Taught course

Quality Management

University of the West of Scotland · School of Science

Entry requirements

Diploma applicants must normally possess a degree, an equivalent qualification or a lesser appropriate qualification plus equivalent experience gained in industry. Students completing the Diploma at a sufficiently high standard may transfer to the MSc. MSc applicants must normally possess an Honours degree or an equivalent qualification. MSc applicants will register for both the Diploma and the MSc and will be subject to progression requirements. Students who have previously completed a Postgraduate Diploma in Quality may be admitted to the MSc at the appropriate stage. Those wishing to transfer to MSc Quality Management (International) must have successfully completed the Pg Certificate or equivalent and have reached a minimum level of French language equivalent to Higher. The programme is available to EU and overseas students (full-time only). Overseas students must meet UWS English language requirements.

International Quality Management

Months of entry

September, February

Course content

This programme is suitable forthose wishing to pursue a career in the industrial or service sector as a quality professional.
About the programme Exploring the application of specialised managerial and technological skills to achieve the desired quality at a minimum cost, this programme also addresses strategic quality and leadership issues focussed on achieving customer satisfaction. You will learn about the complexities and inter-relationships which exist in implementing costeffective quality management solutions to the ISO9000 series of standards and to the excellence models.
Practical experience Opportunities exist to conduct a project within industry or with one of our European partner institutions.
Your learning Full-time Diploma and MSc students undertake five core and two option modules over two trimesters. MSc students must also complete a significant industrial or universitybased dissertation over the summer.
Core modules include:
• Managing Quality
• Statistical Quality Control
• Risk Management
• Interpersonal Skills and Change Management
• Operations and Project Management
Option modules include:
• Service Quality
• Research Design and Methods
• Logistical Resources
• Reliability and Experimental Design for Industry (EDI)
MSc Upon successful completion of the taught modules listed above you will undertake the MSc research project. Postgraduate Certificate students who transfer to the MSc Quality Management (International) ) can study for the dual award with the University of Angers.
Upon its successful completion students are awarded MSc Quality Management (International) from UWS and Master Degree Ingénierie des Systèmes et Management de Project (Systems and Project Management) from University of Angers, France.
Our Careers Adviser says
Strong industry links ensure employment and placement opportunities are available for all graduates. Recent graduates work for Toyota Europe (Brussels), Amec, Raytheon, Howden and Honeywell.
Professional recognition Students can join the Chartered Quality Institute as associate members.

Information for international students


Fees and funding

In session 2015/16 the Postgraduate Diploma element of this programme carried SAAS postgraduate loan funding for eligible students. Check www.saas.gov.uk for 2016/17 loan info.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months


full time
9 months
part time
18 months

Course contact details

Michele Cano
0800 027 1000 (+44 141 849 4101 out with UK)