University of the West of Scotland

The University of the West of Scotland (UWS) has 4 campuses located in West Scotland, and 1 located in London, United Kingdom. UWS’s modern campuses offer over 70 bachelor’s degree programs through its 5 academic schools, namely: School of Business and Enterprise; School of Computing, Engineering and Physical Sciences; School of Health and Life Sciences; School of Media, Culture and Society; and the School of Education.
  • Average Tuition GBP 12,300
  • Acceptance Rate 23%
  • Students 15,280
  • International Students 8%
  • Total Annual Cost GBP 12,399
  • Campus Setting Residential

School Description

The University of the West of Scotland (UWS) is home to over 11,100 students. At UWS, students can choose from a wide range of bachelor’s degree programs including Applied Bioscience, Commercial Music, Events Management, Forensic Science, and Legal Studies. With a large variety of societies and clubs, sports competitions, social campaigns, volunteering opportunities, activities, and events, students at UWS have endless opportunities. Moreover, the dynamic UWS campus also offers multipurpose facilities such as the Robertson Trust Sports Center, science and technology labs, a fully-equipped Learning Resource Center, a games area, and various coffee shops, among others. Additionally, students are supported with services for careers guidance, health and well-being, counseling, academic support, and financial advice. All students at UWS are offered self-catered, on-campus accommodation.
  • 0194% of UWS graduates are in work or further study 6 months after graduating
  • 02100% Student Satisfaction for a range of courses, including; Aircraft Engineering, Forensic Science, Community Education, Midwifery & Sport & Exercise Science
  • 03Student Support Team & Research Project of the Year winners (The Herald Higher Education Awards 2017)

Bachelor Programs

  • Almada St, Hamilton, South Lanarkshire ML3 0JB, United Kingdom

    Adult Nursing

    GBP 12,300 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Medicine. The program offers courses that focus on the study of science and practices used in the detection, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of diseases, as well as pharmaceuticals and surgery.

  • Almada St, Hamilton, South Lanarkshire ML3 0JB, United Kingdom

    Aircraft Engineering

    GBP 12,300 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Aerospace Engineering. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the application of basic engineering principles; aircraft/spacecraft systems technology; design and development testing; prototype and operational testing; inspection and maintenance procedures; instrument calibration; test equipment operation and maintenance; and report preparation.

  • Almada St, Hamilton, South Lanarkshire ML3 0JB, United Kingdom

    Applied Bioscience

    GBP 12,300 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Biomedical Science. The program combines biology and medicine and offers courses that focus on the study of molecular biology, parasitology, and toxicology.

  • Almada St, Hamilton, South Lanarkshire ML3 0JB, United Kingdom

    Applied Bioscience and Zoology

    GBP 12,300 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Veterinary Science. The program offers courses that focus on the study of animal nutrition, animal husbandry, animal behavior, and the treatment and prevention of diseases.

  • Almada St, Hamilton, South Lanarkshire ML3 0JB, United Kingdom

    Applied Bioscience with Forensic Investigation

    GBP 12,300 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Forensic Science. The program offers courses that focus on evidence technology, forensic toxicology, forensic pathology, and forensic psychology.

  • Almada St, Hamilton, South Lanarkshire ML3 0JB, United Kingdom

    Biomedical Science - Applied Biomedical Science

    GBP 12,300 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Biomedical Science. The program combines biology and medicine and offers courses that focus on the study of molecular biology, parasitology, and toxicology.

  • Almada St, Hamilton, South Lanarkshire ML3 0JB, United Kingdom

    Broadcast Production TV and Radio

    GBP 12,300 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the conceptual and practical knowledge of Media Studies. The program offers highly interdisciplinary courses that combine the study of communications, technology, sociology, history and journalism.

  • Almada St, Hamilton, South Lanarkshire ML3 0JB, United Kingdom

    Business

    GBP 12,300 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Business principles and techniques. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the fundamentals of business, like buying, selling and producing products; business organization; and accounting.

  • Almada St, Hamilton, South Lanarkshire ML3 0JB, United Kingdom

    Business & Finance

    GBP 12,300 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the principles of Finance. The program offers courses that focus on the study of core business disciplines such as management, accounting, and marketing.

  • Almada St, Hamilton, South Lanarkshire ML3 0JB, United Kingdom

    Business and English Language

    GBP 12,300 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the law, the policies, and the regulations governing transnational businesses and commercial practices. The program offers a wide range of courses that provide students with insights into global economic and business climates.

