UWS celebrated in the Times Higher Education Young University Rankings 2017

UWS has been ranked in the world’s top 200 universities under 50 years of age in today’s Times Higher Education [THE] Young University Rankings 2017. The Young University Rankings measure institutions across the world on their teaching, research, citations, international outlook and industry income using a methodol

  • UWS Research Portal

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

    UWS RE Guide

    UWS RE Equipment Catalogue
    10 Principles of Excellence

    The strategic focus for all research, enterprise and graduate school activities at UWS will encompass the following ten strands.

    1. Producing REF defined Quality Outputs (3*/4*).
    2. Strategic relevance to our key themes of Health, Society and Sustainability.
    3. Inclusivity of early stage research colleagues, teaching and enterprise sectors.
    4. Multi-discipline engagement – with disciplines as diverse as possible.
    5. Alignment with funding bodies and stakeholders agendas (e.g. SFC, SE, NHS, RCUK, EC, UN, Industries, Business sectors, etc.
    6. Creating critical mass through ambitious, large scale and sustainable projects.
    7. External support levering external or match funds, including industry support.
    8. Promoting longevity and sustainability with at least a 3-5 year time horizon.
    9. Supporting, developing or stimulating international collaboration with institutions outside the UK.
    10. Developing Partnerships with consortia made-up of partners, universities, research institutes, companies, government agencies, stakeholders, and end-users, etc.


    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 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: