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 buy more
  • 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 inc more
  • 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 more
  • 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 anal more
  • 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; scienti more
  • 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 an more
  • 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 geograph more
  • 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 engineer more
  • 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; pho more
  • 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 more
  • 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 more
  • 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 more
  • 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 more
  • 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, sociolog more
  • 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 fu more
  • 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 platf more
  • 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 relation more
  • 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, more
  • 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 a more
  • 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 buy more
  • 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 foo more
  • 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, more
  • 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, more
  • 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 syst more
  • 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 fu more
  • 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 relation more
  • 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 fo more
  • 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; in more
  • 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 reso more
  • 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 mathematica more
  • 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 disorde more
  • 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 outpat more
  • 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 syst more
  • 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 musi more
  • 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 more
  • 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 more
  • 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 communicat more
  • 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; more
  • 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 requ more
  • 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 lead more
  • 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 relation more
  • 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 servic more
  • 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, ecosyst more
  • 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, ecosyst more

Rankings

  • SchoolApply Ranking
    SchoolApply Ranking 381
  • The Guardian
    The Guardian 106
  • 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.