University of the West of Scotland

The University of the West of Scotland (UWS) has 4 campuses across West Scotland, and a campus in London, United Kingdom. UWS offers over 60 master’s degree programs through its 5 academic schools, namely: School of Health and Life Sciences; School of Computing, Engineering and Physical Sciences; School of Business and Enterprise; School of Media, Culture and Society; and the School of Education.
  • Average Tuition GBP 11,850
  • Acceptance Rate 23%
  • Students 11,160
  • International Students 13%
  • Total Annual Cost GBP 24,450
  • Intakes Fall Spring
  • Campus Setting Residential

School Description

The University of the West of Scotland (UWS) is home to over 11,100 students. Students at UWS are offered a wide range of master’s degree programs including Adult Nursing, Broadcast Journalism, Digital Marketing, Formulation Science, and Gerontology. At UWS, students can benefit from excellent learning facilities such as science and technology labs, the Robertson Trust Library, a fully-equipped Learning Resource Center, and engineering facilities, among many others. UWS supports its students through many different services, such as those for career advancement. Through the Careers and Skills Department, students can gain information on the employment market, get career guidance, and can also participate in various workshops and career-oriented events. Additionally, UWS also offers self-catered on-campus accommodation to master’s students. Some of the notable alumni from UWS include: Willie Rennie, the leader of the Scottish Liberal Democrats; Darryl Broadfoot, a partner at the creative agency Frame; and Ali Hunter, an assistant editor at BBC Scotland.

Master Programs

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

    Accounting and Finance (ACCA Route)

    GBP 12,600 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.

    This program is developed in partnership with the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA).

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

    Adult Nursing

    GBP 12,600 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

    Advanced Biomedical Science

    GBP 14,600 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

    Advanced Computer Systems Development

    GBP 14,600 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with theoretical and practical knowledge of the principles of Advanced Computer Systems Development. The program offers courses that focus on the study of computer systems analysis, design, implementation, and integration on different electronic devices.

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

    Advanced Computing

    GBP 14,600 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with theoretical and practical knowledge of the principles of Computing. The program offers courses that focus on the study of scientific computing and its application; scientific visualization; multi-scale analysis; grid generation; data analysis, applied mathematics and numerical algorithms; high-performance parallel computing; and numerical modeling and simulation.

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

    Advanced Thin Film Technologies

    GBP 14,600 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Engineering. The program offers courses that focus on the study of thin film materials science, metrology and characterization, theoretical modeling, plasma processing, and applications of thin film.

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

    Applied Social Science

    GBP 12,600 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical, conceptual, and practical knowledge of Social Sciences. The program offers courses that focus on the study of economics; political science; human geography; demography; management; psychology; sociology; anthropology; archaeology; jurisprudence; history; and linguistics.

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

    Biotechnology

    GBP 14,600 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Biotechnology. The program offers courses that focus on the study of genetic engineering, metabolic engineering, personalized medicine, drug development, applied microbiology, and fermentation techniques.

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

    Broadcast Journalism

    GBP 12,600 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Mass Communication and Journalism. The program offers courses that focus on the use of media and its effects; media history; photojournalism; publication design; public relations; television news; multimedia storytelling; and journalistic reporting and writing.

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

    Career Guidance and Development

    GBP 12,600 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Organizational Psychology. The program offers courses that focus on employee selection and placement, research methods and data analysis, performance evaluation and feedback, and work motivation.

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

    Chemical Engineering

    GBP 14,600 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

    Civil Engineering

    GBP 14,600 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

    Construction Management with Digital Engineering

    GBP 14,600 Tuition Fee

    This program prepares students to efficiently and effectively manage, coordinate, and supervise the construction process from the concept development through the project completion. The program offers courses that focus on the study of facilities management; project planning; budgeting and cost control; logistics and materials management; personnel management and labor relations; site safety; construction contracting; big data analytics and its applications for delivery and asset management.

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

    Contemporary Alcohol and Drug Studies

    GBP 12,600 Tuition Fee

    This program offers courses that focus on the study of the adverse effects of chemical substances on living organisms and the practice of diagnosing and treating exposures to toxins and toxicants.

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

    Creative Media Practice

    GBP 12,600 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

    Cultural Diplomacy and International Events

    GBP 7,800 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the concepts of Event Management. The program offers courses that focus on the study of hospitality management; public relations and promotions; meeting management; and fundraising and sponsorship.

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

    Cultural Diplomacy and International Music

    GBP 7,800 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the conceptual and practical knowledge of Music. The program offers courses that focus on the study of music and diplomacy; global music industries; and social media platform. 

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

    Digital Marketing

    GBP 12,000 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

    Equality and Diversity

    GBP 12,600 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical, conceptual, and practical knowledge of Sociology. The program offers courses that focus on the study of contemporary equality and diversity law, policies, and practices. 

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

    Filmmaking

    GBP 14,600 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

    Finance and Accounting with CIMA

    GBP 12,000 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.

