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IF you want to give your career prospects a boost then take a look at what the University of the West of Scotland (UWS) has to offer this Autumn.

UWS is widely recognised as a leader in the Scottish university sector for providing innovative study programmes designed to meet the demands of existing and developing industries.

For entry next month, there are a limited number of places still available for full-time undergraduate study.

These span subject areas such as business, childhood studies, computing, community learning and participation, creative and cultural industries, engineering, science, and social sciences.

Many courses include workrelated learning in an industry/ professional setting and advanced entry is possible for those building on college qualifications.

A significant number of UWS courses are accredited by the relevant professional bodies, such as the Institute of Chartered Accountants Scotland, British Computer Society, Skillset and Institute of Physics.

Selected engineering courses are accredited by professional institutions such as the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, the Institution of Structural Engineers and the Institution of Civil Engineers.

Prospective students can get the latest information regarding undergraduate course availability for September entry by visiting UWS has places for entry next month in a number of postgraduate subjects including business, computing, creative and cultural industries, engineering, health, nursing and midwifery, science, social sciences, and sport and exercise science.

The university's MSc/ postgraduate diploma in advanced computer systems development, which is recognised by the British Computer Society, is a popular choice.

It has been developed to bring students up to date in software and software development practices, enhancing their ability in the work setting.

UWS is running an information session regarding its postgraduate IT and computing programmes at the Millennium Hotel in Glasgow on Tuesday, September 4, 2-7pm.

For further details regarding this information session, SAAS tuition fee loans which are available on selected courses or any aspect of postgraduate study, visit

The university's IT Academy, one of the UK's top educationbased providers of industryrecognised IT training, is running a number of funded IT options starting next month aimed at improving career prospects for the unemployed.

These comprehensive courses range from web design and development (CIW), network implementation and configuration (Cisco), server administration and IT support (Microsoft), introduction to programming and database development (Oracle), software development (Microsoft .NET 4), and Cognos Business Intelligence (IBM).

Anyone wishing further information on courses delivered by the IT Academy should visit or call 0141 848 3912.

UWS also has part-time study options available this September, which includes a large number of subjects and enables students to choose to study during the day, in the evenings, or even online to achieve their career or personal goals.

Prospective students can find out more about the IT Academy's courses and the university's part-time options at information events being held at the Paisley campus on Tuesday, September 4, 4-7pm, Ayr campus on Wednesday, September 5, 4.30-6.30pm, Dumfries campus on Wednesday, September 5, 4-7pm, and Hamilton campus on Thursday, September 6, 4-7pm.

For further information regarding any of the university's course vacancies this September, visit


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Date:Aug 16, 2012
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