course will equip graduates with the skills to access senior roles in Accountancy as financial controllers, audit seniors, financial analysts and senior accountants. The curriculum meets the needs of the profession and the qualification is recognised by employers. Course detail Modules - Corporate Financial Management - Capital Markets and Decisions Under Risk - Corporate Responsibility - Corporate Financial Reporting - Corporate Strategy - Research Methods - Research Dissertation. Plus one option from: - Tax System and Policy - Auditing in Practice - Managing Operations and Supply Chain. Study progression On completion, graduates would be eligible to apply for a doctoral programme. [-]

MSc Finance and Risk Management

Campus Full time September 2017 United Kingdom London

The rising volatility of financial markets, sovereign debt crises, and geopolitical uncertainty, place significant demands on businesses and other organisations to adequately manage the potential impact [+]

MSc Finance and Risk Management

 

The rising volatility of financial markets, sovereign debt crises, and geopolitical uncertainty, place significant demands on businesses and other organisations to adequately manage the potential impact of these risks on the strategic functions of the organisation – especially in its financial management.Therefore, the demand for finance professionals with a competent grasp of risk management principles has never been greater. The programme seeks to accommodate talented graduates with a good first degree and a high level of academic ability, who would benefit from the unique skills and knowledge that the programme would give them – both from an employability perspective as well as in their self-development. The programme also aims to improve the skills of practicing professionals so that they are able to play a senior role in the areas of financial and risk management within organisations.... [-]


MSc Information Systems with Internship

Campus Full time 18  September 2017 United Kingdom London

Information systems (IS) today are large, complex, varied in form and distributed, serving different types of people who use a variety [+]

Information systems (IS) today are large, complex, varied in form and distributed, serving different types of people who use a variety of devices to access information. Specialists who recognise diverse business needs, and have a systematic approach to understanding the impact of technology on organisations, are essential to the success of any IS/IT strategy. Equal in importance to the architectures of systems and the supporting technologies, is the management and delivery of content, whether in the form of data, documents, images and sound. Increasingly, the fundamental systems comprise digital architectures and networks which then embody and enable the distribution of digital content. Developed information systems are in reality socio-technical systems incorporating people, technologies and content. The information systems specialist becomes a more broadly based information professional as they extend their range and scope of operations towards the end users and their environments. Providing services to users and people at large and ensuring information resources deliver value is equally a part of the wider world of information systems. This course builds on typical undergraduate computing courses, developing new knowledge and skills in areas critical to the introduction and success of modern information systems for enterprises. The course also provides a route for people with other backgrounds and experience to engage with the world of information systems. It helps you gain a full understanding of how information systems are designed and constructed, and of the impact of technology and its integration into an organisation. It will also give you the skills you need to work effectively in a business-consulting environment, and provide a solid basis for research. The Internship Course seeks to provide the same rigorous and challenging programme of professional practice as the MSc Information Systems but has the added advantage of including a six months internship incorporated into the period of study. This makes it ideal for students seeking to add a practical dimension to their studies and understand the demands of workplace supervision and management. Internship opportunities exist throughout the computing industry within the UK. Entry requirements A degree (at least 2:1) in a computing subject, business or an engineering degree with a significant level of computing. Applicants with equivalent professional qualifications, or a relevant Higher National Diploma (HND) will be considered, provided they can demonstrate significant, relevant work experience and the ability to benefit fully from the course. Such applicants will be considered on an individual basis by interview. Some optional modules may not be available to students without a first degree in computing. International students need to meet our English language requirement at either IELTS at 6.5 or above, and a minimum of 5.5 for each of the 4 individual components (Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening), TOEFL ibt at score at 90 or above, Pearson PTE Academic at score 58 or above, or an equivalent secure English language test. In some countries where teaching is in English, we may accept local qualifications. Career The course aims to provide routes into a number of careers; information officers, librarians, information service staff, content and intelligence gatherers, analysts, researchers, editors, data managers, multimedia content workers, marketing research. Study progression Outstanding graduates have gone on to further study at the level of MPhil and PhD at UWL and at other institutions. We actively encourage students with potential for research to make their interest known early on in their course. [-]

MSc International Marketing

Campus Full time September 2017 United Kingdom Greater London

This course will help you develop deeper insights and understanding of key areas of contemporary marketing from the new digital landscape to sustainable marketing challenges and global opportunities. [+]

This course will help you develop deeper insights and understanding of key areas of contemporary marketing from the new digital landscape to sustainable marketing challenges and global opportunities. You will develop a strategic perspective through detailed exploration, critical appraisal and in-depth study of brands, marketing, consumers and the changing contexts in which organisations do business. The MA in Contemporary Marketing is designed for graduates and business professionals who have some marketing experience or for others considering starting a new career in marketing or for those who have a real interest in marketing, communications, PR, psychology, sociology, or business. The course will help you launch or develop your career in marketing with the benefit of a broad understanding of topical contemporary marketing issues. The course will help you learn to think creatively, critically and strategically about marketing issues and challenges. You will attend lectures, talks and seminars given by experienced practitioner lecturers, who will support you to apply academic research to solve real problems using live case studies. Our course is designed for graduates of any discipline. You will also develop a useful and supportive network of relationships with fellow students that endure beyond the course. Many of our past students become active alumni. [-]

MSc Software Engineering with Internship

Campus Full time 18  September 2017 United Kingdom London

With the IT sector expanding rapidly around the world, there has never been a better time to develop specialist software [+]

With the IT sector expanding rapidly around the world, there has never been a better time to develop specialist software engineering skills. This course will give you an understanding of the latest software engineering technologies used to address today’s challenges in software development. You will become familiar with a broad range of current scholarship work in software engineering, learning how to research and review published work. Your studies will also give you a practical understanding of the issues relating to the design, analysis and implementation of modern software systems, and you will have opportunities to meet speakers from the industry, including potential employers. In short, this course prepares you for a professional career or research in this important field. The Internship Course seeks to provide the same rigorous and challenging programme of professional practice as the MSc Software Engineering but has the added advantage of including a 6 months internship incorporated into the period of study. This makes it ideal for students seeking to add a practical dimension to their studies and understand the demands of workplace supervision and management. Internship opportunities exist throughout the computing industry within the UK. Entry Requirements A degree (at least 2:1) in a computing subject or an engineering degree with a significant level of computing. Applicants with equivalent professional qualifications, or a relevant Higher National Diploma (HND) will be considered, provided they can demonstrate significant, relevant work experience and the ability to benefit fully from the course. Such applicants will be considered on an individual basis by interview. Some optional modules may not be available to students without a first degree in computing. International students need to meet our English language requirement at either IELTS at 6.5 or above, and a minimum of 5.5 for each of the 4 individual components (Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening), TOEFL ibt at score at 90 or above, Pearson PTE Academic at score 58 or above, or an equivalent secure English language test. In some countries where teaching is in English, we may accept local qualifications. Career and study progression This course aims to help you towards a rewarding position in the software industry, such as software architect, solution architect, project manager or senior software developer. Study progression You can go on to further study at the level of MPhil / PhD. We actively encourage students with potential for research to make their interest known early on in their course. [-]

MA

MA Advertising, Branding and Communication

Campus Full time Part time September 2017 United Kingdom London + 1 more

On the MA Advertising, Branding and Communication course at University of West London, you will develop the tools of a strategic thinker and communicator to create cutting edge advertising, brand and design campaigns innovatively. [+]

On the MA Advertising, Branding and Communication course at University of West London, you will develop the tools of a strategic thinker and communicator to create cutting edge advertising, brand and design campaigns innovatively. We build your understanding of brand communication, professional graphic design, advertising strategy and creativity to help prepare you for your future career. Whether a brand designer, account handler, graphic communication designer or idea strategist we will engage you in professional design and advertising teams competing for the UWL Design team of the year and UWL Designer of the year award ready to make your mark in the demanding worlds of branding, advertising and communication design. MA Advertising, Branding and Communication (ABC) has been created to deliver in depth real time real world real value education. What does that mean? Students working industry hours, industry pace workloads, industry projects and internships. All Master students are eligible to compete for the UWL Design team of the year, UWL Designer of the year, Design Manager of the year and UWL Film of the year awards ready to make your mark in the demanding worlds of branding, advertising and communication design. Through the carefully designed modules you will explore a range of evolutionary and revolutionary processes to build a professional understanding of today's competitive global environments related to design, innovation processes and the management of brands. This will enable you to apply management and design thinking to support organisations to compete in the growing global markets using: creativity, strategy and management theory. As consumers become more savvy and products more varied, brand strategy and management is fundamental for business growth. On the course you will learn to research, apply and present design innovation, brand narrative with mentored design partnerships/teams on Industry set briefs. Resulting in your own project driven by your new knowledge as a culmination of your Masters experience. The key to successful brand development is an understanding of business strategy in relation to design thinking models and a diverse and inquisitive mind as to the relationships involved in incremental or radical innovation. Consumer shifts in need and wants as well as the emotional bridges we create to brand narratives in the market place are some of the areas explored in the course. Branding connects to the consumer through a range of tools; identity, experience, advertising and manipulation, while design innovation is more about; new thinking processes, new associations/relationships between functionality and aesthetics and new technologies. Key study topics include: - Luxury, Design innovation, Branding strategy and architecture - Research Methods, Data Management and Analytics - Consultancy Major Project or Dissertation - Intellectual Property and Copyright - Profit and Loss – Funding and Applications strategy - Project management – Risk evaluation - Questionnaire, Focus Groups and Information Design - Project Proposals and Pitching - Communication Perspectives - Design thinking - Value Chain - Value Proposition and the 5 Performance Objectives - Work Internship or Industry Mentored Brief [-]