  • Almada St, Hamilton, South Lanarkshire ML3 0JB, United Kingdom

    Business and Human Resource Management

    GBP 12,300 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the proper management and strategic approach required to recruit, train, develop and sustain employees in an organization.

  • Almada St, Hamilton, South Lanarkshire ML3 0JB, United Kingdom

    Business Technology

    GBP 12,300 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Business Economics. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the systematic and efficient allocation of resources; economic theory; micro and macroeconomics; comparative economic systems; banking systems; international economics; quantitative analytical methods; and public policy.

  • Almada St, Hamilton, South Lanarkshire ML3 0JB, United Kingdom

    Chemical Engineering

    GBP 12,300 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Chemical Engineering. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the application of mathematical and scientific principles to the design, development and operational evaluation of systems employing chemical processes.

  • Almada St, Hamilton, South Lanarkshire ML3 0JB, United Kingdom

    Chemistry

    GBP 12,300 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Chemistry. The program offers courses that focus on the study of general chemistry, organic chemistry, and chemical analysis.

  • Almada St, Hamilton, South Lanarkshire ML3 0JB, United Kingdom

    Childhood Practice (PT)

    GBP 12,300 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the principles of Childhood Education. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the design and provision of teaching including other educational services for infant and preschool aged children with special learning needs or disabilities.

  • Almada St, Hamilton, South Lanarkshire ML3 0JB, United Kingdom

    Civil Engineering

    GBP 12,300 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Civil Engineering. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the application of mathematical and scientific principles to problems that arise from creating and maintaining structures; mechanics; hydraulics; geotechnics; materials science; and statistical analysis.

  • Almada St, Hamilton, South Lanarkshire ML3 0JB, United Kingdom

    Commercial Music

    GBP 12,300 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the conceptual and practical knowledge of Music Education. The program offers courses that focus on the teaching and learning of music.

  • Almada St, Hamilton, South Lanarkshire ML3 0JB, United Kingdom

    Commercial Sound Production

    GBP 12,300 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the conceptual and practical knowledge of Music Education. The program offers courses that focus on the teaching and learning of music.

  • Almada St, Hamilton, South Lanarkshire ML3 0JB, United Kingdom

    Community Education

    GBP 12,300 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the principles of Teaching. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the design and provision of educational services to children or adults with special learning needs or disabilities; diagnosing learning disabilities; developing individual education plans; teaching and supervising special education students; special education counseling; and applicable laws and policies.

  • Almada St, Hamilton, South Lanarkshire ML3 0JB, United Kingdom

    Computer Animation (with option in Digital Art)

    GBP 12,300 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the conceptual and practical skills of Animation. The program offers courses that focus on graphic design; digital animation; motion graphics; 3D visualization; game and interactive media design; music and sound design; video production; web design; and photography.

  • Almada St, Hamilton, South Lanarkshire ML3 0JB, United Kingdom

    Computer Games Development

    GBP 12,300 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the conceptual and practical knowledge of Computer Science. The program offers courses that focus on the study of artificial intelligence, cyber security, the blockchain, and big data.

  • Almada St, Hamilton, South Lanarkshire ML3 0JB, United Kingdom

    Computer Games Technology

    GBP 12,300 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the conceptual and practical knowledge of Computer Science. The program offers courses that focus on the study of artificial intelligence, cyber security, the blockchain, and big data.

  • Almada St, Hamilton, South Lanarkshire ML3 0JB, United Kingdom

    Computer Networking

    GBP 12,300 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Information Systems Management. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the management of data systems and related facilities for processing and retrieving internal business information; cost and accounting information systems; management control systems; personnel information systems; data storage and security; business systems networking; report preparation; computer facilities; equipment operation and maintenance; operator supervision and training; and management information systems policy and planning.

  • Almada St, Hamilton, South Lanarkshire ML3 0JB, United Kingdom

    Computer Science

    GBP 12,300 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the conceptual and practical knowledge of Computer Science. The program offers courses that focus on the study of artificial intelligence, cyber security, the blockchain, and big data.

  • Almada St, Hamilton, South Lanarkshire ML3 0JB, United Kingdom

    Criminal Justice

    GBP 12,300 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Criminal Justice. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the history and theory of law enforcement; operational command leadership; administration of public police organizations; labor relations; incident response strategies; legal and regulatory responsibilities; budgeting; public relations; and organizational leadership.

  • Almada St, Hamilton, South Lanarkshire ML3 0JB, United Kingdom

    Education

    GBP 12,300 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the concepts of Education. The program offers courses that focus on the study of research, and administrative and support services related to learning and teaching.

