UWS Depute Principal recognised in the 2017 New Year’s Honours List

UWS Depute Principal Professor Paul Martin has been recognised for his services to healthcare and education in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours List 2017, with a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) award.


UWS-Oxfam Partnership - The Sustainability Challenge

Friday, 25 November 2016 2:00 PM - Friday, 25 November 2016 3:45 PM

The UWS-Oxfam partnership is delighted to invite you to this special policy forum event, ‘The Sustainability Challenge’. The event will see Graeme Maxton, Secretary General of the Club of Rome, an organisation which promotes understanding of, and responses to, the global challenges facing humanity, presenting the latest Report to the Club ‘Reinventing Prosperity: Managing economic growth to reduce unemployment, inequality and climate change’.

  • Our Research

    UWS researchers are making a real difference, developing innovative technologies and shaping our society.

    Applied research is a particular strength of our research community, who are working with government, industry and partner organisations to tackle a wide range of exciting and diverse issues critical to improving lives and creating a more equal society in our region and beyond. Our research informs teaching and learning to enrich our students’ experience.

    We are committed to the advancement of a research culture and research environment of the highest quality to support our researchers to develop collaborative partnerships, progress pathways to knowledge exchange and commercialisation and to secure funding from a wide range of sources.   

    You can discover our research by taking a look at Research Institutes within our schools and exploring case studies celebrating UWS contributions to society.

    Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014

    The University is delighted with the extremely positive ratings it received in the recent Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014. By almost doubling the number of research active academics (25% of who were early career academics) our GPA is now increased to 2.36 which moves s into the top 100 research institutions in the UK and ranking 12 in the Million + category of UK universities. Check out our REF2014 webpage for more information.

  • UWS Research Portal

    For more information on UWS researchers, their interests and publications etc., visit the UWS Research Portal.
  • Research Degrees 2016-17

    In addition to the taught postgraduate courses offered, we offer a wide range of research opportunities for suitably qualified applicants and which are aligned to the Schools’ research areas of expertise. Opportunities exist to undertake research projects for the awards of:

    • Master of Research (MRes)
    • Master of Philosophy (MPhil)
    • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

    Research areas:

    Scholarships, Bursaries and Payment Incentives*

    For 2016-17 we are offering a wide range of scholarships and early payment incentives for Research students:

    • Our International Research Excellence Scholarship which is available to all full fee paying, non-EU students, reduces the annual research fees by £3500.
    • Our Early Payment Incentive (Tuition Fees) offers a 10% discount for all self-funding, full fee paying, non-EU students who have paid their tuition fees in full prior to, or on enrolment, providing this is within one week of formal classes commencing.
    • Our International Accommodation Bursary is also available to self-funding non-EU students on a full-time programme, who are eligible to apply for a 10% accommodation bursary which will be deducted from upfront payment of the cost of accommodation in the University's self-catering residences or flats.

    Contact us for more information.

     * the provision and level of scholarships, bursaries and incentives are reviewed annually

  • UWS Professional Doctorate (DProf.)

    Looking to undertake an advanced but applied research degree; check out our Professional Doctorate degree: 

    Professional Doctorate (DProf.)

    Professional doctorates are an alternative to the traditional PhD research degree and combine taught elements with applied research to a particular professional domain.

    For more information contact our DProf. course enquiries team: