University of the West of Scotland (UWS) is one of Scotland’s largest modern universities. Our reach across the south and west of Scotland (campuses in Ayr, Dumfries, Lanarkshire and Paisley), together with our London Campus, means that UWS is a significant force in global knowledge creation, innovation, and a leading provider of undergraduate, postgraduate and research degree education. Our degrees provide students with a transformation experience, resulting in highly sought-after graduates in world-leading sectors, industries and businesses.
UWS’s employer-focused degrees align with business, community, third sector, government and international priorities, and provide the perfect springboard to create economic benefits across Scotland and the UK.
With cutting-edge courses, modern pedagogy and practical knowledge, we enable our students and staff to experience the joy of learning, teaching, research and innovation, and apply their knowledge for the benefit of others.
Details about the BSc Hons programme
University of the West of Scotland runs a BSc (Hons) Occupational Safety and Health programme enabling the students to study the main health, safety and environmental topics as they relate to workplace safety and environmental protection. This approach allows students to gain an understanding of all the key topics such as the management of risk, safety technology, health and safety law, health and hygiene and the legislative framework in practice. The emphasis of the third year is on the management of health and safety within a working environment and includes professional skills, case studies and an opportunity to develop a health and safety management system. The honours year will build on level 9 modules in safety, health and environment with the focus on health and environment. The programme of study is accredited by The Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH).
UWS welcomes Erasmus exchange student to years 2, 3 and 4 of the programme. The level of entry will depend on the applicants’ previous qualifications and knowledge. The majority of Erasmus student apply for year 3 direct entry and join UWS in September to complete a full Academic year resulting in 60ECT points and in some cases the student also graduate with a BSc in Occupational Safety and Health.
University of the West of Scotland aims to have a transformational influence on the economic, social and cultural development of the west of Scotland and beyond.
As a UWS graduate you will be work-ready and contribute locally and globally.
At UWS your learning and teaching experience will be student-centred, personalised and distinctive, preparing you for a rewarding future. Our cutting edge courses, practical knowledge and intelligent teaching are focused on helping you get ahead.
Find out more at www.uws.ac.uk/study
Across the UWS campuses in the west of Scotland and in London there are around 17,000 students from more than 70 countries worldwide. A global outlook is embedded in all of our courses, teaching and research activities. UWS has 130 EU partners and a growing number across the world, including links with over 40 institutions in China.
With teaching by staff who have experience with national and international organisations, input from industry experts and growing recognition of UWS research activities, your learning will be shaped by those working at the forefront of their professions.
Find out more at www.uws.ac.uk/international
UWS research work has a tangible, early and positive effect. The innovative technologies we are developing are helping to shape society in Scotland and throughout the world.
In the 2014 REF (Research Excellence Framework) each of our submissions were ranked as international or as world-leading.
Find out more at www.uws.ac.uk/research
UWS offers a wide range of commercialisation, consultancy and development opportunities. From specialist expertise and talent, to access to high-quality equipment and facilities, we can benefit commercial businesses, public services and third sector organisations.
Find out more at www.uws.ac.uk/business
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