  • Almada St, Hamilton, South Lanarkshire ML3 0JB, United Kingdom

    Environmental Health

    GBP 12,300 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the principles of Environmental Studies. The program offers courses that focus on renewable and non-renewable resources, ecosystems, pollution, and biodiversity.

  • Almada St, Hamilton, South Lanarkshire ML3 0JB, United Kingdom

    Events Management

    GBP 12,300 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of topics related to business; management; finance; economics; marketing; customers operations; communication; information technology; business policy; and strategy.

  • Almada St, Hamilton, South Lanarkshire ML3 0JB, United Kingdom

    Filmmaking and Screen Writing

    GBP 12,300 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the conceptual and practical knowledge of Film Studies. The program offers courses that focus on the study of visual arts; the history, development, theory, and critical analysis of film; and the principles of filmmaking and film production.

  • Almada St, Hamilton, South Lanarkshire ML3 0JB, United Kingdom

    Forensic Science

    GBP 12,300 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Forensic Science. The program offers courses that focus on evidence technology, forensic toxicology, forensic pathology, and forensic psychology.

  • Almada St, Hamilton, South Lanarkshire ML3 0JB, United Kingdom

    Human Resource Management

    GBP 12,300 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the proper management and strategic approach required to recruit, train, develop and sustain employees in an organization.

  • Almada St, Hamilton, South Lanarkshire ML3 0JB, United Kingdom

    Journalism (with option in Sport)

    GBP 12,300 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the concepts and practical application of the fundamentals of Journalism. The program offers courses that focus on news writing and editing; reporting; photojournalism; layout and graphic design; journalism law and policy; professional standards and ethics; research methods; and journalism history and criticism.

  • Almada St, Hamilton, South Lanarkshire ML3 0JB, United Kingdom

    Law

    GBP 12,300 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with a comprehensive understanding of the world of law and contemporary governance, with a focus on the European Union. The program offers courses that focus on the independent professional practice of law; the legal system; and civil and criminal law.

  • Almada St, Hamilton, South Lanarkshire ML3 0JB, United Kingdom

    Law and Business

    GBP 12,300 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with a comprehensive understanding of the theoretical study of law.

  • Almada St, Hamilton, South Lanarkshire ML3 0JB, United Kingdom

    Legal Studies

    GBP 12,300 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with a comprehensive understanding of the theoretical study of law.

  • Almada St, Hamilton, South Lanarkshire ML3 0JB, United Kingdom

    Marketing

    GBP 12,300 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of marketing research and consumer behavior. The program offers courses that focus on the study of demand analysis; profit relationships; pricing theory; marketing campaigns and strategic planning; market segments; advertising methods; and sales operations and management.

  • Almada St, Hamilton, South Lanarkshire ML3 0JB, United Kingdom

    Mechanical Engineering

    GBP 12,300 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Mechanical Engineering. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the application of mathematical and scientific principles to the design, development and operational evaluation of physical systems used in manufacturing; the end-product systems used for manufacturing equipment; and hydraulic and electric systems for controlling movement.

  • Almada St, Hamilton, South Lanarkshire ML3 0JB, United Kingdom

    Mental Health Nursing

    GBP 12,300 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Health Science. The program includes the study, research, and knowledge of health and the application of knowledge to improve health and cure diseases. The program offers courses that focus on human anatomy, chemistry, biology, pharmacology and public health.

  • Almada St, Hamilton, South Lanarkshire ML3 0JB, United Kingdom

    Midwifery

    GBP 12,300 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Nursing. The program offers courses that focus on the study of biology, physiology, chemistry, and anatomy. The program also includes a practical clinical component.

  • Almada St, Hamilton, South Lanarkshire ML3 0JB, United Kingdom

    Music Technology

    GBP 12,300 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the knowledge and skills associated with personal music appreciation, the playing of a musical instrument, singing or recreational composition. This program gives you the knowledge and practical skills to work in technology related jobs in the music industry, including studio engineer, sound recordist and broadcast engineer.

  • Almada St, Hamilton, South Lanarkshire ML3 0JB, United Kingdom

    Occupational Safety and Health

    GBP 12,300 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Occupational Therapy. The program offers courses that focus on the study of human development psychology, anatomy and physiology, physics, and kinesiology.

  • Almada St, Hamilton, South Lanarkshire ML3 0JB, United Kingdom

    Pharmacy Science and Health

    GBP 12,300 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Science and Pharmacy. The program offers courses that focus on the study of mathematics, physics, chemistry, biochemistry, anatomy, physiology, pharmacology, pharmaceutical chemistry, pharmacognosy, pharmacy practice, pharmacy administration, applicable regulations, and professional standards and ethics.

