The University of the West of Scotland is one of the largest modern universities in the United Kingdom. The university provides relevant, high quality, inclusive higher education and innovative and useful research.
We aim to make the communities we serve more successful, and to create opportunities for all to participate.
UWS rated top in the UK in the National Student Survey 2016. In September 2016 the university officially recognized in the TOP 5% of universities worldwide (by Times High Education).
Across the campuses UWS offers a wide range of academic, social and sporting facilities and deliver a range of taught courses, Postgraduate Diplomas & Masters and research degrees.
UWS has a distinctive and important regional role, with four campuses across the Scotland and in London. To help extend a international reach in 2016 the university has opened a campus in Nicosia, Northern Cyprus, which currently offers for international students the following Masters programs:
In an area of rapid social change, with the on-going restructuring of public services there is a high demand for qualified graduates with an advanced understanding of the relationship between civil society, the institutions of multi-level governance and the policymaking environment. The MSc in Applied Social Science (Civil Society and Public Affairs) will provide you with the skills to research and make sense of this complex environment.
Offered at Cyprus-Nicosia campus, the course takes 12 months to complete (full-time) or 24 months (part-time). Teaching is organized around intensive workshops delivered primarily by academic experts, with input from expert practitioners and specialists drawn from esteemed organizations and action groups. You will study a blend of core interdisciplinary modules and specialist modules in own Society and Public Affairs:
You will also complete a dissertation in which you design and carry out an extended piece of research under expert supervision.
The Diploma of the University of the West of Scotland will be granted to the students successfully completed the program.
During the course you may have the opportunity to work with selected non-academic organizations on research, advocacy and evaluation projects to provide you with experience of grounding academic study in an applied and real-world context. There will also be opportunities for international exchange during the course and, subject to the topic and supervision, during the dissertation.
This course offers applied training that prepares graduates for employment in a range of roles — particularly related to research, campaigning and advocacy across the public, private and voluntary sectors.
Applicants should hold a degree in any social science or related field (any social science; e.g. Communications, public relations, international relations, political science, business studies, medicine; health; law; social work).
Applications will also be considered from those with other professional training or experience relevant to program specialism (accredited or recognized prior experiential, learning related to civil society, public affairs, criminal justice, applied psychology, social work or social policy). Such applicants will be required to complete written work in order to demonstrate their academic ability, and may be invited to attend an interview prior to acceptance onto the course.
A limited number of partial fee waivers are available for students with proven exceptional academic and/or practical background.
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