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University of the West of Scotland

Profile of the university

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.

Description of the study program(s)

Occupational Safety and Health programme


  • University

    University of the West of Scotland

    Lanarkshire Campus, University of the West of Scotland (UWS), Hamilton International Technology Park, Stephenson Pl, Blantyre, Glasgow G72 0LH

  • Period of education

    September – May
  • Main language

  • Level of education

    Minor, 3rd year of Bachelor
  • Admission requirements

    120 ECTS in a relevant programme for 3rd year entry
  • Contact hours per week

  • Form and quantity of tests

    Continuous assessment and class tests
  • Literature used during the programme

    Barbour index on-line, John Channing, Safety at Work, Third edition, class notes on Moodle
  • Contact information

    Mr Jan Miller, MSc, CMIOS, MREHIS, FHEA, Programme Leader Safety, Health and Environment. E-mail – Diese E-Mail-Adresse ist vor Spambots geschützt! Zur Anzeige muss JavaScript eingeschaltet sein! Telephone – 0141 848 3249


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. 


Making a difference

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.

Study with us

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

A global outlook

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

Our research

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

Want more?

Website: www.uws.ac.uk
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 Got a question about UWS?

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Technology Ave 
Glasgow G72 0LH
United Kingdom


0800 027 1000
+44 (0)1698 283 100

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