MA Criminology and Criminal Justice

Campus Full time Part time September 2017 United Kingdom London + 1 more

With full-time and part-time study options, the course covers contemporary issues such as as homicide investigation, the threat of global organised crime, and investigating fraud. [+]

With full-time and part-time study options, the course covers contemporary issues such as as homicide investigation, the threat of global organised crime, and investigating fraud. The course will equip you with the skills and knowledge necessary to succeed in this competitive field. Furthermore, our highly experienced teaching team (ex-law enforcement) will ensure your learning experience will be second to none. We have designed the MA Criminology and Criminal Justice course to meet the requirements of students wishing to further their studies in this fascinating subject. We are also offering a limited number of scholarships to students on this course, including the Piotr Mikiewicz Scholarship. [-]

MA Film Production

Campus Full time September 2017 United Kingdom London

The course is predominantly practical, with almost 70% of learning geared towards enabling you to produce documentary and experimental films. [+]

MA Film Production The Guardian recently declared UWL to be the best modern University in London. We believe our exciting postgraduate filmmaking programme demonstrates this acclaim clearly. It has been designed to meet the needs of aspiring filmmakers who aim to innovate within the expanding fields of Documentary and Experimental digital film production. The course is predominantly practical, with almost 70% of learning geared towards enabling you to produce documentary and experimental films. For those whose interest is academic, there is also the possibility to replace the double project practice module with a dissertation. The course closely tracks contemporary developments in digital cinematography and sound design, actively encouraging students to create transformative cinematic responses which cross the boundaries between documentary, experimental and fictive forms. This includes: lyrical Montage self-reflexive guerrilla poetic drama-documentary approaches which challenge the existing output of broadcast, festival and on-line exhibition. Students produce several video sequences, plus two short films and one longer film. The course examines the 'founding' traditions of documentary and experimental fiction associated with the Lumiere Brothers and Melies and explores overlaps and points of contact between them. The learning experience is built around practical production modules, underpinned by theory exploring key developments in the history of cinema. Our aim is to nurture filmmakers who can also critically reflect on the form and content of both their own work and the work of others in the field. Our Team Our course team share a passion for film and digital video, demonstrating significant international track records within their particular fields. As award-winning documentary and experimental filmmakers, or as widely-published film theorists with a long catalogue of research publications and conference appearances, they bring a keen awareness of current and future trends in filmmaking. They are highly experienced at nurturing creative responses from young and more established students, and their input is enhanced by regular talks from high-profile industry speakers – award winning filmmakers, distributors, broadcasters and other leading media decision-makers. [-]

MA International Tourism and Aviation Management with Internship

Campus Full time 18  September 2017 United Kingdom London

The Master's programme in International Tourism and Aviation Management seeks to prepare aspiring individuals for a managerial career within either the tourism and aviation industry. [+]

MA International Tourism and Aviation Management with Internship The Master's programme in International Tourism and Aviation Management seeks to prepare aspiring individuals for a managerial career within either the tourism and aviation industry. For existing practitioners, it offers the opportunity to develop and redefine knowledge and assess trends and changing management practices within their industry. It is offered as a one year full-time and two year part-time course. The Internship Course seeks to provide the same rigorous and challenging programme of professional practice as the MA but has the added advantage of including a 24 week paid internship incorporated into the period of study. This makes it ideal for students seeking to add a practical dimension to their studies and understand the demands of workplace supervision and management. Internship opportunities exist throughout the tourism and aviation industries both within the UK and overseas. The internship process is co-ordinated by the University’s own dedicated internship team and draws upon contacts with over three thousand employers. The MA programme is essentially global in perspective drawing upon international case study material. In adopting a generic business and management approach to the study of tourism and aviation management the course seeks to avoid the excessive subject specialisation that characterises many of its competitors. In doing so it widens career opportunities and the possibility of movement between the two sectors. The key strength of the programme is its simple yet flexible structure. Employer engagement is assured with guest speakers drawn from industry and the use of ‘live client ’briefs. The programme is taught by a young but experienced team all with a background in either tourism and/or aviation management. Many of these staff are extensively published and are asked to speak at events and conferences throughout the world. The MA is taught in a dedicated learning environment within the university with elements of the programme sponsored by key industry players. The course has links with ‘sister programmes’ in Europe, Asia and North America allowing the opportunity for staff and student exchange. In addition, it is accredited by the Institute of Travel and Tourism. The programme is delivered in a Q.A.A. (UK Government Quality Assurance Agency) centre of excellence for tourism and aviation education. Field work, trips and visits are a feature of the course. [-]

