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Quality Management (Professional Practice) MSc

University of the West of Scotland

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Course options

  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Paisley Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    1.5 years

Course summary


Our MSc Quality Management course addresses strategic quality and leadership issues focused on achieving customer satisfaction. It is suitable for those wishing to pursue a career in the industrial or service sector as a quality professional.

You will explore the application of specialised managerial and technological skills to achieve the desired quality at a minimum cost. In addition, you will examine quality management and other continuous improvement approaches relevant to industry and apply the techniques to all industrial and business sectors from service to manufacturing.

Throughout your studies you will hone the critical problem-based learning skills and transferable skills that will prepare you for employment in a professional position dealing with quality management system development and implementation.

Practical learning

Opportunities exist to conduct a project within industry or with one of our European partner institutions. Strong industry links ensure employment and placement opportunities are available for all graduates.

The course also offers you the opportunity to take part in company audits to the international standards ISO9001:2015 and ISO13458.

In addition, yellow and green belt Lean Six Sigma courses accredited by the Institute of Six Sigma Professionals are available through the MSc.

For those successfully completing the MSc Quality Management, there is the option to undertake a professional practice placement at the end of their studies. Please note though that this will extend the duration of the course typically by an additional three months. However, you will exit with the degree MSc Quality Management (Professional Practice).

Career Prospects

Graduates have found employment across sectors including Engineering, Manufacturing, NHS, Food and Drink and Higher Education. Recent graduates work in the quality field for SPX Clyde Union, BAE Systems, Network Rail, Raytheon, NHS Scotland and Diageo.

Tuition fees

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£ 19,000overall cost

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

University of the West of Scotland

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  • Campus address

    University of the West of Scotland, Paisley Campus, High Street, Paisley, Renfrewshire, PA1 2BE, Scotland

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