Taught course

Quality Management (International)

University of the West of Scotland · School of Science

Entry requirements

Applicants must normally possess the equivalent of a Postgraduate Certificate in Quality Management. Students with a degree, or an equivalent qualification or a lesser appropriate qualification, plus equivalent experience gained in industry are encouraged to apply for the MSc Quality Management and transfer to the International programme after the Postgraduate Certificate. This does not prolong the duration of studies. Applicants must also have at least a Higher or equivalent in French. Further language support will be provided throughout the programme. The programme is available to EU and overseas students (full-time only). Overseas students must meet UWS English language requirements.

Months of entry


Course content

This programme will help broaden your horizons and give your studies a global outlook. The dual award, which offers practical experience, builds on the Postgraduate Diploma Quality Management at UWS with additional study at University of Angers, France.

About the programme Quality Management is the application of specialised managerial and technological skills to achieve the desired quality at a minimum cost. It also addresses strategic quality issues and leadership in establishing a total quality ethos which focuses on achieving customer satisfaction. Our close links with commerce and industry ensure the programme reflects the latest in quality thinking and techniques, and our laboratories have industry-standard equipment. It will enhance your understanding of modern developments within the global field of quality. This dual award programme is the same as the MSc Quality Management (see page 164) but with additional study at the University of Angers in France. Funding options are available for the period of study in France. At the end of the programme you will receive two Masters; MSc

Quality Management (International) from UWS, and MSc ISMP (Ingénierie des Systèmes et Management de Project) from University of Angers. Classes in France are taught in French but you can sit exams and assignments in English.

Your learning MSc Quality Management (International) Postgraduate Diploma

• Operations and Project Management

• Interpersonal Skills and Change Management (10 point module)

• Research Design and Methods (10 point module) plus one from:

• Service Quality


• Reliability and Experimental Design for Industry


You will also study:

• Formation Générale

• Management de projet

• Qualité Logiciel

MSc Upon successful completion of the taught modules listed above you will undertake the MSc research project, which can be carried out within industry in Scotland or France.

Our Careers Adviser says Graduates seek employment as quality or continuous improvement managers in various organisations including manufacturing, electronics, engineering, public sector organisations.

Information for international students


Fees and funding


Qualification and course duration


full time
17 months

Course contact details

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