MA Luxury Hospitality Management with Internship

Campus Full time 18  September 2017 United Kingdom London

A political, financial and cultural magnet for the discerning traveller, London boasts globally recognised hotels and restaurants that have become prominent landmarks in the city’s landscape, often with decades-long traditions. [+]

MA Luxury Hospitality Management with Internship According to the World Luxury Index™ London is one of the fastest growing destinations (followed by Dubai and Paris) for consumers who wish to experience luxury hospitality services in the wide range of luxury hotels and fine dining restaurants the city has to offer. A political, financial and cultural magnet for the discerning traveller, London boasts globally recognised hotels and restaurants that have become prominent landmarks in the city’s landscape, often with decades-long traditions. The luxury sector, prior to the Global Financial Crisis (G.F.C.) was described as a closed system that did not value continuous collaboration and cooperation with their consumers. The focus was often on the delivery of consistent (often regimented) products and services of the highest quality as efficiently as possible. In contrast, post-GFC luxury businesses are said to be more open, and more self-reflexive, on a journey of continuous discovery for what best suits the needs of customers. This change has been a result of new luxury consumers, often referred to as the ‘discerning affluent’ as well as of the changing expectations of the old guard of wealthy customers. In addition, newly affluent consumers in emerging markets such as China, Russia, Brazil and India are said to crave a taste of what is the latest western edginess. The luxury hospitality sector is now all about the business of designing memorable and meaningful experiences through delivering experience-centric services. Given that the luxury sector is the fastest growing sector of the $6 trillion global hospitality industry and is becoming increasingly eclectic and highly competitive, this postgraduate course is specifically designed to provide students with the skills, knowledge and insight to develop a global vision of the business and the ability to successfully design and manage a luxury hospitality brand. The MA in Luxury Hospitality Management curriculum is linked externally with leading luxury hospitality brands and enterprises and internally with the academic hospitality community. Designing and managing ‘experience centric’ luxury hospitality requires students to pursue new approaches where empathy, intuition and the art of anticipation are dominant. The course enables them to approach business challenges from a global perspective, integrating academic and technical knowledge, and assess situations from financial, commercial and cultural standpoints. Students learn how to champion and protect the trusted reputation of their brands and develop action plans based on rigorous theoretical frameworks that they can use in their professional careers to manage change and transfer competencies and know-how. By working in teams they learn how to build commitment and develop the communication and organizational skills that secure team ‘buy-in’ and successful project management. The Internship Course seeks to provide the same rigorous and challenging programme of professional practice as the MA but has the added advantage of including a 24 week paid internship incorporated into the period of study. This makes it ideal for students seeking to add a practical dimension to their studies and understand the demands of workplace supervision and management. Internship opportunities exist throughout the hospitality industry both within the UK and overseas. The internship process is co-ordinated by the University’s own dedicated internship team and draws upon the School's contacts with luxury hotels and fine-dining restaurants. [-]

MA Music Management and Artist Development

Campus Full time September 2017 United Kingdom London

Commercial success and a sustained career in the music industry both depend increasingly on an artist’s ability to set up their [+]

Commercial success and a sustained career in the music industry both depend increasingly on an artist’s ability to set up their own small record label, administer copyrights, facilitate live events and develop their careers. Directed by a team of highly experienced industry professionals with unique insights and unprecedented experience in the field, you will have the opportunity to study key concepts in managing and developing your own career – or that of an act you represent. Entry Requirements Applicants must have the following: - Honours Degree in Music, Music Technology or a related subject to a minimum pass of 2:2, or substantial industry experience in the field. Candidates will be asked to provide a portfolio of degree -level / professional work and a written statement.International students need to meet our English language requirement at either IELTS at 6.5 or above, and a minimum of 5.5 for each of the 4 individual components (Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening), TOEFL ibt at score at 90 or above, Pearson PTE Academic at score 58 or above, or an equivalent secure English language test. In some countries where teaching is in English, we may accept local qualifications. Career and Study Progression By completing this course successfully, you will have developed enhanced skills and knowledge, and have an advantage in developing your own career, or that of an artist or artists you represent. Successful graduates have gone on to enjoy roles in: - major record Labels in the UK and internationally - independent record labels - publishing companies - PR companies - artist management - agency and promotion - professional music - tour management - teaching - radio station management - creating new businesses. Study progression - MPhil - PhD - DMA [-]

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