    This program is delivered in partnership with the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA). 

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

    Formulation Science

    GBP 14,600 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 chemical industry such as colorants, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, and food.

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

    Global Primary Care Management

    GBP 12,600 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Public Health. The program offers courses that focus on the study of public health biology and management, behavioral sciences, biostatistics, epidemiology, and communications and informatics.

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

    Information and Network Security

    GBP 14,600 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the principles of Cyber Security. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the techniques used to identify, search, seize and analyze digital media; cyber investigations against criminal and terrorist activities; computer boot processes and drives; jumper setting; file access and reconstruction; hacking; network systems; cryptography; programming; web-based investigation methods; cyberterrorism and applicable laws and administrative procedures.

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

    Information Technology

    GBP 14,600 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Information Technology. The program offers courses that focus on the design of technological information systems; computing systems; computer hardware and software components; algorithms, databases, and telecommunications; user tactics; application testing; and human interface design.

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

    International Events Management

    GBP 12,600 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the concepts of Event Management. The program offers courses that focus on the study of hospitality management; public relations and promotions; meeting management; and fundraising and sponsorship.

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

    International Marketing

    GBP 12,600 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

    Leadership and Management

    GBP 12,600 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the leadership skills required in a business, government, non-profit, or educational setting. The program offers courses that focus on the study of organizational planning; the dynamics of leadership; team building; conflict resolution and mediation; communication; and other management skills.

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

    Logistics and Supply Chain Management

    GBP 12,600 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the principles of Supply Chain Management. The program offers courses that focus on the study of acquisitions and purchasing; inventory control; storage and handling; manufacturing; logistics planning; shipping and delivery management; transportation; quality control; resource estimation and allocation; and budgeting.

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

    MBA

    GBP 11,450 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Business Administration. The program offers courses that focus on the study of management theory; human resource management and behavior; accounting, purchasing and logistics; organization and production; marketing; and business decision-making.

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

    Mechanical Engineering

    GBP 14,600 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 12,600 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Clinical Psychology. The program offers courses that focus on diagnosing and treating mental, emotional, and behavioural disorders through observation, interviews, and tests.

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

    Midwifery

    GBP 12,600 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Gynecology and Obstetrics. The program offers courses that focus on patient care, critical care, gynecologic surgery, and outpatient treatments.

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

    Mobile Web Development

    GBP 14,600 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Information Technology. The program offers courses that focus on the design of technological information systems; computing systems; computer hardware and software components; algorithms, databases, and telecommunications; user tactics; application testing; and human interface design.

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

    Music

    GBP 12,600 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the conceptual and practical knowledge of Music. The program offers courses that focus on the study of medieval, renaissance, classical, romantic, jazz, pop, and rock music.

    This program offers concentrations:

    - Songwriting

    - Sound Production

    - Industries

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

    Policy Analysis and Global Governance

    GBP 12,600 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the concepts and practical application of the principles of International Relations, politics and international institutions. The program offers courses that focus on the study of foreign policy analysis; international law and organization; the comparative study of specific countries and regions; and the theory and practice of diplomacy.

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

    Project Management

    GBP 12,600 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of quantitative and qualitative skills, tools, and techniques required to manage projects in a wide range of fields and occupations. The program offers courses that focus on the study of project planning; risk management; cost and time management; contracts and procurement; accounting and statistics; decision making; and human resources.

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

    Psychology

    GBP 12,600 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

    Public Administration

    GBP 12,600 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical, conceptual, and practical knowledge of Public Administration. The program offers courses that focus on the study of government relations; media communications; issue management; corporate social responsibility; information dissemination; and strategic communications.

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

    Quality Management

    GBP 12,600 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the principles of quality control systems management. The program offers courses that focus on the study of technical standards; testing procedures; inspection procedures; equipment operation and maintenance; and report preparation.

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

    Social Work

    GBP 12,600 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

    Sport Coaching

    GBP 12,600 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

    Sports Marketing and Promotion

    GBP 12,600 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

    Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)

    GBP 12,000 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

    Waste and Resource Management

    GBP 12,600 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

    Waste and Resource Management

    GBP 12,600 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.

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Rankings

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    SchoolApply Ranking 381
  • The Guardian
    The Guardian 114
  • Times World University Rankings
    Times World University Rankings 501
  • Complete University Guide (UK)
    Complete University Guide (UK) 104

Admission Requirements

  • Minimum GPA 3.00
  • Minimum incoming TOEFL iBT 78
  • Minimum incoming IELTS 6.00
  • GRE Not required
  • GMAT Not required
  • Minimum PTE 54

Accreditations

    Financial Aid & Scholarship

    The merit-based UWS Anniversary Scholarship worth £1,500 is available to international master’s students.

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    Other Information

    Established in 1897

    Other

    -Many degress are also offered online.

    The Location

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

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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.

      • Testimony
        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.