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University of the West of Scotland

Bachelor's programmes

Natural Sciences & Mathematics (3)
Applied Sciences & Professions (2)
Business & Management (2)
Agriculture & Forestry (1)
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (1)
Law (1)

About

History

With origins dating back to 1897, University of the West of Scotland is one of Scotland’s most innovative modern universities. The four UWS campuses cover the west and south-west of Scotland in Ayr, Dumfries, Hamilton and Paisley, as well as a new campus in London.

Education

At UWS your learning and teaching experience will be student-centred, personalised and distinctive, preparing you for a rewarding future. Our cutting edge courses, practical knowledge and intelligent teaching are focused on helping you get ahead.

Research

UWS research work has a tangible, early and positive effect. The innovative technologies we are developing are helping to shape society in Scotland and throughout the world.

Career

Our team of advisers are ready to help with career planning, graduate recruitment, work placements, part-time work, summer jobs and volunteering. We offer one-to-one guidance sessions tailored to individual students needs on all matters relating to career plans, including: 

  • Specific career options  
  • Employment market information 
  • Job search and selection processes 
  • Changing or leaving a course 
  • Finding work and study opportunities 
  • Helping to identify your skills and strengths 
  • Using social media for your career

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University Ranking

World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
2019
401 100
2018
501 100
2017
601
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Services

Student services

We are committed to ensuring that all of our students get the most out of their university experience. That’s why we offer a comprehensive range of student services to provide advice, support and guidance when you need it. 

Our campus-based student service teams provide:

  • Careers and employability guidance
  • Study skills
  • Disability services
  • Counselling
  • Funding and money advice
  • International student support

Housing services

Located in a vibrant part of the city, a short walk from central London (15-minute walk from London Bridge underground), UWS's London Campus offers modern study facilities and attractive accommodation options in one of the most exciting cities in the world. Close to the City - a global hub for financial and business institutions - the campus is right at the heart of the business world. 

Library services

UWS Library has an extensive collection of relevant resources that support learning, teaching and research. Each of our five campuses has its own library, and students can access resources held throughout the UWS Library network and online. We also have an Information Literacy Programme to support information skills development .

ICT services

UWS London Campus is wifi enabled with a spacious computer lab to ensure that all students have free, unlimited access to their email and the internet. A partnership with Microsoft – the Microsoft Campus Agreement – allows access to the latest Microsoft products for use on personal computers, on or off campus.

Medical services

The National Health Service (NHS) provides healthcare services in the UK and international students can access this free of charge provided that:

  • You are studying in the UK for more than 6 months and you hold a valid student visa, or
  • You are a national of a European Economic area country, or
  • You are a national of a country that has a reciprocal health agreement with the UK

Student Life

Campus life

Combining the town's history and heritage with modern, contemporary teaching facilities, UWS Paisley Campus provides a dynamic and inspiring learning environment. The campus is home to around 10,000 students and offers a range of courses and research opportunities in business; computing; social sciences; engineering and science; and health, nursing and midwifery.  

Sports facilities

The Centre for Culture, Sport and Events focuses on four key themed areas: place-focused cultural regeneration; arts, cultural diplomacy and soft power; sport events and festivals; and, media communication and digital cultures.

Student clubs

SAUWS, our award-winning Students’ Association, is run for students by students. SAUWS organise and deliver a wide range of social and sporting events all year round and campaign with you and on your behalf on the issues that really matter to you.

Student Reviews

Staff
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

Lecturers are very great they always try to help and guide you whenever you are stuck. Staff of UWS is very supportive you feel like you are in home.

Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

It's a pretty good uni, amazing faclieties and lecturers are nice and approachable and very helpful if you go to them.

Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

It's a pretty fun Uni, liabray facilties are very helpful. Lecturers are nice and approachable (some are better contacted face to face rather than emails, cuz the take à while to respond) but they're very helpful when they need to be. They're always on your side trying to get the best marks possible. If you get offered a tour of the campus, ask for the short cuts.

Paisley, Scotland, United Kingdom

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