  • Almada St, Hamilton, South Lanarkshire ML3 0JB, United Kingdom

    Physics

    GBP 12,300 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Physics. The program offers courses that focus on the study of matter and energy at a fundamental level using mathematics as the primary language to communicate concepts.

  • Almada St, Hamilton, South Lanarkshire ML3 0JB, United Kingdom

    Physics with Nuclear Technology

    GBP 12,300 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Physics. The program offers courses that focus on the study of matter and energy at a fundamental level using mathematics as the primary language to communicate concepts.

  • Almada St, Hamilton, South Lanarkshire ML3 0JB, United Kingdom

    Product Design & Development

    GBP 12,300 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Manufacturing Engineering. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the application of scientific and mathematical principles to the design, development, and implementation of manufacturing systems.

  • Almada St, Hamilton, South Lanarkshire ML3 0JB, United Kingdom

    Psychology

    GBP 12,300 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Psychology. The program offers courses that focus on understanding and analyzing human behavior.

  • Almada St, Hamilton, South Lanarkshire ML3 0JB, United Kingdom

    Social Science

    GBP 12,300 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Science. The program offers courses that focus on the study of general sciences including physics, chemistry, nutrition, biology, and environmental science.

  • Almada St, Hamilton, South Lanarkshire ML3 0JB, United Kingdom

    Social Work

    GBP 12,300 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Social Work. The program offers courses that enable students to work with individuals, groups, and communities. The program requires students to participate in social work agencies, children's homes, and other institutions.

  • Almada St, Hamilton, South Lanarkshire ML3 0JB, United Kingdom

    Society, Politics and Policy

    GBP 12,300 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and conceptual knowledge of the fundamentals of Political Science. The program offers courses that focus on understanding political ideas, ideologies, institutions, policies, processes, and behavior. As well as groups, classes, government, diplomacy, law, strategy, and war.

  • Almada St, Hamilton, South Lanarkshire ML3 0JB, United Kingdom

    Sport and Exercise Science

    GBP 12,300 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Sports. The program offers courses that focus on sport specific skill development; sport specific strength training; cardiovascular conditioning; agility work; speed training; and flexibility exercises.

  • Almada St, Hamilton, South Lanarkshire ML3 0JB, United Kingdom

    Sport Coaching

    GBP 12,300 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Sports Management. The program offers courses that focus on the study of athletic management; adult fitness; and recreation leadership.

  • Almada St, Hamilton, South Lanarkshire ML3 0JB, United Kingdom

    Sport Development

    GBP 12,300 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Sports. The program offers courses that focus on sport specific skill development; sport specific strength training; cardiovascular conditioning; agility work; speed training; and flexibility exercises.

  • Almada St, Hamilton, South Lanarkshire ML3 0JB, United Kingdom

    Web and Mobile Development

    GBP 12,300 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the conceptual and practical knowledge of Computer Science. The program offers courses that focus on the study of artificial intelligence, cyber security, the blockchain, and big data.

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Rankings

  • Complete University Guide (UK)
    Complete University Guide (UK) 114
  • SchoolApply Ranking
    SchoolApply Ranking 517
  • The Guardian
    The Guardian 114
  • Times World University Rankings
    Times World University Rankings 501

Admission Requirements

  • Minimum GPA 2.75
  • Minimum incoming IELTS 6.00

Accreditations

    Financial Aid & Scholarship

    The merit-based UWS Anniversary Scholarship and the Progression Scholarships are available to international students at UWS.

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    Established in 1897

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    The university's highest ever ranking for UK Institutions came in 2009 when the Complete Universities Guide placed UWS 62 out of 113 universities. In 2015, UWS was ranked 118th out of 126 universities in the same league table.

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          • Testimony
            2008-2010, Master's Degree

            Stay in UWS for 2 years. Great experiences! The teachers were so helpful and very kind. The classroom, the library, the computer room, many many places in deep memery. One day, I will take my family back this wonderful place, tell them I use to study here.

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            2013-2015, BA Hons

            It has taught me the value of human resources, and given me knowledge of which i can use to pursue my career ambitions to become a human resource director.

          • Testimony
            2008-2012, Bachelor of Arts

            As both a graduate and student of the University of the West of Scotland, the university's openness and flexibility in delivering courses has been refreshing. The willingness within the last year towards projecting sports and leisure activities during Wednesday afternoons has quietly made this university a sleeping giant in academic and sporting excellence.